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Crystal Palace v Burnley: match preview


Six of Crystal Palace’s eight wins this season have been recorded against teams with fewer points than them so Roy Hodgson’s side, while expecting to beat Burnley, have a decent body of evidence to suggest they can bounce back from falling flat against Leeds. The obligatory – Wilfried Zaha missing out hurts Palace’s chances – message must be raised here. Burnley have the worst attack in the league with 14 goals but have conceded the same amount as Liverpool in fourth. Sean Dyche will sense an opportunity to add to the eight-point gap over Fulham in 18th. Graham Searles

Saturday 3pm Sky Sports Premier League

Venue Selhurst Park

Last season Crystal Palace 0 Burnley 1

Referee Michael Oliver

This season G17 Y55 R2 3.35 cards/game

Odds H 13-10 A 9-4 D 2-1

CRYSTAL PALACE

Subs from Butland, Henderson, McCarthy, Kouyaté, Benteke, McArthur, Townsend, Batshuayi, Ward

Doubtful McArthur (match fitness), Ward (knock)

Injured Schlupp (thigh, unknown), Sakho (thigh, unknown), Ferguson (thigh, unknown), Tomkins (eye, unknown), Zaha (hamstring, unknown)

Suspended None

Discipline Y31 R2

Form DLLWWL

Leading scorer Zaha 9

BURNLEY

Subs from Peacock-Farrell, Norris, Rodriguez, Dunne, O’Neill, Bardsley, Stephens, Benson, Wood, Brady, Brownhill, Taylor

Doubtful Brady (achilles), Taylor (hamstring), Wood (hamstring)

Injured None

Suspended None

Discipline Y30 R0

Form LWWLLD

Leading scorer Wood 4



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