Palace v Newcastle betting tips: Jones in charge of winless Magpies
Palace v Newcastle betting tips and odds
Newcastle face Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon with Graeme Jones in temporary charge following the exit of Steve Bruce on Tuesday.
Bruce’s tortuous two-year spell in charge at St James’ Park came just 13 days after the Saudi-led consortium completed its takeover of the club.
The Magpies are 29/10 to secure their first win of the season, but we’ll take a look at some of the other markets for our Palace v Newcastle betting tips.
Former Shakhtar Donetsk coach Paulo Fonseca is the odds-on favourite to replace Bruce, but for now Jones has been given the task of ending their winless streak.
The Magpies are second from bottom with just three points, but they have drawn three of their last six and another share of the spoils can be backed at 5/2 bearing in mind Palace have split the points in five of their eight games.
Both teams have found the net in Newcastle’s last six matches and a score draw is available at 10/3, while goals at both ends is 8/11. The Eagles have drawn 2-2 three times this season and a fourth is priced at 12/1.
#NUFC can confirm that Steve Bruce has left his position as head coach by mutual consent.
The club would like to place on record its gratitude to Steve for his contribution and wishes him well for the future.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) October 20, 2021
Palace have won just once this season, but conceded last-minute equalisers against both Brighton and Arsenal in two of their last three games, so they would be 11th instead of 14th had they held on to those leads.
Interestingly, Palace have the worst first-half record of all 20 teams with just one win, but they have won the second half four times.
Draw HT/Palace FT, Newcastle HT/Draw FT or Newcastle HT/Palace FT are available at 15/4, 14/1 and 25/1 respectively, while the hosts to win from behind is 10/1. The Magpies to be leading at the break and failing to win is 10/1 in our Palace v Newcastle betting tips.
Patrick Vieira was without key winger Wilfried Zaha for the trip to his former club Arsenal because of illness as Christian Benteke spearheaded the attack in a 4-2-3-1 formation in which Conor Gallagher played just behind, flanked by Odsonne Edouard on the left and Jordan Ayew on the right.
— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) October 20, 2021
James McArthur, who was lucky not to be sent off at the Emirates for a wild kick to Bukayo Saka’s calf, played in a holding midfield role with Luka Milivojevic.
Newcastle midfielder Jonjo Shelvey is suspended after receiving two yellow cards as a second-half substitute in Sunday’s 3-2 home defeat by Tottenham.
Benteke is 9/2 to bag the opening goal or 15/8 to score any time as he did at Arsenal, while Edouard, who put the Eagles 2-1 up with a fierce shot which went in off the bar, is 4/1 and 7/4 in the equivalent markets.
Should Palace talisman Zaha be passed fit, he is 4/1 to break the deadlock and 13/8 as an anytime goalscorer.
Magpies striker Callum Wilson made his first appearance since the end of August last weekend and opened the scoring in just the second minute, so we go 4/1 and 7/4 in the two options, while Allan Saint-Maximin is 9/1 and 7/2 respectively for our Palace v Newcastle betting tips.
Where: Selhurst Park
When: 15:00, Saturday 23rd October
How to watch: N/A
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication