This Saturday two mid-table regulars will both be searching for their seventh league win of the season when Newcastle United host Crystal Palace.
Palace are currently enjoying a four-match unbeaten run in the Premier League. Wilfried Zaha ensured that the run continued when his late equaliser helped the Eagles to a 1-1 draw against arch rivals Brighton.
Newcastle could’ve had a similar record however, their run of three straight unbeaten games was ended by Chris Wood and his Burnley side who won 1-0.
Nevertheless, Steve Bruce’s side find themselves level on points with Arsenal and just three points off Manchester United. Let’s face it - If you had offered that to a Magpie supporter at the start of the season, they would have taken your arm off.
As the hosts, Newcastle are the favourites in the betting at 7/5. It’s easy to pick negatives with a team like United however, the one thing you can’t criticise them for this season is their home form.
Newcastle lost their first home game of the season 1-0 to Arsenal however, they’ve been unbeaten at St. James’ since. Their current run stretches to seven home games without defeat and what’s more, Bruce’s men will be eyeing their fourth home win in just six games.
Despite this, Crystal Palace will be no pushovers. This is a team that’s lost just one of their last five away games; a 2-0 defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Four of the last eight meetings between the two sides have ended in draws. With that in mind, our recommendation is to walk in the similar direction and back a half time/full time bet of draw/draw at 7/2.
Collectively, this bet has landed in seven games including Palace and Newcastle. What’s more, it landed in two of the last four draws produced by this fixture.
Half Time/Full Time Draw/Draw – 7/2 888Sport*
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