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Chris Sutton predicts score of Crystal Palace clash v Luton

Crystal Palace will be looking to bounce back to winning ways when they face Luton Town in the Premier League on Saturday at Selhurst Park. 

The Eagles won against Burnley in Oliver Glasner’s first game in charge. It was followed by a 3-1 defeat against Tottenham Hotspur in the previous game, and Chris Sutton says it’s difficult to predict about Palace, unless we get a clear picture of what Glasner is trying to do.

Luton Town have looked really promising but they are struggling as well. They find themselves in 18th in the league and need some wins under their belt to climb up the ladder.

Sutton says Luton will probably feel that they could get something from this game. At the same time, Glasner will be looking to pick up all three points to steer themselves away from any relegation fears. The popular pundit has predicted a 1-1 draw for this game for BBC Sport.

What Sutton said about Crystal Palace v Luton Town

“They beat Crystal Palace earlier in the season, so that must be the target again – I am just not sure whether they can do it,” said Sutton. 

“It is a boost for the Eagles that Eberechi Eze is back from injury, and he scored against Tottenham last week.

“They always carry more of a threat when he is in the team but to be completely honest, I really don’t know what to expect from them yet under new boss Oliver Glasner.

“They beat Burnley comfortably in his first game which was a great start, but you have to remember the Clarets were down to 10 men for an hour. Then, against Tottenham last week, they lost and only had 22% possession.

“What I am trying to say is it is going to take time for things to take shape under Glasner, and we will have to wait and see what kind of playing style he implements. As for this game, well it smells like a draw to me.”

Eberechi Eze – key for Crystal Palace 

Eze scored a fantastic goal against Spurs in the previous game and Glasner will hope that he can continue to impress. The 25-year-old midfielder is a key player for the Eagles, and Sutton rightly says that he carries a threat on the pitch.

There are suggestions that Eze could face an uncertain future in the summer. He could be targeted by Manchester City again, but Palace are expected to demand a high transfer fee for him in case he moves on.

But the most important thing is, that Eze may not be suitable for Glasner’s high-intensity football, and both need to comprise to keep him in the side.

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