Burnley v Everton Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
February 27, 2018
Turf Moor - Premier League
Burnley welcome Everton to Lancashire for the Saturday lunchtime kick off, with the Clarets without a Premier League win in their last 11 games.
Burnley have already beaten Everton this season, winning 1-0 at Goodison Park thanks to Jeff Hendrick's goal.
Everton's last win against Burnley came at the end of last season, winning 3-1 at Goodison Park, with Phil Jagielka, Romelu Lukaku and a Ben Mee own goal securing the win that day.
Everton will wait for news on three of their defenders before naming their starting line up, with Seamus Coleman, Phil Jagielka and Ramiro Funes Mori are all back in first team training, but are lacking in fitness.
Eliaquim Mangala, James McCarthy and Martin Stekelenburg are still out of action for Everton.
Burnley are also waiting on fitness issues as a number of players return from injury, James Tarkowski and Scott Arfield could make a return, but Tom Heaton and Jon Walters are set to miss out as they regain match fitness.
Steven Defour and Robbie Brady are set to remain out of first team action until next season.
Burnley v Everton Preview and Predictions
Burnley's run of form in 2018 has threatened to derail their impressive start to the season, and against Everton they have a chance to get themselves back on track.
They were denied a first win in over two months last weekend, with a late goal for Southampton denying them all three points and in Everton they face a side having their own problems.
Sam Allardyce's side have won just twice in their last 10 Premier League games, both at home, and Everton have not won away from home since mid December.
With both sides in poor form and with confidence low in both squads, and a draw would not be bad result for either side as they look to get some momentum going before the end of the season.
A draw is priced at 2/1, and whilst it would not end each club's long running winless streaks it is quite likely.
Everton have netted seven goals in their last five games, with Burnley scoring three in the same run of games, with that in mind an under 2.5 goals bet is priced at 1/2.
A 1-1 draw at 5/1
Burnley have been on a downward run of results in recent weeks, but they still hold hopes of reaching the Europa League next season, and that means finishing seventh. Everton will pose a tough test of the Clarets and a point will ease the pressure on both bosses.
Wayne Rooney to score first at 13/2
Rooney is the only player in both squads that has hit 10 Premier League goals this season, and despite not scoring since December, he remains a real threat from set pieces for Everton.