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Burnley v Swansea City Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews

November 15, 2017

- Grant Whittington

Turf Moor - Premier League

Swansea City are the visitors to Turf Moor on Saturday, as high-flying Burnley have a great chance to continue their excellent start to the season. Paul Clement’s side meanwhile could do with picking up some point sooner rather than later.

Past Meetings

Swansea have won each of the last four meetings between these two sides. The last encounter at the Liberty ended 3-2 to the Swans, who won all three games prior to that 1-0. You have to go back more than six years to find Burnley’s most recent success in this fixture, a 2-1 victory in the Championship.

Team News

Burnley continue to miss Tom Heaton, so Nick Pope will again start in net after proving a revelation so far this season. Dean Marney is yet to play this campaign after injuring his knee ligaments in January, while Jonathan Walters also has a knee problem that’s kept him out for the last couple of months.

For Swansea, on loan Renato Sanches faces a late fitness test on a thigh strain, while it’s the same story for Wilfried Bony as the striker bids to return from a hamstring problem. Angel Rangel is also a slight doubt with a groin strain, while Kyle Bartley is around a month away from regaining his fitness after a knee injury.

Burnley v Swansea City Preview and Predictions

As we approach December, Burnley sit in seventh position in the Premier League table, locked on 19 points with Liverpool and Arsenal. It’s been a stunning start for Sean Dyche’s side, and expectations are high against a Swansea team that are second from bottom.

After sticking with Dyche through relegation and spells in the Championship, the Clarets are now reaping the rewards of continuity. Luckily for the Lancashire outfit, the interests of Everton seem to lie elsewhere after the Burnley boss was the early favourite to replace Ronald Koeman at Goodison Park. If they’re to maintain their excellent form, Burnley to take all three points from games against strugglers like Swansea.

Defeat for the Swans would be their fifth loss in a row in all competitions, and would mean even more pressure for the manager. Clement needs the likes of Sanches and Bony to return fit and firing, and a win on Saturday would be a great time to start reducing the gap to safety. With plenty of decent teams in the bottom half of the table, every week without a win is another blow.

Burnley go into this game as favourites in the betting, priced at 23/20. The visitors are available at 13/4, while it’s 11/5 if you think the game will end with honours even.

Recommended Bets

Burnley to win 1-0 at 5/1

The Clarets don’t score or concede many, making this a good way to improve your odds on a home win. If you think Chris Wood will score the only goal of the game, the odds are 14/1.

Burnley to keep a clean sheet at 6/5

In addition to Burnley not conceding many, Swansea have only scored seven times in their 11 games so far this season, making this a decent price for a Clarets clean sheet.

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