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Match Previews

Palace Preview: Eagles and Clarets locked for top 10 spot

27 June 2020

Crystal Palace take on fellow mid-table side Burnley tonight (Monday, 29th June at 20:00) in a clash that, by the end of the season, could have a significant impact on each team’s final position.

The Eagles and Clarets are currently locked in 10th and 11th place respectively, with only a goal difference of two separating them. If one side wins at Selhurst, they could move as high as seventh on 45 points.

This would be the best points total at this stage of a Premier League season for Palace and the second best for Burnley.

The Clarets have had a similar pair of games since the restart to Palace – defeating relegation battlers Watford and falling to a heavy scoreline against second-place Manchester City.

However, looking at Palace and Burnley’s recent history, the record doesn’t bode well for the visitors.

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At the start of this season, the Eagles overcame the Clarets with goals from Wilfried Zaha and Jeffrey Schlupp. This comfortable victory mirrored the Eagles' success in their next-most recent clash with Burnley: a 3-1 win at Turf Moor.

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29 June 2020

In fact, after losing three consecutive matches against Sean Dyche’s men, the Eagles have reversed their fortunes and won four times in a row. Their best Premier League record is currently five straight wins against one opponent: Wimbledon between 1989-1991.

But this summertime clash sees two of the league’s best defensive teams come head to head, with Palace conceding fewer goals than Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea and Burnley having kept 12 clean sheets in this campaign – just two behind league leaders Liverpool.

And all of the Clarets’ clean sheets have been kept by shot stopper Nick Pope (level with the Reds’ Alisson Becker), who can claim two more shut-outs than Vicente Guaita’s 10.

Finally, this is perhaps the only match Palace and Burnley will play this season where one can safely predict a first-half goal. Palace (nine) and Burnley (10) have scored the fewest first-half goals this season, although there’s been at least one scored in the first-half of the last eight meetings between the sides, with Palace going in 1-0 ahead in each of the last four.

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Did you know?

Luka Milivojević has scored 89% of his 27 Premier League goals from either the penalty spot (21) or a direct free-kick (three), the highest such ratio of anyone to score 20+ goals in the competition.

Tactical overview

Burnley’s recent collapse against Manchester City should not deceive fans as to their defensive abilities. In fact, Dyche’s side conceded as many goals against the Citizens as they did in their previous six away outings combined.

Many teams struggle to take on Burnley’s organised, confident defence, but Palace may do so more than most. Their typically counter-attacking style may not work against such a well-drilled outfit who are unlikely to overcommit going forward, and so we may see more of the Eagles’ actively offensive approach from the first-half v AFC Bournemouth.

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Team news

Palace were dealt an unfortunate blow against Liverpool as Roy Hodgson confirmed Vicente Guaita and Christian Benteke were both suffering muscle strains. Then, in the 15th minute, Wilfried Zaha was forced from play and required a scan on his calf.

Hodgson has since said he is hopeful Guaita will be available and isn't "writing off the chances" of Benteke and Zaha.

Burnley have no major injury concerns until looking at their front players. Chris Wood and Ashley Barnes are both sidelined for the Palace game while Jay Rodriguez is a slight concern - though it is thought he will be available.

Johann Berg Gudmundsson missed their recent game v Watford and Robbie Brady will not play.

How to follow

On TV

This game will be shown live via Amazon Prime Video for free.

Palace Audio

Palace supporters all over the world can listen to live audio commentary of every Palace fixture in the 2019/20 season for as little as £1 per game on the official club app, mobile internet or on desktop.

Fans can buy a Monthly Pass (which auto-renews) at £4.49 per month or a 24-Hour Pass (for a single matchday) for £1.49, by clicking here

Find out more about Palace Audio here

Social media

You can check out our Instagram story for all of the pre-match build-up and our official Twitter page is bringing you up-to-the-minute match updates, stunning photos and more.

Our club website, cpfc.co.uk, is the place to go for team news on the dot, an instant report and all the post-match votes.

The official app

The official Palace app’s match centre is the place to be for everything you need during the Burnley clash. With live stats and alerts, a running match commentary feed and lineups the moment they’re released as well as all an instant match report and post-match reaction from Palace TV, there’s no need to leave the app to follow the Eagles’ efforts.

Download our app for free here!

International fans

For fans following from abroad, have a look at our Worldwide TV Listings here.

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Match Reports

Return to Selhurst ends in narrow defeat for Palace

29 June 2020

Relief at Wilfried Zaha being passed fit, Glad All Over echoing proudly around the ground and the all four stands dressed in a sea of red and blue: for a moment, it felt like a normal matchday for Crystal Palace Football Club.

Come the first full-time whistle in a Selhurst Park without fans, it was anything but a normal matchday for the Eagles, with Burnley overcoming Palace for the first time in five Premier League matches, winning 1-0 thanks to a Ben Mee header.

In summary

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  • The club pays tribute to pitch-side paramedic, Ian Reynolds, who sadly passed away during the lockdown, with Ian’s work jacket draped over a seat in the Main Stand
  • Luka Milivojević goes close to replicating the free-kick he scored against Bournemouth
  • Dwight McNeil the Clarets’ best threat, with a handful of chances that fail to truly worry the Eagles
  • Nick Pope deals well with Jordan Ayew’s long-range curled effort
  • James McArthur will have expected to have hit the target with a header at the back post after a fantastic deep Joel Ward cross
  • HT: 0-0
  • James McCarthy replaces Cheikhou Kouyaté at half-time
  • Ben Mee heads Burnley into the lead via a free-kick on 63 minutes
  • Milivojević heads just over from a Wilfried Zaha cross on 80 minutes
  • FT: 0-1

Burnley dominated possession in the opening 45 minutes, with Jack Cork’s dipping header inside the first minute – that eventually dropped behind Vicente Guaita’s goal - signalling the intentions of Sean Dyche’s side.

Like Palace have done so regularly, though, they remained patient, absorbed the pressure and waited for their moment to cutely link-up in the final third.

It took eight minutes for that scenario to arrive for the first time, with Wilfried Zaha’s incisive pass finding James McArthur inside the box. The midfielder controlled well before teeing up Jordan Ayew to fire across the box to Patrick van Aanholt.

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The ball wasn’t quite as Ayew would’ve wanted, selling his teammate just short, but the passage of play highlighted the intricacies of Palace’s build-up and how quickly Roy Hodgson’s side can turn it on.

Next it was Luka Milivojević to try and test Nick Pope for the first time, with the captain nearly mastering time travel and returning to the Vitality Stadium, with the expectation, position and run-up reminiscent of his superb goal against the Cherries.

This time it wasn’t meant to be. But one player who had picked up where he had left off against Bournemouth was Scott Dann.

The Clarets’ sustained pressure, although not requiring a herculean effort from Palace’s rear-guard, saw Dann make several clever interventions throughout the first-half, using his experience to smartly disrupt and frustrate Burnley every time they looked to up the pressure.

If Palace were going to fall behind, though, then it was more than likely going to involve Dwight McNeil – playing in a free roam No.10 role behind Matej Vydra rather than his usual position on the wing.

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The Burnley man first went close from a Josh Brownhill corner, which initially found Van Aanholt on the line, however, the left-back’s hurried clearance deflected off Milivojević directly in front of him, causing a panic in Palace’s box.

A further scrambled away clearance found McNeil just inside the edge of the box but the England Under-21 international’s strike was rising above Guaita’s goal before it had reached Palace’s No.31.

Moments later McNeil was again involved, this time collecting a wayward Milivojević pass, and driving at Gary Cahill and Dann with James McArthur snapping at his heels. The pressure of McArthur and the fast-approaching resolute Palace centre-back pairing forced McNeil to hurry his shot: a tame curled effort right down the centre of Guaita’s goal.

On 36 minutes, Palace’s best chance of the first-half landed on the head of McArthur, however, the midfielder will be disappointed with the connection he made from a deep, pinpoint cross from Joel Ward.

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James McCarthy was handed his first taste of behind closed doors football at Selhurst Park, replacing Kouyate at half-time. That change in personnel, plus Hodgson’s half-time team talk, saw a different Palace emerge, in a role reversal of the first-half, Palace were enjoying the lion’s share of possession.

It looked like the tweak was going to pay dividends early into the second-half, when a superb piece of awareness from Ayew resulted in Cahill picking up his teammate’s backheel inside the penalty box.

Despite being empty, you could still feel the collective inhaling of breath from all four stands around Selhurst Park when Cahill drew back his right foot. Unfortunately, the connection was a scuffed one and Burnley were let-off.  

Palace were made to rue not making their dominance of the first 15 minutes of the second-half count, with Ben Mee bravely heading home Ashley Westwood’s free-kick.

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Andros Townsend nearly departed the Selhurst Park pitch in style, with the winger’s last involvement on 77 minutes, before being replaced by Max Meyer, almost resulting in another special strike for the already impressive collection.

Next to try and find a way past Pope was Palace’s captain again, but this time Milivojević demonstrated his potential impact in the air, rather than from set-pieces, connecting well with a Zaha cross but he was unable to keep the ball the right side of the crossbar.

Van Aanholt was the last player to test Pope, rifling from outside the box but Pope got down well in injury time to deny the full-back.

With the victory, Burnley leapfrog Palace and move up to eighth in the Premier League table. 

Palace: Guaita, Ward, Dann, Cahill, Van Aanholt, Milivojević, Kouyaté (McCarthy 45), McArthur, Townsend (Meyer 77), Zaha, Ayew.

Subs not used: Hennessey, Sakho, Woods, Tavares, Mitchell, Riedewald, Pierrick.

Burnley: Pope, Bardsley, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor, Pieters, Brownhill, Cork (Long 70), Westwood, McNeil, Vydra.

Subs not used: Peacock-Farrell, Jensen, Thompson, Dunne, Thomas, Goodridge.

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Ticket News

Get down to Family Fun Day for Palace v Burnley!

9 March 2020

We all cherish our first memory from Selhurst Park. We can remember the score, the action and the first match that made us an Eagle.

On 4th April, you can treat your children, their friends and any other junior Eagles to one of their first tastes of SE25 with our exclusive Family Fun Day. Crystal Palace take on Burnley in a 3pm kick-off and we'll be providing the entertainment, football and food sure to hook any young Eagles before the 90 minutes have even finished.

For a limited time only, we're offering discounted tickets of one adult and one child for just £40 - meaning you can bring the family to Selhurst for less! Best of all, supporters don't need a Membership to purchase one of these tickets.

Overall, supporters will save £32 on the cheapest adult+junior ticket and the cost of a Silver Membership - so it really is the perfect time to kick-start that lifelong red and blue following together.

What's more, anyone who grabs a general admission ticket before Friday 13th March will be automatically entered into a special prize draw, providing the chance to win amazing rewards; including signed shirts, tickets and other great gifts for any Eagle.

As it's going to be spring, we're hosting a range of entertainment for all ages both in and out of our Fanzone. It's tricky to imagine now but, with the sun (hopefully) out, you'll be able to enjoy fun activities with the kids while filling up on our BBQ-cooked pre-match meals with a cold drink.

There's no better chance for them to create that cherished first-game memory and experience the most vibrant atmosphere in the Premier League, so don't miss out and buy your reduced tickets by calling 0871 200 0071 or by visiting the Box Office at Selhurst Park in person!

For all other tickets to this fun-filled family event, you can head over to our ticketing site here!

Alternatively, you can make the day go further with one of our Premium Matchday experiences; the pinnacle in watching Premier League football.

To find out about our range of Premium Packages, please click here now.

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