Liverpool vs Burnley Team news, Betting Tips and Odds

Liverpool vs Burnley Team news, Betting Tips and Odds

Newly crowned champions Liverpool won their 30th Premier League match of the season on Wednesday evening at Brighton – becoming the fastest team to do so in English football league history.

The relentless Reds are still hunting down numerous records this season, and their 3-1 victory over the Seagulls keeps them on track to smash them.

With Klopp targeting more wins, more goals and more points, the German have been resisting the temptation to shuffle his pack since Liverpool’s title was confirmed, and the Merseysiders should be close to full strength again for Burnley’s visit to Anfield on Saturday.

Liverpool, who won each of their last four meetings with the Clarets, look huge favourites to triumph again this weekend and the Reds should be able to maintain their 100% win rate this at home this season at Burnley’s expense.

Burnley continue to collect points
Burnley warmed up for their date with the champions by battling their way to a narrow 1-0 win at relegation-threatened West Ham in the capital.

The victory helped hugely by the performance of Nick Pope between the sticks, was the Clarets’ third 1-0 win inside four games, while their restart hammering at Man City on June 22 remains their only Premier League loss of any kind in 10 assignments.

True to type, Burnley’s great run has been built on solid defensive foundations – as evidenced by their return of six clean sheets during the aforementioned 10-match sequence – though their chances of keeping Liverpool out in similar fashion this weekend feel close to impossible.

Liverpool’s attack worth backing
While plenty of teams hit a brick wall when they meet Burnley’s robust backline, Liverpool have bucked that particular trend in recent seasons.

The Reds scored three or more goals in each of their last three meetings with the Clarets, including the reverse Premier League fixture between the clubs this season back in August that finished 3-0 to Liverpool at Turf Moor.

The Merseysiders’ goal-getting form at Anfield this season along with that dominant head-to-head record suggests that a similarly comfortable could be on the cards on Saturday.

With their dynamic forward play proving too hot for opponents to handle, Liverpool has averaged 2.7 goals per 90 minutes of Premier League action at Anfield this term, hitting the net three or more times in eight of their 17 fixtures there since August.

Jurgen Klopp’s determination to break as many records as possible before the season ends should ensure that his team keep their foot on the gas on Saturday, and with the aforementioned factors considered, the over 2.5 Liverpool team goals market looks an attractive option, while our correct score prediction forecasts a 3-0 home win.

Liverpool kept their visitors out in nine of their last 11 Premier League matches at Anfield, and having kept Burnley off the scoresheet once already this season, the Reds will be confident that they can repeat the trick on Saturday.

Salah makes push for Golden Boot
Last season, Mohamed Salah shared the Golden Boot award with teammate Sadio Mane and Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and following his two-goal showing in mid-week, the Egyptian will believe he can snatch that accolade again at the season’s death this year.

The prolific winger scored five goals in total across his last five Premier League runouts at Anfield, and Salah will need to keep those numbers up to close the gap on the division’s current leading marksman.

Leicester talisman Jamie Vardy is currently top of the goal-getters pile with 22 goals, though another strike or two from Salah, who is worth backing in the anytime markets on Saturday, would certainly make things interesting.

Liverpool vs Burnley team news
Jordan Henderson will likely miss out for Liverpool having suffered a knee injury in the team’s win at Brighton.

Joel Matip also remains sidelined, while back-up defender Dejan Lovren is also rated as doubtful. Naby Keita will hope to continue in midfield after his excellent showing at the AMEX Stadium, while Takumi Minamino will also be keen to get some minutes.

Predicted Liverpool line-up: Alisson – Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Keita, Wijnaldum – Salah, Mane, Firmino

Burnley is missing several key first-teamers for their trip to Anfield, with Jack Cork, Ashley Barnes, Ben Gibson, Ben Mee and Matthew Lowton all out injured.

Centre-forward Chris Wood came off the subs bench in each of the Clarets’ last two matches and could make the cut from the start on Merseyside.

Burnley predicted line-up: Pope – Bardsley, Long, Tarkowski, Taylor – Westwood, Brownhill, Pieters, McNeil, Rodriguez, Wood

Verdict
Liverpool is tipped to win and keep a clean sheet.

Best Bet: Liverpool Win to Nil Win To Nil @2.00 at bet365 - 3 Units
Value Bet: Liverpool/Under 3.5 Result/Total Goals @2.10 at bet365 - 2 Units
Correct Score Tip: Liverpool Win 2-0 Correct Score @7.50 at bet365 - 1 Unit
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