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Crystal Palace vs Burnley Prediction & Match Preview


Crystal Palace vs Burnley Prediction & Match Preview

Crystal Palace vs Burnley
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 13 February 2021
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Selhurst Park.

Crystal Palace will be aiming to make amends for a 2-0 loss to Leeds United when they welcome Burnley at their Selhurst Park on Matchday 24. 

The Eagles are on the right track to secure the Premier League survival, but they can’t afford any complacency in the remainder of the season. 

Anyhow, home win should not be considered as Wilfried Zaha and several other first-team regulars miss the game with injuries.

The Clarets, on the other hand, are on a three-game winless run in the English top flight, but they will not have a better chance than this to get back on course. 

Burnley failed to turn their dominance into victory in the 1-1 draw with Brighton, but they are surely capable of beating Palace, who head into Saturday’s football match with a severely-weakened squad. 

Cork should be fit to face the Eagles, while Brady, Brownhill, and Wood are all rated doubtful for the match.

Crystal Palace vs Burnley: Head-to-head (h2h)

Teams Crystal Palace Burnley played so far 35 matches.
Crystal Palace won 11 direct matches. Burnley won 11 matches. 13 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 2.26 goals per Match.

Crystal Palace vs Burnley Prediction

Crystal Palace in actual season average scored 1.17 goals per match. In 12 (85.71%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 6 (42.86%) matches in season 2021 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Burnley average scored 0.72 goals per match in season 2021. In 6 (42.86%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 4 (28.57%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Team News:

Palace will again be without the services of Mamadou Sakho, Jeffrey Schlupp, Connor Wickham, James Tomkins, James McArthur, Wayne Hennessey, Nathan Ferguson and James McCarthy though injury, while Wilfried Zaha is also again unlikely to be involved due to a hamstring problem.

Palace have lost 18 of their last 23 Premier League matches without Zaha, which is an indication of the team's reliance on the attacker, who has netted nine times in the league this term.

Hodgson could shuffle his pack from the defeat at Leeds, with Andros Townsend and Cheikhou Kouyate both potentially coming into the XI, while Michy Batshuayi and Christian Benteke are options in attack.

January arrival Jean-Philippe Mateta should retain his spot in the final third of the field, though, and there are also likely to be spots for Tyrick Mitchell and Jairo Riedewald in the starting side.

As for Burnley, Dyche revealed during Thursday afternoon's press conference that Jack Cork and Nick Pope had both trained and are therefore in contention to start, while Josh Brownhill and Charlie Taylor are pushing to be involved from the start.

Chris Wood is still a doubt with a thigh problem, though, meaning that Jay Rodriguez could be given the nod alongside Ashley Barnes in the final third of the field.

There will be wholesale changes from the side that started against Bournemouth in the FA Cup, but Dwight McNeil and Johann Berg Gudmundsson should retain their spots in the wide areas.

Crystal Palace possible starting lineup:
Guaita; Clyne, Kouyate, Cahill, Mitchell; Townsend, Milivojevic, Riedewald, Eze; Mateta, Ayew

Burnley possible starting lineup:
Pope; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Gudmundsson, Westwood, Cork, McNeil; Barnes, Rodriguez