Newcastle make just one change from the side which beat Sheffield Wednesday during the week with Danny Guthrie replacing the injured Andy Carroll.
That means Newcastle could well revert to playing five across midfield and leave man in form, Shola Ameobi up front.
Shola Ameobi will be up front supported perhaps by Kevin Nolan supporting, while Guthrie, making his first start of the season, is joined in midfield by skipper Alan Smith, Jonas Gutierrez and Ryan Taylor.
No change in defense with Steven Taylor playing, so that hopefully means a transfer is not imminent.
The defense is unchanged with Steve Harper, Danny Simpson, Jose Enrique, Steven Taylor and Fabricio Coloccini.
Nicky Butt returns to the bench after hand surgery, and will likely participate in the second half.
Teenagers Ranger, Kadar and LuaLua are all on the bench.
Howay The Lads!!
Crystal Palace: Darryl Flahavan, Clint Hill, Patrick McCarthy, Jose Fonte, Danny Butterfield, Alassane N’Diaye, Neil Danns, Shaun Derry, Alan Lee, Freddie Sears, Darren Ambrose
Subs: Victor Moses, Nathaniel Clyne, Sean Scannell, Johannes Ertl, Matt Lawrence, Kieran Djilali, Nick Carle
Newcastle United: Steve Harper, Danny Simpson, Jose Enrique, Fabricio Coloccini, Steven Taylor, Jonas Gutierrez, Ryan Taylor, Alan Smith (c), Danny Guthrie, Kevin Nolan, Shola Ameobi
Subs: Tim Krul, Tamas Kadar, Nicky Butt, Nile Ranger, Xisco. Geremi, Kazenga LuaLua
Referee: Andy D’Urso