Premier League In Focus – Newcastle vs Crystal Palace Preview

When? Saturday 21st October, 15:00 (UK)

Where? St James’ Park

What channel is it on? Newcastle vs Crystal Palace will not be televised live

Are tickets still available?

Newcastle -

Crystal Palace – Sold out

Head-to-head – last five meetings: Newcastle W2, Crystal Palace W1, D2
Head-to-head – Premier League meetings: Newcastle W7, Crystal Palace W3, D2
Head-to-head – all-time meetings: Newcastle W25, Crystal Palace W9, D7

Crystal Palace may have picked up their first win of the season last weekend but they are still rooted to the bottom of the Premier League.

In addition to that they still have the lowest amount of goals scored in the league - an average of 0.25 goals per game.

Wilfried Zaha is the only Crystal Palace player with a goal to his name this season.

50% of the goals they have conceded have come at the hands of the two Manchester Clubs (5-0 City win, 4-0 United win).

Crystal Palace have failed to score in their last six away Premier League matches.

Newcastle are unbeaten in their last four Premier League matches, although they have picked up just one win during that run of results.

They have scored nine Premier League goals - an average of 1.13 goals a game, while conceding eight at the other end which equates to one goal against per game.

No Newcastle player has scored more than two Premier League goals this season. Only Jamaal Lascelles and Joselu have managed this feat.

Rob Elliot is the only player to have played every minute of Newcastle’s Premier League season so far.

Of the nine goals that Newcastle have scored this season in the Premier League, Matt Ritchie has made four assists.

Of the clubs that are currently in the top half of the Premier League table, Newcastle have the second lowest average possession with 42%.

August 2014 saw the two teams play out an end-to-end fixture at St James’ Park, with Newcastle and Crystal Palace having to make do with a share of the points as the game ended 3-3.