Burnley have a golden chance to move eight points off their rivals this weekend as they play host to Fulham. The match schedules for Sunday at Turf Moor with kickoff at 3 pm.
The home side enters into the clash after three wins in their last five outings, while the Cottagers sit in 18th position with four successive draws in their previous encounters.
The beginning of the season brought doubt over Sean Dyche’s future at the club after a horrid start to the new season. Rumors of a club takeover further fueled the speculations. However, the new owners seem to have assurances for Sean Dyche with 11 points from six matches.
Dyche will be looking to bring out the best from a depleted side that has managed to post impressive results in their last form. The side still sits five points above the relegation zone. It remains the hope to maintain their form for the remainder of the season.
Goal scoring remains a major issue for the northwest outfit. However, the side is yet to concede from open play in their last five outings, a run that stretches back to December 5.
On the other hand, Fulham shows an impressive defensive record while conceding only four goals in a schedule that included fixtures against Manchester City and Liverpool. Scott Parker remains in the relegation battle.
Burnley vs. Fulham Head to Head
Both sides have seven games against each other, with Burnley takes home four wins while Fulham has two wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Burnley 1-0 Sheffield United
Leeds United 1-0 Burnley
Burnley 2-1 Wolves
Aston Villa 0-0 Burnley
Arsenal 0-1 Burnley
Fulham 0-0 Southampton
Newcastle 1-1 Fulham
Fulham 0-0 Brighton
Fulham 1-1 Liverpool
Man City 2-0 Fulham
Burnley Team News
Sean Dyche will continue without Charlie Taylor’s services after the left-back sustained a hamstring injury during their clash with Sheffield United earlier this week. New faces pushing for a recall to the squad include Jay Rodriguez and Dwight McNeil after recent injuries.
Fulham Team News
Scott Parker will have to contend with a recent coronavirus outbreak at the camp earlier this week. We expect a completely shaken up squad to fill the starting XI. The side is yet to release the list of players to test positive.
Prediction and Odds
The coronavirus outbreak will be a big blow for Scott Parker against an in-form side recently with three wins.
Both Teams to Score
Goals Over 2.5