Premier League Crystal Palace vs Newcastle Spread and Prediction

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Two teams that are not in the best of shapes will lock horns on Saturday, when Crystal Palace will host Newcastle. Crystal Palace have been struggling mightily for over two months now and are slipping in the standings. Newcastle might not have won a lot lately but have not lost a lot either.

Date/Time: 2-22-2020, 10:00 EST

Spread: Newcastle +0.5

Total: 2 Goals

Crystal Palace (7-10-9) met a really bad loss on the road against Everton. They did temporarily pull even at the start of the second half, but conceded twice in the second half to eventually lose by 1-3. They have now lost three in a row in the Premier League, conceding six goals and scoring just once. Moreover, they are win-less in their last eight matches in all competitions (0-4-4) and have scored just six goals in that span. Crystal Palace are now 14th in the Premier League with 30 points, six ahead of the relegation zone. They have been mediocre as hosts (4-5-4), with 11 of those 13 matches going Under 2.5 Goals.

On the other hand, Newcastle (8-11-7) are also coming off a really bad loss, a terrible 0-4 against Arsenal on the road. They were not that bad, but conceded two goals in the start of the second half and two more at the end for a tough loss. Even so, Newcastle were undefeated in their previous eight matches in all competitions (2-0-6). Newcastle are now 13th spot in the Premier League with 31 points, just one ahead of Crystal Palace. But Newcastle have struggled to get results on the road so far (3-8-2).  They are win-less in 90 minutes in each of their last seven matches in all competitions (0-4-3).

Newcastle did great to beat Crystal Palace by 0-1 at home earlier in the season, and they have now lost just one of their last six against this opponent (3-1-2). Five of those matches featured 0 or 1 goal and one featured two goals. Newcastle have stood greatly in this venue over the years (3-1-4) and at least a draw is within their capabilities.

Premier League Crystal Palace vs Newcastle Prediction: Newcastle +0.5 (-109)

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