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Liverpool vs Burnley Prediction & Match Preview

 

Liverpool vs Burnley Prediction & Match Preview

Liverpool vs Burnley
English Premier League
Date: Thursday, 21 January 2021
Kick-Off at 20.00 UK
Venue: Anfield, Liverpool.

After failing to find the net in the previous three league fixtures, Liverpool will be looking to return to winning ways in the Premier League when they host Burnley at their Anfield on Thursday evening.

The Reds have been struggling to find their best form of late, but the game against Burnley could be the turning point for the reigning champions.

The Clarets, on the other hand, suffered yet another dip in form, with the team losing to both Man Utd and West Ham United in the previous two league fixtures.

Since Liverpool failed to turn their dominance into goals in the draw with the Red Devils, home win should be considered. 

In their last meeting at Anfield the two teams played out a 1-1 draw, but we are tempted to put our money on the title holders this time out as they are eager to get back on course. 
Jurgen Klopp has no fresh injury worries ahead of the midweek clash.

Liverpool vs Burnley Head-to-head

Teams Liverpool Burnley played so far 13 matches.
Liverpool won 9 direct matches. Burnley won 2 matches. 2 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 2.85 goals per Match.

Liverpool vs Burnley Prediction

Liverpool in actual season average scored 2.33 goals per match. In 11 (78.57%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 8 (57.14%) matches in season 2021 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Burnley average scored 0.59 goals per match in season 2021. In 4 (36.36%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 3 (27.27%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Team News:

Liverpool should be able to welcome Joel Matip back into their side after he only narrowly missed out against Man United at the weekend.

The centre-back's return will free up Jordan Henderson to move back into his favoured midfield role, potentially taking the place of Xherdan Shaqiri despite the Swiss playmaker putting in a positive performance on his surprise start at the weekend.

With Diogo Jota still sidelined, Klopp does not have much option but to keep faith with his misfiring front three, although he must also weigh up the benefits of resting players ahead of this weekend's FA Cup showdown with Man United at Old Trafford.

The league is the priority, though, and Mohamed Salah, who is on his second-longest goal drought as a Liverpool player, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane, both of whom have four goals in four league games against Burnley for Liverpool, should all start again.

The likes of Curtis Jones, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Neco Williams and Divock Origi are among the players knocking on the door if Klopp does choose to make changes.

Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Naby Keita, Jota and Kostas Tsimikas all remain sidelined.

Burnley will hand late fitness tests to defensive duo Jimmy Dunne and Charlie Taylor, the latter of whom could be in contention to return to the starting lineup.

Bailey Peacock-Farrell is also a doubt due to illness, while Dwight McNeil will be pushing for a start after missing out in the last two games.

Liverpool possible starting lineup:
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Fabinho, Robertson; Henderson, Thiago, Jones; Salah, Firmino, Mane

Burnley possible starting lineup:
Pope; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Pieters; Brady, Westwood, Brownhill, McNeil; Barnes, Wood


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