Burnley vs Crystal Palace
English Premier League – Season 2017/18
Date: Sunday, 10th September 2017
Kick-off at 13:30 UK/ 14:30 CET
Venue: Turf Moor, Burnley.
Home form played a key role in Burnley avoiding relegation last season. But this time so far, their points have come away from home. Starting off with a thrilling 3-2 win away at Chelsea, the Clarets once again showed their resilience by holding Tottenham to a 1-1 draw on match-day three. The results will help the team in being confident at the start of the season, especially after losing the lone home game against West Brom by a narrow 1-0 margin.
Burnley picked 10 wins from their 19 home games during the 2016/17 season, drew 3 and lost 6. These are strong stats from a team that had just gained promotion to England’s top-flight football.
Sean Dyche, the head-coach of the Clarets did an excellent job during this summer transfer window. The likes of Jack Cork, Nakhi Wells and Stoke City duo Jonathan Walters and Phil Bardsley are expected to play a key role in the season. But the man to make an immediate impact is their record signing Chris Wood, who scored the late equalizer in the stalemate against Spurs.
Meantime, Crystal Palace could not have hoped on a poor start than this. They lost all their three league matches so far and the pressure is immense on both players and new head-coach Frank de Boer.
Palace had a terrible record both in home and away matches last season. They were only saved from relegation by Sam Allardyce at the tail end of the campaign. With limited activities in summer transfer window, little is expected to change in terms of the team’s results any time soon.
Burnley vs Crystal Palace: Head-to-head
Last season, Burnley defeated Palace in both Premier League fixtures. It was a thriller than saw 3-2 score-line at Turf Moor, whereas the reverse leg at Selhurst Park ended 2-0.
Crystal Palace were able to win just once in their last 9 visits to the Turf Moor, which came during the 2014/15 Premier League campaign. During the period, the Clarets won 4 and drew 4.
Burnley vs Crystal Palace: Prediction
Burnley had their ups and downs this season, but they had shown glimpses of their fighting spirits at times. Coming back to their home turf, we must expect them to produce a spirited performance.
Palace are in tatters after consecutive defeats and the fear of relegation fight looming. On top of that, the team do not have a decent record at the Turf Moor. Therefore, it is very likely that the Clarets pile further misery on De Boor and co.
Burnley vs Crystal Palace: Bet Tips
FT – Burnley to win for 2.40 with Betfair.
Over 1.5 match goals for 1.44 odds seems like the banker bet.