Burnley v Liverpool Betting Preview – Premier League 20th August
Liverpool put in a pretty impressive attacking display to take down Arsenal at the Emirates in their opening fixture of the new Premier League season. However, there will remain question marks over their back line. But Burnley fans may be worried already having lost their home opener against Swansea last weekend. The Clarets lost just twice in the Championship at home last season and now they face a much tougher task to get points on the board there against Liverpool’s positive approach on Saturday.
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Burnley v Liverpool Betting Tips
Well after their opening defeat of the season, losing 1-0 at Turf Moor against Swansea, this certainly isn’t a fixture that the Clarets will be looking forward too. Burnley have lost all four previous Premier League games against Liverpool and have failed to score a single goal against them as well. Burnley built their promotion bid in the Championship last season on their home form where they lost just two home games all season. But there will be massive concerns after having opened with that loss against Swansea and potentially losing their second there as well with Liverpool coming this weekend. Not a good sign for survival. Burnley’s last nine Premier League games now have produced just the seven gaol in total and just two of those have been netted by the Clarets. Where are the goals going to come from for them this season? Under 2.5 goals for the visit of Liverpool is trading at 5/6 and the lower the goal count in the match, the closer Burnley will be to getting something out of it.
Andre Gray is their big goalscoring hope. He was fantastic in the second tier last season, but even he has only scored the one goal in his last ten league home matches. So Burnley’s woes in front of goal may well continue this season and Gray is a 9/4 anytime goalscorer option for this one. Will he be the one to break Burnley’s Premier League duck against Liverpool? The last time that Burnley posted a league home win over Liverpool was in September 1974 (D2 L5 since) and they haven’t hit the back of the net in any of their last six against the Reds. Liverpool are just one of two sides to have never conceded a premier League goal against Burnley (the other being Swansea). After having watched Liverpool pile four goal past Arsenal last weekend, Burnley are going to have to dig very deep for this one on the weekend.