Crystal Palace v Newcastle Betting Preview | Sunday 4th February
In our Crystal Palace v Newcastle betting preview we look at team news, potential line-ups, stats & facts, head to head, popular bets and more for the Sunday Premier League fixture.
Crystal Palace v Newcastle Betting Preview
Venue: Selhurst Park
Watch: Sky Sports
Having taken over without a point on the board or a goal scored, the turnaround at Selhurst Park under Roy Hodgson has been quite remarkable. The Eagles now sit two-points clear of the drop, and have lost just two of their last 14 in the league. They’re lost just one of nine at home too, with the exception coming against Arsenal in a 3-2 loss. They beat Chelsea and held Man City on home turf.
January did not quite go to plan for Newcastle, but the deadline day addition of Islam Slimani could add some much-needed attacking presence. Interestingly, Rafa Benitez’s side are five-games unbeaten against non top-six opposition, winning their last two away at opposition who fit this bracket.
Bakary Sako looks set for a lengthy-period on the sidelines, having recently found his form. There will likely be a reliance on Wilfried Zaha to work openings, against a deep lying Toon defence.
Bakary Sako joins a lengthy Crystal Palace injury list.
New signing Islam Slimani and keeper Rob Elliot are doubts.
Potential Crystal Palace Starting XI: Speroni; Fosu-Mensah, Tomkins, Sakho, Van Aanholt; Townsend, Milivojevic, Cabaye, McArthur, Zaha; Benteke
Potential Newcastle Starting XI: Darlow; Yedlin, Lascelles, Clark, Dummett; Ritchie, Diame, Merino, Kenedy; Joselu, Gayle
Stats & Facts
- Crystal Palace have lost just one of their last nine at home.
- Newcastle are five games unbeaten v non top-six opposition.
Head To Head
- Newcastle have won the last two meetings 2-0.
Crystal Palace 21/20, Draw 5/2, Newcastle 3/1
- Newcastle +0.5 Asian Handicap @ 91/100