Tip Newcastle - Crystal Palace
Prediction published on December 19, 2019 at 2:47 AM
Newcastle United will play host to Crystal Palace when the Premier League enters the 18th round of matches this weekend. Going to the game, Newcastle are 11th in the league standings with 22 points and Palace are ninth on 23 points. Newcastle lost to Burnley in their last match, bringing to an end a three – match unbeaten run they had established. They go to this game with five wins in their last 10 matches, and they are winless in 10 of their last 15 matches. Newcastle United have posted three clean sheets in 15 matches and scored two or more in just five of their last 15. They have scored in 10 of their last 15 matches and go to this game unbeaten in the last seven matches at home. Their last loss at home was on post match penalties against Leicester City in the League Cup back in August. They also lost in August to Arsenal in the League; those two are their only losses at home this season. They have two losses in nine home matches and have won three of their last five home games and have scored twice in each of their last three home matches. However, Newcastle United have no clean sheet in their last four home matches. With 17 goals, they are the third least scorers in the league. They have not beaten Crystal Palace in the last three matches, two of which have ended in draws. They have also fai8led to score in the last two matches against Palace.
Crystal Palace on their part, have gone unbeaten in their last four matches but have managed just two wins in their last nine matches. They have five wins in their last 15 matches and their last 10 matches have produced just three clean sheets. Indeed, these clean sheets have come in the last four matches. They have conceded twice in five of the last 10 matches and scored more than one goal in three of their last 10 matches. Crystal Palace have one loss in the last five away matches. They have three wins and three losses in the last eight away matches. They have two straight clean sheets away from home and scored the second least goals in the league, at 15. This match is normally a low scoring affair; in the last five matches, none has registered over 2.5 goals. In fact, no team has scored more than a goal in the five matches. Only three of the last 10 have produced over 2.5 goals and Newcastle have four wins, while Crystal Palace have two wins in the 10.
Key points Newcastle - Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace have two wins in their last nine matches.
No team has scored twice in seven of the last 10 meetings between the teams.
Crystal Palace have scored the second least goals in the league.
The last five meetings between these two sides have yielded under 2.5 goals.
Newcastle United have five wins in their last 10.
Conclusion Newcastle - Crystal Palace
In the last 10 meetings between these two sides, no team has scored more than a goal in seven, marking this as a low scoring affair. Each of the last five matches have ended in under 2.5 goals. Newcastle go to the game unbeaten in seven home matches and Crystal Palace have lost just once in the last five away matches. By this we expect both sides to level out and given their low scoring runs in the league too, we have reason to believe we will not see a lot of goals here. We will be backing this to end in a 1-1 draw on the correct score scale.
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