Tonight sees the Newcastle management and playing staff face their former manager Alan Pardew for the first time in this midweek encounter at Selhurst Park.
The Magpies come into this game on the back of suffering a late equaliser by Stoke City in their last home game on Sunday that means they have only won one of their last five league matches.
In their last away game they did end a seven match run without picking up maximum points with a 3-0 victory at Hull City.
This is the third meeting of the season between these two sides and they have not been short of goal action. Neil Warnock’s first game back in charge at Newcastle saw a 3-3 draw on Tyneside in August that was closely followed by a League Cup tie at Selhurst, which was won by the visitors by the odd goal in five after 120 minutes.
Crystal Palace: Crystal Palace could recall both Marouane Chamakh (broken nose) and Yannick Bolasie, who has been away at the Africa Cup of Nations.
Captain Mile Jedinak is again absent having returned from the Asian Cup with an ankle injury.
Newcastle United : Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote is sidelined with an ankle injury picked up on international duty. Siem de Jong has been ruled out for eight weeks after suffering a collapsed lung, while Rolando Aarons is also out.
Referee: A. Marriner
Assistants: G. Beswick & M. Perry
Fourth Official: A. D'Urso
LAST MEETING AT SELHURST PARK
24th September 2014
Crystal Palace 2-3 Newcastle United
Carling Cup 3rd Round.
Palace were knocked out of the Capital One Cup at the third round stage by Newcastle United, but did take the game to extra-time after the initial 90 minutes finished in thrilling style.
The hosts took the lead halfway through the first-half when Dwight Gayle tucked away a penalty, but they were pegged back before the interval thanks to Emmanuel Riviere's well-taken strike.
The French striker then completed his brace from the penalty spot again three minutes after the restart, but having come off the bench 10 minutes earlier debutant Sullay Kaikai's stoppage-time equaliser brought the game into extra-time.
However despite seeing Mehdi Abeid sent-off in the additional half-hour, the Magpies once again found themselves in front when Paul Dummett headed in in the 112th minute and that was enough to give them a fourth round trip to Manchester City.
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Crystal Palace to win: 13/10
Newcastle to win: 21/10
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