Newcastle United vs Crystal PalaceEnglish Premier League, KO: 15:00 Oct 21, 2023, St James’ Park
Newcastle United will be aiming to pick up where they left off prior to the international break as they host Crystal Palace in a Premier League fixture on Saturday. The Magpies are playing with confidence at the moment and should have the upper hand over Palace, who have looked off colour in recent weeks.
The international break probably came at the wrong time for Newcastle United as they were beginning to find their rhythm and were building momentum. They are unbeaten in their last seven matches across all competitions, claiming five wins in that run, including an impressive 4-1 Champions League victory over French giants PSG.
While things have been good for Newcastle United, they did play out a 2-2 draw at West Ham in their previous Premier League fixture. They led for long periods thanks to Alexander Isak’s brace but conceded the equaliser one minute from time.
St James’ Park is becoming a fortress under manager Eddie Howe and Newcastle have won their last four home matches across all competitions. They often keep things tight at the back in front of their fans having seen out three clean sheets in that run.
Crystal Palace have had their moments this season but have generally struggled to find some consistency so far. They are just inside the top half of the table having picked up three wins from eight matches this term.
The Eagles travel to St James’ Park off the back of a 0-0 draw with Nottingham Forest in their previous Premier League fixture. It was a game of few chances as Palace lacked the cutting edge in attack, finishing with just two attempts on target.
One of the problems for Crystal Palace lately is that they have struggled to find their attacking spark, especially since Eberechi Eze got injured. Roy Hodgson’s men have failed to find the net in three of their last four matches across all competitions.
How the bookies view it
The bookies have installed Newcastle United as overwhelming favourites with a home win priced at 4/9 by William Hill. A victory for Crystal Palace is valued at 13/2 by BetVictor while 10bet is offering odds of 7/2 for a draw.
Head to head
Newcastle United have an 18-9 advantage with nine draws from 36 previous matches against Crystal Palace. Both teams met three times last season with all three meetings ending in 0-0 draws.
Players to watch
Alexander Isak has been the man in form for Newcastle United this season with six goals in seven Premier League appearances. The Swedish striker will be the one to watch on Saturday and is priced at 5/4 by Paddy Power to maintain his scoring run.
Newcastle United have maintained a solid defensive record at St James’ Park this season, keeping three clean sheets in their last four home matches. Fabian Schar has been pivotal at centre-back for the Magpies and can help them to another clean sheet at 11/10 with Coral.
Anything else catch the eye?
Given the results in recent meetings and Newcastle United's defensive record at home, BTTS NO could be considered at 17/20 with William Hill. The Magpies have won to nil in three of their last four home matches and could be set for a repeat at 7/5 with BetVictor.
Newcastle United have scored in both halves in their last two home matches and could be set for a similar outcome at 11/8 with BoyleSports.
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