Published: Mon, September 11, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Sean Dyche looking for improvement from his side ahead of Palace clash

Sean Dyche looking for improvement from his side ahead of Palace clash

Only some poor finishing - notably from striker Christian Benteke and defender Scott Dann, who headed wide from point-blank range in the final minute - prevented them taking at least a point from the game, although the result means they have still not scored in the league this season.

Parish, who led a consortium that purchased the club in 2010, told fans: "We are four games in, it's a awful start but we have to stick together".

The Eagles therefore became the first club to suffer that kind of start to a top-flight season for 93 years.

Lee played a back-pass to no one in particular, and Wood raced onto possession before curling a fine early finish past Hennessey to hand under pressure De Boer the worst start possible.

The New Zealand worldwide wasted little time to make his mark when firing past Hugo Lloris to preserve Burnley's unbeaten away record this term. They had had 23 shots to Burnley's four.

Wood started on the bench at Wembley but is pressing for a place in the team against Crystal Palace at Turf Moor tomorrow, having also scored a hat-trick for the All Whites during the worldwide break.

Palace's last two visits to Turf Moor have ended in 3-2 results - one in Palace's favour and the most recent a defeat. Defour knits the play together for Burnley and is good at passing between the lines, something the Burnley midfield otherwise lack. However, despite three straight defeats, Sean Dyche promises that his side will be right at it at the weekend.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek is thought to be available for selection after he recovered from a minor knock he picked up, although he may have to face a late fitness test.

Pape Souare, Wilfried Zaha, Bakary Sako, and Connor Wickham remain sidelined with respective injuries. These are the teams we need to beat.

Only West Ham, by one goal, separate Palace from the bottom of the table, and the Hammers could overtake their fellow Londoners if they pick up their first points of the season against Huddersfield on Monday. Our prediction is available at the best odds of 10/1 at Bet365.

Summer signing Wood wasted little time in marking his home debut with a goal, having come off the bench to net on his first appearance for the Clarets at Tottenham last time.

"Normally you have 10 games to think, "this is the way we like to play", he said.

Our preview is backing Wood to continue his scoring form at his best odds at Unibet. That figure is nine days short of the 85 days he lasted in charge of Italian side Inter Milan, although in that time he did take control of 14 games compared to just the four he will have overseen at the South London club come Sunday evening. Do you get the time?

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