Joelinton Leads The Line, Schar In Defence | 5-4-1 Newcastle United Predicted Lineup Vs Crystal Palace

Florian Lejeune of Newcastle United celebrates with Fabian Schar after scoring his team's second goal during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Newcastle United at Goodison Park on January 21, 2020 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Newcastle United will travel to Selhurst Park to take on Crystal Palace in the next round of fixtures in the Premier League. The Magpies suffered a thumping defeat at the hands of Arsenal in the last game week. Steve Bruce’s men will look to bounce back after that below-par performance.

The Toon managed a narrow 1-0 win in December when Palace turned up at the St. James’ Park. One can expect another tight game with both teams building their offensive moves on a solid defensive base. Palace have lost their last three games in the league, and they are winless in five. Both teams are separated by just one point. Newcastle are slightly ahead on the table at the moment.

Team News: Jetro Willems is out for the season. Paul Dummett, Andy Carroll, Emil Krafth, Javier Manquillo and Ciaran Clark are likely to miss out due to their injury concerns. Dwight Gayle, Jonjo Shelvey and Yoshinori Muto are doubtful for this encounter.

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND – JANUARY 25: Steve Bruce, Manager of Newcastle United looks on prior to the FA Cup Fourth Round match between Newcastle United and Oxford United at St. James Park on January 25, 2020 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

5-4-1 Newcastle United Predicted Lineup Vs Crystal Palace

Formation (5-4-1)

Defence

Martin Dubravka is set to feature in goal once again. January arrival Danny Rose is expected to start on the left side of the back five. He will look to move forward and provide support in attack when required. Federico Fernandez is likely to play in the left-sided centre back position. Jamaal Lascelles will occupy the central defensive role. Swiss international Fabian Schar will feature as the right-sided centre half.

On loan from Inter Milan, Valentino Lazaro is likely to start as the right-back, and like his fullback partner, he will look to gallop forward at every opportunity.

Midfield

Allan Saint-Maximin will have the onus of creating chances from the left flank, and his directness and explosive pace could trouble the Palace defence. Nabil Bentaleb disappointed against Arsenal, and we expect Isaac Hayden to return to the starting lineup in the middle. Sean Longstaff is likely to partner him in central areas. Miguel Almiron who scored the winner against Palace in the return fixture will look to make an impact from the right-wing.

Attack

With Dwight Gayle a doubt and Andy Carroll set to miss out, Joelinton will be expected to keep his place upfront. The big-money signing has flattered to deceive so far, but he is set to get another chance with Bruce having no other outright strikers available for selection.

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