Burnley v Everton Betting Preview: Latest odds, team news, tips and predictions

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Premier League Burnley v Everton

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Thursday, October 3, 2019


Turf Moor

Punter's Pick

Burnley look reasonably priced to pile more misery on the visitors at 15/8 with Bet365 and claim all three points, and should be picked up at this price. Ashley Barnes will surely fancy his chances of scoring against one of the leakiest defences in the league and is also 15/8 to score anytime, again with Bet365.

 

Under pressure, Everton face a difficult trip to a resolute Burnley side, with the big spending visitors desperate to arrest a run of poor results.

Pressure mounting on Marco Silva?

With three straight defeats in the Premier League, and four in their last five, manager Marco Silva already finds himself under early season pressure. The manner of some of those defeats, such as a limp 2-0 home loss to newly promoted Sheffield United, would have raised alarm bells both with the fans and the boardroom, with an expensively assembled squad not looking like it is showing any sides of gelling together.

With only six goals scored in seven league games, and twelve conceded in that period already, there is also apparent trouble at both ends of the pitch. At the back Yerry Mina and Michael Keane on paper look like a formidable partnership, but so far this season they have looked far too insecure to give Everton a base to work from. This has been further compounded with England’s no 1 goalkeeper Jordan Pickford looking far from secure, highlighted by several errors in the defeat against Manchester City. Further up the pitch new signings such as Alex Iwobi and Moises Kean have made little impact, and last season’s top scorer Richarlison has had an underwhelming start to the campaign.

Burnley look to make it five unbeaten

By contrast, Everton’s opponents on Saturday have enjoyed a reasonable start to the season, picking up nine points from their opening seven games to sit in a comfortable eleventh position in the table. That includes a current run of four games unbeaten, as the Clarets look to push on into the top half of the table.

Last time out Sean Dyche’s side showed all their battling qualities to recover from being a goal down twice to force a 2-2 draw away at Aston Villa, a ground at which Everton have already lost at 2-0 this season. The now expected Burnley fighting spirit may mean they have lofty ambitions and look to aim for a top eight league position this season, but realistically a campaign steering clear of any relegation alarms looks to be a more likely outcome.

Team News

Burnley will be without midfielder Danny Drinkwater, who is still recovering from an ankle injury, while Jack Cork is also a doubt after being subbed at half-time against Aston Villa with a shoulder problem. Fellow midfielder Johan Berg Gudmundsson will be available for the Clarets, who may go in with the same starting XI that battled back so impressively last week at Villa Park.

Everton will still be without summer signing Jean-Philippe Gbamin, who is still out with damaged quadriceps with no return in sight. Fellow midfielder Andre Gomes is a doubt, as is Theo Walcott, who was forced off early during Everton’s defeat to Man City having suffered a blow to the head following a Raheem Sterling cross.

Everton unlikely to match last season’s double

The Toffees ran riot last season at Turf Moor, picking up a superb 5-1 victory as they picked apart what was at the time a Burnley side low on morale and facing up to a relegation battle. Fast forward ten months or so and it is the visitors who come into this fixture under pressure to avoid a fourth successive defeat and potentially end the weekend in the relegation zone. Burnley will look to be organised and frustrate Everton’s misfiring attack and will feel confident in the in-form Chris Wood and Ashley Barnes can do enough to unsettle Everton’s nervous defence and pick up all three points.

Punter's Pick

Burnley look reasonably priced to pile more misery on the visitors at 15/8 with Bet365 and claim all three points, and should be picked up at this price. Ashley Barnes will surely fancy his chances of scoring against one of the leakiest defences in the league and is also 15/8 to score anytime, again with Bet365.

 

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