If there was such a thing as a list of football managers you would want by your side in a fight, it’s safe to say that Steve Bruce and Roy Hodgson would be at opposite ends!
However, both managers have proven they have the stomach for a Premier League fight, managing over 700 top-flight games between them!
And when they face each other once again on Friday night, it will be fascinating to see who can land a knockout punch.
|Fixture||Crystal Palace v Newcastle United|
|Date||Friday, November 27, 2020 at 20:00|
|Where||Selhurst Park, London|
|How to Watch||Live on Amazon Prime Video|
Our Top Odds Pick – Crystal Palace to Win – 5/4 at Betfred
Palace’s home record this season is won three, lost one, and their form at Selhurst Park is keeping them out of the bottom three currently, given how dire they’ve been on the road.
And speaking of teams that struggle on the road, since beating West Ham on the opening day, Newcastle have secured a measly two points from four away games.
Not that they’ve been much better at home, with three losses from in their last five matches.
That kind of form will hardly strike terror into Eagles fans, and we’re happy to take a juicy odds-against price on a Palace win here.
Our Extra Pick – Eberechi Eze to Score – 7/2 at Betfair
In a below-par Palace performance against Burnley last time out, the one bright spark was the form of Eberechi Eze, who was arguably their best player.
Eze has settled well since his move from Brentford, and opened his Palace account in their last home game against Leeds, as well as setting up Scott Dann’s goal.
With Wilfred Zaha set to miss out again after a positive COVID-19 test, much will be asked of Eze again, and he certainly looks up to the task.
Our Long Shot – Crystal Palace to Win 3-1 – 26/1 at Unibet
When Palace win, they tend to win comfortably, proved by a 3-1 victory over Man United and a 4-1 win over Leeds last time out.
Newcastle are on a two-game losing streak, but they should at least find the net, as they have done in three of their four league matches away from St James’ Park.
And the fact that Palace haven’t kept a clean sheet since the opening day, is enough to encourage a small wager at a fantastic price!
Please note that all odds are correct at time of publication and are subject to change.