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Burnley vs Liverpool: Line-up, EPL prediction and result

Reds will seal EPL top four return with win at Turf Moor on Wednesday. Liverpool go to Burnley in the English Premier League.

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Latest EPL standings as well as fixtures and results are found below the predictions.

Liverpool go to north west rivals Burnley on Wednesday night knowing victory will take them back into the top four of the English Premier League with one game of the season to go.

A three-point raid on Turf Moor for the Reds is guaranteed to hoist them above one of Chelsea or Leicester, the FA Cup finalists renewing hostilities at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday.

It’s something of a remarkable turnaround for Jurgen Klopp’s side, whose EPL title defence bit the dust several months ago.

They are unbeaten in eight and have won their last three as they scramble to secure Uefa Champions League qualification having been on the outside looking in for so long.

Keeper Alisson, of all people, maintained the winning sequence at relegated West Brom at the weekend, with the Brazilian popping up with a last-gasp goal to snatch three vital points at the Hawthorns.

It backed up a derby victory at Manchester United and a routine victory over Southampton at Anfield, as the Reds negotiate their path through the thick-and-fast final few weeks.

While eyes are glancing up the table, they will do well to remember Tottenham and West Ham still pushing from below as the clock runs down.

Pressure can do funny things, just ask slipping Steven Gerrard from a few years back.

The injury carnage continues on Merseyside, with loanee defender Ozan Kabak and striker Diogo Jota joining the casualty list.

Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Joel Matip, Jordan Henderson and Naby Keita are all crocked first choices too, while veteran James Milner is doubtful.

The same applies to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who is on his way back from illness.

Burnley go into their penultimate Premier League appointment with an 11-point cushion between themselves and the relegation zone.

Sean Dyche’s men have kept the scoreboard ticking over just enough to ease away from peril, with recent wins on the road over Wolves and Fulham.

Saturday’s uncharacteristic shipping of four goals to dangerous Leeds, however, is best put to one side for the Clarets, before they gear up for a crucial summer of transfer business if they are to press on once again.

England goalkeeper Nick Pope is likely to be kept in reserve for this one following his minor injury, with Bailey Peacock-Farrell set to deputize.

Robbie Brady and Kevin Long are injured, with Phil Bardsley and Dale Stephens both racing against time to be fit.

Burnley vs Liverpool: By the numbers

  • Coming into this game, Burnley has picked up 6 points from the last 5 games, both home and away. That’s 1.2 points per game on average. BTTS has landed in just 2 of those games. Burnley has scored 8 times in the last 5 fixtures.
  • It’s possible we will see a couple of goals here, with the last 11 games for Burnley ending with 2 goals or more being scored.
  • Burnley has fired blanks in 15 games this season. That’s 42% of games where they have not been able to find the back of the net. Do they need a new forward? In the last 5 games, they have scored just 8 goals.
  • Just 2 of the last 5 games for Burnley has ended with both teams scoring. They have won 2 of those 5 games. Overall, BTTS has landed in 14/36 games for Burnley this season.
  • Coming into this game, Liverpool has picked up 11 points from the last 5 games, both home and away. That’s 2.2 points per game on average. BTTS has landed in an intriguing 4 of those games. Liverpool has scored 10 times in the last 5 fixtures.
  • Superb stuff from Liverpool away from home, where they are currently unbeaten in 5 games. Can they go another game without defeat?
  • Scoring is not an issue for Liverpool when they play away from home. They have scored in the last 8 games they have played on the road. Can Burnley stop this run?
  • Momentum is really building for Liverpool as they have now gone 7 games without losing. They have won 3 of the last 5 games they have played.
  • It’s possible we will see a couple of goals here, with the last 6 games for Liverpool ending with 2 goals or more being scored.
  • Liverpool is unbeaten in the last 5 games coming into this fixture against Burnley, having won 3 and drawn 2. They have scored 10 goals in those 5 games.
  • In the last 5 matches for Liverpool, 4 of those games has ended with both teams scoring. This season 19 matches (54% of all matches) involving Liverpool has seen BTTS landing.
  • It’s likely that Liverpool will score today, as they have netted in the last 7 games coming into this one and have scored 10 goals in the last five games.

Burnley vs Liverpool: Prediction

Prediction methodology explainedThe expected win percentage is based off publicly available odds. For example, if a team?s odds are 2.30, the expected chance of winning is 43%. If the odds are 1.62 the expected chance of winning is 62% and so on. These are accurate at the time of writing but are subject to change. Where there is no value listed, the odds were not available at the time of writing.

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Burnley vs Liverpool: EPL starting XI prediction

Probable Burnley Starting XI: Bailey Peacock-Farrell, Matthew Lowton, James Tarkowski, Ben Mee, Charlie Taylor, Josh Brownhill, Jack Cork, Ashley Westwood, Dwight McNeil, Chris Wood, Ashley Barnes.

Probable Liverpool Starting XI: Alisson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Rhys Williams, Nathaniel Phillips, Andy Robertson, Thiago, Fabinho, Georginio Wijnaldum, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane.

Get all?English Premier League predictions, fixtures and results for 18-19 May?here.

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