It’s another big match for Newcastle as Crystal Palace travel north to St James Park on Saturday. It’ll be a battle between two teams currently mid-table.
We’ll look to get back on track after the loss at Burnley last weekend while our visitors will try to continue their unbeaten ways. The Eagles haven’t lost in four matches, taking 8 points out of a possible 12.
Both teams have significant injury concerns with Newcastle sweating on the fitness of Miguel Almiron, Ciaran Clark, and Jonjo Shelvey. Crystal Palace will be without a few key players like Jeffrey Schlupp, Gary Cahill, and former Magpie Andros Townsend.
A lot will depend on how Thursday’s training session goes with Jonjo Shelvey and Miguel Almiron set to take part. If they cannot go, we’ll likely see something similar set-up wise to what we saw at Burnley. Hopefully, the home crowd can spur the lads on to a better display.
We don’t think Bruce will mess around too much with the formation from the start. He’s likely to remain with the 5-4-1 with Andy Carroll spearheading the attack. If that’s the case, it will be Andy’s first time starting consecutive games this season.
The loss last weekend didn’t affect our league position too much. We are still in 11th just 4 points behind Tottenham in 5th. Crystal Palace are now in the 9th spot but only one point ahead of us.
This is another chance to jump into the top half of the table and get back to winning ways. We think the lads can do just that despite the injury concerns.
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