Crystal Palace vs Burnley: TV channel, stream, kick-off time, odds & match preview

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Crystal Palace and Burnley will continue their race to 40 points when they meet at Selhurst Park in this weekend's Saturday evening Premier League fixture.

The Clarets have outperformed expectations and looked relatively safe all season but the improved form of the teams below them has dragged them to the brink of a relegation battle.

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Sean Dyche's men have a five-point advantage over Swansea City but were overtaken by Palace last weekend, with the Eagles having won six of their past nine matches.

Game

Crystal Palace vs Burnley

Date

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Time

17:30 GMT, 12:30 ET

TV CHANNEL & LIVE STREAM

Burnley Premier League
Burnley Premier League

In the UK, the match will be available to watch live on television on BT Sport 1 and by stream via the BT Sport app.

UK TV channel

Online stream

BT Sport 1

BT Sport app

In the US, the match will be available to watch live on television on NBC's Premier League Extra Time channel and by stream via NBC Sports Live.

US TV channel

Online stream

NBC

NBC Sports Live

SQUADS & TEAM NEWS

Position

Crystal Palace players

Goalkeepers

Speroni, Hennessey, Mandanda

Defenders

Ward, Delaney, Kelly, Fryers, Van Aanholt

Midfielders

Cabaye, Zaha, Lee, McArthur, Sako, Ledley, Puncheon, Townsend, Flamini, Schlupp, Milivojevic

Forwards

Campbell, C. Benteke, Remy

Mamadou Sakho's knee injury is said to be less serious than first feared but he will not feature on Saturday, and James Tomkins may not play again this season due to ankle damage. That has left Palace short at centre-back given Scott Dann remains out with a knee injury of his own - only Martin Kelly and Damien Delaney are fit.

Pape Souare and Connor Wickham are long-term absentees.

Potential starting XI: Hennessey; Ward, Kelly, Delaney, Schlupp; Cabaye, Milivojevic, Puncheon; Townsend, Benteke, Zaha.

Position

Burnley players

Goalkeepers

Heaton, Robinson, Pope

Defenders

Lowton, Mee, Ward, Tarkowski, Darikwa, Flanagan, Long, Keane

Midfielders

Boyd, Arfield, Gudmundsson, Defour, Hendrick, Brady, Westwood

Forwards

Gray, Vokes, Barnes, Agyei

Burnley will be without Joey Barton for the rest of the season, at the end of which his contract expires, after he was handed an 18-month ban for betting offences.

Ben Mee is a doubt due to a shin injury but Dyche expects Scott Arfield, Stephen Ward (both knee) and Sam Vokes (hamstring) to be available.

Potential starting XI: Heaton; Lowton, Keane, Tarkowski, Ward; Brady, Westwood, Hendrick, Boyd; Gray, Barnes.

BETTING & GAME ODDS

Andros Townsend Crystal Palace Premier League
Andros Townsend Crystal Palace Premier League

Palace are 4/5 favourites to win at home, according to Oddschecker, with Burnley priced at 21/5 and the draw available at 11/4.

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Christian Benteke is the 15/4 favourite to score first, with Wilfried Zaha rated at 15/2. Andre Gray is the top choice for the visitors at 8/1.

GAME PREVIEW

Sean Dyche Burnley Premier League
Sean Dyche Burnley Premier League

Burnley's second attempt at Premier League survival was cruising along nicely but now, with four games to play, the adversity has come.

The Clarets have just one win in their past 11 games and will now have to do without one of their most experienced players after Joey Barton's 18-month ban for betting offences was handed down by the Football Association.

It all adds considerably more pressure than Burnley might have expected to face at this stage a couple of months ago, with Swansea City, in 18th place, now only five points behind them.

"We as a club, without a shadow of a doubt, are in really good shape going into this last bunch of games," Dyche said this week. "But we aren't naive enough to think it takes care of itself, because it doesn't. We have to take care of what we need to."

One win would probably do it, and Saturday would be a fine time for Burnley to finally record their first league victory away from home this season. That would see them rise back above Crystal Palace, whose excellent recent form has been in contrast to their next opponents.

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