The opening fixture of Matchweek 10 is Crystal Palace Vs Newcastle (27/11/20), and here is my match preview and prediction.
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Palace have no Wilfried Zaha again, and as they showed in the 1-0 defeat to Burnley last Monday, the Eagles struggle without their talisman.
For Newcastle, the fans were extremely unhappy with their teams extremely passive performance against Chelsea last Saturday.
Steve Bruce will be buoyed by the return of top scorer Callum Wilson, and will see this as a good time to be playing Roy Hodgson's men.
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Crystal Palace Vs Newcastle Odds
- Crystal Palace 23/20 – The Draw 9/4 – Newcastle 14/5
- Over 2.5 Goals 29/20 – Under 2.5 Goals 8/13
- Over 3.5 Goals 15/4 – Under 3.5 Goals 2/9
- Both Teams To Score – Yes EVS – No 5/6
The betting suggests it's going to be a tight match, with Palace the favourites.
This is mainly down to home advantage, which in the Premier League this season, doesn't really seem to be an advantage.
Goals should be at a premium
The goals betting suggests it's going to be a low scorer as well. And this is what makes a prediction on this match all the more difficult.
On paper this isn't a match that gets the juices flowing. The obvious bet is under 2.5 goals, and at 8/13, it looks a fair price.
Could we see a 2-1 though, that's probably all that will prevent unders.
Crystal Palace Vs Newcastle Prediction 27/11/20
I've a feeling Palace are in the doldrums without Zaha.
But anybody who seen Newcastle last Saturday against Chelsea would ask how can you have any faith in them, and that would be a fair point.
I do believe that Steve Bruce writes matches off against higher tier opposition though. It's almost like he approaches them with damage limitation in mind.
And he then targets the winnable matches, like Crystal Palace, today.
So with this in mind, I'm going with Newcastle and The Draw in the Double Chance market, combined with under 2.5 goals in a same game multi bet.
It pays 2.24, just a nibble under 5/4.