English Premier League Soccer - Crystal Palace vs. Burnley, 6/29/20 - Preview, Prediction & Odds
After witnessing their four-game winning streak end following a 4-0 defeat against champions Liverpool, 10th-placed Crystal Palace will try to get back on track with a home contest versus 11th-placed Burnley, who have lost just one of their last nine Premier League outings. Kick-off - at 15:00 PM ET on Monday, June 29.
Palace End Winning Streak
A season-long four-game winning run came to an end for Crystal Palace, who were brought back to reality with a 4-0 beat-down at the hands of the newly-crowned Premier League champions Liverpool away at Anfield on Wednesday. The Eagles controlled the ball just 27% of the time and were outshot 21-3, failing to register a single attempt on target, ultimately being blanked for the 10th time this season and allowing as many goals as in their previous six EPL contests combined. Nevertheless, Crystal Palace are still just three points below the top-seven, currently sitting 10th in the league with a W11 D9 L11 record.
With nine goals buried thus far this year, Ghanaian forward Jordan Ayew tops the Eagles’ scoring table, having netted three times in his last four appearances. Goalie Vicente Guaita, meanwhile, sits 8th in the Premier League with 89 saves. He has picked up 10 clean sheets in 28 games this season and allows a goal every 90 minutes on average. Crystal Palace have scored the 2nd lowest quantity of snipes during the current term (28), while delivering the absolute lowest number of shots per game (9.6). The team is 15th in ball possession (45.9%) and 14th in passing accuracy (75.8%).
Burnley Edge Out Watford
After returning to the Premier League action following the coronavirus break with an embarrassing 5-0 thrashing at the hands of Manchester City last Monday, Burnley managed to get their act together in the following fixture, edging out Watford with a count of 1-0 at Turf Moor on Thursday. Jay Rodriguez buried a 73rd-minute header, thus extending the Clarets’ unbeaten home run to five games (W3 D2), with the team now having gone W5 D3 L1 in its last nine Premier League contests overall. The Lancashire club sits 11th in the standings (W12 D6 L13), trailing the top-seven by three points.
New Zealand striker Chris Wood leads Burnley with 11 Premier League markers for the year, but might not be fit enough to face Crystal Palace yet. Englishman Nick Pope, meanwhile, has turned away 94 shots this season, sitting 6th in the EPL’s goalkeeper chart. He has recorded a league-high 12 clean sheets in 31 contests this season and gives up a goal every 62 minutes of play. Burnley have netted the 12th highest amount of goals during the ongoing campaign (35) while taking the 3rd lowest quantity of shots per game (10). The team is 2nd from the bottom in ball possession (43.1%) and bottom of the league in passing accuracy (68.7%).
Crystal Palace have beaten Burnley in their last four Premier League meetings, bagging three clean sheets along the way, and will be hoping to add another victory following a dismal performance against new league champions Liverpool in their previous fixture (a 4-0 defeat). The Clarets have lost just one of their last nine contests (W5 D3 L1), but are still struggling with injuries to key players and simply don’t have enough quality substitutes to name due to a list of this season’s contributors simply running out of contract. The road form of Burnley has also brought in just four victories on the team's 15 travels this year (W4 D4 L7), while the Eagles have gone unbeaten in their last two domestic fixtures, keeping the opponents from scoring at Selhurst Park for 212 minutes.
Crystal Palace to win to nil (+225)