Friday, January 15, 2021

Prediction: Crystal Palace vs Newcastle United

Prediction: Match to end in 1-1 draw

Best Odds: 5/1

Bookmaker: Betfair

Crystal Palace and Newcastle United will lock horns with each other in the Premier League this weekend. The match is slated to kick off at 8pm UK time at Selhurst Park in London on Friday and promises to be an exciting game of football.

Crystal Palace

Palace are 11th in the Premier League table at the moment with 13 points from nine matches. The Eagles are only five points behind fourth-placed Leicester City and are doing better than most would have expected them to so far this season.

Roy Hodgson’s side, though, suffered a loss this week. On Monday, Palace went down 1-0 to Burnley away from home at Turf Moor in the Premier League. It followed a 4-1 hammering of Leeds United at home in the league before the two-week international break.

Team news:

Tyrick Mitchell, Joel Ward, James Tomkins all have recovered and are fit to take to the pitch against Newcastle. Martin Kelly has also trained, but Wilfried Zaha is self-isolating.

Newcastle United

Newcastle are not having the best of times at the moment. The Magpies are currently 15th in the league table with 11 points from nine matches and are not playing great football.

Steve Bruce’s side will head into the match against Palace on the back of a 2-0 defeat to Chelsea at St. James’ Park in the league. It was the Magpies’ second successive 2-0 loss in the Premier League following their defeat at the hands of Southampton away from home at St. Mary’s Stadium before the two-week international break.

Team news:

Callum Wilson is available for the match against Palace after recovering from his hamstring injury. Jonjo Shelvey and Matt Ritchie are also in contention for the game.

Key Factors to Consider

  • Newcastle United have scored 10 goals in nine Premier League games.
    Crystal Palace have scored 12 goals in nine Premier League games.
    Newcastle United have conceded 15 goals in nine league matches.
    Crystal Palace have conceded 13 goals in nine league matches.
    Crystal Palace beat Newcastle United 1-0 at Selhurst Park in the league last season.

Conclusion

With Zaha out of the match, Palace are likely to struggle for creativity, and that would affect them in terms of scoring goals. Newcastle do not tend to find the back of the opposition’s net a lot, and it is likely that Friday’s game will end in a scored draw.

Prediction: Match to end in 1-1 draw

Best Odds: 5/1

Bookmaker: Betfair

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jamie Jones


Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.

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