Jeff Stelling delivers score prediction for must-win Newcastle United clash vs Crystal Palace

Sky Sports host Jeff Stelling has predicted that Newcastle United’s wait for a first Premier League win of the season will continue when they face Crystal Palace this weekend.
Jeff Stelling. (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)Jeff Stelling. (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)
Jeff Stelling. (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)

The Magpies travel to Selhurst Park on Saturday for a match that will mark their first since the departure of Steve Bruce earlier in the week.

The 60-year-old’s final game in the dugout on Tyneside was Sunday’s 3-2 defeat at the hands of Tottenham – a result that left the Toon Army with just three points from their opening eight fixtures.

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For their part, Palace were denied a famous three points against Arsenal on Monday night, with Alexandre Lacazette striking in stoppage time to rescue a 2-2 draw for the Gunners.

But Stelling believes they will have more luck against Newcastle tomorrow, and has forecast a 1-0 win for the Eagles.

Fellow pundit Neil Mellor also believes that interim boss Graeme Jones will lose his first match at the helm, predicting a 2-1 home victory.