Friday, January 15, 2021

Under 2.5 goals at Burnley vs Everton 20/21 for Saturday’s Premier League showdown

Competition: Premier League

Market: Under 2.5 goals

Odds: 20/21 @ 888sport

In a contest between two sides who are really seeking a bounce, Burnley vs Everton will take place at Turf Moor on Saturday lunchtime.

Starting with the hosts, while Burnley might have managed to open their account with a 1-0 win against Crystal Palace a fortnight ago, Sean Dyche’s men came crashing back down to earth in woeful fashion last weekend. On the wrong end of what turned into another nightmare at the Etihad, the Clarets were hit with a 5-0 defeat against Manchester City and they still find themselves battling it out in the drop zone. Managing to muster just five points from their opening nine Premier League appearances, fans around Lancashire have also seen their side only continue with a string of issues in the final third. Remarkably, aside from that close-fought 1-0 win against the Eagles, Saturday’s hosts have now recorded just a single strike in over 550 minutes of action.

As for the visitors, although Everton might have opened the 2020/2021 campaign in nothing short of a stunning run of form, the Toffees have really failed to live up to that momentum either side of the international break. Freefalling down the table, the Blues were hit with a 1-0 defeat against Premier League returners Leeds at Goodison Park and Carlo Ancelotti’s side have managed to win just one of their last six top-flight contests. More worrying for the former Napoli boss, watching his side muster just three points from their last five top-flight contests, they have also shown some recent inconsistencies in the final third. Managing to bag more than just a single strike in one of their last five appearances, we’re backing a similar cagey encounter on Saturday lunchtime.

Bet: Under 2.5 goals at Burnley vs Everton 20/21 for Saturday’s Premier League showdown @ 888sport

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan

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