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Burnley will take to the pitch with visiting club Sheffield United at Turf Moor in this Premier League fixture on Sunday.
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Burnley, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 0-1 Premier League triumph versus Crystal Palace.
In that match, Burnley managed 42% possession and 8 shots on goal with 4 on target. The scorer for Burnley was Ben Mee (62'). Crystal Palace had 17 attempts on goal with 4 on target.
A common characteristic of recent Burnley games is the number of nil scores.
Taking their prior sextet of matches leading up to this one, in 5 of them a bet on "Both Teams to Score" would have been a losing one.
Ahead of this clash, Burnley are undefeated in their last 5 home league matches.
Sheffield United come into this clash following on from a 3-1 Premier League win vs Tottenham Hotspur in their last game.
In that game, Sheffield United had 33% possession and 7 shots at goal with 5 on target. For Sheffield United, the goalscorers were Sander Berge (31'), Lys Mousset (69') and Oli McBurnie (84'). Tottenham Hotspur got 9 attempts on goal with 2 on target. Harry Kane (90') was the scorer for Tottenham Hotspur.
In the course of their six latest matches, Chris Wilder's Sheffield United have fired home 5 times - yielding them the goals per game average of 0.83.
Analysis of their past results shows that Sheffield United:
- have left without a victory over Burnley when having played them away from home in the previous 3 league games.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 3 league games.
Head to head
A review of their prior head-to-head clashes stretching back to 06/12/2008 shows that Burnley have won 4 of these games and Sheffield United 1, with the tally of drawn matches being 1.
There were also goals galore in those games, with 22 in total which averages out at 3.67 goals per meeting.
The last league contest featuring these sides was Premier League match day 11 on 02/11/2019 which ended up with the score at Sheffield United 3-0 Burnley.
On that occasion, Sheffield United had 45% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. The goalscorers were John Lundstram (17', 43') and John Fleck (44').
On the other side, Burnley got 6 shots on goal with 0 of them on target.
The match was refereed by Simon Hooper.
Team News: Burnley
Burnley boss Sean Dyche will be happy not to have any fitness concerns at all before this match thanks to a completely injury-free squad ready to go.
We think that The Clarets will probably go for a 4-4-1-1 formation in the match, beginning the first half with Nick Pope, Charlie Taylor, Ben Mee, James Tarkowski, Phillip Bardsley, Erik Pieters, Kevin Long, Ashley R. Westwood, Josh Brownhill, Dwight McNeil and Matej Vydra.
Team News: Sheffield United
Owing to a fully healthy squad available to select from, Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder has zero fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this clash.
It’s our belief that The Blades could decide to utilise a 3-5-2 lineup by sending out Dean Henderson, Chris Basham, John Egan, Jack Robinson, George Baldock, Sander Berge, Oliver Norwood, Ben Osborn, Enda Stevens, Oliver McBurnie and David McGoldrick.
It seems to us that Sheffield United and Burnley are both capable of scoring here.
Shouldn’t be much in it, and a draw looks quite a realistic result. We’re therefore expecting a 1-1 score at the end of the 90 minutes.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Turf Moor (21,401)
Captain: Ben Mee
Chairman: Mike Garlick
Manager: Sean Dyche
Competitions: Premier League position 8
🔑 Key Player: Chris Wood
Normally taking up the Striker position, Chris Wood was born in Auckland, New Zealand. Having made a first senior appearance for West Bromwich Albion in the 2008 - 2009 season, the gifted Forward has struck 11 league goals in the Premier League 2019 - 2020 season so far in 26 appearances.