Burnley v Sunderland Betting Tip Both teams to score – 28 August 2019

Both teams to score at Turf Moor

FA Cup & League Cup Tips

EnglandBurnley v SunderlandEngland
Wednesday 28th August 1945hrs
Football – England –EFL Cup
Pick Both teams to score
Bookmaker Betfair
Odds: EVENS (odds taken 21.00 GMT, Tuesday 27 August)

1 X 2
47/100 31/10 61/10

* (Betting Odds were taken from 22Bet on August 27, 2019 at 20.00)

Wednesday night completes the second round of the EFL Cup and there’s an interesting tie at Turf Moor. Premier League club Burnley face a Sunderland team who have made a strong start to their League One campaign.

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Burnley Preview – Can Clarets build on good start to league campaign by progressing in the Cup?

Burnley have done a brilliant job to maintain their Premier League status in recent year and do so with relative ease most of the time. One thing they are not renowned for, however, is extended runs in either cup competition. Their EFL Cup record, or League Cup was it was called, is pretty underwhelming when you look back over the years. The furthest the Clarets have reached in recent times is the third round. Courtesy of their participation in Europe last season they entered the cup at that stage only to be knocked out by Burton. That equaled their third round exit the previous season when they actually managed a win as they have suffered three straight defeats in the years preceding that.

It’s clearly a competition that Sean Dyche does not target or see as a priority. And you can understand why considering the importance placed upon the Premier League.

In terms of their form this season it’s been pretty good. A convincing opening day win over Southampton is their only home game to date. Two difficult away games followed at Arsenal and Wolves. It’s testament how competitive this team are now that they would be disappointed with just one point from those games. Both performances were very good, however.


Sunderland draw no bet

Sunderland Preview – Will Sunderland upset Premier League opposition and remain unbeaten this season?

Having come so close to success and suffering a number of disappointments last season Sunderland and their manager Jack Ross will be even more determined to achieve their objective this time around. Their main objective is undeniably promotion to the Championship. Narrowly missing out on automatic promotion and then via the playoffs will still be hurting the manager and his players. To their credit, the Black Cats have responded well in the early part of this campaign. Five games in and Sunderland are level on points with four other clubs at the top of League One. Having drawn their opening couple of games they have won four straight – including a victory in the first round of this competition. One of the biggest issues that prevented Sunderland from going up last season was the number of draws they accrued, so Ross will be delighted his team are finding a winning habit.

Sunderland saw off a fellow League One club Accrington Stanley in the previous round. Two late goals saw them progress on that occasion and another win would see them progress to the third round for the seventh time in eight seasons. They did of course make it all the way to the final in 2014 – defeated by Manchester City.

Key-Facts – Burnely v Sunderland

  • Burnley are not one for progressing far in this competition and have not went beyond the third round since 2013
  • Sunderland have been impressive in recent weeks stringing together four straight weeks having drawn their opening two league games this season
  • Sunderland have played six times this season and all of them have ended with both teams finding the net

Burnley v Sunderland Betting Advice

This is a tie that brings together two teams in relatively good form and whose manager’s will be pleased with how their respective seasons have started. Dyche will make a number of changes to his team though, which makes it difficult to weigh up how they will fare. Burnley will still be heavily favoured to go through, though, as they face a team from a couple of leagues below them. Sunderland will be backed by a big traveling support as always and although this is not a priority for them, they did field a strong team in the last round.

All six of Sunderland’s games this season across league and cup have had both teams finding the net. Burnley have only played half that amount so far but the same outcome in two of those three matches. With it being in the cup this game should bring about a lot of attacking opportunities at either end and both teams to score is the selection.