St James' Park has been a fortress for Newcastle United this season.

Only Arsenal - fortunately - on the opening day of the season have come away from Tyneside with all three points.

Steve Bruce's men will fancy their chances of extending that record when Crystal Palace make the long trip from south-east to north-east, but are those expectations realistic?

We asked out Newcastle United expert Stuart Jamieson for his verdict.

Win, lose or draw?

Home win. Which is a very big 7/5 with thepools.com .

Who's a good bet for 1st scorer?

Much depends on the fitness of Miguel Almiron and Jonjo Shelvey, but if the service is right, Andy Carroll is good bet to get his first goal since his return. He's 11/2 to do just that and 11/5 to score at any time in the match. Both tips are worthy of consideration.

Who's on the naughty step? (tip for first card)

Isaac Hayden

Who's on pens?

Carroll or Fabian Schar. The latter is a huge 14/1 to score the first goal or 6/1 to score any time.

Will Newcastle keep a clean sheet?

If Newcastle can keep Wilfried Zaha quiet then they'll fancy their chances of a shut-out. Both teams To Score 'No' is 8/11. The 1-0 home win is 11/2 while 2-0 is a very appealing 9/1.

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