Burnley vs Crystal Palace prediction: Burnley 2-1 Crystal Palace
Burnley looked to have turned a corner and will be full of confidence heading into this one. Three straight league defeats have been followed up with back-to-back 3-0 victories.
Crystal Palace are without a win in their last five matches, although their current form can be excused by the fact that their opponents in that period have been Manchester City, Arsenal, Leicester, Chelsea and Liverpool.
With their hardest run of fixtures over, Palace will view this game as an opportunity to get points on the road.
Burnley vs Crystal Palace: Who will win?
Burnley have won four of their six matches at Turf Moor this season. Burnley are 5/4 favourites to win this one. A win for Crystal Palace is priced at 23/10 while the draw can be backed at 9/4.
There have been three or more goals scored in Burnley’s last five matches. Back over 2.5 goals in the match at 6/5.
Chris Wood is in red-hot form. He’s scored six goals in his last six appearances. Wood is 9/2 to open the scoring and 8/5 to score anytime.
Burnley vs Crystal Palace Premier League match preview
An in-form Burnley side host Crystal Palace at Turf Moor on Saturday.
Burnley moved up to 7th in the table following their 3-0 win away at Watford last weekend. Second-half goals from Chris Wood, Ashley Barnes (penalty) and James Tarkowski sealed an impressive win at Vicarage Road.
The Clarets are now on 18 points, above Arsenal on goal difference and one point better off than Manchester United and Tottenham. Only four teams have picked up more points at home than Burnley this season. Their home defeats have come at the hands of top-four trio Liverpool, Leicester and Chelsea.
Crystal Palace head into Saturday’s game on the back of three straight defeats. They suffered late heartbreak at home to league leaders Liverpool last weekend, losing 2-1.
After going behind to a Sadio Mane goal, Wilfried Zaha equalised for Palace with less than 10 minutes to play. Palace couldn’t hang on for the point, however, as they conceded a late Roberto Firmino winner.
Roy Hodgson’s side are 13th, five points clear of the relegation zone. A very congested table means that victory on Saturday could propel them way into the top half of the table.
Incidentally, this will be Crystal Palace’s first match played outside of London since the end of August.
These two sides have met eight times previously in the competition. Crystal Palace have won each of their last three meetings against Burnley. Last season’s corresponding fixture finished 3-1 in Palace’s favour in March. Michy Batshuayi and Wilfried Zaha netted for Palace before Ashley Barnes scored a consolation goal.
Burnley team news vs Crystal Palace
Sean Dyche won’t want to make too many changes following last weekend’s 3-0 away win.
Ashley Westwood will serve a suspension after a totting up of five yellow cards, so Danny Drinkwater could be handed a first league start for Burnley.
Saturday is likely to come too soon for Johann Berg Gudmundsson who has recently returned to training.
Matej Vyrda is another doubt with a hip injury and will be assessed closer to kick-off.
Crystal Palace team news vs Burnley
Joel Ward will need to be assessed after picking up a knee injury. Martin Kelly should replace him at right-back.
The rest of Palace’s backline should remain unchanged, with James Tomkins partnering Gary Cahill at centre-back.
Andros Townsend appears to be okay following a muscular problem, although Jeffrey Schlupp is on standby if needed.
Max Meyer was an unused substitute last weekend and will be hoping for some minutes on Saturday.
Vicente Guaita was to blame for one of Liverpool’s goals last time out and could be dropped for Wayne Hennessey in goal.
Mamadou Sakho started for the under-23s on Monday night as he continues to build up his fitness. Connor Wickham also started the match. Saturday is likely to come too soon for the pair.
Burnley predicted line-up vs Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace predicted line-up vs Burnley
The latest videos from Burnley
REACTION | Sean Dyche gives his thoughts behind a resilient second-half performance at Vicarage Road 🙌
— Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) November 23, 2019
MATCHDAY | A superb day at Vicarage Road had by all!
Watch it back as the Clarets take on Watford 💥
— Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) November 25, 2019
TRAINING | The Clarets warm up ahead of the @PremierLeague‘s winter calendar. Next up – it’s Crystal Palace 👊
— Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) November 26, 2019
The latest videos from Crystal Palace
🧠 Mama’s leadership
🎯 Jaïro’s ball
⚽️ Connor’s goal
— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) November 25, 2019
— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) November 26, 2019
Wilf’s off the mark.
— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) November 26, 2019
All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.
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