Rafa Benitez's Newcastle United will be hoping to move one step closer to safety when they take on Crystal Palace this weekend.
The Magpies look pretty comfortable as it stands but they still need a few more points to confirm their status as a Premier League for the 2019/2020 campaign.
Newcastle have won just two of their last five matches and they have not won back-to-back games since January.
However, Newcastle's home form has been incredible of late and they will feel that they have enough about them to overturn Palace.
The home fans have enjoyed four successive victories of late and they will be boosted by Fabian Schar's return following a two-match suspension.
He is expected to slot straight into defence meaning Paul Dummett or Florian Lejuene could make way.
Isaac Hayden, Mo Diame and DeAndre Yedlin all face fitness tests ahead of the game with Jonjo Shelvey and Ki Sung-yueng on standby to fill in.
Palace boss Roy Hodgson does not have many injury worries, with centre-back Mamadou Sakho the only confirmed absentee. He is likely to recall Andros Townsend, who returned from a hand injury as a substitute at Tottenham in midweek.
Three defeats in five matches leaves Palace in the relegation fight, with Hodgson's troops eight points above the bottom three.
Many of their fans will feel that should be enough but another win this weekend would put the icing on the cake for the Eagles. Palace have won just one of their last 16 matches against Newcastle in all competitions, drawing five and losing 10.
The fight to avoid relegation isn’t over yet and both Crystal Palace and Newcastle could still be dragged back into it. Both teams go head to head this Saturday to try and move themselves up the Premier League table.
Both clubs are coming into this game on the back of defeats in the capital. Crystal Palace, a London team in their own right, travelled north of the city and suffered a 2-0 defeat inside Tottenham’s new stadium.
Newcastle, on the other hand, travelled south to take on Arsenal and also came away from the capital having lost 2-0.
The bookies are split on this fixture nevertheless, the majority of them have made Newcastle the favourites at around 7/5.
It’s certainly no wonder why they are split. On one hand, Crystal Palace possess a fierce away record which is currently the 7thbest in the Premier League.
On the other hand, the Eagles have lost six of their last eight trips to St. James’ Park and haven’t scored at that ground since 2014. What’s more, Newcastle have shown great home form having won five straight league games on their own turf.
With all that in mind, the recommendation is to back the home side at their current price of 7/5.
Newcastle to win – 7/5 Paddy Power*
*prices correct at time of posting and are subject to change
**Your bet will be paid out in full if your team is winning by 2 goals at any stage in the match regardless if your selection goes on to draw or lose the game. Applies to all Premier League, La Liga and Champions League games (pre-match singles in the Win-Draw-Win market only) until 1st June 2019. T&Cs apply.