Burnley vs. Crystal Palace Match Analysis and Prediction

On Saturday 2nd March 2019, Burnley will be welcoming Crystal Palace at the Turf Moor. The march which will be played at 15.00GMT will see off numbers 14 face-off will number 15 in the table standings. This march will be an important one to watch as each of the two teams will be looking for a win.

After running a four-match unbeaten, Burnley was unable to defend their net on Tuesday the 20th of February when they conceded 0-2 to Newcastle United. Prior to that, they had enjoyed back-to-back wins against Tottenham and Brighton. Having lost 2-0 to Crystal Palace back in December during their first leg meeting of the season, Burnley will be looking for an opportunity to revenge.

Crystal Palace, on the other hand, has had a good run of late. Having thrashed Leicester City last weekend 4-1, they are coming to the game confident of collecting a point or three. However, they know this won’t come on a silver platter and have to fight for it. Their improved form of late shows that they are up for the task ahead.

The two sides are not doing very well in the table rankings. They are all eyeing a slot in the top 10 half of the table. Therefore, this match is very crucial for either of the teams. With Crystal Palace enjoying a win from their first leg fixture, it is time for Burnley to shine as well. However, it is not going to find it easy against the of late on form Crystal Palace. We predict the match to end in a draw.

Burnley vs. Crystal Palace Head to Head

The two sides, Burnley and Crystal Palace have met 31 times. Of these, Burnley has collected 9 wins. Crystal Palace has also managed 9 wins. 13 matches have ended in a draw. Here is a look into their most recent 8 matches and how things turned out:

  • Crystal Palace 2-0 Burnley
  • Crystal Palace 1-0 Burnley
  • Burnley 1-0 Crystal Palace
  • Crystal Palace 0-2 Burnley
  • Burnley 3-2 Crystal Palace
  • Burnley 2-3 Crystal Palace
  • Crystal Palace 0-0 Burnley
  • Burnley 1-0 Crystal Palace

Team News

Burnley will have to play without the services of three of their key men. Aaron Lennon is nursing a knee injury and his return is unknown. Steven Defour is another man out due to a calf injury. Jonathan Walters is also out till late match due to Achilles tendon injury.

Crystal Palace has to be contented without the services of some of its men. Some of the men out due to various injuries include; Julian Speroni, Martin Kelly, Mamadou Sakho, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, and Pape Ndiaye Souare.

Prediction and Odds

Both clubs are under intense pressure to bag some points as the premier league gears towards its last stages. This will make the match a hard fought one. Both teams have all it takes to score during the fixture. We place our money for the match to end in a draw.

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