Kick-off: 1230, 05/12/2020
Stadium: Turf Moor
TV: BT Sport
Burnley and Everton were both beaten last weekend but get a quick chance to make amends when they meet in Saturday’s early kick-off.
The Clarets suffered their usual thrashing at Manchester City while Everton slipped to a 1-0 defeat at home to Leeds.
The Toffees created plenty of chances though and remain in the top half of the table so are fancied to return to winning ways at 91/100 as our opening Burnley vs Everton prediction.
A Look At Burnley’s Betting Odds
Burnley recently got their first win of the season with their 1-0 victory at home to Crystal Palace but any hope of maintaining that momentum quickly evaporated at the Etihad Stadium.
They could only hold out until the sixth minute before Riyad Mahrez opened the scoring and he went on to complete a hat-trick in a 5-0 rout.
Burnley are languishing in the relegation zone, with their only other points, besides the win against Palace, coming in goalless draws at West Brom and Brighton.
Boss Sean Dyche said: “Last season we finished 10th but we were stretched. I didn’t think for one minute our form over the last nine games was going to continue, not because I thought they weren’t capable but because when you get that many injuries it is bound to affect you.
“We haven’t put the resources in, we know that. That has been a challenge. You have to recruit well, you have to invest. We haven’t done that.
“It makes the challenge more difficult. When you add in injuries it makes it even more difficult.”
Tottenham, Chelsea and Southampton have all kept clean sheets at Turf Moor this season and left with three points so an away win to nil appeals at 11/5 in the Burnley vs Everton odds.
Last Burnley line-up: Peacock-Farrell, Lowton, Taylor, Tarkowski, Mee, McNeil, Westwood, Benson, Wood, Barnes, Rodriguez.
Goalkeeper Nick Pope is in contention to return after missing the thrashing at Manchester City because of concussion. Midfield trio Josh Brownhill, Robbie Brady and Dale Stephens could also be available.
A Look At Everton’s Betting Odds
Everton have lost four of their last five matches but there is still a lot to like about Carlo Ancelotti’s team this season.
Seven successive victories at the start of the campaign, including four in the Premier League, was the club’s best in more than 100 years and they went into the October international break top of the table.
Their form has dipped since then, with injuries to both first-choice full-backs Seamus Coleman and Lucas Digne, plus Richarlison’s suspension, all playing their part.
Ancelotti said: “I think we are in the right direction. It is true that we were not able to repeat the start of the season.
“We have had some difficulties, we lost some players but that doesn’t mean that we are not in the right direction.
“We are in the right direction, but what we are doing in this moment is not enough and every one of us has to put in a little bit more in terms of character, personality, spirit and sacrifice to come back and have more consistency in results.”
Everton had 15 shots against Leeds, with eight of them on target, so we’re not reading too much into their failure to score.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin remains the top scorer in the Premier League so let’s back the England striker to score first in a 2-0 win at 22/1 for our final Burnley vs Everton prediction.
Last Everton line-up: Pickford, Holgate, Keane, Godfrey, Allan, Doucoure, Rodriguez, Davies, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin, Iwobi.
Everton are without both first-choice full-backs so Ancelotti is likely to persist with his 3-4-3 formation, with midfielders Tom Davies and Alex Iwobi filling the wing-back positions.
Man City 5-0 BURNLEY
EVERTON 0-1 Leeds
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