Burnley v Crystal Palace Predictions, Betting Tips and Preview
September 06, 2017
Selhurst Park - Premier League
Crystal Palace head to Lancashire to face Burnley as Frank De Boer looks to end his nightmare start to Premier League life.
Burnley have had an edge on De Boer's team in their recent meetings, doing the double in the Premier League over the south London club in their 2016-17 match ups- including a last gasp 3-2 win at Turf Moor last season.
Palace's last win against the Lancashire side came in January 2015, courtesy of a 3-2 victory at Turf Moor.
Hosts Burnley will be keeping an eye on the Republic of Ireland during the next few days, with two of their stars carrying injuries while on duty with Martin O'Neill's team.
Jon Walters shook off an ankle injury to face Georgia, but Hendrick failed to play due to a thigh problem. Both players were in contention to play for Ireland against Serbia, but only Walters made it, playing the full 90 minutes, and this will be a concern for Clarets boss Sean Dyche.
Midfielder Dean Marney remains out of action following knee surgery, and he is not expected to return until October.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek, on loan at Palace from Chelsea, and summer signing Jairo Riedewald are both doubtful for this game with groin injuries, and De Boer will assess them later in the week.
The Dutchman is missing a number of other players through long term injury, with Connor Wickham and Wilfried Zaha both still out with knee injuries, James Tomkins still sidelined with a groin strain and Bakary Sako and Pape Souare long term absentees.
Burnley v Crystal Palace Preview and Predictions
Crystal Palace, and their new boss De Boer have endured a horrendous start to the new season, losing three of their Premier League games so far, without scoring a goal.
Defeats to newly promoted Huddersfield, Liverpool and Swansea have led to questions about De Boer's suitability to the Premier League, despite being just months in the job at Selhurst Park.
Burnley, by contrast, have enjoyed a strong start to the season, beating Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on the opening day, before gaining a late draw against Tottenham at Wembley in their last fixture, either side of a defeat at home to West Brom.
While they have not won at home this season, Burnley do generally make things very difficult for visiting teams, and this will be no different for a Crystal Palace side that is seriously low on confidence at the moment.
Home advantage has helped Burnley to some memorable results in recent seasons, and their home fans should roar them on to victory in this one, with a home win priced at 5/4.
Palace are without a League goal this season, and other than their performance against Chelsea, Burnley have not looked to be a significant goal threat this season.
With that in mind, this is set to be a low scoring enccounter, with an under 2.5 goals bet priced at 8/15.
Burnley to win 1-0 at 11/2
Burnley are very adept at making life difficult or visitors at Turf Moor, and they have gained some encouraging results so far this season. A struggling Crystal Palace team should pose little problem to Burnley, although the goals may take a while to come for Burnley given their lack of a top class striker.
Half Time draw Full Time Burnley win at 9/2
Burnley needed a late goal from summer signing Chris Wood to secure a draw against Tottenham in their last outing, and they may need a late intervention again to get past Palace. As poor as Palace have started, De Boer is likely to ring the changes after the international break, and this should bring a freshness and an improvement, but it is unlikely to be enough to prevent Burnley from squeaking a win.