Newcastle Utd – Crystal Palace : Preview & Prediction
The home team is currently in 9th place with 11 points earned after 3 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied at home to Liverpool by (1-1). In the last match, he tied for Southampton by (2-2). In the last 4 home games for the league, Newcastle have recorded 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss, having won 7 points out of 12. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 6 of the last 8 games in this competition. In 8 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 4 times and never managed to turn the score. In the last 6 home games in all competitions there are 1 highlights: scored 3 of his 8 goals in minutes (31′-45 ‘).
Newcastle come to this game with a 2-2 draw against Southampton, for the third consecutive game without proving the taste of victory in this competition: the goals were scored by Hayden and Ayoze Pérez. In this round at home coach Rafa Benítez should adopt a strategy similar to the last round, namely the 4-2-3-1, privileging possession of the ball and organized attacks: Ayoze Pérez is the main game organizer, this being owner of great pass quality and game vision. Haidara and Dummett are absent in this game because of injury.
The visiting team is currently in 20th place with 3 points, after 1 win and 7 losses. In the penultimate match, lost out to Manchester United by (4-0). In the last match, won at home to Chelsea by (2-1).
For this competition, you do not win as a visitor for 4 games. The team has not been very strong defensively, since they have always conceded goals in the last 8 games, and their attack needs to improve as it has failed to achieve in 7 of the last 8 matches in this competition. This is a team that has presented difficulties in making the first goal and they only managed to open the scoring once in the last 8 games in the Barclays Premier League. In 8 games in this competition, he never managed to get back on the scoring in the 7 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Crystal Palace comes to this match with a 2-1 home win against Chelsea, adding to their first win in the English league: goals scored by Zaha and Azpilicueta (goal against). In this away game, the Crystal Palace coach is expected to line up in 4-4-2 privileging the defensive organization and the direct balls to Zaha: this player is very fast and competent at the time of finishing. For this game the coach can not count on Benteke and Wickham, players who recover from injury.
Newcastle Utd – Crystal Palace : Betting Tips
Newcastle and Crystal Palace play at St. James’ Park in a 9th round Barclays Premier League duel. The history of direct matches played at this stadium favors the home team, who in the last 3 games won 2 and drew 1. Indeed, in the last showdown at this stadium, for the Barclays Premier League on 04-30-2016, Newcastle won by (1-0). A. Townsend (58 ‘) scored the only goal of the match.
Newcastle Utd – Win Odds: 2.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70