Most people would have expected Tom Heaton to be a busy man this season, but he managed to repel 38 Utd shots to earn Burnley a point at Old Trafford. Sean Dyche will be glad to return to Turf Moor where the Clarets have already been a thorn in the side of the likes of Liverpool and Everton as they’ve proven to be very difficult to break-down, conceding just four times in six games.
Crystal Palace suffered their third defeat in a row against Liverpool as the wait for their first clean sheet continues. Their games of late have been pretty open with five of their last seven seeing at least three goals and four of these had four or more strikes. At Turf Moore though, the games tend to be tight with five of the six thus far having fewer than three goals, while the Clarets are yet to concede in the first-half.
The Eagles have not helped themselves in recent weeks by being behind at half-time in each of the last five. Pardew will look to draw inspiration from their earlier season form and previous trips to promoted sides where their record reads an impressive W7-D2-L0 since returning to the top flight in 2013/14. However, we’re wary of backing Palace given their current form and instead since six of these were level at the break, in what looks as if it could be a closely contended fixture we’ll back another stalemate at the break.
Best Bet: HT Draw at 2.05