The Eagles vs. The Magpies

Last updated: November 25, 2015 by Leon Marshal

Game details

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Kick-off: Saturday, 3pm
Venue: Selhurst Park
Coverage: Sky Sports 1, BBC 5 Live
Home form: LWDLL
Away form: LWDLW
Last season: 1-1
Competition: The Premier League

Crystal Palace were surprised by Sunderland on Monday. The Black Cats took the victory with a late goal by Jermain Defoe. That was the fourth home defeat for Palace in 7 games. They have won only 2 matches at Selhurst Park (against West Brom and Aston Villa). The Eagles are playing better when they are visitors and the home match against Newcastle won’t be an easy one.

On the other hand, The Magpies have maybe the worst statistics in Premiership away games. They have won only one of their last 13 away matches in The Premier League, which is one of the worst records in the division. Newcastle won 1-0 against Bournemouth and that was their second victory of the season.

Newcastle left with a point from their last visit to Selhurst Park. Papis Cisse opened for The Magpies in the 42nd minute, but Campbell equalised 20 minutes before the end of the game. You may be surprised to see Newcastle have won 7 of 11 visits to Crystal Palace. In addition, The Magpies have scored 18 goals. So, Crystal Palace don’t play well against this opponent.

Team News

Marouane Chamakh has another hamstring problem. He appeared for the first time in The Premier League against Sunderland since May 2015 and played 14 minutes.

Gayle and Appiah still haven’t recovered from their injuries. The manager can’t use them for the upcoming match against Newcastle.

Gabriel Obertan of Newcastle has now resumed to full training. He is expected to start the match vs. Crystal Palace.

7 players are going to miss the game for Newcastle. Haidara, Aarons, Darlow, Taylor, Riviere, Colback and Krul are on The Magpies’ injury list.

Quotes of the week

Alan Pardew Alan Pardew (Crystal Palace) : “If you look at Steve Parish’s record of what he has done here, he has called it right more times than he has got it wrong.”

Steve McClaren  from Newcastle Steve McClaren (Newcastle) : “It was the worst performance we’ve had this season, very disappointing.”

Expected line-ups:

Crystal Palace (4-2-3-1): Hennessey, Ward, Kelly, Dann, Delaney, McArthur, Cabaye, Puncheon, Sako, Zaha, Wickham.
Subs Bolasie, Ledley, Lee, Jedinak, Bamford, Hangeland, Speroni
Injured: Appiah, Gayle
Doubtful: Chamakh
Not available:
Newcastle (4-2-3-1): Elliot, Coloccini, Janmaat, Dummett, Mbemba, Wijnaldum, Sissoko, Anita, Tiote, Ayoze, Mitrovic
Subs Woodman, de Jong, Thauvin, Mbabu, Gouffran, Cisse, Obertan.
Injured: Riviere, Taylor, Aarons, Darlow, Krul, Colback, Haïdara
Not available:

Key Battle

bakary sako Sako this season
Games Minutes Goals Shots per game Assists MotM Yellows Reds
7 (2) 612 2 2,4 1 2 0 0
Wijnaldum this season
Games Minutes Goals Shots per game Assists MotM Yellows Reds
13 1150 6 1,3 2 1 1 0

So far this season

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Crystal Palace this season Newcastle this season
10 League Position 17
2 (4) (at home) Wins (away) 1 (1)
3-1 vs. Norwich Biggest win 6-2 vs. Norwich
1 (0) (at home) Draws (away) 3 (1)
4 (2) (at home) Losses (away) 3 (4)
1-3 to West Ham Biggest Defeat 1-6 to Manchester City
Cabaye (4) Top scorer Wijnaldum (6)
McArthur, Puncheon (2) Assist Leader Sissoko (4)
Y24, R1 Discipline Y27, R3
5 Failures to score 7
3 Clean Sheets 3
6 Both Teams to Score Games 5
6 Over 2.5 Games 7
7 Under 2.5 Games 6
  • Crystal Palace have recorded only 3 home victories against Newcastle in The Premier League. They last won in a faraway 1972.
  • Newcastle have won only two of 13 matches this season. Their only away victory in The Premiership was against Bournemouth.
  • The Eagles haven’t won a home match since 3rd October when they beat West Brom 2-0. Bolasie and Cabaye secured the points for Palace.
  • Newcastle are just one point away from the relegation zone, so The Magpies need three points, in order to get away from the danger zone.

Head to Head

Last 5 meetings between the two sides
Date Competition Game Result First Goal-scorer
11/02/15 The Premier League Crystal Palace 1-1 Newcastle Cissé 42′
24/09/14 The Capital One Cup Crystal Palace 2-3(AET) Newcastle D. Gayle (PG) 25′
30/08/14 The Premier League Newcastle 3-3 Crystal Palace D. Gayle 1′
22/03/14 The Premier League Newcastle 1-0 Crystal Palace Cissé 90′
21/12/13 The Premier League Crystal Palace 0-3 Newcastle Cabaye 25′