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Burnley vs Everton predictions: Clarets offered glimmer of hope

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Vincent Kompany takes Burnley to Everton as the relegation scrap hots up
Vincent Kompany takes Burnley to Everton as the relegation scrap hots up

– Everton are winless in 13 league games
– Burnley are unbeaten in their last four matches
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Everton are still on the hunt for a first Premier League win of 2024 and will look to halt their slide down the table against relegation-threatened Burnley.

The Clarets have shown signs of improvement over the past month, though, and their recent results mean they now have a glimmer of hope as they head into the business end of the season.

Team news

Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored a late equaliser against Newcastle after coming off the bench for Everton in midweek and could be brought into the starting lineup.

Dele Alli, Arnaut Danjuma and Lewis Dobbin all remain sidelined for the Toffees.

Burnley are definitely without Aaron Ramsey, Nathan Redmond and Luca Koleosho for Saturday’s trip to Goodison Park, while Ameen Al Dakhil and Jordan Beyer will both be assessed closer to kick-off.

The stats

Everton’s last Premier League victory came against Burnley at Turf Moor on December 16 when they won 2-0.

Sean Dyche goes up against former club Burnley this weekend
Sean Dyche goes up against former club Burnley this weekend

Burnley’s four-game unbeaten run in the top flight has seen them earn draws against West Ham, Chelsea and Wolves and a victory over Brentford.

Burnley are in the relegation zone, six points off safety as it stands.

Everton are currently 16th in the table, four points clear off the dropzone.

Prediction

An 88th-minute penalty from Calvert-Lewin salvaged a point for Everton at St James’ Park on Tuesday but the Toffees’ struggles are showing little sign of abating and they could find their winless run extended on Saturday.

Sean Dyche’s side rallied briefly following their points deduction but that resurgence came to an end in mid-December and it has been all downhill since them.

The Clarets are six points adrift of safety but have shown signs of improvement lately, with a 1-1 draw against Wolves in midweek making it four games unbeaten for Vincent Kompany’s men.

Draws in their last two away games against West Ham and Chelsea have boosted their chances of pulling off a great escape and a win at Goodison Park would cut the gap between them and safety to a maximum of four points, offering them genuine hope in the relegation battle.

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