Burnley v Everton Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews

October 01, 2019

- Grant Whittington

Turf Moor - Premier League

Only two points separate Burnley and Everton in the Premier League table, but there’s no doubt as to which side’s had the more encouraging start to the season. Seven points from seven games is hardly the return the Toffees were looking for on their investment, and they could come unstuck once again this weekend.

Past Meetings

The away team can certainly draw some hope from their performance at Turf Moor last season though, as they battered Burnley 5-1 on Boxing Day. Everton won the return at Goodison Park 2-0, but the Clarets won both meetings between the teams the season before. There hasn’t been a draw between these clubs in the Premier League, with Everton winning six of their 10 meetings and Burnley the other four.

Team News

Sean Dyche could have Jack Cork back for Saturday’s fixture, with the midfielder hopeful of returning from a shoulder injury. Apart from that, Danny Drinkwater is the only other player out for Burnley, as he steps up his recovery from a knee injury reportedly picked up in a nightclub brawl.

Theo Walcott is rated as doubtful after he was stretchered off in the opening stages of Everton’s game against Manchester City last weekend. He appeared to have been knocked out by a Raheem Sterling cross, but didn’t sustain any serious damage. Andre Gomes is nearing a return to action, but Jean-Philippe Gbamin will be out for another month or so.

Burnley v Everton Preview and Predictions

Everton may have dealt a serious beating to Burnley in last season’s corresponding fixture, but the Toffees are struggling for goals this term and a similar result appears incredibly unlikely. Instead, the Clarets will be hopeful of exacting their revenge, as they aim to move into the top half of the Premier League table.

While Burnley are matching Manchester United after seven games, that’s more an indictment of the Red Devil’s poor start than the Clarets’ own success. Still though, Dyche’s side have begun the new campaign in a much brighter fashion without the Europa League disruption of last season, and are unbeaten in their last three matches.

They followed up a comfortable 2-0 victory over the impressive Norwich City with a 2-2 draw at Aston Villa last weekend, with Chris Wood notching his third goal of the season in the final 10 minutes to rescue a point.

Ashley Barnes is on four goals too, which is the combined total of Everton’s two highest scorers, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison. The Toffees are averaging less than a goal a game, and lost 3-1 to Bournemouth in their last away fixture. The visitors are still the narrow 8/5 favourites to get the win here though, with Burnley at 9/5 and the draw 23/10.

Recommended Bets

Burnley to win to nil at 4/1

The Clarets won to nil in their last home game, while their visitors this weekend are struggling to hit the back of the net on a consistent basis.

Burnley to win 2-0 at 14/1

With Everton’s scoring woes in mind, this bet could prove to be excellent value as the Clarets make it back-to-back 2-0 wins at home.

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