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

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Premier League Burnley v Norwich City

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Saturday, September 21, 2019


Turf Moor

Punter's Pick

Norwich pulled off a miracle last week with a severely weakened team, but they may find that lightning does not strike twice against a well drilled home side. Back Sean Dyche’s side to get the job done at evens with Betfair. Ashley Barnes is the man most likely to get the ball rolling for the home side and can be backed at a generous 5/1 to open the scoring for the hosts.

A stuttering Burnley side take on an entertaining Norwich City team in an intriguing clash of styles at Turf Moor.

Canaries look to build on famous result

Despite a 4-1 thumping on the opening day of the season at Liverpool, Daniel Farke has refused to change his attacking outlook and his team continue to entertain either winning or losing every week. With a league high twelve goals already conceded in just five games, it is no wonder the Canaries are making for fascinating viewing, and it will be a surprise if most of their games do not end in high scoring wins or defeats.

This was evident last weekend, as a under-strength Norwich side went about attacking champions Manchester City from the off, emerging with a famous 3-2 victory – their first win after back to back league defeats. They will now be desperate for a run of solid results, especially with a run of three away fixtures in their next four games likely to test their resolve when under pressure away from Carrow Road.

Burnley look to turn performances into points

It has been a case of close but not close enough for Burnley so far this season, as a winless run of four games begins to raise some anxiety amongst Clarets fans. In truth Burnley were not exactly outplayed in their defeats away at Arsenal and at home to Liverpool, but no wins since the opening day of the season will begin to annoy manager Sean Dyche.

Last time out his side had to rely on an injury time equalizer from substitute Jeff Henderick to salvage a point away at Brighton, despite being outplayed for large periods against a side still seeking their first home victory since March. Results against teams that will be in around them such as Brighton will largely dictate Burnley’s season, and games against promoted sides such as Norwich at home would surely have been earmarked as fixtures they desperately need to pick up maximum points from.

Team News

Norwich still remain without several long term injury casualties such as Timm Klose, Christoph Zimmermann and Tom Trybull. On loan Patrick Roberts is however available again for selection after missing last week’s win against City by virtue of not being able to play against his parent club. Manager Daniel Farke is more than likely to keep faith with the same starting XI that impressed against the current league champions.

Burnley manager Sean Dyche must decide whether to promote last week’s goal scoring hero Jeff Henderick to the starting lineup, or stick with the same side that started against Brighton. Forward Chris Wood will also be coming under pressure for his place in the starting XI following a goalless start to the season for the hard working forward.

Burnley to edge it

Ironically Norwich may find it much more difficult this week to play their free flowing football then they did last week against Manchester City, with Burnley’s direct style of play not affording them the chance to press the opposition for mistakes as they did so successfully against City. Burnley’s more abrasive style will more than likely disrupt Norwich’s free flowing approach, and they will feel they are due a positive result to match their hard work and endeavour over the opening weeks of the season.

Punter's Pick

Norwich pulled off a miracle last week with a severely weakened team, but they may find that lightning does not strike twice against a well drilled home side. Back Sean Dyche’s side to get the job done at evens with Betfair. Ashley Barnes is the man most likely to get the ball rolling for the home side and can be backed at a generous 5/1 to open the scoring for the hosts.

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