2019-20 Premier League – Newcastle vs Crystal Palace Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Newcastle vs Crystal Palace kick off? Saturday 21st December, 2019 – 15:00 (UK)

Where is Newcastle vs Crystal Palace being played? St. James' Park

What TV channel is Newcastle vs Crystal Palace on in the UK? This match will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Newcastle vs Crystal Palace in the UK? This match cannot be streamed live in the UK

Where can I get tickets for Newcastle vs Crystal Palace?

Newcastle – https://book.nufc.co.uk/en-GB/categories/Home%20Tickets

Crystal Palace – https://tickets.cpfc.co.uk/events.aspx

What was the score in the last meeting between Newcastle & Crystal Palace? Newcastle 0-1 Crystal Palace

THE TEAM NEWS

NEWCASTLE

  • Newcastle's recent good run of form came to an end last time out as they were narrowly beaten by a single goal at Burnley last weekend.
  • Steve Bruce has a whole host of injury concerns ahead of this match and he will be hoping to welcome back a couple of them to face Palace.
  • Shelvey and Almiron are the most likely players to return for this game and both would add some much-needed creativity to the team.

Predicted line-up (5-4-1): Dubravka; Javi Manquillo, Schar, Fernandez, Dummett, Willems; Atsu, Hayden, Shelvey, Joelinton; Carroll

Unavailable: Ritchie (Injured), Lascelles (Injured), Lejeune (Injured), Clark (Injured), Saint-Maximin (Injured)

Doubtful: Yedlin (Injured), Shelvey (Injured), Almiron (Injured), Ki (Injured), Darlow (Injured)

CRYSTAL PALACE

  • Palace are in a good run of form right now as their draw against Brighton on Monday means they have eight points from their last four games.
  • Boss Roy Hodgson is dealing with something of an injury crisis among his defenders but he will hope Riedewald can shake off a knock to play.
  • If he misses out, then McArthur may be asked to deputise in an unfamiliar defensive role as he did in the second half on Monday night.

Predicted line-up (4-5-1): Guaita; Kelly, Dann, Tomkins, Van Aanholt; Ayew, McArthur, Milivojevic, Kouyate, Zaha; Benteke

Unavailable: Ward (Injured), Sakho (Suspended), Schlupp (Injured), Cahill (Injured), Townsend (Injured)

Doubtful: Van Aanholt (Injured), Riedewald (Injured), Dann (Injured)

THE PREDICTION

Newcastle are beginning to make St. James' Park something of a fortress once again as they are now unbeaten in their last seven games there. They welcome a Crystal Palace side in good form themselves and this could well be a game where both sides are relatively content with a point apiece.

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