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Crystal Palace vs Burnley: Preview, expected line-ups, how to watch and prediction

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The State of Play

Crystal Palace took the decision to sack manager Roy Hodgson and replace him with Oliver Glasner on Monday. The Austrian watched from the stands as Palace shared a 1-1 draw with Everton at Goodison Park later on that day with Jordan Ayew’s opening goal eventually being cancelled out by Amadou Onana. The Eagles begin the weekend sitting five points clear of the bottom three.

Vincent Kompany remains in charge of Burnley with it appearing to be the case that The Clarets have accepted their fate of relegation straight back down to the Championship, beginning this match day seven points adrift of safety. The Lancastrians were thumped by an in-form Arsenal at Turf Moor last weekend with The Gunners racking up a 5-0 victory and making it 55 goals conceded in 25 Premier League games so far this season for Burnley.

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Team News

In his first game as Crystal Palace boss, Oliver Glasner will be missing Cheick Doucoure until the end of the season, whilst the likes of Rob Holding is sidelined alongside key men such as Michael Olise and Eberechi Eze.

Vincent Kompany confirmed that Burnley will remain without former Borussia Monchengladbach centre-back Jordan Beyer due to injury. Aaron Ramsey is also missing until the end of the season.

Expected Line-ups

Crystal Palace: Johnstone; Munoz, Ward, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell; Lerma, Richards; Ayew, Mateta, Edouard

Burnley: Trafford; Assignon, O’Shea, Esteve, Delcroix; Gudmundsson, Brownhill, Berge, Odobert; Amdouni, Fofana

What they Said

Oliver Glasner has described himself as ‘happy’ following his appointment and he has said ‘I am looking forward to working with the talented squad, meeting the club’s supporters and experiencing the Selhurst Park atmosphere I have heard so much about.’

In his pre-match press conference, Vincent Kompany has described every game as ‘must win’ between now and the end of the season.

When and How to Watch

This match is being played at Selhurst Park at 15:00 on Saturday February 24th but will not be televised live in the UK. It is also not available to be legally streamed, either.

Prediction

Crystal Palace and Oliver Glasner will seek to really begin their rebuild in the summer and will hope to simply avoid the drop in these remaining few months. Whilst teething issues and a difficulty initially gelling is to be expected at first, Crystal Palace are the overwhelming favourites for this one against a poor Burnley side, especially with their home advantage, and backing Palace looks the way to go for this one.

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.

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