Crystal Palace vs. Newcastle United: Premier League – Match Preview

Crystal Palace entertain Newcastle United in the Friday night Premier League fixture as both look to move into the top half of the division.

Palace were poor in defeat away at Burnley last time out, losing 1-0 to an early Chris Wood goal.

Newcastle United also struggled last weekend, going down to a 2-0 defeat to Chelsea.

An early own goal from Federico Fernandez was doubled by Tammy Abraham after the break, however the Blues should have scored more.

Premier League form: Crystal Palace W2 D1 L2; Newcastle United W1 D1 L3
Premier League scorers
Crystal Palace – Wilfried Zaha 5 goals
Newcastle United – Callum Wilson 6 goals

Match history
Both meetings last term saw narrow 1-0 wins for the home side, with Patrick van Aanholt scoring the winner at Selhurst Park.

Newcastle have a pretty poor record away to Palace and their last win there came back in 2014, a 3-2 win in the League Cup.

Last five Premier League meetings
Crystal Palace 1 Newcastle United 0 – 22/02/20
Newcastle United 1 Crystal Palace 0 – 21/12/19
Newcastle United 0 Crystal Palace 1 – 06/04/19
Crystal Palace 0 Newcastle United 0 – 22/09/18
Crystal Palace 1 Newcastle United 1 – 04/02/18

Team news
Wilfried Zaha missed the defeat at Burnley having tested positive for Covid-19, it is unclear when he will return.

Luka Milivojevic serves the final game of his three-match ban, whilst James Tomkins is a doubt.

Callum Wilson wasn’t risked in the defeat to Chelsea, however should return for Friday’s fixture.

Jamaal Lascelles, Ryan Fraser and Matt Ritchie are other Newcastle doubts and are more likely to miss out.

Expected starting XI’s
Crystal Palace (4-4-2): Guaita; Clyne, Kouyate, Dann, Van Aanholt; Townsend, Riedeweld, McArthur, Eze; Batshuayi, Ayew
Newcastle United (5-4-1): Darlow; Manquillo, Fernandez, Schar, Clark, Lewis; Hendrick, Hayden, Shelvey, Saint-Maximin; Wilson


Result: Crystal Palace
Palace have a very good home record against Newcastle, winning three and drawing two of the last five

Correct Score: 1-0
The last seven league meetings between the pair have seen under 2.5 goals scored

Anytime Goalscorer: Jordan Ayew
Ayew was Palace’s top scorer last term and could well be the difference in what is likely to be a low scoring affair

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