Burnley vs Crystal Palace 01/17/2015 Premier League Preview, Odds and Prediction
Crystal Palace vs Burnley
Satuday 17th January 2015 15:00(GMT)
The Line: Burnley 7/5 Draw 11/4 Cyrstal Palace 21/10 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBC Sports Live; Direct Tv; Bein sports
A relegation six pointer from Turfmoor as Burnley play host to Crystal Palace. A win for either side could take them as high as twelfth in the table and clear of the relegation zone. But a loss probably puts either team back in the relegation zone such are the fine lines in this league right now. I have been watching Burnley recently and have been impressed picking up five points from games against Manchester City, Newcastle United and QPR has to go down as a success. The return of Sam Vokes along with the fine form of Barnes, Ings and Boyd could be the catalyst that saves Burnley this season. Ings and Vokes fired Burnley to promotion last season and they could fire them to safety this year. Simon Dyche had asked the fans for time and they believe in him, he is making a believer of me.
With Crystal Palace getting Alan Pardew in as manager they made a statement of intent to stay in the league and then Pardew got a win in his first start as manager over Tottenham. Palace have a decent squad and Zaha, Gayle and Puncheon are their own trifecta that will need to fire on all cylinders if they are going to survive this season. This is a tough trip for Palace and they will be without Jedinak who is away on International duty. Crystal Palace have only lost one of their last five away games though and have proven to be a tough nut to craic away from home. Conceding in only one of those five.
I've come to the conclusion that Burnley are my favourite underdog this season. I find myself rooting for them every time I see them play due to their tenatious style of play and never say die attitude. I think Burnley are going to stay up and I am on board here for Burnley to get a win against a fellow struggler. This could be huge come the end of the season.