Championship

October 6, 2012

Full-time

Crystal Palace

4 - 3

Burnley

Championship

14:00 +00:00, October 6, 2012

Selhurst Park , England

Referee: R East

Dikgacoi ready to return

Team Stat Comparison

Crystal Palace Burnley
Matches Played 46 46
Table Position 5 11
Points 72 61
Goal Difference 11 2
Goals for * 2.3 1.3
Goals against * 1.3 1.7
Last 5 W-W-D-W-D W-W-D-L-L
Last 5 home W-D-W-D-D W-D-W-D-L
Last 5 away W-D-D-L-L W-L-L-D-D
*  Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club
Stats: Crystal Palace | Burnley

Competition Stats

Crystal Palace Burnley
Goals Glenn Murray 30 Charlie Austin 24
Assists Wilfried Zaha 9
Yellows Mile Jedinak 11 Dean Marney 11
Reds Damien Delaney 1 Dean Marney 1
Squads: Crystal Palace | Burnley

Kagisho Dikgacoi should be fit for Crystal Palace when they host Burnley.

The South Africa midfielder was rested for Tuesday night's 2-1 win at Wolves with a slight muscle strain but he expects to be available.

Jonny Williams replaced Dikgacoi at Molineux but the Welshman, who broke his leg last season, has yet to start back-to-back matches this term and is likely to make way.

Peter Ramage returned as a substitute in midweek following a thigh injury and should be involved again but fellow defender Paddy McCarthy remains a long-term absentee with a groin problem.

Danny Gabbidon is still waiting to make his debut after signing from QPR last month but the Wales centre-half needs to build up his fitness first.

Burnley boss Eddie Howe has worries in defence.

Skipper Jason Shackell was absent from the 3-3 draw with Sheffield Wednesday at Turf Moor in midweek and is doubtful once more due to a knee injury.

The Clarets will make a late decision on Shackell, while fellow centre-back Michael Duff is set to be sidelined with a knee problem of his own.

Howe, who distanced himself from reports suggesting he was poised for a return to former club Bournemouth this week, expressed concerns about his side's defensive frailties after they surrendered the lead three times against Wednesday.

There are no such problems at the other end of the field as striker Charlie Austin continued his hot streak on Tuesday night with a second hat-trick of the season, taking his overall tally to 14 goals in 11 appearances.