Ace Football previews the Premier League game between Burnley and Liverpool and offers betting tips, odds, line-ups, and team news.
Liverpool have a must win game on their hands when they take on Burnley at Turf Moor on Wednesday night. After Chelsea handed them a favor by defeating Leicester City, the Reds have a chance to climb back into the top four.
A win for Liverpool would see them move above the Foxes on goal difference, ahead of the final fixture on Sunday. Burnley have not been at their best of late and that plays well into the hands of Klopp and company.
Revenge is also on the cards for Liverpool as they take on a side that beat them 1-0 in the reverse fixture at Anfield back in January. Given all at stake for this game, the Reds are favorites to win and we expect them to get the job done.
Burnley Form and Stats
Burnley are ending the season in a mixed run of form having traded two wins with two losses over the past four games.
Sean Dyche’s side were thumped 4-0 at home by Leeds on Saturday on an afternoon to forget.
It was a third straight loss at Turf Moor having also lost to Newcastle and West Ham at home.
The two most recent wins, which secured Burnley’s place in the Premier League next season, were away victories at Wolves and Fulham.
- Burnley have lost five of their last seven matches (Premier League).
- Burnley have lost their last three home matches (Premier League).
- Burnley have seen BTTS in seven of their last ten matches (Premier League).
Liverpool Form and Stats
An injury-time headed goal from goalkeeper Alisson kept Liverpool in the hunt for a top four finish as he grabbed the winner in a 2-1 win at West Brom on Sunday.
The Reds looked set for a frustrating draw at The Hawthorns after Mo Salah had cancelled out Hal Robson-Kanu’s opener for the Baggies.
But five minutes into added time, Alisson powered home a header from a corner to be Liverpool’s unlikely hero.
It was a third straight win for Jurgen Klopp’s side following victories over Southampton and Manchester United in the last week. A win at Burnley would move the Reds into the top four.
- Liverpool have won five of their last six away matches against Burnley (Premier League).
- Liverpool have seen BTTS in six of their last eight matches against Burnley (Premier League).
- Liverpool have won their last three matches (Premier League).
- Liverpool have seen BTTS in six of their last eight matches (Premier League).
Burnley: Burnley are still without defender Kevin Long and winger Robbie Brady through injury. Goalkeeper Nick Pope is a doubt, while full-backs Dale Stephens and Phil Bardsley are unlikely to return.
Liverpool: Diogo Jota is out for the rest of the Premier League season after suffering a foot injury. Jota joins goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher, defenders Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Joel Matip, Ozan Kabak and Ben Davies, and midfielders Jordan Henderson and Naby Keita on the list of absentees.
(Note: The image will change to the official XI once they’re both announced)
Burnley ended Liverpool’s 68-game unbeaten home run when pulling off a 1-0 shock at Anfield in January. Liverpool still lead the head to head 56-38 with 29 draws in previous meetings between the sides.