Get ready for an exciting Premier League clash this Saturday! Crystal Palace will try to stop red-hot Newcastle United at Selhurst Park.

Palace comes into this match depleted by injuries. Managers love to complain about injuries, but Palace does have bad luck right now! A crazy number of their best players are hurt.

Meanwhile, Newcastle are soaring after another win over Wolves last week. Striker Alexander Isak is in top form, scoring goals for fun. Can the Magpies stay hot on the road?

With Palace missing key men, Newcastle will look to control the game with their slick passing and movement. Palace will hope their defense stays solid to give them a chance.

Crystal Palace vs Newcastle United

The match will take place on Saturday, 21st October 2023, at St. James' Park

Depleted Palace Showed Great Heart To Earn A Point

Crystal Palace came into this game with a crazy number of injured players. Unfortunately during the first half two more of their players Schlupp and Riedewald had to come off injured! Their manager Hodgson was furious seeing even more key players go down. The treatment room at Palace must be packed right now with all their injuries. Amazingly, they were able to get a point against Forest with so many guys sidelined.

Surprise Starter Riedewald Was Solid Before His Injury

Even though he has barely played lately, Jaïro Riedewald had to start for Palace in midfield because they had no one else healthy. He did a great job bringing composure on the ball until he went off injured too. Riedewald hasn't started much in the Premier League but stepped up when called upon. His solid performance showed Palace have some good squad depth, which they needed with all these injuries.

Toffolo Stung the Keeper's Hands With a Powerful Shot

Palace defender Harry Toffolo who likes to attack gave Palace an unlikely scoring chance with a thunderous long-range shot. He smashed it and forced a brilliant save from the Forest goalkeeper. With Palace missing their main creative players like Eze due to injury, they need defenders like Toffolo to try their luck from a distance. He gave them a spark going forward.

The Center Back Pairing Was Strong for the Palace

Despite missing key players, Palace's central defenders Guehi and Andersen played very well together. They made many blocks and clearances to stop Forest's speedy forwards from scoring. Even with a weakened team, Palace's backline stood tall and didn't allow many chances. Keeping a clean sheet was crucial for Hodgson's hard-working side.

A Gutsy Team Display Earns Vital Point for Survival Hopes

Considering all the injuries Palace had, it was really impressive that they battled to a 0-0 draw with one of the best teams in the league. They defended bravely and never gave up. It shows the great team spirit at the club. Hodgson will be delighted with their work ethic. Getting points from tough games like this could be the difference between relegation and staying up!

Newcastle - Magpies Made to Rue Missed Chances

With Newcastle struggling to find top gear, Swedish star Alexander Isak stepped up to fire them ahead with a quick-fire brace. His two predatory finishes turned the game on its head after West Ham's opener. Isak showed great technique and composure in the box to punish the Hammers. His double burst blew the game wide open.

Open Goal Horror Wastes Chance to Kill Off Hammers

Just moments after his second goal, Isak should have sealed his hat-trick but incredibly missed an open goal from 5 yards out! After rounding the keeper, Isak somehow hit the side netting. That huge let-off gave West Ham hope when Newcastle should have been home and dry. It was a bad miss that proved incredibly costly.

Magpies Made to Pay for Lack of Ruthless Edge

Despite dominating large portions of the game, Newcastle's inability to take chances cost them victory in the end. As well as Isak's bad miss, Almiron, Guimaraes, and Saint-Maximin also wasted great opportunities to extend the Magpies' lead when on top. Newcastle were left frustrated at not showing more killer instinct.

Injury-Hit Magpies Run Out of Steam

With Wilson and Gordon injured, Newcastle's attack lacked its usual zip and energy at times. Coming off a tough midweek game in the Champions League understandably took its toll on tired legs. The Magpies slowly ran out of ideas and puff going forward as the game wore on, allowing West Ham to eventually snatch a leveler.

Vital Lesson in Taking Chances for Euro Hopefuls

This draw was a reality check in Newcastle's quest to reach the Champions League. Against the Premier League's best sides, they can't afford to waste chances like they did here. Putting teams to the sword is a must for Euro hopefuls. But if they learn this lesson, Newcastle's exhilarating young side still has a very bright future.

Predicted Lineups

Crystal Palace: S. Johnstone, T. Mitchell, Marc Guehi, J. Andersen, N. Clyne, J. Schlupp, J. Riedewald, Will Hughes, O. Edouard, Jordan Ayew, J. Mateta.

Newcastle United: Nick Pope, Dan Burn, Fabian Schar, J. Lascelles, K. Trippier, S. Longstaff, Bruno Guimaraes, S. Tonali, A. Gordon, M. Almiron, A. Isak.

Key Battles

In midfield, Palace's Cheikhou Kouyate must stop Newcastle's Bruno Guimaraes from pulling the strings. Kouyate's strength versus Guimaraes's skill.

Up front, Palace's Wilfried Zaha is set to duel Newcastle's speedy defender Kieran Trippier. Can Zaha use his bag of tricks to get by Trippier?


The Eagles are reeling from a crazy number of injuries to key players. Manager Patrick Vieira will have a depleted squad.

But Newcastle are buzzing after another victory, led by hot striker Alexander Isak up front. His scoring prowess leads the Magpies' charge.

Palace will need to defend resolutely and stay organized to contain Newcastle's speedy attack. Meanwhile, Newcastle will look to dominate possession and create chances.

With both teams needing points for different reasons, an intense battle awaits in London this weekend!