Sports Innovation previews the 2021/2022 Premier League Round 2 match between Liverpool and Burnley and offers team news, key stats and betting tips with the latest odds.
Two of the Premier League’s longest-serving current managers in Jurgen Klopp and Sean Dyche lock horns as Liverpool welcome Burnley to Anfield.
On paper at least, one may expect a sound Reds victory in front of around 53,394 supporters at Anfield. It’s also true that Burnley are the clear underdogs for this clash. But the Clarets have nicked four points from their last two visits to Merseyside, and they famously ended Liverpool’s club record run of 68 home matches unbeaten last season.
With the fans back in the stands, though, it will be interesting to see what Burnley can do as a resurgent Liverpool seek to build on a comfortable opening day 3-0 win over Norwich City.
Let’s have a look at the form of both sides and the stats from their previous encounters to come up with a reasonable betting prediction.
Stats and analysis
Liverpool return to Anfield with a solid record from their last 10 Premier League fixtures. Jurgen Klopp’s side have averaged 2.3 goals per game, scoring 23 goals in the process. In defense, they have conceded a goal 6 times, an average of 0.6 goals per game, and kept 5 clean sheets.
Burnley, on the other hand, haven’t enjoyed the same form as Liverpool across their last 10 Premier League fixtures. The Lancashire club hit the target 1.2 times on average per game, scoring 12 goals along the way. They conceded 20 goals, an average of 2 per game, as they held on for a clean sheet in just 2 of those matches.
Facts and figures for Liverpool vs Burnley
Fun stats Liverpool
- Liverpool has won the last 6 matches in a row;
- Liverpool unbeaten the last 11 matches in a row;
- Liverpool unbeaten the last 4 matches in a row at home;
- Liverpool has won in the last 6 of 7 matches.
Fun stats Burnley
- Burnley has lost the last 4 matches in a row;
- Burnley has lost in the last 5 of 6 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Burnley’s last 9 of 11 matches;
- Burnley conceded in the last 12 of 14 matches.
Liverpool keep brushing aside all resistance, claiming yet another win to their collection last time out. Combining their last 3 results from the old and the new season, Jurgen Klopp’s men first achieved a 3-0 win against Burnley and went on to a 2-0 win against Crystal Palace. Their latest game produced a 3-0 win against Norwich.
Results have been dismal for Burnley in recent weeks and they will border on desperation for a quick turnaround. Combining their last 3 results from the old and the new season, Sean Dyche’s men first achieved a 3-0 defeat against Liverpool and went on to a 1-0 defeat against Sheffield United. Their latest game produced a 2-1 defeat against Brighton.
Liverpool v Burnley Fixture History
When these two clubs last faced off against each other, Liverpool ended up taking all 3 points in a sound 3-0 victory at Turf Moor.
The Reds enter the match against Burnley with a 6-2-2 record from their previous 10 encounters in the Premier League.
Man of the Moment
Looking at the market for a goalscorer, it would seem a good idea to side with Roberto Firmino. The Liverpool forward has found the back of the net 4 times in his last 6 matches. Chris Wood, meanwhile, arrives at Anfield very keen to continue the momentum he has built up in his last 6 appearances for Burnley. He has been on target 2 times in the last 6 matches.