Burnley v Liverpool Prediction and Preview
Kick off: 3pm Saturday 20/08/2016
A blast from supervisor Sean Dyche at half-time appeared to work the oracle for Burnley on their way back to top-flight action as they were far better in the 2nd half in their opener versus Swansea. They eventually yielded late in the day however Dyche was well within his rights to be pleased with what he experienced as they revealed lots of appetite for the fight ahead.
This fixture was initially arranged to be at Anfield however that was changed as the completing touches to the brand-new stand are made. I doubt Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp would grumble if they were made to use the Moon if they can replicate the awesome display seen recently against Arsenal in north London.
Not many teams would have had the ability to handle them throughout that ravaging spell in the 2nd half which saw them romp into a 4-1 lead at Arsenal. However such is the flaky nature of this team at the minute, that they needed to hold on a bit as the Gunners fought back to 4-3 and searched for that vital leveller. I do not question Klopp would enjoy to see more strength at the back however his competitors will be searching enviously at his alternatives moving forward if last weekend is anything to go by.
New kid Sadio Mane might be a doubt for the journey to Lancashire having suffered a shoulder injury in training. Even taking into consideration his possible absence, it is barely a shock to see the visitors a really short price with bookmakers. Bet365 have Liverpool at 4/7. The Reds though do have an outstanding record versus Burnley, see the Opta stats below.
I do believe Burnley will get a chance or two in front of goal to make the match an intriguing one. It will depend on the striker Andre Gray to transform and begin to show his worth at this level. There is no evident reason he should not and currently looked a handful versus Swansea. I am tempted by Burnley scoring once but ultimately see Liverpool as winning this one by a 2 goal margin. As such the correct score predictions that come into play are backed up by value odds.
Burnley v Liverpool Correct Score Predictions:
Burnley 1-4 Liverpool @ 28/1
Burnley 0-3 Liverpool @ 11/1
Burnley 1-3 Liverpool @ 14/1
Burnley have never ever scored a Premier League goal versus Liverpool, losing all 4 of their encounters with the Reds.
Of the Premier League clubs Burnley have actually dealt with 4 times, Liverpool are the only side to beat them each time.
The Reds are likewise just one of 2 Premier League sides to have actually stopped the Clarets from scoring (likewise Swansea City).
Burnley's last 9 Premier League games have seen only 7 goals scored, with Sean Dyche's players scoring two times while doing so.
By contrast, Liverpool's last 9 away games in the Premier League have included 41 goals (4.6 per game usually).