Burnley vs Liverpool: Preview and Prediction

Burnley vs Liverpool-Match Preview and Prediction-20-August-2016-EPL 2016-17

Burnley vs Liverpool
2016/17 English Premier League.
Date: Saturday, 20 August, 2016,
Kick-off: 15:00 UK.
Venue: Turf Moor.

Jurgen Klopp’s new-look Liverpool keen to build on their win at Emirates when they visit Turf Moor to meet Burnley for the second match of the 2016/17 Premier League season.

Burnley suffered a narrow defeat to Swansea in their first game of the new season. Sean Dyche tutored side succumb to defeat at home for the first time in 14 games. The claret will be playing their 2nd consecutive home game for the season, and will be hoping for their first victory in the new season

However, Liverpool enjoyed a 4-3 win over arsenal in their first game of the season. Kloop’s men kick start their season with a win in faraway London. Moreover, the reds sits top in bookmakers list of contender for this season tittle winners

Burnley vs Liverpool: Key Facts

  • Burnley lost their first game in 14 home clashes. The just promoted side will also be searching for their first league win over Liverpool in 10years.
  • Liverpool have never lost any premier league game they played with Burnley in 2 different season. In addition, the reds have also not conceded any goal in encounter with Burnley.

Burnley: Team News

Sean Dyches will still be without the services of England international “Ashley Barnes” and Liverpool loaned defender “Jon Flanagan”.

Burnley: Predicted Line-Up (4-4-2)

Heaton – Lowton, Keane, Mee, Ward – Arfield, Marney, Jones, Boyd – Gray, Vokes.

Liverpool: Team News

England forward ‘Daniel Sturridge” should be available for the reds Turf Moor visit, after it reported is back training with the team. Sturridge missed Sunday clash due to injury.In Addition, James Milner, Mamadou Sakho, and Loris Karius are reported to be back in training too.

Liverpool: Predicted Line-Up (4-3-3)

Mignolet – Clyne, Lovren, Klavan, Moreno – Lallana, Henderson, Wijnaldum – Countinho, Firmino, Sturridge.

Burnley vs Liverpool: Head-to-Head

Liverpool boast of 4-match winning run against Burnley. The Reds have also kept clean sheets in the last four meetings. The Clarets conceded a massive 11 goals during those meetings.

However, Burnley defeated Liverpool Club during a cup game in 2005. Both side met in 3rd round of the FA cup at Turf Moor stadium, an encounter Burnley won with a lone goal.

Burnley vs Liverpool: Prediction

Burnley history in games involving Liverpool in the league is not a pleasant one going into this clash.

However, both sides have an equal chance to victory considering their poor defensive tactic in the first game. Moreover, Liverpool threat going forward should give them additional chance of a victory at Turf Moor come Saturday.

In conclusion, I will settle for a straight Liverpool victory.

Burnley vs Liverpool: Prediction

1) Liverpool to win
2) Liverpool to score over 1.5 goals.

1 COMMENT

  1. Mane has a muscle injury. From liverpool website….”Klopp admits the Senegal forward is a doubt for Saturday’s Premier League trip to Burnley, but doesn’t anticipate a lengthy stint on the sidelines for the summer signing.”….
    Hence can’t appear on the lineup

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