class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>Premier League meetings between these two sides rarely feature much action and our tipster is backing another slow affair on Friday night
Crystal Palace can move to as high as sixth in the Premier League table when they host Newcastle United on Friday night.
It has been an inconsistent season for the Eagles who have won four and lost four of their nine fixtures so far, most recently going down 1-0 at Burnley on Monday night.
Steve Bruce’s men, meanwhile, are two points behind Palace but have lost their last two fixtures and are chasing their second away victory of the season.
Crystal Palace vs Newcastle Latest Odds
Three points would lift Roy Hodgson’s men onto 16, level with Everton in sixth, and bet365 make them 13/10 (2.30) favourites to do exactly that.
Newcastle haven’t won at Selhurst Park inside 90 minutes since December 2013, some eight visits ago, and they are 12/5 (3.40) to arrest that run on Friday night.
Two of the last eight Premier League meetings between these two sides have finished level and another draw is priced at 21/10 (3.10) with the online bookmaker.
Crystal Palace vs Newcastle Team News
Palace talisman Wilfried Zaha is out after testing positive for coronavirus and Luka Milivojevic is suspended, whilst Gary Cahill could return to the starting line-up after nearly six weeks out.
Jonjo Shelvey was fit enough to be named on the bench against Chelsea and should start here whilst Callum Wilson could be fit, but Dwight Gayle, Martin Dubravka, Ryan Fraser, Paul Dummett and Matt Ritchie are all out.
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Crystal Palace vs Newcastle Preview
Matches between the Eagles and the Magpies are rarely entertaining affairs, with five of the last seven clashes ending 1-0 and the other two finishing 0-0 and 1-1 respectively.
This fixture is unlikely to break tradition with that run too much, given that Newcastle have failed to score in their last two games and have recorded just 21 shots on target all season – the fewest in the Premier League.
Palace are slightly more potent in front of goal but have still only netted 12 times and their tally of 33 shots on target is still the seventh-fewest in the division – totals which are unlikely to increase too much with Zaha unavailable.
Crystal Palace vs Newcastle Tips and Predictions
Having paid out in six of the last seven meetings, under 1.5 goals at 2/1 (3.0) from bet365 offers good value here.
Punters could also play it slightly safer by backing 2.0 goals on the Asian goal line at 2.100, which will see the stake returned in the event of exactly two goals being scored.
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.