Burnley v West Ham Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
May 17, 2017
Sunday May 21 – Turf Moor – Premier League
Sean Dyche’s Burnley welcome West Ham to Lancashire for their last Premier League fixture on Sunday, with neither having anything left to play for.
The visitors certainly have the better record in past meetings between these two sides, unbeaten in their last five meetings in all competitions. The Clarets last win against the Hammers came back in a Championship meeting in 2011.
Burnley have injury concerns over their two regular central defenders, Michael Keane and Ben Mee.
Keane has been struggling with a calf injury and Mee with a shin problem, and both faccce late fitness tests ahead of this game.
Given that there is nothing to play for on the last day, both may be rested, particularly as Keane is likely to be called up for the post-season England internationals.
West Ham’s injury list is far greater, with Arthur Masuaku the only player likely to return from an injury, after his return to training following a foot injury.
Club captain Mark Noble has been withdrawn from the first team to undergo hernia surgery, and allow for a greater period of preseason.
Pedro Obiang, Cheikhou Kouyate, Diafra Sakho, Andy Carroll, Michail Antonio and Gokhan Tore have all had their seasons ended prematurely by injury.
Burnley v West Ham Preview and Predictions
Both sides will be playing purely for pride on Sunday, with their Premier League survival already ensured for another season.
Burnley’s home record has been impressive this season, picking up results against some of the Premier League’s big boys and turning Turf Moor into something of a fortress.
Home advantage will offer Dyche’s side an advantage in this game, and that should be enough to pick their final three points of the season, with a home win priced at 13/10.
West Ham have been in very poor goal scoring form in recent weeks, without a goal in their last four games, and Burnley have the defence to shut them out.
Burnley to win to nil is priced at 7/2.
Burnley to win 2-0 at 11/1
Burnley should have enough in both attack and defence to comfortably see off a West Ham side that is in free fall, and in front of their own fans they will be wanting to end the season on a high.
Sam Vokes to score anytime at 7/4
Wales international Vokes is Burnley’s highest scorer in all competitions this season, with 11 goals, his physicality and goal threat will be a threat to the visitors.