Palace And Newcastle Both Return To Winning Ways Ahead Of Match At St James’

It is a long midweek trip North for the Eagles who will be keen to build on their win against Wolves at the weekend and take advantage of a run of winnable fixtures.

DATE

2nd February 2021

KICK OFF

8.15pm

VENUE

St. James’ Park, Strawberry Place, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 4ST

LAST TIME

It was a narrow defeat back in December 2019 when Palace last visited St James’ Park. A later goal from Almiron sealed all three points for the hosts in a game that Palace had more shots and more possession but were hit by a sucker punch.

WHO SCORED MAN OF THE MATCH – Almiron (8.3)

OFFICIALS

REFEREE – Darren England

ASSISTANTS – Gary Beswick, Nick Hopton, Martin Atkinson (fourth official)

VAR – Andre Marriner, Sian Massey-Ellis (assistant)

INJURY CONCERNS

PALACE – James McArthur, Connor Wickham, Jeffrey Schlupp, Mamadou Sakho, Wayne Hennessey, Nathan Ferguson, James Tomkins

NEWCASTLE – Paul Dummett, Jamaal Lascelles, Federico Fernandez

SUSPENSIONS

None

DISCIPLINARY

RED CARDS – Luka Milivojevic (1), Christian Benteke (1), Ryan Fraser (1)

YELLOW CARDS (4+) – Isaac Hayden (6), Luka Milivojevic (4), Wilfried Zaha (4), Fabian Schar (4), Jamal Lewis (4)

FORM GUIDE

Last FIVE meetings between the two sides;

  • 27/11/2020 Crystal Palace 0-2 Newcastle United
  • 22/02/2020 Crystal Palace 1-0 Newcastle United  
  • 21/12/2019 Newcastle United 1-0 Crystal Palace
  • 06/04/2019 Newcastle United 0-1 Crystal Palace
  • 22/09/2018 Crystal Palace 0-0 Newcastle United

Last FIVE results for Palace;

  • 30/01/2021 Crystal Palace 1-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers
  • 26/01/2021 Crystal Palace 2-3 West Ham United
  • 17/01/2021 Manchester City 4-0 Crystal Palace
  • 14/01/2021 Arsenal 0-0 Crystal Palace
  • 08/01/2021 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0 Crystal Palace

Last FIVE results for Newcastle;

  • 30/01/2021 Everton 0-2 Newcastle United
  • 26/01/2021 Newcastle United 1-2 Leeds United
  • 23/01/2021 Aston Villa 2-0 Newcastle United
  • 18/01/2021 Arsenal 3-0 Newcastle United
  • 12/01/2021 Sheffield United 1-0 Newcastle United

FORM PLAYERS ACCORDING TO WHO SCORED

  • Wilfried Zaha 6.98
  • Karl Darlow 6.93
  • Andros Townsend 6.90
  • Callum Wilson 6.88

RECORD AGAINST NEWCASTLE

  • Played 46
  • Won 11
  • Drawn 8
  • Lost 27

ONE TO WATCH

KARL DARLOW

FORMER CLUBS – Aston Villa, Nottingham Forest, Newport County (loan), Walsall (loan), Nottingham Forest (loan)

The 30-year-old goalkeeper has been in good form for Newcastle in recent weeks and played his part in securing a first clean sheet since holding Liverpool to a goalless draw at the end of December.

KEY CLASH

SCOTT DANN v CALLUM WILSON

The veteran centre back has served Palace well over the years and rarely lets the side down when called upon. One of those times was in the win and clean sheet over Wolves at the weekend but he is expected to come up against a striker that is back on the goal trail with a brace at the weekend.

PRE-MATCH FACTS

  • Palace have only won at St James’ Park once in 10 attempts
  • Newcastle have kept a clean sheet in 7 of their last 9 home matches against Palace in all competitions
  • Only 1 match out of the last 6 between the two has seen both teams score
  • Palace are winless in four away league games, drawing and losing two apiece
  • Newcastle’s victory at the weekend ended their 11-match winless run in all competitions
  • Palace have kept three clean sheets in five league matches, having previously had only one in 24 fixtures in all competitions

PRE-MATCH STATS

  • GOALS – Wilfried Zaha (9 – 9th in PL)
  • ASSISTS – Andros Townsend (3 – 20th in PL)
  • PASSES – Cheikhou Kouyate (781 – 71st in PL)
  • TACKLES – James McArthur (57 – 3rd in the PL)
  • TOUCHES – James McArthur (1034 – 74th in PL)
  • SHOTS – Wilfried Zaha (44 – 12th in PL)
  • SAVES – Vicente Guaita (64 – 8th in PL)

PREDICTION

With both sides grabbing a win at the weekend, they will be aiming to build on that and go on a run of games. You could argue that Palace are set up better to play away from home and the pressure will be on the hosts to back up their good victory on the road at the weekend. That said, we can see a share of the spoils here which neither team will likely argue too much about.

FINAL SCORE: 1-1

BETTING ODDS

  • Home – 7/4
  • Draw – 11/5
  • Away – 8/5
  • Both teams to score – 17/20

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