Crystal Palace will attempt to stop the Premier League surge of Newcastle United this weekend when they meet at Selhurst Park.Crystal Palace Form Guide
Crystal Palace have had mixed fortunes so far this season. While they’ve had a handful of positive results, the competitive nature of the top flight means they’re still lingering in the bottom half of the table. As such, the threat of a relegation battle is still something they have to worry about.
A 4-0 loss to Tottenham on January 4th should’ve served as a wake up call for Crystal Palace. Alas, football doesn’t always work that way, as they went on to get knocked out of the FA Cup by Southampton before losing to Chelsea. Thankfully, a late equaliser helped them to an unlikely point against Manchester United earlier this week.Newcastle Form Guide
Newcastle United fans are on cloud nine. It was clear to see that their new owners would make an impact but in reality, Eddie Howe is the one steering the ship. He’s helped them to produce some incredible results already this season and at this stage, European football is the minimum expectation.
The Magpies did well to hold Arsenal to a draw at the Emirates but after being knocked out of the FA Cup by Sheffield Wednesday, some were a bit concerned. In the end, though, they shouldn’t have been, as they went on to beat Leicester and Fulham across two important competitions.Latest Team News
There are still just three absentees for the Eagles to worry about as James McArthur, Nathan Ferguson and Joachim Andersen have all been ruled out.
The fitness of Bruno Guimaraes is a real concern for the visitors heading into this one. Elsewhere, Jonjo Shelvey, Matt Targett and Emil Krafth are all on the shelf.Match Prediction
Despite Newcastle’s great run of form, Palace are really hard to beat at Selhurst Park. As such, with the pressure on Howe’s men, we’re going to back a somewhat unlikely draw in the capital.