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Newcastle At Crystal Palace – Team Prediction, Injuries, And Fan Expectations



Newcastle have a chance to climb back into third place with a result this afternoon at Crystal Palace. Manchester United are just 1 point above with a difficult trip to Emirates looming on Sunday.

Eddie Howe’s team selection is a point of intrigue heading into the match. Bruno Guimaraes has reportedly recovered enough from his ankle injury to make the traveling squad. Allan Saint-Maximin and Alexander Isak will also be itching to start.

I suspect Howe will not risk Bruno for the full 90 minutes. Allan Saint-Maximin hasn’t started in the league since August and will be motivated to impress should he get the nod. I suspect he will with Joelinton moving to the midfield.

This is the team I predict Howe to name this evening with Saint-Maximin in for Guimaraes. The bench would be a strong one with Bruno and Alex available for cameos.

The injury situation looks a lot better if Guimaraes is fit. Both Jonjo Shelvey and Matt Targett are a few weeks away but making progress. Elliot Anderson has returned to training with a chance to make the bench today.

Crystal Palace are in decent shape on the injury front though will be missing starting center-back Joachim Anderson with a calf injury. We could see either James Tompkins or the young American Chris Richards in for the Dane.

Newcastle Injuries

Emil Krafth (knee), Jonjo Shelvey (calf), Matt Targett (heel), Elliot Anderson (calf – fitness test), Bruno Guimaraes (ankle – fitness test)

Crystal Palace Injuries

Joachim Andersen (calf), James McArthur (groin), Nathan Ferguson (undisclosed)

Our poll shows a fanbase brimming with confidence once again. Around 94% expect Newcastle to get something from this match with over 2 in 3 voters predicting all three points.

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This is another tricky match against Jekyll and Hyde Palace. A lot could depend on which one shows up. Howe will have the lads primed and ready. Hopefully, three points and another clean sheet are on the way.


137 comments so far

  • CLINT FLICK

    Jan 21, 2023 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #41

    Sparky

    Howay mate… the Argentinian Pedro!

    Truly the best I’ve seen, too.
    Gazza was canny, like.

    1
  • jimiley

    Jan 21, 2023 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #42

    Bruno or Gascogne? That’s a good one. Gazza is better offensively but Bruno has a better all around game. I think Bruno will be top dog in future if we can be successful

    0
  • cleveleysbob

    Jan 21, 2023 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #43

    Clint, let’s hope so.

    Wood just had a half chance

    1
  • sparky55

    Jan 21, 2023 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #44

    We need Villa to beat southampton today to put them back in their box…we dont want to play them on the back of three consecutive league wins.

    0
  • sparky55

    Jan 21, 2023 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #45

    IMO bruno nowhere near as good as Gazza

    5
  • Pottsclock

    Jan 21, 2023 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #46

    Surely if Bruno is nearly fit, he has to be saved for the Carabao cup semi. It would be an enormous risk to play him today, even though he’ll be greatly missed

    0
  • Flurzinho

    Jan 21, 2023 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #47

    For sheer skill Gazza was on a different level to Pedro,but Pedro was a more complete player.

    1
  • CLINT FLICK

    Jan 21, 2023 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #48

    Dunno ’bout s’ton…them feeling confident may draw them out more?

    0
  • sparky55

    Jan 21, 2023 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #49

    Agreed

    0
  • jimiley

    Jan 21, 2023 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #50

    Bruno might come on the second half if drawing or losing.

    0
  • Flurzinho

    Jan 21, 2023 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #51

    To compare Bruno to Gazza is just wrong.

    Gazza was different planet, if only he had stayed at home!

    0
  • CLINT FLICK

    Jan 21, 2023 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #52

    Pedro did it without any help, pure talent…messi was carried there and lauded his whole career.
    Gazza ruined his.

    0
  • magicmac54

    Jan 21, 2023 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #53

    Flurzinho

    I totally agree with you mate, you play your best team if they are all fit, but i have my doubts Bruno will have fully recovered from last week, it`s just a hunch though, we will get our answer very soon fella.

    0
  • Flurzinho

    Jan 21, 2023 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #54

    Magicmac,

    Always trust Eddie.

    1
  • Zhongguo Geordie

    Jan 21, 2023 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #55

    Gazza was way better than Beardsley or Bruno at age 23 but injuries and drink/ drugs meant he didn’t have half the career he should have. In 1990 Gazza was the best player on the planet. Bruno has a way to go before anyone suggests that of him.

    4
  • SirRhosis

    Jan 21, 2023 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #56

    Next it will be arsiness-gate

    2
  • magicmac54

    Jan 21, 2023 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #57

    Clint Flick

    Not much work done in that allotment in Barnet this week young man 😀 😀 Catch you laters Clint, away to watch more footy HWTL

    2
  • martoon

    Jan 21, 2023 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #58

    I can see the argument for playing Bruno however although his injury may be OK now he probably hasn’t trained all week. I think I’d leave him on the bench unless we really need him and save him for Southampton after a few days training under his belt!

    1
  • magicmac54

    Jan 21, 2023 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #59

    Flurzinho

    A truer word was never spoken in Eddie we trust mate HWTL

    1
  • Flurzinho

    Jan 21, 2023 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #60

    ZG,

    Totally agree wasted talent no doubt, but what a joy to behold!

    Who would have even tried to score that goal against Scotland?

    Hardly any player in world would try never mind fulfil!

    0
  • CLINT FLICK

    Jan 21, 2023 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #61

    Magic

    Absolutely nada, mate!
    😉

    1
  • magicmac54

    Jan 21, 2023 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #62

    Martoon@58

    I hope you and the family are very well mate? Totally concur with you`re post and said the exact same earlier Martoon. Ok back later fellow fans HWTL

    1
  • CLINT FLICK

    Jan 21, 2023 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #63

    ZG

    Pedro’s consistency!

    Gazza’s raw talent, but pointless if you’re never reliable.

    0
  • Flurzinho

    Jan 21, 2023 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #64

    Some really good points about playing Bruno,I take both sides into account, but for me qualifying for the CL is more important than winning a cup in our state of evolution.

    It accelerates everything!

    2
  • AnyToon in Indiana

    Jan 21, 2023 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #65

    No one on this Everton squad is worth taking. Used to think Gray might turn into something but not really.

    0
  • AnyToon in Indiana

    Jan 21, 2023 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #66

    Kept that one just out of arms reach for Pickford.

    1
  • Munster Mag

    Jan 21, 2023 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #67

    Gazza was a street ahead of Bruno, but what a nice midfield they would be!

    2
  • SirRhosis

    Jan 21, 2023 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #68

    Everton just bindipper mackems. Sooooo hope they gan doon.

    3
  • Flurzinho

    Jan 21, 2023 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #69

    I think it was Pedro who said for sheer skill the most talented player he ever played with was Tino.

    2
  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Jan 21, 2023 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #70

    Only 1 day training between CP and the Saints. If Bruno not fit to start, should not be on bench. Scenario, one of our other 3 midfielders gets taken out after 2 minutes. Who do you put on?

    0
  • geordie157

    Jan 21, 2023 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #71

    I like the Fresneda and Franca links, two exciting young players.

    I was initially thinking Joao Pedro would now come in for Wood but he’s put injured for a month or two. However I think it’ll be that type of player they’ll be looking at, someone young who’s happy to come on from the bench and can play up top or out wide.

    1
  • geordie157

    Jan 21, 2023 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #72

    Meanwhile Bournemouth are winning, as are Brighton which really drops Leicester in it and Brighton move above Spurs.

    0
  • The Taco Taker

    Jan 21, 2023 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #73

    Great start to today’s fixtures..

    – The perfect score in the mid-table early kick-off.

    – 1-0 to West Ham in “El Sackicco” – Evertonians will be going proper mental!!

    Now for us to do the business this evening!!

    1
  • Flurzinho

    Jan 21, 2023 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #74

    Imagine a midfield with Gazza,Waddle and Pedro,playing in front of Bruno.

    I am going for a 4-1-3-2 combo.

    Ferdinand and Shearer up top.

    Tripps,Botman,Woodgate,Beresford.

    Pope in goal.

    3
  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Jan 21, 2023 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #75

    If Bruno plays then Eddie and his medical staff have passed him fit.

    Personally, I’d like to see him rested… Just in case, a sprained ankle needs 2 weeks to get over especially in an elite professional sport. However if he even comes on as a sub it must not have been a sprain? Unless these Brazilians of Rio de Janeiro are made from Titanium 😉

    Will be interesting but the main positive for me it looks like he will be fit enough for both the legs of the semi final…

    Tell me Ma me Ma , I won’t be home for tea, wa going to wemberleee tell me Ma me Ma

    1
  • The Taco Taker

    Jan 21, 2023 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #76

    2-0 West Ham!!

    🙂
    🙂

    0
  • AnyToon in Indiana

    Jan 21, 2023 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #77

    Bowen finding his scoring boots again.

    0
  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Jan 21, 2023 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #78

    Bin dippers Juniors going down the plug hole.

    0
  • JohnJ

    Jan 21, 2023 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #79

    Nottm Forest is what their fans prefer

    Nottingham Forest
    Notts County

    Just saying 🙂

    0
  • geordie157

    Jan 21, 2023 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #80

    On Bruno, just having him travelling with the squad is great news. I think he’ll be on the bench but would rather he missed this one altogether really.

    Maxi vs Isak for a start on the left, I think Maxi will start. With Isak getting another 30 mins from the bench.

    Hoping Anderson can force his way back into the side, injuries have held him back a back this season and I’ve read various comments saying he’s not good enough which feels harsh. Championship loan may have been good for him but I’d rather have Anderson coming off the bench than Ritchie or Fraser.

    1


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