We go into Saturday's fixture against Crystal Palace in the knowledge that if we play as well as we have been against the big teams, we will give ourselves a decent chance to kick start our season from this point. One helpful statistic is that the Eagles have only won one in the last fifteen against us, a run that dates back to January 1999.
Because of the difficult start we have been dealt with thus far in the season, even when the fixtures were released back in June, the focus of this fixture has been black and white and labelled as a potential first win as we approach an ending to this difficult start of fixtures against the top six. The sake of confidence, this first win is needed as soon as possible so that the individuals in the squad can realise and prove that they are capable of winning matches at this level.
Facts and Figures
Newcastle wins: 25
Crystal Palace wins: 9
Newcastle wins: 11
Crystal Palace wins: 6
Top Flight at Crystal Palace
Newcastle wins: 5
Crystal Palace wins: 4
Previous ten (all competitions)
Newcastle wins: 6 (17 goals)
Crystal Palace wins: 1 (12 goals)
Biggest win: Crystal Palace 0 - 3 Newcastle United (21/12/2013)
Biggest defeat: Crystal Palace 5 - 1 Newcastle United (28/11/2015)
Biggest aggregate win: Newcastle United 4 - 0 Crystal Palace (3-0 and 1-0) (2013/14 season)