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KICK OFF: Friday 27th November 2020, 8:00pm

Newcastle will be searching for a rare victory away to Crystal Palace in their Friday evening kick-off at Selhurst Park.

The Magpies have are winless in their last five outings to South London and could do with ending that run as they look to end their current winless streak.

Crystal Palace on the other hand are currently two points better off than their opponents and will also be looking to get back to winning ways after their 1-0 defeat at Burnley on Monday.

Key Stats:

  • Palace have won only two of their past seven league fixtures, losing four of them.
  • Newcastle have lost three of their past five league matches (W1, D1).
  • Newcastle have had fewer shots and fewer shots on target than any other Premier League side so far this season
  • Palace have led for 395 minutes this term, second only to Premier League leaders Tottenham.

Team News:

Crystal Palace:

Palace will be without key man Wilfred Zaha who is isolating after his positive coronavirus test confirmed before the Burnley match.

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Captain Luka Milivojevic is out of isolation but misses the game as he serves the last of his three game ban.

Newcastle:

Callum Wilson should be back for Steve Bruce after being left out in the defeat to Chelsea last weekend.

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Newcastle also hope to have captain Jamal Lascelles fit after he limped off against Chelsea. Also there will be late considerations on the fitness of Jonjo Shelvey and Matt Ritchie.

Ryan Fraser remains out of action.

Key Players to Watch:

Crystal Palace: Ebere Eze

Newcastle: C Wilson

Predicted Line-Ups:

Crystal Palace: V. Guaita; N Clyne, C Kouyate, G Cahill, P van Aanholt; A Townsend, J Riedewald, J McArthur, J Schlupp; E Eze, J Ayew

Newcastle: K Darlow; J. Murphy, F Fernandez, J Lascelles, C Clark, J Lewis; M Almiron, S Longstaff, I Hayden, A Saint-Maximin; C Wilson

Score Prediction: Crystal Palace 2-1 Newcastle

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