Burnley vs Liverpool betting tips: Premier League preview & predictions

Burnley vs Liverpool prediction: Burnley 1-3 Liverpool

Burnley welcome Liverpool to Turf Moor for Saturday’s evening kickoff in the Premier League.

The Clarets start the day in sixth place having picked up four points from nine from their opening three matches of this campaign.

While on the face of it, their start to the season has been a positive one in terms of points on the board, they may not be entering the game high in confidence.

Their last three results have seen them lose to Arsenal, followed by throwing away an early lead against Wolves due to a devastating 96th minute penalty.

Then, in midweek, a strong side were dumped out of the Carabao Cup, at home, by League One Sunderland.

Once again, they took the lead in the match early on through Jay Rodriguez. However, Will Grigg equalised before half-time to take them in 1-1 at the break. A quick-fire double to start the second-half saw them fall to a 1-3 defeat.

The visitors on Saturday, Liverpool, come into this match trying to maintain their perfect start to the season.

The Reds will be well-rested without a midweek match and on a high following their comfortable 3-1 victory over Arsenal at the weekend.

Burnley vs Liverpool: What are the odds?

Burnley vs Liverpool: Who will win?

Sadio Mane

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – MARCH 10: Sadio Mane of Liverpool celebrates scoring his sides fourth goal during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Burnley FC at Anfield on March 10, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Burnley beat Liverpool here 2-0, back in August 2016.

It remains the only time Liverpool have dropped points at Turf Moor in their five visits.

Can the Clarets repeat the feat here? They are massive outsiders to do so at 17/2.

There has never been a draw between these sides, at Turf Moor, in the English top-flight.

Will that change on Saturday? The odds of a stalemate here are 9/2.

The Reds completed a league double over Burnley last season. This includes a 1-3 win on their last visit to Turf Moor.

Burnley vs Liverpool: Who will score?

Ashley Barnes has continued on where he left off last season. He has four goals in three Premier League games already this campaign. Only Sergio Aguero (16) and Sadio Mané (15) have scored more than his thirteen goals this calendar year.

Barnes is good odds at 15/4 to keep this streak going on Saturday. Or 12/1 as first scorer in the game.

Sadio Mané hasn’t got going really in the league this season. He has just one goal and an assist, both against Southampton, from his first three games this season. However, he was on fire in the UEFA Super Cup where he bagged a brace against Chelsea. Will he find his Premier League scoring form on Saturday? He is 10/11 on to grab a goal during the game. Or 7/2 as first scorer in the game.

No surprises that Mohamed Salah is the favourite to get on the scoresheet here. He already has three goals and an assist in three league games this season. Can he push on in his quest for his third consecutive golden boot award here? He is 4/6 on to get on the scoresheet. Or 11/4 as first scorer in the game.

Burnley vs Liverpool: Match preview

Liverpool come into this match on the back of a twelve-match winning streak in the Premier League, carried over from last season.

The Reds have scored at least two goals in each of those twelve matches and are the only side remaining in the Premier League with a 100% start to this season.

Burnley have only managed to collect one point from the last five league fixtures against Liverpool. They have lost eight of the last ten matches and have conceded at least two goals in each of the last three.

There is a perception with Turf Moor that it is a difficult ground to visit for the top sides in the Premier League.

Perhaps this is Sean Dyche filling the Tony Pulis-shaped void since the two sides playing in his image – Stoke City and West Brom – were relegated from the Premier League.

However, the results since their return to the Premier League in the summer of 2016 do not really support this perception.

They drew with Chelsea and beat Liverpool here in 2016/17. They drew with Manchester City here the following season. They also defeated Spurs here last season.

That means Burnley have suffered defeat here in fourteen of eighteen matches against the top-six since their return to the Premier League.

If you allow a season for them to ‘suss-out’ Dyche’s approach, then the top six’s record of collecting thirty-one points here from a possible thirty-six, or 86% of the points, tells a whole other story.

Burnley team news vs Liverpool

Dwight McNeil of Burnley during the Premier League match between Burnley and Arsenal at Turf Moor, Burnley on Sunday 12th May 2019. (Photo by Mark Fletcher/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Steven Defour (calf) is yet to make a matchday squad for the club this season. He was one of their star performers during the 2017/18 season. However, he struggled with various injuries most of last season and only featured for them six times in the league. His last appearance for Burnley was back on 1st December 2018, in the 2-0 defeat at Crystal Palace.

Robbie Brady (rib problem) has also been unavailable for every matchday squad so far for Burnley. Similar to Defour, he was absent most of last season also, mostly due to hamstring injuries. He made six starts for them in the league last season and a further ten appearances off the bench.

Aside from Defour and Brady, Burnley come into the match with no new injury or suspension worries. It is unlikely any of those starting in midweek will have sufficiently impressed to force their way into Sean Dyche’s plans for the weekend.

Therefore, an unchanged side from the one who led away at Wolves for almost eighty-three minutes should be expected here.

Predicted Burnley team vs Liverpool

Predicted Burnley team vs Liverpool

Predicted Burnley team vs Liverpool

Liverpool team news vs Burnley

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson (right) leaves the pitch after picking up an injury during the Premier League match at Anfield, Liverpool. (Photo by Martin Rickett/PA Images via Getty Images)

Alisson Becker and Nathaniel Clyne remain sidelined for Liverpool due to calf and knee injuries respectively.

Naby Keita has been unavailable for the past three games due to a hip problem. He looks set to miss the match against Burnley also. Although, he should be available for selection again after the international break.

After a full week rest between games and such a strong performance against Arsenal, the expectation will be for Liverpool to also remain unchanged from the weekend.

However, Klopp may be tempted to use a more penetrative player in midfield such as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to help open up what is likely to be a very tight, compact, low-block of Burnley. Therefore, one of Gini Wijnaldum or Jordan Henderson may be rotated to the bench here.

Predicted Liverpool team vs Burnley

Predicted Liverpool team vs Burnley

Predicted Liverpool team vs Burnley

The latest tweets from Burnley pre-Liverpool

The latest tweets from Liverpool pre-Burnley

https://twitter.com/LFC/status/1166591994019250176

https://twitter.com/LFC/status/1167083231172104193

https://twitter.com/LFC/status/1167071906467655680

https://twitter.com/LFC/status/1166820788831432705

https://twitter.com/LFC/status/1166653839178633216

All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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