Crystal Palace v Newcastle: match preview

Crystal Palace v Newcastle: match preview

Crystal Palace have tumbled from seventh to 14th since December after a run of one win in 13 matches. Panic is not yet required though as injuries have ravaged the squad and draws against Arsenal and Manchester City show Roy Hodgson’s side are mentally present. Relegation seems an unlikely prospect as it does for Newcastle, who are a point ahead in 13th. Goals are likely to be at a premium with Palace and Newcastle the lowest and second-lowest scoring sides in the league respectively. One goal could be enough as it was earlier in the season for Steve Bruce. Graham Searles

Saturday 3pm

Venue Selhurst Park

Last season Crystal Palace 0 Newcastle 0

Referee Peter Bankes

This season G6 Y24 R0 4.00 cards/game

Odds H 10-11 A 7-2 D 12-5


Subs from Henderson, Hennessey, Dreher, Lokilo, Wickham, Pierrick, Kelly, Banks, Riedewald, Kouyaté, Meyer, Townsend

Doubtful Kelly (calf), Tosun (hamstring)

Injured Sakho (hamstring), Schlupp (groin), Tomins (hamstring, all unknown)

Suspended None

Discipline 41 R1


Leading scorer Ayew 6


Subs from Darlow, Schär, Yedlin, Almirón, S Longstaff, M Longstaff, Atsu, Joelinton, Muto

Doubtful Joelinton (thigh)

Injured Krafth (ankle, Mar), Manquillo (hamstring, Mar), Shelvey (hamstring, Mar), Dummett (hamstring, Aug), Willems (knee, Aug), Carroll (hip, unknown), Clark (ankle, unknown)

Suspended None

Discipline Y38 R2


Leading scorer Shelvey 5