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Published: 09:11 | 29/4/16

Allardyce predicts Newcastle win


Sam Allardyce expects Newcastle to get a vital win over Crystal Palace on Saturday following their FA Cup success.

Sunderland, Newcastle and Norwich are battling it out to avoid the drop with the Black Cats sitting one place above the relegation zone on goal difference, although the Magpies have played one more game than their rivals.

Palace will make the trip to St James' Park on Saturday less than a week after booking their place in the FA Cup final with a win over Watford and Allardyce believes their celebrations will give Newcastle the edge.

"Newcastle will win on Saturday, I'd have a bet on that if I could. Newcastle pose the bigger threat [than Norwich] to our survival," Allardyce told reporters.

"I think they'll beat Palace and they've got Villa, then it depends on what Spurs do there. So I think they'll win at least two.

"Palace are in the FA Cup final and they would all have been celebrating, they would all have been on the pop.

"They won't be mentally ready for it and neither will Alan [Pardew], because he'll be thinking about the final now, not thinking about Newcastle away.

"You're not going to stop the lads celebrating having got through to a final, particularly Crystal Palace, because it's such a good achievement for the club, the fans, Alan and the owner, there is such euphoria around the place.

"It may well serve in reverse. He could say, 'Off you go lads, go and play today and relax, the result doesn't matter as much' and they might win.

"But it could go the other way; "Ooh, I've had a good couple of days off and I don't want to get injured for the final, I might just stay out of that tackle". Who knows? I suspect it might be the latter."

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