Premier League Preview: Newcastle vs Crystal Palace Prediction, Preview, and Odds (Oct 21)
- Newcastle looking to stretch their unbeaten run to five matches in the Premier League
- Crystal Palace without a defeat in their last three
Newcastle return to action following the international break on Saturday, as they look to extend their unbeaten run to five matches. The Magpies will face an interesting challenge at St. James’ Park, as they come up against a Crystal Palace side that are unbeaten in their previous three.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday, October 21, 2023, at 10:00 a.m ET
- Where: St. James’ Park, Newcastle, England
- How To Watch: NBC
Newcastle and Palace both come into this fixture in very reliable form. They are both enjoying unbeaten runs in the Premier League, with the Magpies looking to go five without defeat. However, their three-game winning run was brought to an end before the international break, as they could only play out a draw at the London Stadium against West Ham.
Newcastle’s defensive record in home games deserves all the respect ahead of this clash, as they have allowed just 17 goals at St. James’ Park since the start of last season. That is the joint-fewest of the sides that were involved in both the 2022-23 and 2023-24 seasons.
Crystal Palace come into this fixture just a place below Newcastle in the standings, and confidence would have been taken from their start to the season. They are unbeaten across their last three, which includes a 0-0 stalemate against Nottingham Forest in their most recent outing.
Palace also boast an excellent defensive record this term, as they have kept the most clean sheets this term. That includes keeping shutouts in each of their last three matches in the Premier League. They haven’t managed to keep four clean sheets on the bounce since June 2020, during that run, they landed a 1-0 win over Newcastle.
Newcastle vs Crystal Palace Prediction
Both sides boast excellent defensive records this term, while the last four meetings between the sides have seen just three goals scored. Both meetings last term ended 0-0. Newcastle would be the narrow preference, but our main play would be on under 2.5 goals.