Premier League In Focus – Crystal Palace vs Newcastle Preview

When? Sunday 4th February, 14:15 (UK)

Where? Selhurst Park

What channel is it on? Sky Sports Premier League

Are tickets still available?

SOLD OUT

Where can I stream the match? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via Sky Go

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last five meetings: Crystal Palace W1, Newcastle W3, D1
Premier League meetings: Crystal Palace W2, Newcastle W8, D3
All-time meetings: Crystal Palace W9, Newcastle W26, D7

CRYSTAL PALACE

Predicted line-up: Hennessey; Fosu-Mensah, Kelly, Tomkins, Van Aanholt; Townsend, McArthur, Cabaye, Milivojevic; Zaha; Benteke

Unavailable: Wickham (Injured), Sakho (Injured), Dann (Injured), Schlupp (Injured), Puncheon (Injured), Loftus-Cheek (Injured)

Doubtful: Sako (Injured)

NEWCASTLE

Predicted line-up: Darlow; Yedlin, Clark, Lascelles, Dummett; Ritchie, Hayden, Shelvey, Kenedy; Perez; Gayle

Unavailable: Slimani (Injured), Lejeune (Injured), Gamez (Injured)

Doubtful: Elliot (Injured)

PREDICTION
Crystal Palace and Newcastle both start the weekend in a relatively secure Premier League position, however that could well change come kick-off on Sunday what with them playing a day later than all the other teams that are currently battling to beat the drop. It’s incredibly tight in the bottom half of the table, a fact that these two clubs will be aware of. The challenge is to keep adding points to the board, one that Roy Hodgson’s men should achieve at Selhurst Park with a win over the Magpies.

MEMORABLE MEETING
November 2016 saw Alan Pardew face off against his former employers as Crystal Palace played host to Newcastle at Selhurst Park. The Eagles soared that night as they turned in a memorable performance, one that saw them run riot in South London as they ran out 5-1 winners.