Crystal Palace vs Burnley
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 13 January 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK
Venue: Selhurst Park (London).
Roy Hodgson takes credits for getting Crystal Palace out of the drop zone after the Glaziers were off to a horrific start to the new campaign in the Premier League. His men sit at 14th position after managing a second-half comeback against Southampton at St. Mary’s Stadium at the start of the New Year.
It was the Serbian midfielder Luka Milivojevic who produced a stunning effort from outside the box late in the game to bring the spoils to the Glaziers who have thus successfully backed up the magnificent defensive display against table-toppers Manchester City in their last fixture of 2017. Palace have suffered only a single defeat in last 11 league outings and they will host Burnley in high spirits in spite of a narrow 2-1 loss to Brighton & Hove Albion in the last FA Cup fixture on Monday evening.
The story is entirely opposite with the Clarets who got off to a flying start to the new campaign but seem to have fallen in a sort of crisis as of late. Nonetheless, Sean Dyche’s men still sit at the sky-high seventh place in the league ladder thanks to that brilliant start to the campaign.
Burnley will head into this winless in last six games in all competitions amid a tough schedule which included matches with the likes of Tottenham, Manchester United, Liverpool and Manchester City in last five ties. The most recent failure happened on Saturday when the Clarets dropped a one-goal cushion at Etihad Stadium allowing Man City to perform a second-half comeback and clinch a demolishing 4-1 victory at the end.
Crystal Palace vs Burnley: Head-to-head
The head to head stats speak in Burnley’s favour as the Clarets have won 13 and lost only 7 of 31 meetings.
The visitors each of last three ties with the Glaziers who have picked up no more than a single win in last seven meetings with Burnley.
Additionally, Burnley have managed to keep their net untouched in both of last two Premier League meetings with Crystal Palace.
Crystal Palace vs Burnley: Prediction
The bookies see Palace as 2.00 favourites to maintain the fine spell of form and pick up points at their Selhurst Park.
Nonetheless, we must respect Burnley’s much greater consistency throughout the season and see the value in backing draw or away win double chance at 1.83.
The best way to go would, however, be backing a low-scoring contest given that four of last six H2H ties ended with less than three goals scored.
Crystal Palace vs Burnley: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals at 1.60
Burnley or Draw Double Chance @ 1.83.