Two teams who had a great mid-week will lock horns this evening to get the better of the other. Burnley look to finally escape the relegation zone but a visit to Selhurst Park will not at all be easy.
WHERE AND WHEN?
Venue: Selhurst Park Stadium.
Date: Saturday, 26th February 2022.
Time: 16:00 (BST).
Referee: Jonathan Moss.
Assistant referee: Simon Bennett, Marc Perry.
Fourth official: Josh Smith.
VAR: Andre Marriner.
Assistant VAR: Harry Lennard.
Crystal Palace will be entering the game with no new injuries adding to the list but with doubts over Ferguson, Ward and Guiata. A squad similar to the mid-week might be starting for the home side and will be full of confidence after a great win.
Sean Dyche was happy to have his key man, Tarkowski, back in the line-up and will be hoping for some similar performance this weekend. They will travel with just doubts over Cornet who Dyche’s side will analyze before the game.
Crystal Palace’s show against Watford in the mid-week was just the perfect show of what Viera’s side in them. Even the Chelsea game showed the London side’s resilience only to fall victim to an 89th-minute winner. But a return of their star boy, Gallagher was a big boost as the Englishman scored another one to increase his tally for the season. Zaha’s brace at the end definitely made everyone happy as the man from Ivory Coast will gain a major boost from the two goals and this will be key for them to end the season on a high. They will definitely enter the game as favourites with the home crowd supporting, but they just can not rule out in-from Burnley’s side.
Burnley are the team in form and there is just no doubt about it! Stealing points from United, a narrow loss to Liverpool, a thrashing of Brighton and a great win against Spurs are the four matches marking Burnley’s road to this match. Sean Dyche’s side were just too impressive in the game vs Spurs, where they not just got the 3 points but stated why they deserve to stay in the league. Now they will be hunting for their third consecutive win in the league, something every fan just dreams of. An away fixture will not be what Dyche will fancy as an easy win, but the recent performances just give them all the chances to take all 3 from this match and finally leave the relegation zone.
Crystal Palace predicted XI: Butland; Clyne, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell; McArthur, Kouyate, Gallagher; Olise, Mateta, Zaha.
Burnley predicted XI: Pope; Roberts, Mee, Tarkowski, Pieters; Lennon, Cork, Brownhill, McNeil; Weghorst, Cornet.