Crystal Palace vs. Burnley Predictions: Clarets can continue their good run at Palace
Crystal Palace welcome Burnley to Selhurst Park on Saturday afternoon in the Premier League and @AnthonyEadson is on hand to preview and provide us with his best bets for the game.
Both sides will be looking to build on their excellent midweek victories here with Crystal Palace having come out 4-1 winners away at Watford on Wednesday. That was the first win for Patrick Viera’s side in the league this calendar year and they are now 11th in the table, just three points away from Southampton in 10th.
Burnley are now just two points from safety after their priceless 1-0 victory over Spurs at Turf Moor. That’s now back-to-back victories for the first time this season for the Clarets, however, Sean Dyche may still be without Maxwell Cornet for this trip to London, after the Ivorian failed a fitness test before the game with Spurs and will be assessed here.
Crystal Palace vs Burnley Tips
For my first selection at Selhurst Park I’ve taken a lean towards Burnley in the Double Chance market, meaning if the Clarets win or draw the game, this selection will be a winner. SBK are currently best priced at the time of writing with 8/9 on show or 1.89 for those who prefer working in decimals.
In previous seasons Burnley have shown their stiff jaw, and it feels like after a poor first half of the season, we are now seeing them bounce-back after a string of positive results and pick themselves up off the canvas.
Five of Burnley’s last six away games have seen under 2.5 goals, with the only exception being their emphatic 3-0 victory on the south coast against Brighton last weekend. The only other time Graham Potter’s side had lost by a three goal deficit or more this season was against Manchester City prior to that match.
After some impressive displays in his opening few matches the signing of Wout Weghorst looks to be a good bit of business after the departure of Chris Wood. Burnley have conceded just two goals in their last six games and in that period they have managed draws against Manchester United, Arsenal and Watford, as well as wins over Brighton and Spurs.
They may be down in 18th in the table but Burnley actually have the 7th best defensive record in the division this season, conceding less goals than West Ham, Spurs and Manchester United.
Palace have made clear improvements under Patrick Viera but their form has been patchy of late. The Eagles have lost three on the bounce on home turf and with all things considered, just under even money looks a good price here on Burnley in the double chance market.
The second selection I’m touting here is Burnley’s Connor Roberts to be carded which is available at 4/1 with Unibet. Those odds imply a 20% chance of this selection landing and I think it has a bit more juice than that in it considering Palace have the two most fouled players in the league in Wilfried Zaha (63) and Jordan Ayew (57).
Kiko Femenia was the latest right-back to be carded as the direct opponent of Wilfried Zaha, in Wednesday’s game at Vicarage Road. He joins a long line of defenders who’ve also been booked against Zaha this season who is the most fouled player in the division drawing an average of 3 per game.
We may not have the most card-happy referee for this game in Jonathon Moss, but with Burnley fighting like beavers down at the bottom of the table, I’m happy to side with Roberts to pick up a card against a tricky set of Palace attackers.
That’s 8/9 and 4/1 pokes for this game down in the capital. Good luck to anyone following and please gamble responsibly.
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