England Premier League
Monday 23rd November 2020
Kick off at 5:30pm GMT
Venue: Turf Moor
The first of two Premier League games on Monday evening will see Burnley take on Crystal Palace and there will be a lot of concern surrounding the home side.
Sean Dyche’s team are in 19th place and waiting for their first win of the season. From 21 points the club have earned just 2 but a win could see them leave the relegation zone depending on other results. While it is still early days because of the delayed season Burnley’s fate could look pretty clear within the next month and this is the time that they need to find some form to get them out of these troubling times.
Perhaps the international break has helped Burnley where they can try and reset their season. Though they did claim a draw in their last game against Brighton. The news gets worse for Burnley when we focus solely on their home games where they have the worst record in the league and have lost all of their 5 games so far. They have yet to score a goal at home also.
Crystal Palace keep impressing, and whilst they need to find consistency, Roy Hodgson has put together a tough physical team who also have the knack of playing quality attacking football. It has got to the point where Palace fancy their chances against most sides in the league.
The Eagles come into this game in 8th place with 13 points and can make a real splash into the top six if they can win here. They have also lost just once in their last four and in their game before the international break they warmed up for this one by smashing Leeds 4-1.
Away from home Palace have experienced two defeats but they do have a win rate of 50% and that includes beating Manchester United.
Burnley: Robert Brady has a hamstring but will face a late test ahead of the game. Erik Pieters is being tipped to be ready for this match after his calf strain. It was hoped that Dale Stephens would be ready for this game after his hamstring injury but reports suggest that the game will come too soon. Charlie Taylor has a minor muscle problem but is being tipped to be fine for this encounter.
Crystal Palace: Wayne Hennessey looks like he will be out long term with a muscle injury. Luka Milivojevic is suspended after being sent off.
Burnley vs Crystal Palace Head to Head:
Last season this fixture ended 2-0 to Crystal Palace.
4 of the last 5 meetings have seen Crystal Palace as the winners.
There is a 70% chance to see under 2.5 goals.
Burnley vs Crystal Palace Prediction:
Crystal Palace have the more dangerous players and will start as the favourites but perhaps Burnley shouldn't be completely written off. Had this game been a few weeks into December and Burnley had continued their poor form it would be easy to feel that Palace would win here.
But Sean Dyche would have worked very hard behind the scenes in the 10 days without domestic football to try and change up the systems and tactics and find what is going to work for Burnley this season.
Of course there is less pressure on Palace to win and they are overall enjoying their football. It is hard to think of a season where Wilfried Zaha has started better and he is a major threat when fit. However for this game after the internationals it may not be wise to pick a straight win, draw, or loss.
Therefore a 0.0 asian handicap (draw no bet) on the home side could be worth a shot, this match has to be about how much hard work Dyche and the team have been able to put in on the training pitch during the break.
Burnley vs Crystal Palace Betting Tips:
Anytime goalscorer: Wilfried Zaha at 3.50
Asian handicap (0.0 Burnley) at 1.90