Burnley vs Southampton
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 26 September 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Turf Moor.
The Saints have been on a lull lately. They have lost both their opening two games in the PL, and were also defeated in their Carabao Cup fixture. In fact, the defeat in the Carabao game had come against a team from the lower division – Brentford.
They were also struggling towards the end of the past campaign, and they have not been that hot on the road in the past several weeks as well.
Meanwhile, their counterparts have been pretty consistent in 2020 so far, and especially at home, they have been a force to reckon with.
On top of that, the Clarets have also been the better team in h2h clashes this past decade, and at this stadium, they had been on fire in this period.
As such, expect a strong performance by Burnley this weekend.
Burnley vs Southampton: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Sean Dyche’s men had won 1-2 on the road the last time these two clashed.
- The game before that, they had won 3-0 at home.
- In fact, they are unbeaten against this rival in the last four years.
- Impressively, at this ground, the hosts have been invincible since 2007.
- The guests have scored a total of just two goals since 2011 at this stadium.
Burnley vs Southampton: Prediction
The Clarets had lost 4-2 on the road the last match-day, against Leicester. While the team did lose their opening game of the league, the fact that they have lost just four times in their last 20 attempts, is a testament to their consistency.
And it’s to be noted that two of these losses had come against recent champions of the EPL – Leicester, and Manchester City.
Going on, they were also unbeaten in ten of their former twelve appearances at this stadium.
On the other hand, their opposite number are on a three-game losing run. In fact, they had lost their latest fixture 2-5 at home against Tottenham.
On the road, they have won just thrice in the past eight-month period, and interestingly, all these wins had come against teams that were relegated to the Championship at the end of 2019-20 season.
Going on, Dyche’s men are on a two-match winning run against this rival, and they have not lost against them in the past four years. And at this ground, the hosts have not lost a single such fixture since 2007.
As such, expect Burnley to be the better team by a mile this Saturday at the Turf Moor.
Burnley vs Southampton: Betting Tips
Double Chance: Burnley or Draw @ 1.67 (2/3)
Burnley +0.5, +1 Asian Handicap @ 1.50 (1/2).