High-flying Newcastle are in town and will travel to Selhurst Park for Saturday’s late fixture.
Played in front of floodlights, this is a meeting of two of the loudest supports in the division and Selhurst is always good value for an entertaining clash.
Newcastle could even move as high as second with three points, given the two Manchester clubs do not play until Sunday.
Palace, meanwhile, do still need a win despite their improved performance to stave off any lingering doubts as to their safety.
Where to watch Crystal Palace vs Newcastle
TV channel: The game will be broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Ultra HDR, with coverage starting at 5pm with kick-off at 5.30pm GMT.
Live stream: The Sky Go app will provide a live stream across mobile devices, laptops, tablets and games consoles.