Crystal Palace v Burnley Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
November 27, 2018
Selhurst Park - Premier League
Crystal Palace host Burnley this weekend, with both sides really struggling at the moment, and facing the potential of a relegation battle.
Both sides won the home leg of this fixture 1-0 last season, with Bakary Sako scoring Palace's winner in South London and Chris Wood netting for Sean Dyche's side at Turf Moor.
Roy Hodgson that skipper Scott Dann will be fit to return to the starting line up for the first time this season, following a long standing knee injury. However strikers Connor Wickham and Christian Benteke are both still sidelined until at least mid December.
Dyche will make a late decision on defender James Tarkowski, who is recovering from a hernia operation, as well as Icelandic international Johann Gudmunsson.
Defender Stephen Ward and goal keeper Nick Pope are both still out of action.
Crystal Palace v Burnley Predictions and Preview
Both teams are on a miserable run of form ahead their meeting at Selhurst Park, with the hosts without a win in their last eight Premier League games, and urnley without a victory in their last six.
With that in mind, this game is unlikely to be a cracker for a neutral, with the message from both managers likely to be to avoid defeat at all costs.
This sequence of results has pushed both sides down into the the bottom five, and with Huddersfield and Fulham beginning to show signs of life, they need to tread carefully if they want to avoid being in the drop zone over the Christmas period.
Given the tension surrounding both clubs at the moment, picking a winner is tough, and a draw- priced at 11/4 - looks to be the way to go.
Poor form tends to go with a lack of goals, with Palace scoring four on their eight game winless run, and Burnley netting four in their last six games.
That points to a low scoring affair here, with an under 2.5 total goals scored bet being priced at 8/11.
A 1-1 draw at 7/1
Both sides know that they at least need to avoid a loss here, as that would mean potentially slipping down to the foot of the Premier League table, if other results go against them. The likelihood is that they will end up cancelling each other out as they look to claim a stablising result.
Andros Townsend to score first at 11/2
Former Newcastle and Tottenham midfielder Townsend has been one of the few bright sparks for Palace this season, joint top scorer with Wilf Zaha,with three goals in all competitions. With Palace struggling to get a fit first choice striker onto the pitch, Townsend has often looked their most likely source of a goal.