Both teams will head into the weekend just above the relegation zone, with Palace currently sitting two points ahead of the Magpies following a run of two defeats in their last 14 league games.
The Eagles have certainly come a long way since the early weeks of the season when they lost their opening seven games without scoring a goal, with Roy Hodgson galvanising his side over recent months, although they did suffer a 1-0 defeat against Newcastle when the two teams met at St James’ Park in October.
Palace also have a number of injury problems ahead of the contest with Bakary Sako becoming the latest player to be ruled out with some
reports suggesting he broke his ankle during the midweek draw at West Ham.
Sako’s absence could boost the chances of deadline day signing Alexander Sorloth making his debut following his arrival from Midtjylland.
Newcastle have also been in better form of late as they have only lost one of their last five league games, although three of those contests ended in a draw, including the midweek stalemate against Burnley.
The Magpies also struggled on their last visit to Selhurst Park, losing 5-1 during their relegation season in November 2015.
Boss Rafael Benitez made two signings on deadline day, goalkeeper Martin Dubravka and forward Islam Slimani, although the latter will not be available to feature for a couple of weeks due to injury.
Defender Florian Lejeune is also a doubt for Sunday’s match with a foot problem, while Jesus Gamez has definitely been ruled out with an ankle complaint.
Uwe Rosler was sacked by Fleetwood following a 3-0 reverse at Doncaster which condemned Town to a seventh straight defeat in all competitions.
Cambridge interim head coach Joe Dunne was pleased with how his side adapted to beat Grimsby 3-1.
Southend manager Chris Powell led the applause for Jason Demetriou after the right-back scored twice in the 3-1 win against Portsmouth at Roots Hall.
Morecambe boss Jim Bentley was the happier manager after Gregg Wylde's 90th-minute strike earned his side a point in their 1-1 draw with Forest Green.
Manager Gareth Ainsworth described Wycombe's 2-0 win at Cheltenham as a thoroughly professional performance.
Skipper Richard Wood scored the winner just before half time as in-form Rotherham pulled off a 1-0 victory at League One leaders Shrewsbury.