Burnley and Bournemouth have a golden chance to renew their hostilities this week in the fifth round of the FA Cup clash. The match schedules for Tuesday at Turf Moor with kickoff at 830 pm.
Burnley head into the clash following their 1-1 draw against Brighton in their relegation battles. On the other hand, the visitors began their life without Jason Tindall in the dugout in optimal fashion with an impressive 3-2 win over Birmingham City with Jonathan Woodgate at the helm.
Brighton recorded wins over Tottenham and Liverpool before their journey to Burnley. Therefore, a point for the Clarets in that fixture is not the worst result on paper by any stretch. However, Sean Dyche felt a bit disappointed after sharing their spoils following a dominant first-half display.
Despite failing to win any of their last three matches in the top flight, the 17th placed Burnley are eight points off the bottom three after their 22 outings and fixtures against Crystal Palace. In the coming weeks, Fulham and West Brom are certainly more welcoming than their first few matches of 2021.
A section of Bournemouth’s fanbase did not take the sacking of Jason Tindall quite well. However, it was a great sighting as they saw Jason Woodgate start on a winning trend over Birmingham over the weekend. Jack Wilshere continued his impressive start for the Cherries.
Burnley vs. Bournemouth Head to Head
Both sides have ten games against each other, with Burnley taking home six wins while Bournemouth with two wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Burnley 1-1 Bournemouth
Burnley 0-2 Man City
Chelsea 2-0 Burnley
Burnley 3-2 Aston Villa
Fulham 0-3 Burnley
Bournemouth 3-2 Birmingham City
Bournemouth 1-2 Sheffield Wednesday
Reading 3-1 Bournemouth
Bournemouth 2-1 Crawley Town
Derby County 1-0 Bournemouth
Burnley Team News
A major boost for Sean Dyche will be the fitness of Ashley Barnes ahead of their clash. However, he continues to face an injury quartet of Robbie Brady, Chris Wood, Josh Brownhill, and Charlie Taylor. Nick Pope will be replaced between the sticks with Bailey Peacock-Farrell.
Bournemouth Team News
Woodgate chose to replace Joshua King with Shane Long but faces a major injury blow, with Dominic Solanke picking an ankle injury in their clash with Sheffield Wednesday. However, there are no fresh injury concerns ahead of the clash. Jack Stacey, Diego Rico, and Chris Mepham push for recalls.
Prediction and Odds
A return to winning ways is what the doctor ordered, but Burnley is in a far better stance to make changes.
Goals Under 2.5
Most Goals: 2H