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Burnley vs West Bromwich Albion - Premier League preview and odds


Published on: 05/05/2017

Burnley can retain Premier League status with a win

Burnley have kept themselves clear of the relegation battle for most of the season but the alarm bells did start to ring a couple of weeks ago as they edged ever closer to the drop zone. A maiden away win of the season at Crystal Palace last week went a long way to easing the pressure and another win this weekend would book their place on next seasonÂ’s top flight roster.

Sean Dyche`s men have a decent home record with only Manchester United, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal having won in the last 16 matches at Turf Moor. During that spell they have also won 10 and drawn just twice, the highlights being a victory against Liverpool and a draw against league leaders Chelsea.

Meanwhile, West Bromwich Albion appear to have started their holidays early, having lost their last four matches in a row, while failing to score a single goal in their last five. Overall, they have lost six of their last eight matches and failed to score in seven of those.

Away from home, tony PulisÂ’ men are without a win in 2017, having lost three and drawn three of the matches they have played.

Team news

Burnley:

Suspended - Joey Barton (FA charge relating to betting).

Injured - Stephen Ward (knock), Dean Marney (ACL).

Doubtful - Ben Mee (calf/shin).

West Bromwich Albion:

Injured - Hal Robson-Kanu (hamstring strain), Matt Phillips (hamstring strain).

Recent form (League)

Burnley: WLLDW

West Bromwich Albion: LLLLD

Betting odds and tips

It has been well documented that Burnley have earned 82% of their points on home soil so they will certainly start this game as favourites. With West Brom struggling for goals, the home Win to Nil comes into play and looks like the value bet in this game.

You can back Burnley to Win to Nil at 9/4 with Bet365.

By Neil Morris

Published on: 05/05/2017

Any odds displayed within this preview were correct at the time of publishing (05/05/2017 06:34:26) but are subject to change.