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Crystal Palace vs Newcastle: Eagles to continue winning momentum at home

Wilfred Zaha predicted to be the difference in low scoring affair
Crystal Palace vs Newcastle United Preview & Betting Tips
Palace are poised to continue their good form against a winless Newcastle side (Getty Images)

Crystal Palace vs Newcastle United Preview & Betting Tips


Crystal Palace have found some form as they host Newcastle at Selhurst Park. Wilfred Zaha has been the difference for the Eagles this season. Newcastle have yet to register a win this season with the Eagles predicted to keep them at the foot of the EPL ladder.

Crystal Palace


Crystal Palace were able to carve out their own slice of good fortune last week when, Wilfred Zaha’s 38th minute strike delivered them a 1-0 win over Hudddersfield.

Roy Hodgson is unlikely to tinker with a winning line-up but he’ll be considering unleashing talented German Max Myer on the underwhelming Newcastle midfield. Meyer is yet to make his EPL debut after an offseason transfer from the Bundesliga.

If Wilfred Zaha can continue the form he displayed against Huddersfield last week then I'm confident the home side can nab all three premiership points.

Newcastle United


Newcastle continued their slump last week with a 2-1 loss to Arsenal at St. James Park. With one point from five games, Newcastle have equalled their worst start to the English Premier League since 1999.

While the draw hasn’t been kind Newcastle have been their own worst enemy with sloppy defending costing them dearly in their opening five matches.

Rafael Benetiz’s side have no pace in the midfield and quality up front to play a counter-attacking style of football while sitting back deep in their own half. Benetiz needs to find something extra from Kenedy and Ayoze Perez, otherwise, it will be a long afternoon for the Toon Army at Selhurst Park 

Head-to-Head


Newcastle have played Crystal Palace 43 times with Newcastle recording 26 wins to Crystal Palace’s nine victories and eight draws. Palace are undefeated against Newcastle in their last three matches at home, recording a 1-1 draw in their last meeting in February.

Zaha has made a blistering start to the Premiership with 3 goals in 4 matches (Getty Images)

Match Up


Wilfred Zaha has scored three goals in four appearances and I’m tipping him to torment Newcastle right back DeAndre Yedlin. Zaha has started with a bang this season with three goals in four appearances for the Eagles in the Premiership.

Key Statistics

  • Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha has 3 goals from his last 4 matches. (Premier League).
  • Crystal Palace have seen under 2.5 goals in their last 3 matches against Newcastle (All competitions).
  • Newcastle have lost 8 of their last 10 matches (Premier League).
  • Newcastle have lost with a 1 goal margin in 8 of their last 10 matches (Premier League).
Verdict

Zaha has been on a stunning run this season, bagging three goals in five appearances in the Premiership. The Eagles got across the line last week and the quality of Zaha up front should see them home against a winless Newcastle.

Best Bet: Crystal Palace Win @ 2.05
Over/Under 2.5 Goals Bet: Under 2.5 Goals @ 1.70
First time Goal Scorer Bet: Wilfred Zaha @ 6.00

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