For Crystal Palace, the international break could hardly have come at a worse time, with the club beginning to build momentum after securing two wins on the bounce.
Patrick Vieira will hope his side can continue that form after the brief stoppage, with midfielder Conor Gallagher an early-season star and rewarded with a first England cap against San Marino on Monday. Luckily for them, Chelsea are not thought to be looking to bring the midfielder back.
The hosts, meanwhile, finally got their first win of the season against Brentford in late October before impressively holding league leaders Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Sean Dyche’s side remain in the bottom three but could climb as many as three places with a win.
Date, kick-off time and venue
The match at Turf Moor is scheduled for a 3pm GMT kick-off on Saturday, November 20, 2021.
Where to watch Burnley vs Crystal Palace
Due to the 3pm blackout across football in England, fans will be unable to watch the game live.
However, highlights will be available on Match of the Day, broadcast at 10.30pm on Saturday on BBC One.
Burnley vs Crystal Palace team news
Crystal Palace could receive a significant boost with the ahead-of-schedule availability of Eberechi Eze. Eze has been sidelined since May with an achilles issue but played for the club’s Under-23s before the international break and could make a first matchday squad under Patrick Vieira. Joachim Andersen pulled out of the Denmark squad but his issue is believed to be minor.
Burnley are not believed to have any fresh injury concerns. Maxwel Cornet has begun to thrive in a forward role and could start again after suffering disappointment while away with the Ivory Coast — the Elephants missed out on World Cup qualification.
Burnley vs Crystal Palace prediction
Neither Burnley nor Crystal Palace would have particularly welcomed the international break given a string of solid recent performances, and it will be intriguing how the two sides regather themselves. A draw seems a safe bet.
Burnley 1-1 Crystal Palace
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Burnley wins: 21
Crystal Palace wins: 13