Crystal Palace v Newcastle United betting tips – Spoils to be shared at Selhurst Park
Alan Pardew will face his former employers when Newcastle United head to Selhurst Park at the weekend
November 27th, 2015
Crystal Palace will be desperate to bounce back from their recent defeat at the hands on Sunderland on Monday night, while the Magpies will be eager to move away from the bottom half of the Premier League table.
Since the appointment of Alan Pardew as Eagles manager, the side have risen from being relegation candidates to a serious Premier League mid-table outfit and they have continued their solid performances from the latter stages of last season into the first few months of the current campaign.
With three victories from their opening four Premier League games, there was even talk of the side challenging for a spot in the Europa League next season, however these hopes have all but evaporated following a dip in form recently.
Indeed, the Eagles have managed just one win in their last five Premier League outings, however that was an excellent 3-1 win at Anfield and it is at Selhurst Park that Palace have been struggling slightly.
Alan Pardew’s side have managed a mere two wins from their last seven home games and the most recent of these defeats came against a Sunderland side which had previously managed just a single win since the start of the season, Jermaine Defoe scoring the winning goal for the Black Cats on that occasion.
Pardew’s departure from St James’ Park nearly a year ago is still being felt on Tyneside and their current dismal form shows no sign whatsoever of improvement. Newcastle have won a mere five Premier League games since Pardew went south and their decline saw them come dangerously close to relegation at the end of last season.
Their current campaign has been no better so far and should other results go against them this weekend, they could find themselves being once again in the bottom three, such an occurrence certain to see further pressure piled upon boss Steve McClaren.
Can Newcastle grab the win which would do much to kick-start their season into life? We think not, although Palace don’t enjoy a very good home record and this could play into the Magpies’ hands. As such, we’ll be backing the match to end in a draw at BetVictor at 3/1.