Newcastle v Crystal Palace Odds, Betting Tips, and Preview
Game time & date: 1500 BST, Saturday September 3
Location: St James’ Park, Newcastle
Last result between the two: Newcastle 1-0 Crystal Palace, Premier League, April 2022
Newcastle United and Crystal Palace have both made reasonable starts to the new Premier League season, with each side likely to be aiming for a finish in the top half of the table this term.
Palace lost at St James’ Park last term and their only victory this season came in front of their own fans, suggesting it could be a tricky task for them to take all three points on Saturday afternoon. The Newcastle v Crystal Palace betting odds to win are pointing to a home victory, but where is the value?
Isak gives Magpies fresh impetus
Newcastle’s spending has been surprisingly restrained since the club’s long-awaited takeover, but the club record signing of Alexander Isak has got supporters on Tyneside feeling giddy about the future.
As if excitement levels around the Sweden star were not high enough, the striker promptly scored the opening goal on his Premier League debut on Wednesday night, though Liverpool came back to win 2-1.
Newcastle are winless since the opening weekend defeat of newly promoted Nottingham Forest, a run that has seen Eddie Howe’s side slip back into the bottom half of the table.
But having given both Manchester City and Liverpool a game in the last week or so, there are positive signs that Newcastle could launch a charge towards European qualification this season.
A series of three games without a clean sheet will be a slight concern for Howe, however, but with Newcastle having scored at least twice in three straight home league games the focus is likely to be on the other end of the pitch.
The 11/10 on Newcastle to score over 1.5 goals against Palace is worth taking from 888Sport.
Woes on the road for Palace
Although Patrick Vieira’s side are strong at home, they have struggled away for a while. From their last seven away Premier League matches dating back to March, there has been a single win for Palace.
It is hard to back them in the Newcastle v Crystal Palace betting odds to win as a result, though there is no doubt Wilf Zaha will pose a threat for the Magpies back line.
Zaha is one of the form players in the league this season, scoring four goals in his past three Premier League appearances.
Palace only scored once in their two games against Newcastle last term and recent history shows this fixture tends to be close with little goal action, which is bad news for any neutrals tuning in.
Indeed, due to the fact that Newcastle have seen under 2.5 goals in 10 of their last 11 matches against Crystal Palace in all competitions it seems unlikely this will be a thriller.
The 4/5 at 888Sport for under 2.5 goals is a natural place to start as a result, though the 6/1 on Zaha to score the first goal of the game might be too big for some people to turn down as well.
Newcastle have an excellent home record under Howe, with eight wins from their past 10 Premier League games in front of their own fans, losing only to Liverpool during that impressive series.
While 6/1 on Zaha to score first feels big, Newcastle to win to nil is tempting at 47/20 at 888Sport.
Author: Jamie Smith