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

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Saturday, August 31, 2019


Turf Moor

Punter's Pick

Given their recent histories in the league and with Liverpool dominating Burnley in this tie over the past few years, the Reds start as heavy favourites despite playing away. There is little value in an outright Liverpool victory but backing over 2.5 goals with Bet365 seems like good value at 8/13. This result has materialised in the last three games these two teams have played and after a week off, Liverpool should be fresh and looking to score plenty prior to the international break. Alternatively you can back both teams to score at 19/20 with the same bookmaker, a result that has come through in their last five games.

Burnley welcome the European Champions to Turf Moor where they will be looking to get back to winning ways. Liverpool will be hoping to keep their position at the top of the league as the only team to boast a 100% win record thus far.

Burnley started the season well winning 3-0 at home against Southampton. A defeat to Arsenal followed before the Clarets got a 1-1 draw away at high-flying Wolves – conceding a 90th minute penalty scored by Raul Jimenez. Sean Dyche will be happy at securing four points out of their first three games and knows that their survival will depend on how well they perform against teams in and around them in the table. However, they have caused Liverpool problems in the past and never given the Reds an easy game. Given their performance against another top side in Arsenal, Burnley will be hopeful of getting something out of this game.

Liverpool come into this game on the back of a comprehensive 3-1 win over fellow title hopefuls Arsenal. The Reds were dominant throughout the game and went ahead via a Joel Matip header just before half-time. A Mo Salah penalty was followed by an excellent individual goal by the Egytian, turning David Luiz on the halfway line and running up to tuck it away past Leno. The sheer dominance of Liverpool nullified any threat of Arsenal newboy Pepe and star striker Aubameyang. The Reds have certainly found their shooting boots but Jurgen Klopp will be slightly concerned that their defence hasn’t managed a clean sheet in five competitive fixtures this season.

In team news Burnley do not seem to have many fresh injury concerns. Johann Berg Gudmundsson missed the Carabao Cup game against Sunderland due to a calf injury but Sean Dyche is confident the Iceland international will be fit for selection come Saturday evening. Robbie Brady has recently returned to training although this fixture will probably come too soon for him. Steven Defour remains the only long-term absentee for the Clarets.

For Liverpool, Naby Keita remains out with a hip injury with star keeper Alisson likely to stay sidelined until after the international break. Adrian will continue to deputise in goal for the Brazilain. Nathaniel Clyne remains out with a long-term injury so on the whole, Klopp will have a lot of his squad to choose from that was available for the Arsenal game. The German tends to stick with the same back four and front three, often rotating his midfield where most of the energy is dispensed. There is a chance Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain or James MIlner could come in for either Fabinho or Jordan Henderson as Klopp looks to keep his midfielders fresh.

In recent head to heads, Liverpool have dominated this fixture winning five out of their last six meetings in the league. Despite going a goal down last season at Turf Moor, the Reds managed to win courtesy of second half goals from James Milner, Firmino and Shaqiri. The tie at Anfield was more straight-forward as Liverpool comfortably won 4-1.

Punter's Pick

Given their recent histories in the league and with Liverpool dominating Burnley in this tie over the past few years, the Reds start as heavy favourites despite playing away. There is little value in an outright Liverpool victory but backing over 2.5 goals with Bet365 seems like good value at 8/13. This result has materialised in the last three games these two teams have played and after a week off, Liverpool should be fresh and looking to score plenty prior to the international break. Alternatively you can back both teams to score at 19/20 with the same bookmaker, a result that has come through in their last five games.

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