England Premier League
Saturday 30th November 2019
Kick off at 3pm GMT
Venue: Turf Moor
Burnley come into this match in 7th place and have won back to back games. Victories over West Ham and Watford both by the same score lines of 3-0 have rescued a string of almost derailing results where they had lost 3 consecutive games.
Confidence certainly seems restored. Not only is Sean Dyche’s team winning games, they are also scoring and not conceding, and on paper they should be the favourites to win this game. The club have gained 12 points from 18 at home winning 3 from their last four and have lost just twice at home this season. A win at the weekend could take the club into the top 5.
Crystal Palace’s form has long deserted them and they have really fallen in the league. It was only a month ago that the Eagles had flown into the top 7 but they are now in 13th place and come here after losing 3 consecutive games.
Roy Hodgson’s side have not won away since the beginning of October when they beat West Ham. What is interesting though is that if they were to win this game they would join Burnley on the same points.
Burnley: Daniel Drinkwater has been pencilled in to return for this game after an extended time out through a lack of match fitness. Ashley Westwood is suspended for this game for picking up 5 yellow cards. Gundmusson has a hamstring injury and looks like a major doubt for this game
Crystal Palace: Just one possible concern for Palace in Joel Ward who has a knock and will be assessed ahead of this game
Burnley vs Crystal Palace Head to Head:
Crystal Palace won this fixture last season 3-1.
Crystal Palace have won the last 3 meetings between the teams.
There is a 40% chance to see over 3.5 goals.
Burnley vs Crystal Palace Prediction:
Burnley have all the right moves at the moment but let’s remember that they have only beaten West Ham and Watford lately. With all due respect to those teams they have been poor this season. Palace seem to have a hold over Burnley recently and usually do very well against them. The problem is that Palace’s form is very poor but we are going to ignore that. The reason is look who they have had to face in recent weeks; Liverpool, Chelsea, Leicester, Arsenal and Manchester City, that’s the top 4 plus Arsenal away which is never an easy ground to go to.
We think this will be a close game but will edge it for the away side to take something from this game, a game that will probably be decided by a piece of great play or VAR.
Burnley vs Crystal Palace Betting Tips:
Asian handicap (+0.5 Crystal Palace) at 1.650
Correct Score: Crystal Palace to win 1-0 or draw 1-1 at 9.50 and 6.50