Opta Stats: Newcastle v Crystal Palace

Will Roy Hodgson inspire Crystal Palace in their match against Newcastle?
Will Roy Hodgson inspire Crystal Palace in their match against Newcastle?

Can Crystal Palace continue their revival when they travel to Newcastle? Opta has the answers.

"Newcastle haven’t lost a home Premier League game against a side starting that day bottom since March 1998, winning six and drawing five since a 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace at St. James’ Park."

The draw is 3.55.

Newcastle have scored in 11 of their 12 previous Premier League meetings with Crystal Palace, with the exception being a goalless draw at St James' Park in April 2005. Over 2.5 goals is 2.111/10.

The Eagles have won only one of their last 12 league visits to St James' Park (2-1 in March 1998), failing to score in eight of those games (W1 D3 L8). Newcastle are 2.0621/20 to win.

Newcastle haven't lost a home Premier League game against a side starting that day bottom since March 1998, winning six and drawing five since a 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace at St. James' Park. The draw is 3.55.

The Magpies have lost only one of their last nine Premier League games on home soil (W5 D3 L1), losing to Spurs earlier this season. Newcastle are 1.4740/85 in the Draw No Bet market.

Crystal Palace have failed to score in their last six Premier League away games - their longest such run in the top-flight. Newcastle are 2.68/5 to keep a clean sheet.

Only eight of the previous 17 Premier League teams that won three points or fewer after the first eight games of the season have been relegated (47%), with Crystal Palace in 2013-14 one of the nine sides to avoid the drop. Palace are 4.216/5 to win.

Rafael Benitez has never lost a home league game in English football against a coach who has also managed the English national team (W16 D4), collecting 52 points from a possible 60 in these matches. Newcastle are 3.3512/5 to win half-time/full-time.

Roy Hodgson has won four of his nine Premier League meetings with Newcastle (D2 L3) - he's only won more against Aston Villa (7), Bolton (6) and Chelsea (5). Palace are 3.08 Draw No Bet.

Since the start of last season, no Crystal Palace player has been directly involved in more goals in the Premier League than Wilfried Zaha (eight goals, nine assists). Zaha is 5.04/1 to score.

Zaha, who netted the winning goal last time out versus Chelsea, hasn't scored in consecutive Premier League appearances since March 2015. Under 2.5 goals is 1.824/5.

Dan Fitch 2017/18 Season P/L

Staked: 45 pts
Returned: 41.09 pts
P/L: -3.91 pts

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