Crystal Palace – Newcastle Prediction & Picks (22.02.2020)

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Crystal Palace – Newcastle SOCCER PICKS

Crystal Palace and Newcastle United meet at Selhurst Park, in a match for the 27th round of the Premier League. Newcastle United won at home by (1‑0) the last time they met in this edition of the league, on 21-12-2019. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 1 victory and 2 draws in the last 3 games. However, the last time these two teams played a game at this stadium was on 22‑09-2018, in a Premier League match that ended in a draw for (0‑0). In this match the home factor may be decisive, since both teams have considerable differences in the results won at home and as a visitor.

Crystal Palace :

After 7 wins, 9 draws and 10 losses, the home team is currently in 14th position, with 30 points won. In their last match, they lost with Everton out by (3‑1), after in the previous match they lost by (0-1) at home, in a match against Sheffield United. This is a team that curiously has been stronger as a visitor than in their home games, since in the last 30 matches it records 4 wins, 6 draws and 5 losses as a visitor; against 4 wins, 5 draws and 6 losses in his stadium. For the championship, Crystal Palace conquered 11 points in 30 possible, after 3 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses in the last 10 games played in its stadium. In their home league games the most frequent final result at the break was 0-0 (9 in 13 games). His defense has not been very solid, since he suffered at least one goal in each of the last 10 games, but his attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 7 of the last 10 games for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 11 of their last 13 matches for this competition have ended with Under 2,5 goals. In 26 games in the competition, he suffered the first goal 16 times and only got 2 comebacks. In the last 13 home games for this competition there are 2 periods that stand out: he scored 5 of his 10 goals between minutes (76′ ‑ 90 ‘); He suffered 6 of his 13 goals between minutes (46’ ‑ 60 ‘).

Crystal Palace arrives demotivated to this match, after losing, 3-1, in the visit to Everton, thus adding the seventh consecutive game without winning in the English championship: Benteke scored the only goal of the match. In this game against Newcastle, coach Roy Hodgson must keep the team in their usual tactical design, that is, in 4-3-3, in which Zaha, Ayew and Benteke are the team’s most advanced men. The second athlete mentioned stands out in this team, with 6 goals scored. For this game, the local coach cannot count on Tomkins, Cenk Tosun, Kelly and Sakho, all with physical problems.

Newcastle United :

The visiting team is currently in the 13th position, with 31 points won, after 8 wins, 7 draws and 11 losses. In the penultimate match, he tied at home against Norwich City by (0-0). In the last game, he lost out against Arsenal by (4-0). This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 30 matches he has recorded 3 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses as a visitor, with 15 goals scored and 31 suffered; against 6 wins, 7 draws and 2 losses in his stadium, with 17 goals scored and 13 suffered. For the championship, Newcastle United conquered 8 points in 30 possible, after 2 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses in the last 10 games he played as a visitor. His defense has not been very solid, since he suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 26 games in this competition, he only got 2 comebacks in the 14 games in which he suffered the first goal.

The visiting team comes to this game with a 4-0 loss in the match with Arsenal, adding the third consecutive game without winning in this competition. Despite playing as a visitor, coach Steve Bruce must act with an offensive strategy, seeking the counterattack to exploit the opponent’s back. At the individual level we highlight the midfielder Miguel Almirón, a very competent athlete in the creation of the offensive process. Jonjo Shelvey is Newcastle’s top scorer, with 5 goals scored. For this match, the visiting coach cannot count on Dummett, Willems, Krafth, Clark, Carroll, Muto and Gayle, all injured.


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