Palace Looking To Make Turf Moor Their Happy Place And Continue Unbeaten Run

The Eagles return from an international break that arrived at an inconvenient time but travel to play a fixture that they have twice from the last three visits. Having said that, the Clarets did the double over Palace last season who did not manage to hit the back of the net in either game.

DATE

20th November 2021

KICK OFF

3pm

VENUE

Turf Moor, Harry Potts Way, Burnley, Lancashire BB10 4BX

LAST TIME

It will almost be a year to the day that Palace last made the trip up to Turf Moor to take on Burnley and it was an early goal from Chris Wood that settled that encounter and saw the Eagles return to South London empty handed. A lot can be said about the performance when the host keeper was named man of the match.

WHO SCORED MAN OF THE MATCH – Nick Pope (7.6)

OFFICIALS

Referee: Simon Hooper. Assistants: Dan Robathan, Derek Eaton. Fourth official: David Webb. VAR: Graham Scott. Assistant VAR: Peter Kirkup

TEAM NEWS

PALACE – There are slight doubts over Will Hughes (back) and  Joachim Andersen (knock) are both doubts while Nathan Ferguson continues with his return to full fitness. Eberechi Eze could make a long awaited return with a place on the bench but James McArthur (hamstring) misses out.

BURNLEY – Aaron Lennon, Ashley Barnes, and Dale Stephens are all injury concerns for the hosts.

DISCIPLINARY

RED CARDS – none

YELLOW CARDS (3+) –  James Tarkowski (4), Ashley Westwood (4), Josh Brownhill (4), Conor Gallagher (3), James McArthur (3), Joel Ward (3), Joachim Andersen (3)

FORM GUIDE

Last FIVE meetings between the two sides;

  • 13/02/21 Palace 0-3 Burnley
  • 23/11/20 Burnley 1-0 Palace
  • 29/06/20 Palace 0-1 Burnley
  • 30/11/19 Burnley 0-2 Palace
  • 02/03/19 Burnley 1-3 Palace

Last FIVE results for Palace:

  • 06/11/21 Palace 2-0 Wolves
  • 30/10/21 City 0-2 Palace
  • 23/10/21 Palace 1-1 Newcastle
  • 18/10/21 Arsenal 2-2 Palace
  • 03/10/21 Palace 2-2 Leicester

Last FIVE results for Burnley;

  • 06/11/21 Chelsea 1-1 Burnley
  • 30/10/21 Burnley 3-1 Brentford
  • 27/10/21 Burnley 0-1 Spurs
  • 23/10/21 Southampton 2-2 Burnley
  • 16/10/21 City 2-0 Burnley

RECORD AGAINST BURNLEY

  • Played 51
  • Won 13
  • Drawn 17
  • Lost 21

FORM PLAYERS ACCORDING TO WHO SCORED

  • Conor Gallagher 7.50
  • Dwight McNeil 7.28
  • Maxwel Cornet 7.11
  • Christian Benteke 6.96

ONE TO WATCH

GNALY ALBERT MAXWEL CORNET

FORMER CLUBS – ARS Laquenexy, Metz, Lyon

The 25-year-old has managed to find the net 4 times in just 6 appearances for the Clarets after joining the Turf Moor club in August from Lyon for a fee of 15 million Euros.  He has made 24 appearances for the Ivory Coast, scoring 6 goals.

KEY CLASH

CONOR GALLAGHER v JACK CORK

The Chelsea loanee has really taken to the hearts of Palace fans are we really should know better. It is quite special for a loan player to be called up for their first international cap and it reflects well on the club as well. Gallagher has been a pivotal part of the way the Eagles have performed this season and if it is possible to have even more of a spring in his step, then he may well do after representing the Three Lions against San Marino on Monday night.

He will be up against a midfielder that has been linked with a move to Selhurst Park on more than one occasion, in the shape of Jack Cork, but the question is, can he be the first to subdue the energetic Gallagher this season?

PRE-MATCH FACTS

  • Burnley have won their past 3 league games against Palace, keeping a clean sheet in each
  • The Clarets have only won 4 league games in a row against the Eagles once, winning their first 4 against them between 1969 and 1971
  • None of the 8 top-flight meetings between Burnley and Palace at Turf Moor have ended in a draw – the Clarets have won 5 and Palace 3
  • The team scoring first has gone on to win each of the past 10 league meetings between Burnley and Palace, since the Clarets went 2-0 ahead before losing 3-2 in January 2015
  • Burnley have failed to win 13 of their last 14 league matches
  • The Eagles could go 7 Premier League matches without defeat for the first time since August 2018
  • They are vying to earn 3 successive league victories for the first time since a run of four between February and June 2020
  • Palace’s first 5 Premier League away fixtures this season were against the current top 5 teams in the table
  • Thirteen of Palace’s 15 top-flight goals so far were scored in the second half
  • Wilfried Zaha has scored in each of his last 2 Premier League appearances at Turf Moor
  • Patrick Vieira scored in Manchester City’s 6-1 Premier League win at Turf Moor in April 2010. It remains Burnley’s biggest home defeat in the division

PRE-MATCH STATS

  • GOALS – Zaha/ Gallagher (4 – 6th in PL)
  • ASSISTS – Gallagher/ Olise (2 – 15th in PL)
  • PASSES – Guehi (773 – 6th in PL)
  • TACKLES – Mitchell (33 – 1st in PL)
  • TOUCHES – Guehi (883 – 7th in PL)
  • SHOTS – Gallagher (23 – 19th in PL)
  • SAVES – Guaita (31 – 7th in PL)

DID YOU KNOW?

The Clarets are only one of three teams to have won all four divisional titles, along with Wolves and Preston North End

PREDICTION

After a tough run of the fixtures to start the season, the Eagles enter a period where points are there for the taking. However, as we all know from experience, that does not always prove to be the case so this will be intriguing to see how Patrick Vieira and his side fair, starting with Burnley. We are feeling good about Palace carrying on where they left off with a result at Turf Moor.

FINAL SCORE: 2-1 to Palace

BETTING ODDS

  • Home – 9/5
  • Draw – 21/10
  • Away – 8/5
  • Both teams to score – 4/5

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