Michael Owen has given his verdict on the Newcastle v Crystal Palace match.

The former NUFC striker says he expects Newcastle fans to be ‘pleased with the news of the impending sale by owner Mike Ashley’.

Never the most interesting person to listen to, suggesting the supporters would be ‘pleased’ is surely understatement of the year.

The game was sold out some time ago and all the factors are there….

There will be almost 51,000 Newcastle fans (Palace took less than half the available allocation), two very good performances and decent results against Liverpool and Southampton, Rafa taking the team to ninth place (two points off fifth), and of course the Mike Ashley news/circus this week.

As Michael Owen says: ‘St James Park will be rocking’, but he isn’t expecting a great game.

He sees a ‘likely cagey 90 minutes for both sides’ and has bottled out of making a match prediction of who will win, though he appears to indicate a low scoring draw with his comments and his bet prediction is less than three goals in the game.

Even with that win against Chelsea, we will surely see Newcastle trying to get on the front foot against a Palace team who had lost their first seven PL matches without scoring a goal.

We all know that all out attack won’t happen, as it is not the Rafa way, but surely important that he uses what is sure to be a buoyant crowd from the first minute and get at the opposition.

Michael Owen speaking to BetVictor:

“St James Park will be rocking for Palace’s arrival and I expect Magpies’ fans to be pleased with the news of the impending sale by owner Mike Ashley.

“Palace claimed a first league win of the season with last weekend’s scalp of Champions Chelsea but are unlikely to replicate that in the North-East in a likely cagey 90 minutes for both sides.

“Michael Owen betting Tip: Under 2.5 Goals at  8/11

Newcastle v Crystal Palace Match Betting:

Newcastle win 1/1Draw 5/2 Palace win 31/10

Merino to score 1st goal 17/1 NUFC to win 2-0 17/2Shelvey to be man of the match 11/1

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  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    Every game we go into i worry about one thing & one thing only, The Attack.
    Perez scored an excellent goal but he needs to do more, as for Joselu he couldn`t hit a barn door. His 1st goal was bundled in & his 2nd was a billiards in off.
    time to give the Mad Serb a start against Palace

    • Tel Boy Telboy

      Exactly it is goal scoring thats the problem.
      This will not be an easy game Saturday you tend to find when teams win one game they go on a roll of wins hopefully the news of the takeover will ignite the players to up there game even further.

    • HarryHype59

      Mitrovic would score more than either of them combined! However,he isn’t the answer! Let’s pray the new regime take over in time for the next window!

  • steve pearce

    Graham Porter – you are a disgrace and obviously have no love for the club whose fanzine site you allegedly write for. Why do you keep reeling out the same negative rubbish from such walking slime as Michael Owen? We couldn’t care less what he has to say nor indeed what any of the other Toon haters you are also on very good terms with indeed have to say. I hope you smuggle yourself in the soon to be ex-owners luggage when he hot foots it out of town and you can find a new job raking drunken vomit out of his fireplaces with your tongue…

  • Peaky Magpie

    Michael Owen bottling it ??? Who’d have ever believed it !!!

  • Peaky Magpie

    If anyone reading this happens to be wandering around any of the London parks sees Merson on a bench with his heed in a brown paper bag please tell him he’s late with this weekends prediction.

  • S.G.M.

    Lets just prey Muggson doesn’t predict a Newcastle win!

  • Rich Lawson

    No prediction on the score,what sort of pundit is that ? Does he have a site that does horse racing tips as well ? Love to see that.Does anybody on here know what the % rate for the Sky fools (all of them ) correct predictions is this season ?

  • glassjawsh-got-banned

    eat a fart, Michael