Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Prediction: Crystal Palace vs Newcastle

Verdict: Goal to be scored in both halves

Best Odds: 4/6

Bookmaker: Dachbet

Looking to extend on their European charge in midweek, Newcastle will travel to Crystal Palace on Wednesday night.

Crystal Palace

Starting with the hosts, while Crystal Palace might have only turned to new boss Oliver Glasner back in February, the Eagles appear to be enjoying life under the ex-Eintracht Frankfurt manager. Last seen over the weekend putting in a stunning performance at Selhurst Park as they stormed their way to a 5-2 romp against London rivals West Ham, the mood in their camp should be at a real high. Skyrocketing themselves away from a potential relegation scrap, Palace will be desperate to make another public statement of intent here. Pulling off a major upset on April 14th as they secured a famous 1-0 victory away at title contenders Liverpool, Wednesday’s hosts are starting to impress with their free-flowing approach under Glasner. Securing back-to-back victories across all competitions for the first time since the start of September, the Eagles will be relishing a return to action here.

Team News

Undergoing elbow surgery last month, Crystal Palace have confirmed that England international shot-stopper Sam Johnstone will not feature for the remainder of the season. Likewise, not making a single appearance across any competition since the start of February, defensive talisman Marc Guehi still remains on the sidelines.

Bagging a brace against West Ham over the weekend and now registering six Premier League goals since Glasner’s arrival in south London, the red-hot Jean-Philippe Mateta will spearhead Palace’s charge here. Likewise, both getting on the scoresheet on Sunday afternoon, the duo of Michael Olise and Eberechi Eze will join Mateta in the final third.

Newcastle

As for the visitors, while Newcastle might have opened the New Year in the midst of a real wobble, Eddie Howe’s side have come roaring back. Last seen on April 13th putting in a stellar performance at St. James’ Park as they secured a 4-0 romp at home against Tottenham, the Magpies have another European finish at the top of their agenda. Signing off March with an action-packed 4-3 victory at home against West Ham, the former Bournemouth boss has seen his squad muster 10 points from their previous four Premier League appearances. However, while Newcastle might face a tricky test when they travel to south London this weekend, they will be excited by their most recent showdown against Wednesday’s hosts. When Howe’s men welcomed Palace to St. James’ Park on October 21st, they stormed their way to a 4-0 victory.

Team News

All still dealing with respective long-term injury issues, Newcastle will travel to Selhurst Park without the likes of Nick Pope, Joe Willock, Miguel Almiron, Sven Botman and England international Kieran Trippier. However, the Magpies are hopeful that former Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson will be able to make a return to Howe’s squad on Wednesday night.

Last seen bagging a brace against Tottenham on April 13th and registering 17 Premier League goals so far this season, attacking talisman Alexander Isak will spearhead Howe’s charge here. Expected to feature for England at this summer’s European Championships, Anthony Gordon will once again partner Isak in the final third.

Key Factors to Consider

    • When Crystal Palace and Newcastle met for their reverse Premier League showdown on October 21st, the Magpies picked up a 4-0 romp at St. James’ Park.
    • Newcastle are unbeaten in all of their previous six meetings against Crystal Palace across all competitions.
    • The Magpies have collected 10 points from their previous four Premier League appearances.
    • Crystal Palace have collected back-to-back victories across all competitions for the first time since the start of September.
    • Palace’s last two Premier League matchups at Selhurst Park have produced 13 goals at both ends of the pitch.

    Conclusion

    While Newcastle might have stormed their way to a stellar 4-0 romp when they welcomed Crystal Palace to St. James’ Park on October 21st, Howe’s side will be more than aware that they face a far sterner challenge here. With the Eagles making a major statement over the weekend as they stormed their way to an action-packed 5-2 victory against West Ham, neutrals could be treated to an enjoyable affair from south London on Wednesday night.

    Verdict: Goal to be scored in both halves

    Best Odds: 4/6

    Bookmaker: Dachbet

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Tom Dunstan


    Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
    Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan

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