3 predictions for Newcastle vs Crystal Palace – Premier League

3 predictions for Newcastle vs Crystal Palace – Premier League
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All roads lead to Saint James' Park on Saturday as Newcastle vs Crystal Palace trade tackles in the Premier League. The match kicks off at 15:00 BST, 21 October 2023.

Both teams earned a point from their most recent fixtures before the international break, as Newcastle played out a thrilling 2-2 draw with West Ham United, while Crystal Palace's game with Nottingham Forest finished goalless.

Newcastle vs Crystal Palace team news

Despite the gambling investigation surrounding Tonali, the 23-year-old is available for Saturday's match.

Harvey Barnes is sidelined and will take months to recover from his foot surgery, while Anthony Gordon will return from a one-game domestic ban, with all of Joelinton (thigh), Alexander Isak (knee), Sven Botman (knee) and Joe Willock (calf) might be ready to go again having looked to shake off their injuries.

On the other hand, Palace are without two key attacking threats in Eze and Olise, both of whom are yet to recover from thigh problems.

Jeffrey Schlupp (knock) and Jairo Riedewald (adductor) were both casualties of the draw with Forest, where Dean Henderson and Nathan Ferguson missed out with their thigh issues, and all of Joel Ward (adductor), Matheus Franca (back), Naouirou Ahamada (ankle), Jefferson Lerma (thigh) and Cheick Doucoure (thigh) are uncertain at the time of writing.

While Doucoure was surprisingly an absentee from the meeting with Forest, he should return back to the lineup against Newcastle.

Players in action during Newcastle vs Crystal Palace game
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Newcastle vs Crystal Palace probable lineups

Newcastle

Nick Pope (GK); Kieran Trippier, Fabian Schar, Sven Botman, Dan Burn; Sean Longstaff, Sandro Tonali, Bruno Guimaraes; Miguel Almiron, Callum Wilson, Anthony Gordon.

Crystal Palace

Sam Johnstone (GK); Nathaniel Clyne, JoachimAndersen, Marc Guehi, Tyrick Mitchell; Will Hughes, Cheick Doucoure, Jefferson Lerma; Andre Ayew, Jean-Philip Mateta, Odsonne Edouard

Newcastle vs Crystal Palace confirmed lineups

Newcastle

Newcastle
4-3-3
22
Nick Pope
gb
2
Kieran Trippier
gb
6
Jamaal Lascelles
gb
5
Fabian Schar
ch
33
Dan Burn
gb
36
Sean Longstaff
gb
39
Bruno Guimaraes
br
7
Joelinton
br
23
Jacob Murphy
gb
9
Callum Wilson
gb
10
Anthony Gordon
gb
Substitutes
14
Alexander Isak
se
21
Valentino Livramento
gb
8
Sandro Tonali
it
32
Elliot Anderson
gb
13
Matt Targett
gb
1
Martin Dubravka
sk
24
Miguel Almiron
py
20
Lewis Hall
gb
3
Paul Dummett
gb

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace
4-3-3
1
Sam Johnstone
gb
2
Joel Ward
gb
16
Joachim Andersen
dk
6
Marc Guehi
gb
3
Tyrick Mitchell
gb
8
Jefferson Lerma
co
28
Cheick Oumar Doucoure
ml
19
Will Hughes
gb
9
Jordan Ayew
gh
14
Jean-Philippe Mateta
fr
22
Odsonne Edouard
fr
Substitutes
11
Matheus Franca
br
29
Naouirou Ahamada
fr
49
Jesuran Rak-Sakyi
gb
26
Chris Richards
us
4
Rob Holding
gb
31
Remi Matthews
gb
44
Jairo Riedewald
nl
17
Nathaniel Clyne
gb
52
David Ozoh
gb

*Lineups will be automatically updated shortly after they're released

Newcastle vs Crystal Palace predictions

Although the last three meetings between Newcastle and Palace have all ended goalless after 90 minutes, we're projecting that to end this weekend with both teams expected to put up a good display at the Saint James' Park. Here are three predictions for the match.

Prediction 1: Newcastle United to reign supreme

The Magpies won four matches on the throttle which included wins against Man City and PSG before their recent draw with West Ham coming just before the international break. Coming up against a struggling Palace side with just a win in their last five games, the odds are in favour of Newcastle to win at home and banish their winless run against the visitors in under 90 minutes of football. They'll also be looking to extend their home record to four straight wins.

Newcastle United players
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Prediction 2: Newcastle to score first

Eddie Howe's men have netted 17 goals in their last five games; in four of those encounters, they've opened the scoring. The Magpies have become a free-scoring team with goals coming in from several of their players. We're fairly confident in them drawing the first blood at home on Saturday.

Prediction 3: Over 2.5 goals

As mentioned above, Eddie Howe's side have been amazing in their last couple of games, this has been largely due to the understanding between the midfield and attack as goals have come from both the midfielders and the attackers. Three of their last five games have produced this market and we back this skirmish to end with at least three goals even though Palace have only managed two goals in their last five games.

Newcastle vs Crystal Palace head-to-head

In 25 matches between these sides, Newcastle United won 12 matches, Crystal Palace won 4 matches while 9 matches ended in a draw.

Last five results

England Premier League 21/01/23

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace

0
Newcastle

Newcastle

0

England EFL Cup 09/11/22

Newcastle

Newcastle

0 (3)
Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace

0 (2)

England Premier League 03/09/22

Newcastle

Newcastle

0
Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace

0

England Premier League 20/04/22

Newcastle

Newcastle

1
Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace

0

England Premier League 23/10/21

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace

1
Newcastle

Newcastle

1

Newcastle vs Crystal Palace last five games

Newcastle form

West Ham 2-2 Newcastle (08/10) – Premier League

Newcastle 4-1 PSG (04/10) – Champions League

Newcastle 2-0 Burnley (30/09) – Premier League

Newcastle 1-0 Man City (27/09) – Carabao Cup

Sheffield United 0-8 Newcastle (24/09) – Premier League

Crystal Palace form

Crystal Palace 0-0 N. Forest (07/10) – Premier League

Man United 0-1 Crystal Palace (30/09) – Premier League

Man United 3-0 Crystal Palace (26/09) – Carabao Cup

Crystal Palace 0-0 Fulham (23/09) – Premier League

Aston Villa 3-1 Crystal Palace (16/09 – Premier League

Where to watch Newcastle vs Crystal Palace live

United Kingdom

Fans in the UK will be able to watch this clash on Premier Sports 1 HD and Premier Player HD.

Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa

Fans in Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa will be able to watch the live broadcast of Newcastle vs Crystal Palace on SuperSports DStv Now.

This article was most recently revised and updated 8 months ago

Joseph is a freelance writer who spends most of his time writing engaging football contents. Based in Nigeria, Joseph is a die-hard Real Madrid fan with over 8 years experience in the sports betting space. He has covered football match previews, predictions, and news across leagues in Africa and Europe.