Premier League Betting Preview: Burnley v Crystal Palace

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Updated Monday 7th November 2016, 08:10 AM


Burnley and Crystal Palace are next door neighbours in the Premier League table, with both teams having fared equally well in the ten matches that they have played this season. Tied on points, it is only the superior goal difference of Palace that gives them the higher ranking, so it will be very interesting to see what happens when the two teams meet at Turf Moor this Saturday 5th November.

How the Bookies See It:

  • Winner: Crystal Palace 13/10, Burnley 21/10, Draw 23/10,  – Paddy Power
  • Draw No Bet: Crystal Palace 4/6, Burnley 11/10 – Sky Bet
  • Both Teams to Score: Yes 10/11, No 10/11 – Bet365

Form

  • Burnley have won three, drawn two and lost five of their ten Premier League matches. They defeated Liverpool by two goals to nil on Saturday 20th August, achieved another 2-0 win over Watford on Monday 26th September and beat Everton 2-1 on Saturday 22nd October. The Clarets’ most recent game was against Manchester United at Old Trafford, where they managed to hold José Mourinho’s team to a 0-0 draw. Burnley have scored eight league goals this season, giving them an average of 0.8 goals per match, and have conceded 13.
  • Crystal Palace have won, drawn and lost just as many games as Burnley thus far. They achieved a 2-1 win when visiting Middlesbrough on Saturday 10th September, trounced Stoke 4-1 on Sunday 18th September and came away from Sunderland with a 3-2 victory on Saturday 24th September. Unfortunately, they haven’t won a match since then, and will come to Burnley on the back of three consecutive losses to West Ham, Leicester and Liverpool. Palace have scored 14 goals from their league matches this season, for an average of 1.4 goals per match, whilst conceding 16.

Sports.net’s View

Although both teams are tied on points, Crystal Palace have scored almost twice as many goals as Burnley this season, and that could be enough to give them the edge they need to secure a win this Saturday. On the less positive side, Palace don’t have the best recent form, and Burnley will have the home advantage, so the hosts could well manage to hold the visitors to a draw.

The goal stats suggest that this match is most likely to result in a 1-1 or 1-2 score line, so we will side with the goal superiority of the visitors whilst eliminating the danger of a draw by suggesting a bet on Crystal Palace in the Draw No Bet market at Sky Bet.

  • Sports.net’s top tip: Crystal Palace in the Draw No Bet market – 4/6 with Sky Bet

*Please note that odds may fluctuate in the run-up to kick-off.

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Last Updated: Monday, 7 November 2016 08:10:12+00:00
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