Crystal Palace vs Burnley LIVE: Team news and latest build-up tonight


Crystal Palace meet Burnley at Selhurst Park tonight in a Premier League game between two clubs making unlikely moves for a spot in Europe next season.

Both sides have 42 points from 31 games and the winner of this one will climb to eighth in the table, leapfrogging Sheffield United and Arsenal to move only one point behind Tottenham.

Palace were well beaten by champions Liverpool last time out, while Burnley beat Watford at a sweltering Turf Moor. Follow all the action live:

Both Palace and Burnley are very much a part of what is becoming an increasingly congested race for the Europa League. They are level on points, the Eagles ahead only on goal difference. And a win for either would mean a jump to eighth place.

There is plenty of football yet to be played, but Hodgson and Sean Dyche have reason to be quietly confident in their respective sides’ chances. Palace, before their humbling defeat at Anfield, had won four in a row and looked an impressively efficient counter-attacking team. And Burnley, aside from a similarly disheartening thrashing at Manchester City, have been typically solid and combative.

Team News

Wilfried Zaha starts, then, despite being forced off early on with an injury in Palace’s heavy defeat at Liverpool last time out. Vicente Guaita is back in goal, and Roy Hodgson also hands starts to Luka Milivojevic and Scott Dann.

Burnley, meanwhile, make two changes after their 1-0 win over Watford on Thursday. Erik Pieters and Phil Bardsley come in for the Clarets.

Hello and welcome along to a surprisingly big game in the race for the Europa League…

Match preview…

When is it and what time is kick-off?

The match will begin at 8pm on Monday 29 June at Selhurst Park.

How can I watch it online and on TV?

The match will be shown live on Amazon Prime with coverage beginning from 7:30pm.

You can sign up for Amazon’s 30-day trial and watch all the matches for free, while being able to cancel at any time.

Team news

Wilfried Zaha is nursing a knock but could still start after receiving treatment over the weekend, while the Eagles will check on Vicente Guaita and Christian Benteke. James Tomkins, Martin Kelly and Jeffrey Schlupp are all likely to miss out once more.

Ashley Barnes, Chris Wood and Johann Berg Gudmundsson are all set to miss out here, while Robbie Brady could return after missing the win over Watford with a groin injury. Jay Rodriguez came off against the Hornets with an ankle problem but should be fit enough to start.

Predicted line-ups

Crystal Palace XI: Guaita; Ward, Cahill, Dann, Van Aanholt; Milivojevic, McArthur, Kouyate; Townsend, Ayew, Zaha

Burnley XI: Pope; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Brownhill, Westwood, Cork, McNeil; Rodriguez, Vydra

What are the odds?

Crystal Palace: 13/10

Draw: 21/10

Burnley: 12/5


With eighth up for grabs here, both teams should see it as a wonderful opportunity to boost their hopes of claiming an unlikely European spot with safety assured for another season. Roy Hodgson’s side must bounce back after being handed a heavy beating by the champions and we’ll back them to emerge victorious here and pull level with Spurs in seventh, provided Zaha is passed fit. 2-1.

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