Newcastle host Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday with both sides looking to bounce back from disappointing results.

The Magpies conceded in the 97th minute at Liverpool to lose 2-1 in midweek, while the Eagles were also hit by a late strike as Brentford nicked a point at Selhurst Park.

Here’s what you need to know about the fixture.

Newcastle: 2 Wins
Crystal Palace: 2 Wins
Draws: 1

Newcastle: LDWDD
Crystal Palace: DLWWD

New signing Alexander Isak started and scored in the defeat at Liverpool in midweek and will likely keep his place up front. However, he may have to make do without teammate Allan Saint-Maximin, who is touch and go to be fit in time for Saturday.

Regular starting centre-back pair Fabian Schar and Sven Botman should be drafted in again by Eddie Howe after dropping to the bench. Bruno Guimaraes is another doubt.

Newcastle Starting 11: Pope; Trippier, Schar, Botman, Targett; Willock, Longstaff, Joelinton; Almiron, Isak, Fraser.
Bench: Darlow, Burn, Lascelles, Ritchie, Wood, Anderson, Murphy, Lewis, Manquillo.

Wilfried Zaha made a welcome return to Palace’s starting XI in midweek, having missed the trip to Manchester City with a knock. The Ivory Coast international has scored four goals in his last three games.

Odsonne Edouard and Jean-Philippe Mateta are options for the striker roles, with the latter getting the nod at Brentford. Tyrick Mitchell should come back into the starting XI at the expense of Joel Ward.

Among the long-term absentees for the Eagles are Jack Butland, James Tomkins, Nathan Ferguson and James McArthur.

Crystal Palace Starting 11: Guaita; Clyne, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell; Schlupp, Doucoure, Eze; Olise, Edouard, Zaha.
Bench: Johnstone, Ward, Milivojevic, Ayew, Mateta, Richards, Phillips, Ebiowei, Rodney.

The late defeat at Liverpool would have been a real punch in the gut for Newcastle, conceding so late to end up leaving Merseyside with nothing.

It’s a similar story for Palace, with Wilfried Zaha being brutally honest about his disappointment in his side’s inability to see out victory against Brentford.

With both sides coming off frustrating results, the points could be shared.

Prediction: Newcastle 1-1 Crystal Palace


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