Burnley travel to Anfield hoping to inflict more misery on Jurgen Klopp’s men after a difficult week for the reds. The humiliating defeat to Manchester City on Saturday lunchtime was compounded by a frustrating 2-2 draw with Sevilla on Wednesday which saw Roberto Firmino miss a penalty. Burnley have had a great start to the campaign and have 7 points to their name already – having taken points off Chelsea and Tottenham already away from home this season they will be desperate to pick up something here.
English Premier League – Liverpool vs Burnley – Anfield Saturday 16th September
Kick-off: 15.00 GMT
- Liverpool – Best Odds – 3/10 (Coral)
- Burnley – Best Odds – 12/1 (Bet 365)
- Draw – Best Odds – 5/1 (Paddy Power)
The reds were very much in the game at the Etihad last Saturday despite being 1-0 when Sadio Mane was dismissed. Mo Salah was causing problems for City’s back line and the reds looked very comfortable in possession. Playing with 10 men is never easy, but their capitulation after the red card will bring great cause for concern to Klopp.
Philippe Coutinho could feature for the first time this season after his speculation filled summer and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could be given his first Premier League start for the reds at Anfield.
The Clarets are sitting pretty in 7th place in the Premier League table and Sean Dyche will be delighted with the start they have made.
Many had concerns for Burnley after the departures of Michael Keane and Andre Gray but record signing Chris Wood and co. have hit the ground running this season and look well equipped to steer clear of the relegation places this term.
Club captain Tom Heaton dislocated his shoulder against Crystal Palace on Sunday so faces a lengthy spell on the side lines, presenting Nick Pope with an opportunity to show his worth at Premier League level.
Head to Head
Burnley have only managed to beat Liverpool once at Premier League level – a 2-0 win last season at Turf Moor famed for the Clarets managing to win with only 22% possession.
The reds have won all 5 of the other meetings in the Premier League – with their last one being a 2-1 triumph at Anfield back in March – coming from behind with goals from Wijnaldum and Can.
Odds and Predictions
Despite a tough week Liverpool are unbeaten at Anfield this season.
Liverpool to score 2 or more goals is a shrewd move at 1/3 with Coral.
Both teams have only failed to score once each this season.
Both teams to score – YES – looks overpriced at 21/20 with Ladbrokes.
Mohamed Salah has scored 4 times already in all competitions for the reds this season.
Salah looks good value at Evens with Coral to score anytime here.
Liverpool average 2.5 goals per home game under Jurgen Klopp in the Premier League this season.
Over 2.5 goals in the match is a banker bet at 8/13 with Betfair.
Liverpool 3-1 Burnley – 11/1 with Bet 365. (odds from www.sportwetten24.com)
Top Betting Tip
Burnley will arrive full of confidence but Liverpool need a win to appease their fans.
Liverpool to win and over 3.5 goals in the game pays 3.23 with Bet 365.