By Thomas Reynolds
Last Updated: 22nd September 2018
Crystal Palace will welcome Newcastle to Selhurst Park this Saturday as part of Sky Sport’s 3pm kick-offs. Rafa Benitez’s side will be looking to bounce back with a victory after last week’s defeat to Arsenal, whilst Crystal Palace will want to continue their winning streak.
Crystal Palace vs Newcastle: Predictions and Odds
Roy Hodgson’s side are EVS to register their first home win of the season as part of William Hill’s Crystal Palace vs Newcastle odds, with their guests 11/4 match-betting underdogs and the draw 12/5.
Key to a potential victory for the Eagles will be dynamic duo, Christian Benteke and Wilfried Zaha. The former has been struggling in front of goals in recent games, but we’ve made him our pick to finally convert his chances in front of goal, with odds of 5/1, as part of our Crystal Palace vs Newcastle predictions.
Meanwhile, Newcastle possess their own attacking stars and despite having to travel away from home, will make it very uncomfortable for Hodgson’s side to play in their preferred style.
Despite starting this season with five losses and a draw from their first six fixtures, we’re betting them to add to that total against hosts who’ve been beaten to nil in both of their home games to date this term.
The Magpies have both technical and physical players leading the offensive front, chiefly Solomon Rondon and Ayoze Perez. The pair have been a threat in previous games against sides such as Chelsea, Arsenal and betting tipsters have predicted both to make the score sheet; Rondon is trading at 7/1, whilst Joselu is our pick with odds of 8/1.
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Crystal Palace vs Newcastle predictions: Head to head
Previous meeetings between the two sides have seen the results split, with neither Crystal Palace, nor Newcastle emerging as clear favourites.
This makes Saturday’s clash all the more important, as it’ll allow one side to cement their name as triumphant victors, with betting tipsters expecting that side to be the Magpies, as part of our Crystal Palace vs Newcastle predictions.
Crystal Palace vs Newcastle betting tips: Prediction, best bet, scorer
Predicted score: A Draw, trading @ 12/5
The Crystal Palace vs Newcastle odds serve up numerous ways to approach trusting the Magpies to claim at least at point.
Newcastle’s last four Premier League games have gone into the interval with parity in place, as have four of their last five top-flight away days.
A half-time draw is 10/11 in the Crystal Palace vs Newcastle odds, but given the first of our Palace vs Newcastle predictions was the full-time stalemate, backing the draw/draw double result for a more lucrative return stands to reason.
Best bet: Draw/draw double result, betting @ 15/4
Salomon Rondon and Ayoze Perez make little appeal from an away perspective, with 9/2 any time scorer odds betting Matt Richie as a canny alternative.
One of only four Newcastle players to net more than two league strikes last term, Ritchie is also the club’s first-choice penalty taker.
Yet, a final installation of our Crystal Palace vs Newcastle predictions sees Newcastle draw/draw double chances wagering at 3/4, while the visitors can be backed at 13/8 draw no bet.
However, tipping any team for whom Joselu is top scorer feels a little too brave and is swerved in favour of a repeat of last season’s Selhurst Park stalemate.
Predicted scorer: Wilfried Zaha to score first @ 9/2
It’s impossible to discount Zaha here, with the Ivorian having bagged eight times in his last 10 games for the Eagles. His goals against Watford and Huddersfield this term show even when kicked from one end of the game to another, he has the quality to transcend.
The Crystal Palace vs Newcastle odds make the Ivorian the 9/2 first-goalscorer betting favourite and, in a game in which few goals are likely to be forthcoming, he seems the most likely bet to register.
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- Crystal Palace have lost both of their Premier League home games this season; defeat against Newcastle would see them become just the second team in English top-flight history to lose their opening three home league games in consecutive seasons.
- Crystal Palace have won just one of their last 10 Premier League games against Newcastle (W1 D4 L5) – a 5-1 victory at Selhurst Park in November 2015.
- Two of Newcastle’s four Premier League goals this season have been scored by substitutes (Joselu vs Chelsea, Ciaran Clark vs Arsenal).