Burnley vs Brighton & Hove Albion
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 28 April 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK
Venue: Turf Moor (Burnley).
Burnley terminated the five-win streak by winning just a single point in last two league outings. Whilst the narrow 1-2 loss to the last term’s champions Chelsea can’t be regarded as a massive failure, the away draw at Stoke City did somewhat halt their push for the European football next year.
Clarets are now four points shy of Arsenal in sixth and the Gunners have a game in hand, meaning the European football is still a bit too much for one of the most pleasant sur5prises of the season. If anyone deserved to play in Europe, it’s Sean Dyche and his men who have been spectacular throughout the campaign.
Anyhow, they will have a nice opportunity to return on the winning ways on Saturday afternoon when the struggling Brighton & Hove Albion come to visit Turf Moor. The visitors accomplished their main pre-season goal as they find themselves on a fair distance to the relegation tone with just four games left to play. However, the Seagulls look to be sliding down the league ladder with four losses and two draws in last six Premier League fixtures.
Burnley vs Brighton & Hove Albion: Head-to-head
Teams have five wins apiece ahead of their landmark 20th H2H encounter. Draw was by far the most common of the outcomes in the history of their meetings, happening on nine occasions so far.
None of last four head to head games brought a winner, including this term’s goalless draw at AMEX.
Four on nine encounters at Turf Moor also ended in draws.
Burnley vs Brighton & Hove Albion: Prediction
Chris Hughton’s men have been poor travellers for a while now. They lost three on the bounce away from home conceding seven goals in the process. The streak includes a poor defensive display in the 3-2 loss to Crystal Palace away at Selhurst Park in the previous away fixture. The general atmosphere in the dressing room was somehow improved with the 1-1 draw to Tottenham Hotspur in the previous round two weeks ago.
Burnley have top quality strikers capable of exploiting the mentioned holes in Brighton’s defensive line. Chris Wood and Ashley Barnes were on fire in last two months and you won’t make a mistake backing any of them to find the net on Saturday. Our pick is Barnes who notched each of last two goals for Burnley in matches with Chelsea and Stoke City. The odds are 3.10.
As for the outcome, the home win simply has to be the number one choices, set at the 2.15 odds.
Burnley vs Brighton & Hove Albion: Bet Tips
Ashley Barnes to score anytime @ 3.10
Burnley to win @ 2.15