It's unlikely to be a goal-fest at Turf Moor but the hosts can edge their way to a valuable 3pts.
Burnley v Crystal Palace - Saturday 15:00
Burnley fans will be feeling ecstatic following the heroic defensive resolve they displayed at Old Trafford that leaves them 14th in the table, four points above the relegation zone. Sean Dyche's team deserve huge credit despite having only 28% of the possession and just a single shot on target, and in particular Tom Heaton who made an impressive total of 11 saves during the game.
James McArthur showed a surprisingly lethal touch with his head against Liverpool, dragging Crystal Palace back into the game on two separate occasions in a match where the Eagles were simply outclassed. Conceding twice from set-pieces will have been most disconcerting for Alan Pardew, and it’s now four without a win for his side having lost the first half in each of their last five, trailing at both half-time and full-time in their last three. However, Burnley have only scored two first half goals in their last eight games, and so predicting how the first half will shape up is difficult.
Burnley typically concede very few goals at Turf Moor, with fewer than three goals in 14 of their last 15 at home dating back to the Championship, and less than two goals in eight of these. They’ve won nine during this sequence and haven’t conceded more than once in any of these fixtures, suggesting a tough afternoon for Palace despite scoring 11 goals in their last six matches. The away side have lost five of their last eight road games and have been dismal at keeping clean sheets, with none in their last 15 away from Selhurst Park. However, Burnley have taken the fewest shots in the league this season and if they are to win it’s unlikely to be a goal-fest. Therefore, Burnley to win/Under 2.5 at 6.5 makes for a solid bet given the respective form of both clubs.