0

Burnley vs Wolves predictions: Goals on the cards as Clarets chase crucial win

Share

– There have been over 2.5 goals in eight of Burnley’s last nine matches
– Only two of Wolves’ last 19 league games have ended in draws
– Recommended bet: Over 3.5 Goals

Burnley remain four points from safety in the Premier League, but Vincent Kompany’s side have shown plenty of spirit in recent weeks.

They dug out a 2-2 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday despite having Lorenz Assignon sent off shortly before half-time and beat Brentford 2-1 in their last home game.

Kompany will be targeting another three points against Wolves, who are enjoying an excellent first season under manager Gary O’Neil but are missing several key players due to injury.

Team news

Burnley are missing the suspended Assignon, who was sent off at Chelsea on Saturday. Aaron Ramsey, Nathan Redmond, Luca Koleosho, Jordan Beyer and Ameen Al Dakhil are injured.

On-loan striker David Datro Fofana, who was ineligible to play against his parent club Chelsea, will return up front.

Wolves hope to have striker Matheus Cunha available after injury, but Jean-Ricner Bellegarde, Hwang Hee-chan, Pedro Neto and Craig Dawson remain sidelined.

The stats

Burnley have lost 11 of their 15 home matches in this season’s Premier League, while three of the Clarets’ last eight games have ended 2-2.

There have been over 2.5 goals in eight of Burnley’s last nine matches, while Wolves have been involved in some low-scoring battles, losing three of their last six matches to nil.

Only two of Wolves’ last 19 league games have ended in draws, while the Wanderers have been leading at half-time in five of their last six league wins.

Wolves boss Gary O'Neil will look to end his team's two-match losing run against Burnley
Wolves boss Gary O’Neil will look to end his team’s two-match losing run against Burnley

Prediction

Burnley have boosted their Premier League survival hopes with 2-2 draws at West Ham and Chelsea either side of a 2-1 home win over Brentford.

They had to work hard for their point at Stamford Bridge, playing the entire second half with 10 men, but they can welcome back Chelsea loanee David Datro Fofana for Tuesday’s fixture against Wolves.

Fofana has revitalised Burnley as an attacking force, scoring four goals in just six starts and two substitute appearances, and he can play his part in an entertaining contest at Turf Moor.

Over 3.5 goals has been a winning bet in six of Burnley’s last nine league matches, while Wolves have kept only one clean sheet in their previous eight at home, which came against bottom club Sheffield United.

Wanderers started February with a 4-3 home defeat to Manchester United and a 4-2 win at Chelsea and they won 2-1 at Tottenham later that month.

They have conceded five goals in their last two away games, losing 3-0 at Newcastle and 2-0 to Aston Villa while they also suffered a dramatic 3-2 home defeat against Championship side Coventry in the FA Cup quarter-finals.

Playwire

Advertise on this site.