Liverpool vs. Burnley Preview & Correct Score 21/01/2021 – Reds back on the Scoresheet against Clarets
2020-21 Premier League preview: Liverpool vs. Burnley – Anfield – Thursday, 21st January 2021 – 20:00 hrs BST
Liverpool vs. Burnley Prediction
Liverpool 2-0: 6/1 with Bet365
Bet365 – odds quoted were correct as of 20/01/2021 and are subject to change.
Liverpool vs. Burnley Preview
Reigning champions Liverpool play host to Sean Dyche's struggling Burnley on Thursday evening for a significant Premier League clash. Jurgen Klopp's Reds who are in the 4th place, are desperate to keep up with title contenders Leicester City, Manchester United and Manchester City after having meandered through four winless games while on the other hand 17th placed Burnley will be wanting to move further away from relegation territory.
Liverpool are yet to mark a Premier League win in the New Year, having drawn with West Brom, Newcastle and Manchester United, while losing to Southampton. More troublesome for Klopp, is the fact that his men have failed to find goals in their last three fixtures having just scored just once from their previous four outings.
The Clarets, meanwhile, have struggled this season. and have only four wins to show from their 17 fixtures so far.
Liverpool Premier League form guide: W/D/D/L/D
Burnley Premier League form guide: W/L/W/L/L
As for Liverpool's team news, apart from defenders Virgil Van Dijk and Joe Gomez remaining sidelined on a long-term basis, Naby Keita, Diogo Jota and Konstantinos Tsimikas are also out owing to various injuries. Klopp will have to do without the services of Joel Matip which means the Liverpool back-lie will once more be composed of inexperienced players.
Sean Dyche on the other hand will be without the injured back-up goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell and ace forward Charlie Taylor who may be ready for a return in the near future but doubtful for the Anfield clash.
Liverpool probable XI in a 4-3-3 formation: Alisson (goal), Trent Alexander-Arnold, Nat Phillips, Fabinho, Andrew Robertson, Jordan Henderson, Thiago Alcantara, Curtis Jones, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane
Burnley probable XI in a 4-4-2 formation: Nick Pope (goal), Matthew Lowton, James Tarkowski, Ben Mee, Erik Pieters, Robbie Brady, Ashley Westwood, Josh Brownhill, Dwight McNeil, Ashley Barnes, Chris Wood
Burnley have a very unfavourable history against their forthcoming opponents having lost in five of their eight encounters since 2016. Although on their last trip to Anfield in September they were able to hold the Reds to a 1-1 draw.
The Clarets have found goals difficult to come by and have scored just nine which is the lowest by any side in the current Premier League season and let in as many as 22 which surprisingly is just one more than what Liverpool have conceded. Despite their recent struggles, the hosts look poised to collect 3 points against a struggling Burnley side on Thursday night.
Liverpool vs. Burnley Bookmaker odds
Odds quoted are general and from the UK bookmakers
- Liverpool to win: 2/11
- Burnley to win: 14/1
- Draw: 13/2
Both Teams To Score
- Yes: 11/10
- No: 4/6
- Liverpool 2-0: 6/1 (predicted scoreline)
- Liverpool 3-0: 7/1
- Liverpool 1-0: 15/2
- Liverpool 2-1: 9/1 (probable scoreline)
- Liverpool 3-1: 11/1
- Liverpool 4-0: 18/1
- Draw 1-1: 14/1
- Burnley 1-0: 28/1
- Burnley 2-1: 33/1
- Burnley 3-2: 80/1
- Mohamed Salah: 4/9
- Sadio Mane: 8/11
- Roberto Firmino: 1/1
- Chris Wood: 3/1
- Ashley Barnes: 4/1