Burnley vs Crystal Palace
England Premier League.
Date: Saturday, 5th November, 2016
Kick-off at 15:00 UK.
Venue: Dean Court, Bournemouth.
Burnley have stated their second spell in Premier League under Sean Dyche on a good note. Their previous stint in English top flight lasted only one season and Dyche is extremely careful not to repeat the same feat once again. This time he and his side could benefit from the plight of clubs like Sunderland and Swansea City.
The Clarets are currently at the bottom half of the league table and are only 4 points above the relegation zone. But there are plenty of positives for Burnley in recent weeks as they picked two massive results on the way. The defeated Everton 2-1 in a thrilling contest at home and followed it by shutting out Manchester City in a goal-less draw at Old Trafford. Their home record for a promoted side after having lost only once in the last 4, earning 2 wins and a draw.
Crystal Palace look like the same inconsistent side in the previous Premier League season. After picking up 3 straight wins in a 5 match unbeaten run, they came down to witness a three match losing streak in a 4 match win-less run. Alan Pardew’s reign at the Selhurst Park will be numbered if he fails to lift the team performance in next few weeks. Palace are currently 13th in the league, with the same 11 points as Burnley.
Burnley vs Crystal Palace: Head-to-Head Stats
When the teams met in the 2014/15 Premier League season, Palace took a 3-2 win at the Turf Moor before settling for a 1-1 draw in their home fixture at Selhurst Park.
The majority of the later meetings between the two sides have come during their time together in the League Championship. Burnley have managed to won only twice in the last 8 meetings with Crystal Palace, while they lost and drawn 3 each.
Burnley’s home record against Crystal Palace in the 13 meetings across all competitions since calendar year 2000 is 4 wins, 6 draws and 3 defeats.
Only 2 of the last 8 meetings between Burnley and Crystal Palace at Turf Moor has seen over 2.5 goals.
Burnley vs Crystal Palace: Prediction
This is a fixture both teams would want to win for two different reasons. For Burnley they knew their best chance in avoiding relegation this season is by picking up full points at home against struggling sides like Crystal Palace. While Alan Pardew is desperate to end his side’s three match losing streak. Either way, this is going to be a fiercely fought battle.
Burnley’s display at home is typically good and they have become a side which is hard to break down for top sides. Their only defeat in the last 5 matches at Turf Moor is against an Arsenal side by narrow 1-0 margin, which was only settled by an injury time goal. They will be extremely confident and are coming in good spirits. It is unlikely that Crystal Palace in their current shape earn a point here.
Burnley vs Crystal Palace: Bet Tips
Burnley to win at 3.25 (9/4)
Correct Score: 2-1 win for Burnley at 17.00 (16/1).