England Premier League
Sunday 10th March 2019
Kick off at 12noon GMT
Liverpool have two problems; the first is that they are officially 2nd in the league and now 4 points behind champions Manchester City. The second is that on top of this game they need to get prepared for their 2nd leg Champions League match against Bayern Munich. The first match ended 0-0 and they will travel to Germany in midweek. So there is a lot for Jurgen Klopp and his team to think about.
The Reds have lost just 1 game all season coming into this game and are unbeaten in the league for over 2 months and yet recent draws have been their problem, dropping 2 points each time has let City back in, who were once 7 points behind.
Liverpool’s last game ended 0-0 in their derby match with Everton. But at home The Reds have a near perfect record, played 14, won 12, drawn 2 and lost none. They are almost scoring an average of 3 goals per game at home and have conceded just 7 goals, these are all formidable stats.
Burnley have lost back to back games coming into this match which is unfortunate given their upturn in form. It has been a disappointing run for the club as their defeats have come against teams around them in Crystal Palace and Newcastle and means that Sean Dyche’s team aren’t quite home and dry just yet.
Currently they are now only 2 points from the bottom three and if they lose here, which they will be expected to do, there will be real pressure on the team thanks to Cardiff beating West Ham today.
Burnley will take heart that up until their loss against Newcastle they had gone 4 games away from home unbeaten which includes drawing 2-2 at Manchester United.
Liverpool: Dejan Lovren has recovered from injury but has a lack of match fitness. He is 50/50 to make this game and will be assessed. Joseph Gomez is not due back until the end of the month with a leg injury. James Milner has a muscle problem but will be assessed and could play
Burnley: The club have no new injuries coming into this game, but Steve Defour’s calf injury has been extended and he faces a long time out
Liverpool vs Burnley Head to Head:
Liverpool beat Burnley earlier in the season 3-1.
The last time the teams played at Anfield the game ended 1-1.
From the last 9 meetings Burnley have just one win over Liverpool.
Liverpool vs Burnley Prediction:
Liverpool should win this game, but they will have to focus and not make any errors at the back. The problem for them is that they have stopped scoring a significant number of goals away from home. At the same time they look unstoppable at home and only nerves will make this match harder than it should be for them. There is little value in backing Liverpool to win this game so we will concentrate on the goals market.
Liverpool vs Burnley Betting Tips:
Anytime goalscorer: Sadio Mane at 1.91
Under 2.5 goals at 2.60