Newcastle United will entertain Crystal Palace at St. James’ Park on Wednesday night as both teams look to secure a win at Tyneside. The Magpies managed to pick up a 2-1 win over Leicester City last Sunday, so they will be confident about securing a good result in midweek. In contrast, the Eagles suffered a 2-0 loss at the hands of Chelsea last weekend which has halted their momentum ahead of this game.
Newcastle United vs Crystal Palace: Talking Tactics
Eddie Howe will set his team up in a 4-3-3 formation and could instruct his men to keep a solid shape at the back this weekend.
Patrick Viera could opt for a 4-3-3 formation and could ask his men to dominate possession and create some decent chances in the final third.
Ryan Fraser is a major doubt for this game as he is still recovering from a hamstring problem. Otherwise, Newcastle has no fresh injury concerns to cope with in midweek.
Newcastle United Predicted XI
Dubravka; Krafth, Schar, Burn, Targett; Guimaraes, Shelvey, Joelinton; Almiron, Wood, Saint-Maximin
Conor Gallagher should return to Palace’s starting XI after he was ineligible to face his parent club, Chelsea in the FA Cup last weekend. Nathan Ferguson (muscle) and Will Hughes (knock) are unlikely to be risked in this game.
Crystal Palace Predicted XI
Guaita; Clyne, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell; Gallagher, Kouyate, Schlupp; Ayew, Mateta, Zaha
The defensive performance of Fabian Schar and Dan Burn could go a long way in determining the fate of this match. Bruno Guimaraes scored a brace in his last league outing, so he will be eager to do well in this midweek match.
Both Conor Gallagher and Wilfried Zaha need to be at the top of their game if the Eagles are to earn a result on the road. Vicente Guaita will be responsible for making some important saves if Viera’s men are to keep things solid at the back in midweek.
Newcastle United vs Crystal Palace: Streaming Links
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