Burnley vs Sunderland
FA Cup – Third Round Replay
Date: Tuesday, 17th January 2017
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/20:45 GMT
Venue: Turf Moor, Burnley.
It was a goal-less stalemate when Sunderland host Burnley at the Stadium of Light on 7th January. Burnley will be the happier of the two sides after having earned a replay and thus bringing the decider to their home turf.
The Clarets have a sizable record at home this season, pretty strong for a team that just earned their promotion to the English Premier League. They edge past Southampton by a narrow 1-0 win at Turf Moor this weekend to register their fourth consecutive home win in the league. And out of the 12 home matches this season, there are 7 wins and a draw, while they were beaten thrice. They are the third best home side in the Premier League, only Chelsea and Tottenham have a better record.
Sunderland are in all sorts of trouble and once again fell to a heavy defeat in the weekend Premier League clash. Stoke City thrashed them 3-1 in front of their home fans and they have now failed to win in 5 consecutive matches in all competitions. The Black Cats are now 19th in the league table, level on points with Swansea at 20th. They have also suffered defeats in each of their last four away games.
Burnley vs Sunderland: Head-to-head stats
Their latest meeting at the Turf Moor was a 4-1 win for Burnley. And with the win they are undefeated in the last four match matches at home against Sunderland with 2 wins and 2 draws.
The head-to-head is in favour of the home team as the visiting side haven’t won in the last 8 meetings between them.
Burnley vs Sunderland: Prediction
On the back of a strong home form, Burnley are strong favourites to win this one outright. Another stat that add weightage to this prediction is the poor away record of Sunderland this season. The Black Cats have lost in 9 of their 12 away matches this season and the latest was at Turf Moor by a 4-1 margin.
Burnley vs Sunderland: Bet Tips
Burnley to win at 12/11 (2.05)
Both Teams to Score and Over 2.5 goals at 6/5 (2.20).