Palace Look To Keep Momentum And Continue Unbeaten Home Run

After an impressive point at the Emirates on Monday night that should really have been three, Palace return to Selhurst this weekend to protect an unbeaten start to the season and know that a victory will go some way to making up for losing points to late goals.

DATE

23rd October 2021

KICK OFF

3pm

VENUE

Selhurst Park, Holmesdale Road, London SE25 6PU

LAST TIME

It was a Friday night game last November that saw Newcastle make the long trip to South London and they returned with all three points courtesy of two late goals from Callum Wilson and Joelinton against a Palace side missing Wilfried Zaha.

WHO SCORED MAN OF THE MATCH – Joelinton (9.4)

OFFICIALS

Referee: Darren England. Assistants: Nick Hopton, Wade Smith. Fourth official: Craig Pawson. VAR: Lee Mason. Assistant VAR: Simon Beck

TEAM NEWS

PALACE – It is not clear whether Wilfried Zaha is in contention to start of have to settle for a place on the bench. Eberechi Eze is rumoured for the latter after a long injury lay off while Nathan Ferguson is making good progress in training but will not feature just yet.

NEWCASTLE – Jonjo Shelvey missed out through suspension while Martin Dubravka has not recovered from surgery.

DISCIPLINARY

RED CARDS – Jonjo Shelvey (1)

YELLOW CARDS (3+) – James McArthur (3)

FORM GUIDE

Last FIVE meetings between the two sides;

  • 02/02/21 Newcastle 1-2 Palace
  • 27/11/20 Palace 0-2 Newcastle
  • 22/02/20 Palace 1-0 Newcastle
  • 21/12/19 Newcastle 1-0 Palace
  • 06/04/19 Newcastle 0-1 Palace

Last FIVE results for Palace:

  • 18/10/21 Arsenal 2-2 Palace
  • 03/10/21 Palace 2-2 Leicester
  • 27/09/21 Palace 1-1 Brighton
  • 18/09/21 Liverpool 3-0 Palace
  • 11/09/21 Palace 3-0 Spurs

Last FIVE results for Newcastle;

  • 17/10/21 Newcastle 2-3 Spurs
  • 02/10/21 Wolves 2-1 Newcastle
  • 25/09/21 Watford 1-1 Newcastle
  • 17/09/21 Newcastle 1-1 Leeds
  • 11/09/21 Manchester United 4-1 Newcastle

RECORD AGAINST NEWCASTLE

  • Played 47
  • Won 12
  • Drawn 8
  • Lost 27

FORM PLAYERS ACCORDING TO WHO SCORED

  • Allan Saint-Maximin 7.53
  • Conor Gallagher 7.16
  • Odsonne Edouard 7.06
  • Callum Wilson 6.92

ONE TO WATCH

ALLAN SAINT-MAXIMIN

FORMER CLUBS – Verrieres-le-Buisson, US Ris-Orangis, AC Boulogne-Billancourt, Saint-Etienne, Monaco, Hannover 96 (loan), Bastia (loan), Nice

The Newcastle number ten posted an emotional thank you to former boss Steve Bruce when he was relieved of his duties this week as the changes at the North-East continue following the much publicised takeover. Whether or not the Frenchman will be in the plans of the new appointment, the Frenchman will be keen to continue his good early season form against the Eagles.

KEY CLASH

MARC GUEHI v CALLUM WILSON

We all know the damage that the former Bournemouth striker can do as he grabbed the first goal in the last encounter at Selhurst and netted last weekend in the home defeat to Spurs. However, the Palace centre back has impressed so far this season and currently sits 6th in the Premier League statistics table with touches which is almost unheard of for a Palace player, let alone a centre back.

PRE-MATCH FACTS

  • Palace have only beaten Newcastle twice in 10 Premier League fixtures at Selhurst Park (D3, L5)
  • Palace are looking to remain unbeaten in their opening 5 top-flight home matches of a season for the first time since 1990
  • The Eagles have scored 9 of their 10 Premier League goals this season in the second half – the highest ratio of any team in the competition
  • Their 5 draws from the first 8 league games is the most at this stage of a season by any team since 2014
  • Wilfried Zaha is 1 short of becoming the first Palace player to reach 50 Premier League goals
  • Jordan Ayew could make his 200th league appearance in England. He is currently on a run of 35 games without a goal in the Premier League

PRE-MATCH STATS

  • GOALS – Odsonne Edouard (3 – 11th in PL)
  • ASSISTS – Benteke/ Gallagher/ Zaha/ Ayew/ Olise (1)
  • PASSES – Marc Guehi (549 – 6th in PL)
  • TACKLES – Tyrick Mitchell (28 – 1st in PL)
  • TOUCHES – Marc Guehi (620 – 9th in PL)
  • SHOTS – Conor Gallagher (18 – 17th in PL)
  • SAVES – Vicente Guaita (26 – 3rd in PL)

PREDICTION

This is one for Palace to take by the scruff of the neck and take the points from a side waiting for a new manager along with the intentions of the new regime in charge of the club. Many of their players will want to impress so there is always that dangers as Palace look to go five games unbeaten at home this season. With the likelihood of Wilfried Zaha being back in the starting line up, the Eagles should have just enough to see of the Geordies and grab a much needed win to cement a solid enough start to the season.

FINAL SCORE: 2-1

BETTING ODDS

  • Home – 10/11
  • Draw – 5/2
  • Away – 14/5
  • Both teams to score – 3/4

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