Putting in another rampant display last weekend and now quickly climbing up the standings, a revitalized Burnley will look to keep up their momentum when Crystal Palace travel to Turf Moor on Saturday afternoon.
Picking up a 3-0 win over relegation scrappers Watford on the road last time out, the Clarets will open the weekend as high as seventh and Sean Dyche’s men have clinched back-to-back victories for the first time this season.
On the flip side, while Burnley appear to be a side on the rise, Crystal Palace are a side drastically searching for a morale-boost as they travel to Lancashire this weekend.
Suffering a 2-1 defeat against Liverpool last time out, the Eagles have failed to win any of their last five Premier League matchups, losing four of those contests on what has been an unenviable run.
Although they might be in the midst of a lacklustre run, Roy Hodgson’s side will take some solace from their most recent meetings against Saturday’s hosts.
Picking up a 3-1 win when they last made the trip to Turf Moor back in March, Palace have won each of their last three matches against Burnley and a similar outcome can be found at 9/4 with Ladbrokes this weekend.
Who can stop Chris Wood?
Breezing past Watford on the road last weekend and building off of their rampant 3-0 win over West Ham earlier in the month, the mood in Sean Dyche’s camp continues to soar.
Continuing to shine at Turf Moor and winning three of their last four, it is no surprise that the Clarets have a fearsome reputation for their rugged displays.
Recording clean sheets in all three of those victories in Lancashire, Saturday’s hosts can be found at 13/8 with 888sport to record yet another clean sheet this weekend.
One man who has continued on what has been a stellar purple patch and has undoubtedly been Burnley’s standout performer is the red-hot Chris Wood.
Once again finding the net away at Vicarage Road last time out, the New Zealand international has now found the net in each of his last three Premier League matches on the bounce.
Even more impressive, the one-time Leicester striker has recorded six goals in his last six appearances and also has three in his last three matches at Turf Moor.
You might be interested to know that Wood can be found pencilled in at 17/10 with Ladbrokes to extend on his remarkable record in Lancashire this weekend.
Palace need a bounce
Despite Roy Hodgson describing his side’s performance against Liverpool as “their best display of the season”, the Londoners could only slump to a controversial 2-1 defeat at Selhurst Park.
On an unenviable run of fixtures that has seen them face off against the like of the league leaders, Manchester City, Arsenal, and Chelsea, Palace have lost four of their last five and they have not recorded a victory since the 5th of October.
Also now conceding a pair of goals in each of their previous five appearances, the guests can be found at 11/8 with Betfair to once again ship over 1.5 goals on Saturday.
If the Eagles are to make a much-needed return to winning ways this weekend, then the former England boss will be calling on winger Wilfried Zaha to lead their charge.
Finding the net against Liverpool last time out, his first goal in 14 Premier League games for Crystal Palace, ending a period of 1,245 minutes on the pitch without scoring, the Ivory Coast international is pencilled in at 3/1 with Paddy Power to bag back-to-back strikes this weekend.