Crystal Palace vs Newcastle Betting Tip Under 1.5 goals – 22 February 2020

Tight game expected at Selhurst

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EnglandCrystal Palace vs NewcastleEngland
22nd February 1500hrs
Football – England – Premier League
Pick Under 1.5 goals
Bookmaker Betfair
Odds: 7/4 odds taken 2000 GMT, Friday 21 February

Saturday’s match at Selhurst Park is a meeting of the Premier League’s two lowest scorers. Crystal Palace are in dire need of a victory but Newcastle can move four points clear of their opponents with a win of their own.

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Crystal Palace Preview – Can struggling Palace get their first win since Boxing Day?

It’s been a longstanding problem for Crystal Palace but their lack of goals is now have a significant impact on results. The Eagles were seemingly well clear of the relegation picture when beating West Ham on Boxing Day but that is their last win of any sort. Since then, Palace have drawn four and lost four – tumbling down the table.
Roy Hodgson’s men still have a six point cushion over the Hammers who sit third bottom but it’s beginning to get a little too close for comfort.
Our betting prediction:
Crystal Palace to win 1-0

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With only 23 goals in 26 league games Palace trail every other team in goals scored. Their top scorer in the league is Jordan Ayew with six and it could well be that they finish the campaign without anybody reaching double figures. Talisman Wilfred Zaha has managed only three and his lack of contribution is a big drop-off from previous years.
Home goals are even harder to come by for Palace with 10 win 13 games. Again, it’s another league low and one which they will be hoping to rectify tomorrow as they look to ease their relegation fears somewhat.

Newcastle Preview – Will Newcastle make it a first win in five league matches and all but confirm their Premier League status?

Much was made of Steve Bruce’s appointment and taking over from Rafa Benitez as Newcastle’s manager. Many, myself included, expected the Magpies to be heavily involved in the battle for survival but aside from the very early weeks of the season they have been pretty comfortable. Newcastle are one point better off than Palace going into this game and have a chance to put further distance between themselves and the bottom three.

Their recent form is not great either, however, although they have lost just one of their last five league games. The 1-0 win at home to Chelsea in the middle of January remains their only win in the last eight league matches.

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Just as Palace have consistent struggles in scoring goals, Newcastle are not far behind. Despite a club-record fee for Brazilian striker Joelinton in the summer, they have managed just one more goal than tomorrow’s opponents. Joelinton certainly has some attributes but he doesn’t appear to be the prolific striker that many supporters anticipated having scored just one league goal so far.

Although his team have come in for some criticism for their style of play, the fact Newcastle are seven points clear of the relegation zone and not considered to be in immediate threat of going down should be acknowledged.

Crystal Palace vs Newcastle Betting Advice

It will come as no surprise to note that the first meeting of the season between these two ended 1-0 with Newcastle making home advantage count on that occasion. Considering their respective struggles in front of goal it’s hard to see this being anything other than a very close encounter.
The fact that there is just one point separating the two this far into the season is another indication that there is little between the two.

Key Facts – Crystal Palace vs Newcastle Betting Tip

  • It’s now now win in eight league games for Palace who may just be looking over their shoulder
  • Newcastle have won just one of their last eight league games but lost one of their last five
  • A 1-0 victory at St James’ Park was enough to give Newcastle all three points in December


Ordinarily I would suggest backing under 2.5 goals in this game but as it’s a battle between the two lowest scorers in the league the odds are reflective of that. Instead, I’m going to put up under 1.5 goals. It’s a bet that would have won four times already in Palace’s home season and worth a speculative bet.

The best betting odds for Crystal Palace vs Newcastle


Crystal Palace to win: 19/20 at Bet365
Draw: 23/10 at Bet365
Newcastle to win: 16/5 at Bet365