Crystal Palace v Burnley Predictions, Betting Tips & Previews
April 26, 2017
Saturday April 29 – Selhurst Park – Premier League
Crystal Palace host Burnley on Saturday with the Clarets in danger of being sucked into a relegation battle, with Palace moving in the opposite direction.
Honours are exactly even between these two in their three Premier League meetings, both have enjoyed a 3-2 win alongside a 0-0 draw. Burnley won 3-2 at Turf Moor earlier this season, thanks to a last minute Ashley Barnes goal.
Sam Alladyce’s side face a defensive crisis ahead of Burnley’s visit, with captain Scott Dann ruled out with a knee injury. Fellow defender James Tomkins is also out with an ankle injury, having limped off during their win over Liverpool.
Their absence is likely to be covered by the returning Mamadou Sakho, ineligible for the game against his parent club Liverpool, and ex-Reds man Martin Kelly.
Burnley have injury concerns of their own, with Sam Vokes struggling with a hamstring injury and Scott Arfield nursing a knee problem.
Both players face late fitness tests, but the prognosis looks bad, with Arfield having missed Burnley’s last five games and Vokes missing the defeat to Manchester United.
Crystal Palace v Burnley Preview and Predictions
Alladyce has worked his magic with the Eagles, securing impressive wins over Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool in recent weeks, with their relegation fears virtually erased. They have been excellent at home, with their last defeat at Selhurst Park back in February.
Burnley, on the other hand, are in free fall, with just one win in their last eleven Premier League games, plunging them right into the relegation mire.
Their record away from home is the worst in the division, without an win on the road in the 2016-17 season.
A resurgent Palace should have too much for Burnley, with confidence high in the hosts ranks at the moment, and a home win is 5/6.
Palace have been in good goal scoring form of late, and their home fans will give them a real boost, an over 2.5 goals bet is priced at 3/4.
Crystal Palace to win 2-0 at 15/2
Palace are rocking at the moment, and against a Burnley side short of confidence and with such a poor away record, they should win comfortably.
Christian Benteke to score anytime at 6/5
Belgian international Benteke is on fire in recent weeks, netting twice against former club Liverpool, making it five goals in his last five Premier League games. The supply line of Wilfried Zaha and Andros Townsend will provide him with ammunition to unsettle Burnley.