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STAR PREVIEW: Burnley v Liverpool

Alisson’s last-minute winner kept Liverpool’s faint hopes of a top four place alive but on paper they face a tougher task against Burnley this evening and the Reds could be in for a nervy night.

Liverpool’s away form has just about managed to keep them in the hunt for top four football and they were genuinely impressive against Manchester United at Old Trafford two games ago, but they were lucky to snatch victory at The Hawthorns after a poor performance, with a contentious VAR call at 1-1 ruling out Kyle Bartley’s goal before Alisson’s late winner, whilst there was also anger at Mike Dean’s call to give Liverpool a free kick from which Mo Salah scored the equaliser.

Liverpool fired 26 shots at West Brom’s goal, but they had just 6 on target and they’ll probably need to be more clinical against Burnley this evening. The hosts will need to be much sharper than they were against Leeds, when a second half collapse saw them lose 4-0, but they gave top four chasing West Ham a great deal to think about two games ago and the return of fans to Turf Moor could inspire a better showing.

Burnley v Liverpool
Premier League
20:15 Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Ultra HD

HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD
(maximum 10 matches)
JAN 2021 PREMIER LEAGUE Liverpool 0-1 Burnley
JUL 2020 PREMIER LEAGUE Liverpool 1-1 Burnley
AUG 2019 PREMIER LEAGUE Burnley 0-3 Liverpool
MAR 2019 PREMIER LEAGUE Liverpool 4-2 Burnley
DEC 2018 PREMIER LEAGUE Burnley 1-3 Liverpool
JAN 2018 PREMIER LEAGUE Burnley 1-2 Liverpool
SEP 2017 PREMIER LEAGUE Liverpool 1-1 Burnley
MAR 2017 PREMIER LEAGUE Liverpool 2-1 Burnley
AUG 2016 PREMIER LEAGUE Burnley 2-0 Liverpool
MAR 2015 PREMIER LEAGUE Liverpool 2-0 Burnley

Burnley won the reverse fixture 1-0 against Liverpool thanks to some luck and a very deep defensive performance – similar tactics here could ensure a nervous time for Liverpool, who didn’t carry much threat outside of Thiago on Sunday. 2/7 about the visitors makes absolutely no appeal, and the hosts should be competitive with a large start on the Asian Handicap.

Elsewhere, Tottenham somehow didn’t manage to score three goals against Wolves on Sunday but there could be plenty of goals again when they face Aston Villa this evening, especially as the visitors should start Jack Grealish as he looks to make his claim for a spot in the England side ahead of the Euros. A best price of 1/2 for over 2.5 goals isn’t appealing, however.

Everton’s limp home showings and Wolves’ dire performance on Sunday makes their 6pm clash one to avoid whilst it’s hard to weigh up Newcastle v Sheffield United, as the hosts played well against Manchester City defeat when last seen whilst Sheffield United could have been flattered by Everton’s limp showing.

West Ham’s tremendous season has just petered out of steam slightly and they could be in for a tough night at The Hawthorns, and Arsenal look too short for victory at Crystal Palace even taking into account successive wins against West Brom and Chelsea.

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