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Burnley v Bournemouth Predictions & Betting Odds – 22nd September 2018

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Burnley v Bournemouth Betting Tips - Premier League, 22nd September 3.00pm The Clarets have slumped badly at the start of this season having put together a four-match losing streak and having collected just the one point in total. While their excursions in Europe could be blamed a bit, that’s behind them now and there’s no excuse. Bournemouth, in contrast, have had a cracking start to the new season and start the weekend in fifth place. Read our predictions for Burnley v Bournemouth.

Burnley News and Form

The Clarets are in a spot of difficulty at the moment as they have managed to put just the one point on the board so far. That was on the opening weekend of the season at Southampton. So they have lost their last four on the bounce and they have been having their uncharacteristic difficulties at the back. You have come to expect more from the Clarets. They have shipped at least two goals in three of their last four games, which does give the visiting Bournemouth a good chance of getting something out of this game. Also, we are going over 2.5 goals at even money for our Burnley v Bournemouth betting tips* (Betting Odds were taken from September 18th, 2018 at 6:53 p.m.). The Clarets are yet to get anything at home this season at Turf Moor, having suffered back to back two-goal margin defeats at Turf Moor against Watford and Manchester United. All three of their league goals this season have been netted in the first half of games. We can look at both teams to score for the game as Bournemouth have been far from tight at the back. Both teams to score at 3/4 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from September 18th, 2018 at 6:53 p.m.)

Bournemouth News and Form

Bournemouth have had a great start to the new season and they showed a bit of character last time out as well. After suffering their first loss of the season just before the international break at Chelsea, they immediately snapped back to winning form in putting four goals past Leicester. The Cherries look as if they can go and express and enjoy themselves at Turf Moor on the weekend and a Bournemouth 2-1 correct score option is a 10/1 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from September 18th, 2018 at 6:53 p.m.). Out on the road, this season Bournemouth are W1 L1, beating West Ham and then suffering that loss at Chelsea. They have been pretty loose at the back as well because they are without a clean sheet in four. They have conceded exactly two goals in each of their last three games. Ryan Fraser is their top scorer this season with three goals but Callum Wilson, who has looked a real handful is the 5/1 first goalscorer favourite for this fixture* (Betting Odds were taken from September 18th, 2018 at 6:53 p.m.).

Burnley v Bournemouth Head to Head

Both took an away win against the other last season and both of those were 2-1 away wins. Each of the last three meetings have been settled by a 2-1 scoreline. From the four previous Premier League meetings things are even with two wins each and all four wins were by a one-goal margin. Both teams have scored in each of the last six meetings between Burnley and Bournemouth.

Burnley v Bournemouth Betting Odds*

Bournemouth 31/20 Burnley 15/8 Draw 21/10 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 18th, 2018 at 6:53 p.m.)

Burnley v Bournemouth Predictions

Bournemouth to win: The Cherries are going well at the moment, certainly much sharper than the Clarets are at the moment. They are producing well going forward and we are looking at the away win for our Burnley v Bournemouth predictions.
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Wolves v Burnley Predictions & Betting Odds – 16th September 2018

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Wolves v Burnley Betting Tips - Premier League, 16th September 1.30pm Wolves will fancy their chances of getting their second league win of the season on the board. They finally got their breakthrough for the term with a narrow success out at West Ham just before the international break. Burnley are struggling with their defence being surprisingly leaky and they have managed just the one point from their four games. Read our predictions for Wolves v Burnley.

Wolves News and Form

Wolves can be pretty happy with their start to the new Premier League season. They have taken five points from their four games. That’s not so bad from a newly promoted side really and definitely something to build on. They are just lacking that touch of clinical finishing in the box really as they have only produced the two goals in their last three games, so need a little more in that department. In their last couple of games they got a well-deserved draw against Manchester City and then a win over Newcastle at St James Park. In the over/under market, under 2.5 goals is at 8/13 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from September 13th, 2018 at 8:16 p.m.). Wolves have seen each of their last three games in the Premier League this season go under the 2.5 goal line. They have had some great performances from individuals like Ruben Neves and Raul Jimenez but it was new singing Adama Traore who got their winner against West Ham just before the international break. All of his appearance have been off the bench so far ]after his move in the summer. He is at 3/1 odds in the anytime goalscorer market* (Betting Odds were taken from September 13th, 2018 at 8:16 p.m.).

Burnley News and Form

Burnley would have been hoping for a strong start to build on the strong season that they had last term. It hasn’t happened though and four-games into the new season they have just the one point to show for their efforts. They are on a three-match losing streak heading into this one after losing at home against Manchester United just before the international break. They have shipped at least two goals in each of those three defeats as well. So they are not strong at the back at the moment and are struggling for the firepower to cover that up. That is five defeats in their last six Premier League now. In their two away games so far they have played out a 0-0 draw at Southampton on the opening weekend of the new term. Their second away game ended in a 4-2 defeat at Fulham. In five of their last six games in the Premier League Burnley have conceded at least two goals. You are looking at 13/2 odds for Wolves 2-0 correct score option which is worth considering as Burnley look a little disjointed at the moment. Last season the Clarets posted on W7 D7 L5 record away from home averaging 1.05 goals per game. Will the international break have done them good in recharging their batteries?

Wolves v Burnley Head to Head

From the last four meetings between Wolves and Burnley, which were all in the Championship, the Clarets went W2 D2. They were together in the 2009/10 Premier League season and it was Wolves who came out on top in both of those meetings against the Clarets. Both teams have scored in just three of the last eight games between them.

Wolves v Burnley Betting Odds*

Wolves 7/10 Draw 5/2 Burnley 9/2 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 13th, 2018 at 8:16 p.m.)

Wolves v Burnley Predictions

Wolves to win: Burnley just haven’t been at the races defensively this season and they may well struggle on the road. Wolves have looked pretty solid and they are playing some nice stuff and they could just have the edge at Molineux. Wolves to win by a two-goal margin is our Wolves v Burnley prediction.
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Burnley v Manchester United Predictions & Betting Odds – 2nd September 2018

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Burnley v Manchester United Betting Tips - Premier League, 2nd September 6.00pm Burnley’s Premier League campaign hasn’t caught hold yet as they have been struggling to balance their workload in the Europa League qualifiers. They are looking for their first league win of the season and this would be a big moment. If the Clarets win this it could be the end of Jose Mourinho's Manchester United managerial career. The Red Devils are struggling after back to back league defeats. Can they produce a much-needed win at Turf Moor? Read our predictions for Burnley v Manchester United.

Burnley News and Form

Burnley went full tilt at Olympiakos on Thursday night in the second leg of their Europa League play-off tie against the Greeks. It wasn’t enough as the Clarets bowed out. But it was another exhausting effort from them, although boss Sean Dyche didn't start his strongest eleven, and this extra European act has put a bit of a strain on their start to the Premier League. The Clarets have just the one point from their three domestic games played. The point was earned at Southampton at the opening weekend. They then turned around and suffered heavy back to back defeats against Watford and Burnley, conceding seven goals in total. You don't expect such big defensive failures from the Clarets but it leaves them winless in eight league games now. We are going over 2.5 goals at 23/20 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from August 29th, 2018 at 6:35 p.m.). There have been over 2.5 goals scored in five of Burnley's last six games. Over the first half of last season, visiting teams had a really hard time at Turf Moor. But Burnley's home form fell away across the course of the second half of the term and ended up with a W7 D5 L7 home record. They won just two home fixtures from mid-December onwards which means after losing against Watford recently, that they are just W3 D3 L6 in their last twelve home games in the top flight after losing there against Watford recently. With their European exit through, it may be boon to their somewhat limited squad back on the domestic scene. Both teams to score at bet365, considering United's defence looks terrible at the moment, is at 21/20 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from August 29th, 2018 at 6:35 p.m.) and worth a look.

Manchester United News and Form

Manchester United badly need to produce three points in this one. They got the three points from their season opener against Leicester, but then Jose Mourinho's men tanked badly against Brighton and then Spurs. The Red Devils shipped exactly three goals in those two defeats. So there is a tremendous amount of pressure on Manchester United here. If a win was to come their way it doesn’t look as if it would be by anything more than a one-goal margin which is at 12/5 odds with bet365* (Betting Odds were taken from August 29th, 2018 at 6:35 p.m.) and leads our Burnley v Manchester United predictions. It’s hard to know quite what you are going to get them. They were really flat and ponderous against Brighton in their loss at the Amex. They were the opposite against Spurs, very lively and pressing high but they failed to take some good chances and were punished. Romelu Lukaku missed some big chances against Tottenham but he is the 15/4 first goalscorer favourite* (Betting Odds were taken from August 29th, 2018 at 6:35 p.m.) for Sunday’s game. What would happen to Jose Mourinho if the Red Devils were to lose their third straight game? It’s hard to imagine that he wouldn't get the push. Can they deliver maximum points?

Burnley v Manchester United Head to Head

Manchester United took a 1-0 win in this corresponding fixture last season and are undefeated in their last seven premier league games against the Clarets. Burnley won the first ever Premier League clash between them back in 2009. Five of them have ended under 2.5 goals. Both teams have scored in just two of the previous eight Premier League meetings. The Red Devils are on a two-match winning streak at Turf Moor.

Burnley v Manchester United Betting Odds*

Man Utd 8/13 Draw 13/5 Burnley 5/1 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 29th, 2018 at 6:35 p.m.)

Burnley v Manchester United Predictions

Manchester United to win: The Red Devils should be able to compete in this one as they need a big response. Burnley looks a bit out of sorts with having had to deal with European action and the Red Devils will be the fresher of the two. We are going with an away win by a one-goal margin for our Burnley v Manchester United prediction.
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Burnley v Olympiakos Predictions & Betting Odds – 30th August 2018

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Burnley v Olympiakos Betting Preview - UEFA Europa League 30th August 7.45pm It has been a long campaign through the Europa League qualifiers already for Burnley and now their hopes of making it to the group stage look a little bit thin. The Clarets will have to make up a 3-1 deficit on home soil at Turf Moor on Thursday night to get through. They do have an away goal though to give them a bite of the cherry. But Olympiakos will know that they just need to show up and defend their advantage. Read our predictions for the Burnley v Olympiakos fixture.

Burnley News and Form

The Clarets have their work cut out for them now. The group stage of the Europa League looks a bit distant at the moment as they trail 3-1 in this tie. They almost did get a second out in Greece which would have changed the complexion a bit but it was ruled out for offside. Burnley have to score a minimum of two goals in this game. Do they have it in them? So far in their home games in Europe this season they took down both Aberdeen and then Istanbul Buyuksehir in extra time. A Burnley 2-0 correct score option over 90 minutes is a big price of 10/1 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from August 25th, 2018 at 8:15 p.m.) and this is not going to be an easy save for the Clarets at all. Particularity in the second half of the first leg, the Greeks were well on top of the Clarets, and Burnley struggled badly for possession. They were out there to do a defensive job of course though. Do Burnley have enough in them both in terms of personnel and tactically to get on the front foot and string together a powerful attacking display? Chris Wood, who got their away goal in the first leg to give them a glimmer of hope is a 23/20 anytime goalscorer option* (Betting Odds were taken from August 25th, 2018 at 8:15 p.m.). Burnley's home form this season is D2 L1 and you can’t help but feel the experience of the Greeks could be a crucial factor in this tie.

Olympiakos News and Form

Olympiakos have to get a strong defensive display out of their trip to Turf Moor. Surprisingly as they only started their domestic season over the weekend, they have been scoring well. In their three European games in the Europa League qualifiers, they have netted at least three goals in each of them. They beat Lucerne 7-1 on aggregate in the third qualifying round. So they are carrying a threat and Konstantinos Fortounis had a good game up front for them in the first leg. He is the 5/2 second favourite in the anytime goalscorer market for the game* (Betting Odds were taken from August 25th, 2018 at 8:15 p.m.). They do have the luxury of not only sitting back and defending a two-goal lead away from home now, but they will know that an away goal will finish this tie off. They have to be aware of the general lack of scoring threat from the English Premier League side. Going back to the experience factor, Olympiakos were in the group stage of the Champions League last season playing the likes of Barcelona and Juventus. While they didn't get an away win in the group, they battled through two qualification rounds to get there. Their away record at English sides reads W1 L0 L12, scoring 6 and conceding 39. That’s at least something Burnley can take heart from.

Burnley v Olympiakos Head to Head

This will be just the second meeting between Olympiakos and Burnley now after that first leg.

Burnley v Olympiakos Betting Odds*

Burnley 13/10 Olympiakos 21/10 Draw 23/10 * (Betting Odds were taken from August 25th, 2018 at 8:11 p.m.)

Burnley v Olympiakos Predictions

The difficult here for Burnley is that their defence has been struggling recently. They were given a tough time by the Greeks in the first leg. Will the Clarets have enough to break down their opponents enough to squeeze through. We don’t think they will qualify but for our Burnley v Olympiakos predictions, we are backing a home win.
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Fulham v Burnley Predictions & Betting Odds – 26th August 2018

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Fulham v Burnley Betting Tips - Premier League, 26th August 4.00pm Fulham have played some very good, very attractive football this season already but they are still without a point. They have yet to turn all their fine style into an end product. But they will be sensing an opportunity to get their first points on the board this weekend as they play host to Burnley. The Clarets suffered a pretty hefty setback in a defeat against Watford at home last weekend and with their European excursions could be vulnerable at Craven Cottage. Read our predictions for Fulham v Burnley.

Fulham News and Form

There has been some really nice football played by Fulham so far in this season’s Premier League. As of yet, the finishing touches from them have just not been there. There is a sense that it won't take too much for it all to come together for them, because everything in is place. There’s a great squad they have, they have a good manager and the quality of football is high. Their opening game of the season saw them record a disappointing home loss against Crystal Palace, despite the Cottagers being on top for the entire game. They just were punished because they couldn’t take their chances in the game and Palace did. The Cottagers then lost 3-1 at Spurs last weekend. Just because they have lacked that clinical touch in front of goal, and because Burnley won’t offer too much going forward, under 2.5 goals is at 4/6 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from August 22nd, 2018 at 11:21 p.m.) which is one of our leading Fulham v Burnley predictions. The Cottagers were so strong at Craven Cottage in the Championship last season as they were scoring for fun and their defence was watertight. They won’t be too panicked yet but three points in this will ease a lot of early-season nerves and tension. Really overall it has just been the lack of a scoring touch which has evaded them. Aleksandar Mitrovic opened his account for the season last weekend and he is the 8/5 anytime goalscorer favourite for this fixture* (Betting Odds were taken from August 22nd, 2018 at 11:21 p.m.). An advantage that Fulham will have in this game is that they will be facing a Burnley side who were out on action away from home in the Europa League in midweek. Really the stars could be aligning for the Cottagers to get their first points of the season.

Burnley News and Form

We saw Burnley have a European hangover last weekend as they were down 3-1 at Turf Moor against Watford. That was a blow in their first league home game of the new term and it followed a 0-0 draw out on the road against Southampton in their season opener. So one point and one goal is all they have to show so far. Because they don’t have a lot of goals in them, they can’t afford for their defence to fail them like it did against the Hornets. The Europa League qualifiers have been taking an extra toll on them and even through that campaign there has been a lack of goals coming from them over their 90 min performances. It is unlikely that this duel at Craven Cottage is going to be a high scoring one and a Fulham 1-0 correct score option is at 6/1 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from August 22nd, 2018 at 11:21 p.m.) and that actually has plenty of appeal for our Fulham v Burnley predictions. The Clarets produced a pretty good W7 D7 L5 record on their travels last season, averaging under a goal per game. But their defence was so good, shipping under a goal per game on average. We are looking at the 0-0 Half Time Draw in our Fulham v Burnley predictions because in seventeen matches last season the Clarets were level at 0-0 half time. That is an appealing 6/4 odds option at bet365* (Betting Odds were taken from August 22nd, 2018 at 11:21 p.m.). Burnley are not in winning form in the league and carrying over from last season are winless in seven. They are without a win in three road games and have just one clean sheet in five away from Turf Moor. After a difficult night out in Greece on Thursday night against Olympiacos, this is going to be a tough turnaround.

Fulham v Burnley Head to Head

This will be the first meeting between Fulham and Burnley since the 2015/16 season of the Championship. The Clarets won both of those meetings in that season, netting exactly three goals in each of those victories. In fact, each of the last three between these two and six of the last nine have gone over 2.5 goals. Fulham have lost just one of their last five home games (W3 D1 L1) against Burnley.

Fulham v Burnley Betting Odds*

Fulham even money Draw 11/5 Burnley 3/1 * (Betting Odds were taken from August 22nd, 2018 at 11:21 p.m.)

Fulham v Burnley Predictions

Fulham to win: The Cottagers have to learn how to turn their attractive football into an output and they may get a chance in this one to do that. The Clarets have been doing a lot of extra work because of the Europa League and the quick, fluent football of the Cottagers may just win the day. The home win is our prediction for Fulham v Burnley.
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Olympiacos v Burnley Prediction & Betting Tips – 23rd August 2018

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Olympiacos v Burnley UEFA Europa League, 23rd August 7.45pm The Clarets have made hard work of grinding their way through the Europa League qualifiers, but they are one step now from reaching the group stage. Burnley will get a stern test against Greek side Olympiacos in the playoff round. Once again the English side may have to produce a night of resistance on the road in the first leg. Read our betting tips for Olympiacos v Burnley.

Olympiacos v Burnley Betting Odds

Olympiakos 4/5 Draw 9/4 Burnley 4/1 * (Betting Odds were taken from August 19th, 2018 at 8:02 p.m.)

Olympiacos News and Form

The Greeks are the favourite for the first leg of this playoff tie in the Europa League. They are a highly experienced side and just last season they were in the UEFA Champions League having gone through two rounds of qualification. They failed to get out of the group stage but their best result of the group was a 0-0 against Barcelona. They started in the previous round of the Europa League qualification for this season after having finished third in the Greek top flight last season. They took a comfortable 7-1 aggregate win over Swiss side Lucerne in that to set up this tie with Burnley. The Greek domestic scene doesn't start until later in the month and so Burnley will have a slight advantage of having a bit more in terms of match sharpness. However, the goals that Olympiakos scored against Lucerne will be of concern for Burnley. Still, it is hard to back games in involving Burnley to be high scoring one and under 2.5 goals at bet365 for this fixture is at 3/5 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from August 19th, 2018 at 8:02 p.m.). The Greeks have won just two of their last six home matches in Europe now with a W2 D2 L2 record. Last season overall they produced a W1 D2 L3 record in their home games.

Burnley News and Form

The Clarets have had a strange start to the new season. They have progressed through to the play off round of the Europa League but it has been a struggle. They have drawn all four of their European games this season over 90 minutes. In the second qualifying round, they played out two 1-1 draws with Aberdeen before settling the tie in extra time. Then in the third qualifying round, after two 0-0 draws against Istanbul Buyuksehir, and again the Clarets settled things in extra time. There was a heavy hit for them in a 3-1 home loss against Watford in the Premier League on the weekend so that is a W0 D5 L1 record so far from them this season (over 90 minutes). They have scored just the three goals this term (over 90 minutes). Both teams not to score is at 4/6 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from August 19th, 2018 at 8:02 p.m.) and that looks a strong option in our betting tips for Olympiakos v Burnley. This is their first UEFA campaign since the 1960/61 season and naturally, they are adjusting to things. Getting the balance between domestic and European action is a tough thing to handle out of the gate. It really is hard to expect a high-scoring game turning up on Thursday night and again, the Clarets start on the road in a tie where they may need to just contain their opponents and take their chances back on home soil. An Olympiakos 1-0 correct score at 5/1 odds is the shortest option in the market* (Betting Odds were taken from August 19th, 2018 at 8:02 p.m.).

Olympiacos v Burnley Head to Head

This will be the first-ever meeting between the two clubs.

Who will win - Olympiacos v Burnley Predictions

We are going to side with the Greeks pulling out a win in this home game to make things really interesting. Burnley just are surviving by the skin of their teeth and their defeat at home against Watford will be a concern. It’s been a lot of extra work for them so far and the experienced Greeks can edge this.
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Burnley v Watford Predictions & Betting Odds – 19th August 2018

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Burnley v Watford Betting Tips - Premier League, 19th August 1.30pm The Clarets have already had a good taste of what juggling European duties with domestic ones is like. They have been ploughing their way through the Europa League qualifiers with some success as they have reached the playoff round. Watford managed to open with a win on the opening weekend of the league season and will be looking to build from there. But their away form under the current boss isn’t all that hot. Read our Burnley v Watford predictions for more.

Burnley News and Form

Burnley picked up a 0-0 draw last weekend out at Southampton in their opening Premier League game of the season. That was not a highly surprising result really as Burnley have been busy dealing with Europa League qualifying matches. Overall Burnley have drawn all five of their games played this season (over 90 minutes) and each of the last three have ended in a 0-0 draw. Because of that, there will be big appeal in a Burnley v Watford prediction of a 0-0 draw Correct Score at 11/2 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on August 16th, 2018 at 10:46 p.m.). Since his debut with the club, keeper Joe Hart has three straight clean sheets. The indications are, that this will be a low-scoring game. Burnley banked a seventh-place finish in the Premier League last season and so they have had to deal with Europa League qualifiers already this summer. They have done well to reach to the play-off round there. But they did have to go through extra time in midweek and that’s extra toil that they have had to produce early in the season. In the Premier League Burnley are without a win their last six (D3 L3) games but they are on a 10 match undefeated streak of form against Watford. They have taken a clean sheet in each of their last three home fixtures against them. Under 1.5 goals is at 11/8 odds at bet365* (Betting Odds were taken on August 16th, 2018 at 10:46 p.m.) and there have been under 2.5 goals in each of Burnley’s last four games.

Watford News and Form

The Hornet's opened the new season with a good 2-0 home success over Brighton. They actually looked pretty bright, positive and energetic. They had a good start last season to their campaign but that quickly fell away. After failing to impress with the club last season boss Javi Gracia will have been delighted at the opening three points. It was Roberto Pereyra who netted both of their goals last weekend and he is at 15/4 in the anytime goalscorer market* (Betting Odds were taken on August 16th, 2018 at 10:46 p.m.) to follow up with another one in this one. As far a team selection goes, Tom Cleverley and Stefano Okaka are still out, while Gerard Deulofeu remains a doubt. Watford did not have a good time of things on the road last season picking up a W4 D2 L13 record away from Vicarage Road. They failed to win any of their final twelve away games last season and didn’t net a single goal in any of their last eight. All that really points to this fixture being low on goals. With that in mind, both teams NOT to score at bet365 is at 4/6 and tops our Burnley v Watford betting tips. You actually add further support to that because five of Watford’s last six Premier League games have gone under 2.5 goals. The Hornets have been losing at half time and full time in five of their last road games in the top flight.

Burnley v Watford Head to Head

Burnley were on top last season in the Premier League meetings with Watford. The Clarets took a one-goal margin win in both games against Watford. That is three wins in their last four league games against Watford now that Burnley have taken and they are W3 D2 L1 in their last six against them. The Clarets are undefeated in their last ten home games against Watford.

Burnley v Watford Betting Odds*

Burnley 11/8 Draw 2/1 Watford 9/4 * (Betting Odds were taken on August 16th, 2018 at 10:46 p.m.)

Burnley v Watford Predictions

Watford to win: As good as Burnley are defensively they did have to go through extra time in European action on Thursday night and because of that we are just going to edge things in favour of Watford. The Hornets played with plenty of energy last weekend and could just have the legs later on the in the match to secure a win at Turf Moor.
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Burnley v Istanbul Basaksehir Predictions & Betting Odds – 16th August 2018

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Burnley v Istanbul Basaksehir Betting Preview - UEFA Europa League 16th August 7.45pm The Clarets are still well in this third qualifying round tie of the Europa League as they hunkered down to play out a 0-0 draw in the first leg in Turkey. That was some good work done by Sean Dyche’s men and now they need to make the most of home advantage in this second leg. They are going to have to watch things at the back though because of the threat of conceding away goals.

Burnley News and Form

Burnley earned themselves a good 0-0 draw away from home in the first leg which wasn’t a bad result from them under the circumstances. It was never going to be an easy fixture for them really and they need to take more of a positive approach back at Turf Moor. Burnley never managed a single shot in the first leg and only raised two efforts in total in the match. That was their lowest ever tally of shots in a game since 2012. Joe Hart was given his Burnley debut in the game and he was pretty solid as well and needed to be on his toes as Burnley struggled for possession. They gave up 71% of possession overall in the first leg and they faced 18 shots against them. However, just one of those 18 were on target. Under 2.5 goals is at 8/15 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from August 13th, 2018 at 5:49 p.m.) for the fixture and that's a pretty reasonable outcome to expect. Burnley posted a 3-1 aggregate over Aberdeen (after extra time) in the last round, having entered at that second qualifying round stage. Following a 0-0 draw against Southampton in their first Premier League fixture of the season, it means that Burnley have drawn all four-games played this term (over 90 minutes). So once again it is Burnley being Burnley, being involved in tight, low scoring games. One more strong defensive display could get them across the line and into the play off round.

Istanbul Basaksehir News and Form

The first leg of this Europa League tie with Burnley was the first game of the new season for Istanbul Basaksehir. They followed it up with their first domestic league game of the new season in Turkey with a 2-0 win over Trabzonspor so that is back to back clean sheets that they have taken. Combined with Burnley's tough defence, again we are going to look at both teams not to score at 4/6 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from August 13th, 2018 at 5:49 p.m.) for our Burnley v Istanbul Basaksehir predictions. The Turks are fairly inexperienced at this European stuff really having only made their European debut in the 2015/16 UEFA Europa League third qualifying round. They have a P13 W2 D5 L6 record in the Europa League. Last season they were in the group stage where they finished third with a W3 D2 L2 record. They have won just one of their previous eight European away games (D3 L4) though and will have been disappointed not to have converted at home.

Burnley v Istanbul Basaksehir Head to Head

The first leg of this tie was the first-ever meeting between the two clubs

Burnley v Istanbul Basaksehir Betting Odds*

Burnley 21/20 Draw 21/10 Istanbul Basaksehir 29/10 * (Betting Odds were taken from August 13th, 2018 at 5:49 p.m.)

Burnley v Istanbul Basaksehir Predictions

We expect the second leg to go much in the same way as the first leg did with not too much to choose between them. But this is a good opportunity for the Clarets on home soil to make progress and we are backing them to edge it by a one-goal margin.
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Southampton v Burnley Predictions & Betting Odds – 12th August 2018

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Southampton v Burnley Betting Tips - Premier League, 12th August 1.30pm The Saints had a season to forget last term as they were struggling along at the wrong end of the table and nothing much has happened over the summer to go and change that this season. This is a tricky opener for them at St Mary's as Burnley will have a slight edge over them in terms of match sharpness. The Clarets have already played three competitive games in their Europa League qualification campaign.

Southampton News and Form

After finishing just above the relegation zone last season, you would have thought that Southampton would be keen to get to the summer and freshen things up. They haven’t really done all that much, to be honest. It was a poor return from them overall last season and they are sticking with Mark Hughes, who didn’t really change their fortunes after coming in to ensure that they stayed afloat. The fixture list at the start of the season does look fairly kind to them so they are going to have to come out strongly. All that they have done in the transfer market is bring in keeper Angus Gunn and defender Jannik Vestergaard. That’s no real great step forward for them and we can only look under 1.5 goals at 7/4 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on March 20th, 2018 at 00:22 p.m.). It’s hard to see the goals flying around in this one. Southampton's last three games of the 2017/18 season all finished under 2.5 goals and five of their last six against Burnley in all competitions have gone that way. The Saints didn’t even make it to an average of a goal per home game last season they were that poor going forward. To address that they spent big on Mohamed Elyounoussi to come into the left side while getting Danny Ings from Liverpool on loan. Starting at home the pressure will be on the Saints and they are facing a well drilled Burnley defence. The positive is, is that Hughes doesn’t have any issues over fitness or injury in his squad. Bad news is that they have failed to win all but one of their last eleven Premier League home games.

Burnley News and Form

Burnley are further along than the Saints are in terms of match fitness as they have been through some Europa League qualification matches. On Thursday they had a tough trip to Israel to face Istanbul Basaksehir and they came out with a 0-0 draw. In the game, they gave Joe Hart his club debut and he looked pretty bright and solid in his performance. Boss Sean Dyche is going to have to start with his balancing act them, perhaps changing the starting eleven to the one that played on Thursday night to keep things fresh. For example, they didn’t use record signing Ben Gibson on Thursday and neither did striker Matej Vydra who looks as if he could be a great capture for the Clarets. In the bet365 correct score market a Burnley 1-0 is at 10/1 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on March 20th, 2018 at 00:22 p.m.) and it’s hard to see them getting a win any other way. The Clarets didn't win any of their final five games of last season’s Premier League campaign as they ran out of steam a little bit. Surprisingly there was over 2.5 goals scored in eight of Burnley's final ten games. But we expect them to be a lot tighter than that against a not particularly threatening Southampton side. Burnley did concede a goal in both legs of their Europa League tie against Aberdeen but they looked so much stronger and more like themselves on Thursday out in Israel. The Clarets collected a W7 D7 L5 record away from Turf Moor in the top flight last season, part of the reason why they got that great seventh-place finish. They only just barely finished with above an average of a goal per game away from home though.

Southampton v Burnley Head to Head

Not too surprisingly the meetings in the top flight between Southampton and Burnley last season were low-scoring affairs. Burley came out on top though with four points from the two games though, getting the win at St Marys. The Clarets are unbeaten (W2D1) in their last three Premier League games against the Saints but they have lost two of their three previous Premier League trips to the south coast. Five of the six previous meetings in the Premier League ended under 2.5 goals.

Southampton v Burnley Betting Odds*

Southampton 5/6 Draw 13/5 Burnley 4/1 * (Betting Odds were taken on March 20th, 2018 at 00:22 p.m.)

Southampton v Burnley Predictions

Burnley to win: Just because Southampton look to have stagnated we are going with Burnley to bag three points here. They have had those games under their belt already this season which helps in terms of match sharpness. We can see the visitors sneaking this and a Burnley to win & under 2.5 goals option looks a strong prediction for the Southampton v Burnley match up.
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Istanbul Buyuksehir v Burnley Predictions & Betting Odds – 9th August 2018

Europa League Betting
Istanbul Buyuksehir v Burnley Betting Preview - UEFA Europa League 9th August 7.00pm Burnley’s reward for having gotten past Aberdeen in the last round is a trip to Turkey for the first leg of their third qualifying round tie in the UEFA Europa League. It was a tough battle that the Clarets had on their hands against Aberdeen and are going to need to be on their toes in this tricky away game. The Turkish outfit were the third-place finishers in the Super Lig la season and they make their entry into qualifying at this stage.

Istanbul Buyuksehir News and Form

This is the third straight season that Istanbul Buyuksehir have been in European qualification. Last season they entered the third qualifying stage of the UEFA Champions League and did get past Club Brugge before losing in the playoff round to Seville 3-4 on aggregate. That means they dropped to the group stage of the Europa League where they finished third with a W2 D2 L2 record. That was their best ever performance in Europe. In the 2015/16 Europa League qualifiers they entered and exited at the third qualifying stage. A season later they did get past the third qualifying round before losing to Shakhtar Donetsk in the playoff round So there's a bit of a threat there for Burnley. The Turkish outfit are unbeaten in their last three European home games (W1 D2). This is a game which is probably worth backing to finish under 2.5 goals and that option can be taken at 27/40 at bet365* (Betting Odds were taken from August 5th, 2018 at 11:02 p.m.). This will be the first game of their new season but they did have a busy month of July with friendly games, the most notable being their 1-1 draw with Bayern Leverkusen back on the 18th.

Burnley News and Form

Burnley had a really tough battle against Aberdeen in the last qualifying round. After a 1-1 draw at Pittodrie in the first round, they needed extra time back at Turf Moor to seal the deal, finally posting a 3-1 win after another 1-1 draw at 90 minutes with the Dons. So they are going to have to improve but of course, this is still early season. You don’t expect Burnley to give up many goals and both teams not to score in this fixture has to be worth a flutter at 8/11 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from August 5th, 2018 at 11:02 p.m.). This is going to be a bit of a test of the Burnley character because they will know that they can’t afford to lose heavily on the road because they don’t boast a lot of firepower themselves to turn the tie back around. So this may not be a pretty game from the Clarets, they will just have to dig in there and stay in the tie. There was the usual grit and character from them against Aberdeen but it has to be said, the quality was a bit lacking.

Istanbul Buyuksehir v Burnley Head to Head

Burnley and Istanbul Buyuksehir have never met before.

Istanbul Buyuksehir v Burnley Betting Odds*

Ä°stanbul BĂĽyĂĽkĹźehir 4/5 Draw 12/5 Burnley 18/5 (Betting Odds were taken from August 5th, 2018 at 11:02 p.m.)

Istanbul Buyuksehir v Burnley Predictions

A difficult away game for Burnley who are going to be entering some kind of unknown territory here. They will bank on their game plan and tough defence to get them through, but we are going with the value of the Turks, who did alright in Europe last season, to bank a win by a goal margin on home soil.
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