Liverpool Vs Burnley Betting Tip: Liverpool & BTTS – 21 August 2021

Reds to win but Clarets can spoil clean sheet

Liverpool Vs Burnley

Saturday 21 August, 2021 – 12:30 (BST)
English Premier League
Pick: Liverpool Win & Both Teams To Score
Odds: 11/5
Bookmaker: Boylesports
(All betting odds correct at time of writing: 19 August 2021)

Preview: Fortress Anfield crumbled in this very fixture last season as Burnley, whilst earning only their second ever Premier League victory over the Reds, became the first visiting team to win away to Liverpool in the league in more than three years. Surely a repeat isn’t on the cards?

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Liverpool – Firmino loves facing the Clarets?

The Reds made an accomplished start to their new league season, brushing aside newly promoted Norwich City to win 3-0 at Carrow Road. All but one of their four star forwards contributed a goal, while there was even a clean sheet for a defence which included the returning Virgil van Dijk. There was room for improvement though, as is often the case in your first outing, barely shading the contest from an Expected Goals standpoint.

That the 2019-20 Premier League winners preserved their clean sheet owed much to the excellence of Alisson between the sticks. However, when including results from the end of last season, Liverpool have now recorded three consecutive shutouts for the first time since February 2020. Moreover, they are enjoying the longest current unbeaten run in the division, winning nine and losing none of their previous eleven top-flight fixtures.

Extending that to a dozen seems highly probable. Liverpool have won their past eight matches when playing at Anfield for the first time in a season. They’ve also recorded 10 wins from 14 Premier League meetings with Burnley. Meanwhile, Roberto Firmino has been involved in six goals across his last six appearances against the Clarets, which includes the opening goal in a 3-0 victory at Turf Moor in the sides most recent encounter back in May.


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Burnley – Verging on fifth straight league defeat?

Despite notching the earliest goal of the three o’clock kick-offs last Saturday, Burnley still ended up as the losing party inside Turf Moor. James Tarkowski scored inside two minutes, and should have added to his tally later in a first half that the hosts had completely dominated. But the defender couldn’t prevent a second-half capitulation as the Clarets slumped to their eighth defeat in their last ten Premier League games, losing 2-1 to Brighton.

Perhaps the only positive to be had from that disappointing opening result, aside from a strong first 45 minutes, was the goal they did ultimately score. There was nothing remarkable about it – in fact, they were fortunate it stood after what looked a clear foul in the lead up to the finish. Yet it was their first in four top-flight matches, having seen out the final embers of last term losing to nil to Leeds, Sheffield United and even upcoming opponents Liverpool.

Burnley may have lost the most recent meeting between the sides but it was they who claimed a memorable victory in January. Ashley Barnes’ converted penalty ensuring Liverpool’s unbeaten home run in the league was finally halted, Sean Dyche’s men becoming the first visiting team to overcome the Reds on their own patch in 69 matches. That among four away victories in the league in 2021 (L6), three more than the Clarets managed at home in this time.

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In this same fixture back in January, Burnley produced what was arguably the biggest shock of last season when turning over then defending Premier League champions Liverpool by winning 1-0 at Anfield. The Clarets becoming the first visiting team to beat the Reds on Merseyside in the league for more than three years. Jurgen Klopp’s charges exacted their revenge four months later, though, a 3-0 victory in Lancashire helping them to a top-four finish.


Norwich City Vs Liverpool – Key Facts:

  • In losing this fixture 1-0 last season, Liverpool surrendered their 68-game unbeaten Premier League home run. It was Burnley’s first away win in the competition against the Reds in seven tries (W1 D2 L4).
  • Liverpool haven’t registered a clean sheet at home to Burnley in their past five attempts (W2 D2 L1), with four of these encounters seeing both teams among the goals.
  • Whereas Liverpool are enjoying the longest unbeaten run of any Premier League team (11), Burnley have lost eight of their last ten in the competition (W2) including the last four in a row.


After their respective results on the opening weekend, Liverpool are now eleven league games without defeat (W9 D2) whereas Burnley are on a run of four successive defeats having lost eight of their past ten in the competition (W2). Burnley did at least create chances (1.99 xGF vs Brighton). Liverpool weren’t exactly watertight either (1.81 xGA vs Norwich). Moreover, four of the past five league meetings at Anfield produced both teams scoring.

Best Betting Odds – Liverpool Vs Burnley

Liverpool – 1/5 (WilliamHill)
Draw – 6/1 (PaddyPower)
Burnley – 17/1 (BetVictor)