Super sub Giroud & Burnley match class of 1968 - best Premier League stats

Super sub Giroud & Burnley match class of 1968 - best Premier League stats

BC-SOC--Crystal Palace-Brighton

Palace are 17th in the league, three points above the relegation zone but the league table would look a lot better for Roy Hodgson's side only for the concession of late goals in recent weeks. However, they are not one of the favourites to suffer relegation, with the bottom three now favourited by the bookmakers for the drop this season. They all have their players that can have a big influence, but he's really developed as a player in the last few seasons.

The convincing victory was wrapped up in the closing stages as Roberto Firmino struck to take Liverpool to within a point of second place and complete a good week for Jurgen Klopp's side.

Crystal Palace are in a precarious position entering in the final stretch of matches in the Premier League. The club has worked incredibly hard to get here.' However, defeats by Leicester and Everton plus a home draw with Huddersfield last week - in which Dutch midfielder Davy Propper received a red card that keeps him out of tomorrow's game - have led to the odd glance over their shoulder. Most of their success has come at the Amex Stadium where they have taken 25 points and lost just four games.

Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha has defended himself against allegations of being a perennial diver, insisting critics fail to comprehend the types of fouls he attracts.

But with local bragging rights on the line, as well as precious points, Palace boss Hodgson knows the pressure that his players will be under after previously steering West Brom and Fulham to survival.

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At the age of 30, Jonny Evans already has ample experience of playing in the Premier League, unlike Aymeric Laporte. The defeat at Old Trafford helped the Etihad outfit mathematically win the Premier League.

Once Brighton had showed that they remained confident of a turnaround, the tide slowly turned in their favour as they began to have more success in the final third at a time when Palace started to pose less of a threat up the other end.

The visitors are [4.8] outsiders for this clash but there is no temptation to back them.

The draw is a shorter price at [3.5] but only one of Crystal Palace's last seven games have ended in a stalemate.

Brighton & Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton is acutely aware of the threat Wilfried Zaha poses ahead of Saturday's M23 Derby between the Seagulls and Crystal Palace.

This game saw five first-half goals, the most in any Premier League game this season. Brighton have also been very solid defensively and significantly, all of their away matches during the campaign have resulted in under 3.5 goals.

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