Eagles, Magpies set for battle

2019/20 Premier League

Round 27

22-24 February 2020

Crystal Palace and Newcastle United will battle for three crucial points when they meet at Selhurst Park on Saturday 22 February 2020, kick-off at 18:00. The match is one of 10 spread from 22 to 24 February for the 27h round of the 2019/20 Premier League season.

Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce

Palace come into the clash on the back of a 3-1 loss away to Everton on February 8 – the result was a third straight defeat and extended their winless run across all competitions to eight matches.

Manager Roy Hodgson is hoping that the Eagles’ recent recess will have seen his players recharge their batteries: “The idea of this winter break is that the players should be given a mental and physical break. We [have given] them a programme and hoping the break will allow us to come back fresher and start to get some points and score goals.”

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Newcastle suffered a 4-0 hammering in their last outing, going down away to Arsenal this past Sunday evening. The Magpies have now won just once in their last eight Premier League matches and need to be wary of a slip toward the relegation zone.

“The reason we’ve had a little bit of success is that resilience to defend and play against team like we have done. We haven’t done enough,” said manager Steve Bruce. “When you get a beating like we have, you need to lick your wounds and show your resilience.”

Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha

In head-to-head stats, Palace and Newcastle have met in 46 previous matches. The Magpies have claimed 27 wins compared to 10 for the Eagles, while nine games have been drawn.

When the teams met in the Premier League earlier this season, at St James Park in December 2019, Newcastle claimed a 1-0 win thanks to a late goal from Miguel Almiron.

Crystal Palace v Newcastle United – Head-to-head

Matches played 46
Palace wins 10
Newcastle wins 27
Draws 9

Premier League fixtures, 22-24 February 2020

Saturday 22 February
15:30: Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur
18:00: Burnley v Bournemouth
18:00: Crystal Palace v Newcastle United
18:00: Sheffield United v Brighton & Hove Albion
18:00: Southampton v Aston Villa
20:30: Leicester City v Manchester City

Sunday 23 February
17:00: Manchester United v Watford
17:00: Wolverhampton Wanderers v Norwich City
19:30: Arsenal v Everton

Monday 24 February
23:00: Liverpool v West Ham United

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Published: 02/18/2020