Crystal Palace vs Newcastle: Eagles to get overdue reward

Crystal Palace vs Newcastle: Eagles to get overdue reward

Kick-off: 1500, 23/10/2021

Stadium: Selhurst Park

Newcastle’s long-term future looks healthy following the recent takeover but they have plenty of problems in the short term.

The managerless Magpies remain without a win this season and have the worst defensive record in the division so it could be a long wait until the transfer window opens in January, with Newcastle now 2/1 in the Premier League relegation odds.

Palace have improved under Patrick Vieira despite only having one win to show for it so a home win at 19/20 is a confident pick for our opening Crystal Palace vs Newcastle prediction.

A Look At Crystal Palace’s Betting Odds

Palace were just seconds away from victory at Arsenal on Monday night when a last-gasp equaliser saw them have to settle for a point.

Goals from Christian Benteke and Odsonne Edouard put Palace 2-1 up but Alexandre Lacazette’s denied Vieira victory on his return to his former club.

It was the second time in three games that Palace have conceded an equaliser in stoppage time, having also done the same against Brighton.

Benteke told the club website: “I think we will learn from our mistakes but we are learning the hard way.

“I think we are playing the way the manager wants us to play: with intensity, playing football. Now it’s not enough.

“To win a Premier League game we have to be more ruthless and play with more experience – and stop conceding those late goals.”

Scoring goals has not been an issue at least and that was the fourth time in the last six matches that Palace have netted at least twice.

Five of their last six games have produced at least three goals so a Palace win and over 2.5 goals looks a good option at 195/100 in the Crystal Palace vs Newcastle odds.

Last Palace line-up: Guaita, Ward, Mitchell, Guehi, Andersen, Milivojevic, McArthur, Gallagher, Ayew, Benteke, Edouard.

Wilfried Zaha will return for Palace after missing the draw at Arsenal with illness.

Ebere Eze and Nathan Ferguson (both Achilles) remain absent.

A Look At Newcastle United’s Betting Odds

The return of Callum Wilson from injury has given Newcastle some hope of an improvement before they can start splashing the cash in the new year.

Wilson returned from a four-game injury lay-off to open the scoring with his third goal of the campaign against Tottenham on Sunday but ended up on the losing side as the visitors emerged with a 3-2 win on the Magpies’ big day.

The striker told NUFC TV: “Performances up until today – obviously I’ve not been involved, I’ve been watching from afar, and the lads have been playing well.

“We’ve been playing well in games, we’ve just not been getting the result to go with it.

“Now it’s about getting the both together and trying to be consistent in our performances to make sure that ultimately at the end of it will come a result.”

Wilson certainly gives Newcastle – who will have Graeme Jones in charge after Steve Bruce’s departure this week – more of a goal threat and they have only failed to score once this season.

We’re still backing the hosts, though, and a 3-1 home win at 27/2 completes our Crystal Palace vs Newcastle betting tips.

Last Newcastle line-up: Darlow, Clark, Lascelles, Manquillo, Ritchie, Hayden, Willock, S Longstaff, Joelinton, Wilson, Saint-Maximin.

Midfielder Jonjo Shelvey is suspended following his dismissal against Tottenham.

Goalkeeper Martin Dubravka has stepped up his recovery from a foot problem and returned to training this week but remains short of full fitness.

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Last result:

Arsenal 2-2 CRYSTAL PALACE – Christian Benteke, Odsonne Edouard

NEWCASTLE 2-3 Tottenham – Callum Wilson, Eric Dier (og)

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