Crystal Palace vs Newcastle United: Match Preview

File photo dated 10-05-2019 of St James’ Park, home of Newcastle United.

Steve Bruce’s side head to south-east London this evening to take on Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace.

The Magpies are winless in their last five Premier League visits to Selhurst Park.

The Eagles sit in 11th place after picking up 13 points from nine games with The Magpies two points adrift in 15th.

Both teams will be looking for a win after defeats last time out with Palace losing to a struggling Burnley side. Newcastle United on the other hand, faced a very good Chelsea team who are arguably fighting for the title this year.

However, there has been murmurs of discontent within Newcastle’s fanbase which Bruce and his team will want silence.

It may sound like a good time to play Crystal Palace on the back of a defeat to a struggling side but The Eagles have only lost one of their last five home games.

Both Palace and United will be looking to secure the three points to head further away from the relegation zone.


NUFC will be without Allan-Saint Maximin after the winger picked up muscle strain in training while Andy Carroll and club captain Jamaal Lascelles are doubtful and Ryan Fraser is still a week away from fitness.

The Magpies can be boosted by the return of top goalscorer Callum Wilson. The former Bournemouth striker has scored six goals in eight games since joining from The Cherries in the summer.

Crystal Palace talisman Wilfried Zaha was missing against Burnley due to testing positive for coronavirus. It is understood the winger will also sit out this match.

The home side are the favourites for the clash at 11/10 with Newcastle United being the underdogs at 13/5. A stalemate is 9/4.

Odds courtesy of SkyBet.