Newcastle vs Crystal Palace: Premier League preview


rystal Palace will know they must continues picking up points after a tough start to the year and tonight head to a Newcastle side with fresh attacking intent.

Tonight’s game at St James’ Park is the second in a favourable run for the Eagles after beating Wolves; with Leeds, Burnley, Brighton and Fulham to come.

Meanwhile, Newcastle manager Steve Bruce insisted after a much-needed win at Everton that his side had not turned the corner after a first win in 10 matches.

Newcastle vs Crystal Palace is scheduled for an 8.15pm GMT kick-off on Tuesday, February 2, 2021.

The match will be held behind closed doors at St James’ Park.

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TV channel: The match will be televised on BT Sport.

Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the website or BT Sport app.

Ryan Fraser is a doubt for tonight. The midfielder, who impressed during Saturday’s 2-0 win at Everton, has missed training through illness since and may have to sit out along with skipper Jamaal Lascelles, who picked up a muscle injury at Goodison Park.

Paul Dummett is back in the squad after missing out through illness and injury in recent weeks, but fellow defender Federico Fernandez is still recovering while full-back DeAndre Yedlin is in Turkey tying up a move to Galatasaray and midfielder Matt Ritchie has been linked with a return to Bournemouth.

James McArthur and James McCarthy have added to Crystal Palace’s injury concerns with the pair both doubts.

McArthur sat out the victory over Wolves with a muscle problem while McCarthy was forced off at half-time with a groin issue.

The Eagles were already missing Wayne Hennessey (thigh), Nathan Ferguson (knee), Mamadou Sakho (thigh), James Tomkins (eye), Jeffrey Schlupp (hamstring) and Connor Wickham (thigh).

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Prediction: Newcastle 1-1 Crystal Palace

Newcastle, and Callum Wilson, put a blunt Everton to the sword last time out but it was a rare showing of attacking football from Steve Bruce’s side. Crystal Palace rode their luck against Wolves but were able to create enough to beat a team on the slide. 

It’ll be another game of few chances and likely an even outcome.

Head to head (h2h) history and results

  • Newcastle wins: 28
  • Draws: 9
  • Crystal Palace wins: 11

Bettings odds and tips (subject to change)

  • Newcastle: 15/8
  • Draw: 9/4
  • Crystal Palace: 13/8
  • Palace to win 2-1: 11/1

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