Following two disappointing results in the last week, Liverpool will be eager to bounce back when they host Burnley at Anfield on Saturday afternoon.
The Reds suffered a humiliating 5-0 defeat at Manchester City last Saturday, and then they allowed Sevilla to score a late equalizer in the 2-2 draw in their Champions League tie at Anfield. The Reds would be without Sadio Mane, who picked up a red card in the defeat at City.
Jurgen Klopp’s side were impressive going forward against Sevilla, but they were made to pay for wasting their opportunities in the end. They would need to be better at taking their chances against the Clarets who have won at Chelsea and have drawn at Tottenham this season.
Surprisingly, both clubs are level on points and Sean Dyche’s side find themselves ahead of the Reds in the league table on goal difference. Burnley opened the season with a shock win at Chelsea, and following that, they lost to West Brom at home. In their last two games, they have picked up a 1-1 draw at Tottenham, and a 1-0 win at home against Crystal Palace.
Clarets were terrible on the road last season and collected a total of four points from their away games. This season, they have collected an equal number of points from their opening two away games.
Last season, the Reds claimed a 2-1 win in the corresponding fixture while Burnley claimed a 2-0 win in their home game.
Liverpool vs Burnley – Match Facts
Since August 2016, the Reds have won only five of 12 league games that Sadio Mane hasn’t started in a starting eleven.
Out of six Premier League meetings between the two sides, the Reds have won five and the Clarets have won the remaining one.
Jurgen Klopp’s side haven’t conceded a goal in their last four league games at Anfield.
Liverpool vs Burnley – Team News
Danny Ings, Adam Lallana and Nathaniel Clyne are ruled out for the Reds with long-term injuries. Mane is suspended for the game while Philippe Coutinho made a substitute appearance against Sevilla, and he could start on Saturday.
The visitors miss Nakhi Wells and Dean Marney due to long-term injuries, and Tom Heaton has also been ruled out after he suffered a dislocated shoulder in the win over Palace. Jeff Hendrick could return from his thigh problem.
Liverpool vs Burnley – Match Odds
The hosts are favourites to win at 2/7 odds and we are backing them as our prediction. A draw is available at 5/1 while an away win is highly unlikely at the best odds of 12/1.
Liverpool vs Burnley – Correct Score Odds
A 2-0 win for the Reds is the most likely outcome at 6/1 odds. In our preview, we are going for a 3-1 win for the Reds at the best odds of 11/1 at Bet365.
Liverpool vs Burnley – Anytime Goalscorer Odds
In the absence of Mane, Reds duo Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino are favourites to score at even odds. Clarets striker Chris Wood, who has scored two in two since arriving from Leeds, is available at 18/5 odds.
However, in our preview, we are backing Coutinho as our prediction at the best odds of 7/4 at Bet365.
Liverpool vs Burnley – Total Goals Over/Under Odds
We predict this to be a high-scoring game, and we are going for more than 2.5 goals in the game as our prediction. You can bet on our tip at the best odds of 8/13 at Betfair.