Newcastle United welcome Crystal Palace to St James’ Park this Saturday in an important weekend in the Premier League. With the two sides separated by a point, a win this weekend could propel the team towards the European spots.
Newcastle currently sit eighth in the Premier League after eight games. The Magpies have four wins, one draw and three losses, leaving them on 13 points, four points adrift of the last Champions League spot.
In their last five games in all competitions, Newcastle have four wins and one draw. Newcastle recorded their biggest Premier League win against Sheffield United, with eight different goalscorers. Sean Longstaff, Dan Burn, Sven Botman, Callum Wilson, Anthony Gordon, Miguel Almiron, Bruno Guimaraes and Alexander Isak all scored in the 8 - 0 thrashing of Sheffield United. In the Third Round of the League Cup, Newcastle hosted Manchester City. Isak scored the only goal of the game in the second half for the 1 - 0 win for The Magpies.
Back in the Premier League, Newcastle hosted Burnley. Almiron scored within 15 minutes and Isak converted a penalty in the second half to give The Magpies the 2 - 0 win. In the Champions League, Newcastle grabbed a hard-fought win over PSG. Almiron, Burn, Longstaff and Fabian Schar all scored in the 4 - 1 win for Newcastle.
The last time out before the international break, Newcastle faced West Ham. TomasSoucek opened the scoring in the 8th minute for West Ham, but a brace from Isak put Newcastle ahead. However, a goal from Mohammed Kudus meant the game finished 2 - 2.
Crystal Palace sit just below Newcastle in ninth. The Eagles have three wins, three draws and two losses in eight games, grabbing 12 points.
In their last five games in all competitions, Crystal Palace have one win, two draws and two losses. Despite taking the lead early in the second half through Odsonne Edouard, a late push from Aston Villa with goals from John Duran, Douglas Luiz and Leon Bailey all coming after the 87th minute to give Villa the 3 - 1 win. The visit from Fulham ended in a goalless draw with not much separating the two teams, with Palace having 51% of the possession.
In the Third Round of the League Cup, Palace faced Manchester United. Alejandro Garnacho, Casemiro and Anthony Martial all scored to give United the 3 - 0 win. However, when the two sides met again in the Premier League that weekend, The Eagles were on the winning side. Joachim Andersen scored the only goal of the game in the 25th minute to give Palace the 1 - 0 win.
The last time out for The Eagles was another goalless draw, this time against Nottingham Forest, with Palace reduced to just two shots on target.
Newcastle and Crystal Palace have met 54 times in their histories, with the first meeting coming back in 1907. Newcastle have a far better record in the fixture than Crystal Palace with 30 wins in comparison to Palace’s 12 wins, with a draw being just as common with 12 draws in the fixture.