Burnley vs Brighton
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 6 February 2021
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Turf Moor.
The Clarets had begun their season on a dismal note, but as the campaign progressed they have definitely improved.
They are certainly not world-beaters now, but still they are posting points on the board in regular intervals, and importantly they have climbed over the relegation cut-off.
However, they are still plagued by some serious inconsistency. It’s the most intense phase of the season, and the squad needs to be performing at an even higher level.
Meanwhile, the Seagulls are on an impressive run at the moment. They have defeated some major teams in the past few game weeks, and their few losses in the past months have come against some of the very best teams in the English top flight.
They are also on a good run in road games lately. And on top of all that, Graham Potter’s men also have a good h2h record against this rival over the years.
As such, expect Brighton to be the better team on the pitch this weekend.
Still, considering the recent resurgence of Sean Dyche’s men, a clean sheet seems unlikely for the visitors.
Burnley vs Brighton: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Three of the former four clashes had goals from both teams.
- Two of the preceding four encounters had three or more goals.
- The Seagulls had registered four of the last six overall wins.
- It’s been three years since the hosts have won at this venue, and only twice have they won here since 2000.
Burnley vs Brighton Prediction
The Clarets lost 0-2 at home the last match-day, against Manchester City. In the meantime, Potter’s men recorded a 0-1 victory on the road the past game week, against none other than Liverpool.
Going on, the Seagulls had won four of their past five overall fixtures, and in the process had posted wins to nil against Liverpool, Tottenham, and Leeds. They were also unbeaten in ten of their preceding twelve games.
On the other hand, their opposite number are on a two-match losing run, and they have also won just once at home in their past four appearances.
In addition, Potter’s men also have a good h2h record against this foe over the years. Considering these stats, expect Brighton to have the upper hand this weekend.
Be that as it may, note that Dyche’s men have scored three or more goals in two of their former four overall match-ups, and netted two or more goals in three of their preceding four appearances at home.
Moreover, they have also failed to score just once against this rival in the last five h2h encounters.
As such, expect goals to come from both teams this Saturday.
Burnley vs Brighton: Betting Tips
Brighton to Win Either Half @ 1.60 (3/5)
Both Teams to Score @ 2.00 (1/1).