Having overseen three defeats in his first three Premier League matches in charge, the Dutchman is available at 23/10 (3.30) with Genting to finally get off the mark with a much-needed victory in Lancashire.
In contrast, the Clarets are in strong spirits after adding an away draw at Tottenham to their opening-day victory at Chelsea last time out, and are 13/10 (2.30) favourites to compound their opponents’ misery with another victory here.
Only one of the four previous Premier League meetings between these sides have resulted in draws, but there are odds of 9/4 (3.25) on offer for them to cancel each other out on this occasion.
Appointed with the ambition of making the Eagles more pleasing on the eye, the former Ajax boss has struggled so far to convert the team from the direct football played under Sam Allardyce and Tony Pulis to a more possession-based game.
While teething problems were always inevitable, the most worrying aspect of his early reign is undoubtedly the manner of the rather meek defeats against Huddersfield and Swansea.
Having lost against two potential relegation candidates already without so much as finding the net, another loss against modest opposition could prove too difficult to come back from for the 47-year-old.
This seems rather ominous as they prepare to travel to one of the division’s toughest away grounds, where Sean Dyche’s men won more games than Manchester United managed at Old Trafford last season.
With Burnley in a confident mood after a positive start to the season, those 13/10 (2.30) odds seem too good to pass up on them claiming a third consecutive victory against a Palace side that has lost seven of the last eight league matches on the road.
|Burnley to win for a 1.5 pt stake at 13/10 (2.30) with Genting|