Newcastle vs. Crystal Palace is a meeting of two teams that have a safe edge over the relegation zone, but they are also probably not in the top of the table at the end of the season. Magpies are a team of their own pitch, Eagles, in turn, feel better outside of their nest. Newcastle won 5 games in a row at St.James’ Park, the best Premier League series since 2004. Will it be extended on the occasion of the Eagles’ visit from London?
- Newcastle – it is uncertain that Fabian Schar and Isaac Hayden are involved in this match. Sean Longstaff and Robert Elliot are injured. Enthusiasm and good mood among Newcastle supporters. In mid-January, the Magpies were in the relegation zone, but in the last 10 games they scored 17 points and now they have, it seems, a safe advantage of 7 points above the line. This was largely due to the excellent attitude of St.James’ Park, where they have already won 5 matches in a row, celebrating, among other things, the champions of England – Manchester City.
- Crystal Palace – the only injured player is Mamadou Sakho. Andy Townsend returns to the game. On Wednesday, the Eagles did not spoil the holidays of the Roosters and lost to the newly opened Tottenham facility 0: 2. However, Crystal Palace is a team that does well outside the home, and in recent weeks has managed to conquer Manchester City, Leicester and Wolverhampton. Eagles have been playing with varying luck lately – noting 3 wins and 3 defeats.
Forecast: what in this match, two neighbors from the league table, will prevail? The house power of Srok, or the courage of the Orls? It is difficult to indicate the favorite of this match. However, contrary to statistics that say that Newcastle managed to keep a clean sheet in 6 of the last 7 games against Crystal Palace, I will bet that there will be no goals in this match. Magpies are recently very effective at St.James’ Park – they scored a minimum of two goals in each of the last 5 league games in front of their own fans. On the other hand, Newcastle also loses a lot – 2 goals in each of the last 4 league games. If we add that the Eagles have scored 10 goals in 4 away games before being stopped at the new Tottenham facility, we can expect several goals at St.James’ Park. Proposed types: both teams will score – odds 1.86 / draw – odds 3.15 / exact result 1: 1 – odds 5.5.