Best Odds: 9/4
International football is no longer the central focus of the football world, and we’re back to the domestic grind once again – with the Premier League being the ‘main course’ if you will this weekend. There are many great games for fans to enjoy between now and the start of next week, with one of the primary ones being Burnley vs Wolverhampton Wanderers. They’re currently in very different situations in the table, but historically speaking, they have more history than a great deal of the clubs around them.
The Clarets have had a difficult season and that’s putting it lightly, but despite that, they still seem to be confident in their ability to steer away from the drop zone. Many fans are suggesting that’s because Cardiff look destined for relegation alongside Fulham and Huddersfield who already seem to be gone, but either way, Burnley still need to do the work between now and the end of the season. They’ve got some good talent in their ranks and it’ll be interesting to see if they can pull off any upsets.
Johann Gudmundsson’s calf injury ruled him out for Iceland against France, and as a result, he is going to be a doubt for the Clarets. Defour and Lennon are also both set to miss out.
Coming into this season a lot of pundits thought Wolves would do pretty well, but it’s safe to say they have exceeded all expectations – which is, indeed, saying something. Nuno has put together a squad capable of doing some really great things, and that’s no exaggeration. They’ve got a very realistic chance of making it into the Europa League next season, and if they can manage that, then their rise to prominence will only continue to go from strength to strength.
Ryan Bennett will be suspended for this one which will force the boss to make some kind of change, but aside from that, they’ve got a fully fit squad to choose from this weekend.
Factors to Consider
- The game will be played at Turf Moor.
- Burnley have won two and lost four of their last six games.
- Wolves have won three, drawn two and lost one of their last six games.
- Burnley have scored nine goals and conceded 13 in their last six games.
- Wolves have scored seven goals and conceded four in their last six games.
These two teams are fighting for very different things, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t going to be incredibly evenly matched when it comes to this game itself. Wolves know that they have an FA Cup semi final to deal with next weekend, whereas Burnley have been pushed back into a corner. They know that they need to throw everything against the wall and see what sticks, and given Wolves’ tendency to drop points in games they should be winning, we’re going to back the idea of an entertaining draw here.
Best Odds: 9/4
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