Sunday Premier League – Liverpool vs Burnley Preview

March 12, 2017 16:00pm

Anfield Stadium

Recent Form (League):

Liverpool: WLWLD

Burnley: LDDLW

Fourth-ranked Liverpool will continue their quest for a top-four finish when they take on the league’s worst travellers Burnley at Anfield on Sunday afternoon.

While a win would not improve the Reds’ league position, it would at least put five points between them and fifth-ranked Arsenal, although the Gunners would still have two games in hand.

In their last five home matches, Klopp’s men faced four of their top four rivals (Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea and Manchester City) and emerged with a W4 D1 record. The fifth game during that period was a disappointing 2-3 defeat to relegation strugglers Swansea City.

Despite that defeat, the Anfield side’s home record makes impressive reading with just one loss in their last 21 matches. During that period, they only failed to find the net on one occasion.

Daniel Sturridge has a hip problem and is unlikely to feature; however, Captain Jordan Henderson has an outside chance of being involved after recovering from a foot injury.

Opponents Burnley are still without a win on the road and have picked up just two points on their travels. In total, they are without a win five matches at home or away in the league. Last time out, they fell to a 3-2 defeat at Swansea thanks to a late Fernando Llorente goal.

The Clarets have a managed to find the net in their last six away games after only scoring one goal in their previous seven. That statistic alone shows that Sean Dyche’s men have at least showed some improvement on the road.

Goalkeeper Tom Heaton could return for the Lancashire side, while Johann Gudmundsson, Dean Marney and Kevin Long are all set to miss out. Most worryingly for Sean Dyche will be the potential absence of key man Steven Defour who is struggling with a thigh injury.


Liverpool have been strong against the top teams this season but have often struggled against the supposedly weaker teams. However, Burnley’s away record gives little hope to punters looking to take advantage the 14/1 on offer for an away win.

The home side have only failed to score once in their last 21 matches at Anfield and the visitors have netted at least once in their last six away games. So the Both Teams to Score market could be worth exploring in this game.

You can back Both Teams to Score at 5/4 with Betfair.

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