Crystal Palace boss Frank de Boer is under intense pressure as he takes his squad to Turf Moor to face Burnley. The Eagles have lost all of their opening three league fixtures without scoring a goal. They currently find themselves second from the bottom, and according to recent reports, De Boer could face the sack if Palace don’t win on Sunday.
Palace lost 2-0 to Swansea at home in their last fixture, and at the moment, they can’t seem to score goals. They are sorely missing Wilfried Zaha, but the winger might not return for this game.
Meanwhile, the Clarets have picked up four points from their share of games. The Clarets were a decent side at home last season, but surprisingly, all of their points have come against the formidable opponents on the road this season.
They started the season with a surprise win at Chelsea, and in their last fixture, they managed a 1-1 draw against Tottenham at Wembley Stadium. In between, they lost to West Brom at home.
Summer-signing Chris Wood scored the late equalizer, and he is set to make his home debut against the Eagles.
Last season, the Clarets completed a double on their opponents, and they won the corresponding fixture 3-2.
Burnley vs Crystal Palace – Match Facts
Burnley’s only away win in the league last season came against Crystal Palace.
In the last five meetings between the two sides, Palace have won only one, and three have ended in wins for the Clarets.
Clarets striker Ashley Barnes scored in both games against the Eagles last season.
Burnley vs Crystal Palace – Team News
Burnley midfielder Jeff Hendrick missed the draw against Spurs with a thigh injury, and he could be absent on Sunday too. Striker Jon Walters returned from his knee injury for Ireland during the international break, and he should be back in Sean Dyche’s side.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek and James Tomkins could return for Palace, but deadline day arrival Mamadou Sakho is still short on fitness.
Pape Souare, Wilfried Zaha, Bakary Sako, and Connor Wickham remain sidelined with respective injuries.
Burnley vs Crystal Palace – Match Odds
The hosts are favourites to win the game, and we are backing them as our prediction. For the best odds of 7/5 on our betting tip, go to Betfair. A draw is available at 23/10 and an away win is not highly unlikely at 5/2 odds.
Burnley vs Crystal Palace – Correct Score Odds
We think that Palace will score the first goal of their season on Sunday, but they would end up losing the game 2-1. Our prediction is available at the best odds of 10/1 at Bet365.
According to the betting market, a 1-1 draw is the most probable result at 11/2 odds.
Burnley vs Crystal Palace – Anytime Goalscorer odds
Clarets summer-signing Chris Wood is the favourite to score at 19/10 odds. Sam Vokes can get you 21/10 odds while Ashley Barnes is priced at 5/2 odds. For Palace, Christian Benteke is available at 21/10 odds.
Our preview is backing Wood to continue his scoring form at his best odds at Unibet.
Burnley vs Crystal Palace – Over/Under 2.5 Goals Odds
We think that this game will see a minimum of three goals, and hence, we are backing more than 2.5 goals in the game as our prediction. This betting tip can get you the best odds of 29/20 at Betfair.