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Burnley vs Brighton Predictions

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England Premier League | Turf Moor | 26th July
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Burnley vs Brighton predictions for Sunday’s Premier League fixture at Turf Moor. Burnley are unbeaten in seven league games ahead of their final day clash with Brighton. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.

Predictions & Tips

We use stars to rate our confidence in our tips, with 3 being most confident to 1 being the least.
Under 2.5 Match Goals @ 4/5

We use stars to rate our confidence in our tips, with 3 being most confident to 1 being the least.
Burnley 1-0 @ 17/2

Reason For Burnley vs Brighton Predictions

  • Burnley are unbeaten in seven games in the Premier League.
  • Under 2.5 goals were scored in 100% of Burnley’s last seven league fixtures.
  • Burnley scored exactly one goal in each of their last four league home games.
  • Brighton scored just three goals in their last seven league contests.

Burnley’s strong finish

With a top half finish guaranteed and a top eight position still a possibility, a confident Burnley enter their last game of the season against Brighton with an extremely productive 2019/20 campaign behind them.

The Clarets, who finished in a lowly 15th spot last year, have re-solidified their defensive foundations this season, and Sean Dyche’s men are on course to end the term with their second-best defensive record ever in the Premier League.

Remarkably, Burnley’s loss to a free-scoring Man City team on June 22 remains the club only defeat in 13 Premier League assignments since February 2, and in Sunday’s final game of the season, the Clarets have an opportunity to conclude their campaign with an eight-match unbeaten streak.

At Turf Moor, Burnley are undefeated in seven, despite navigating a tough run of fixtures there that included matches against Leicester, Arsenal, Tottenham, Sheffield United and Wolves – further highlighting just how formidable an outfit the Clarets have become in the season’s final third.

Brighton’s safety guaranteed

Brighton meanwhile, can make the lengthy trip to Lancashire safe in the knowledge that their Premier League status has been cemented for another season.

The Seagulls played out an uninspiring 0-0 draw with Newcastle at the AMEX Stadium on Monday evening, and that stalemate secured against the Magpies allowed Albion to open up an unassailable four-point buffer between themselves and the drop zone with a game to play.

Monday’s contest was also the fourth time in six attempts where Brighton failed to score however, and the lack of final third thrust the club have displayed for the majority of the campaign is a priority problem that Graham Potter needs to address in the summer.

With their inability to consistently find the net a major factor, Brighton have won only three of their last 22 top-flight fixtures since December – and we expect the Seagulls to struggle again at the sharp end on Sunday.

Few goals anticipated

With little to play for between two teams that routinely lack sparkle in attack, Sunday’s contest between Burnley and Brighton has all the makings of a drab affair.

Burnley, who scored exactly one goal in six of their last seven matches, have been leaning heavily on their defensive performances to gather points, and somewhat unsurprisingly, under 2.5 goals were scored in 100% of those seven fixtures.

Albion’s recent goal-scoring output has been just as meagre. The Seagulls have averaged just 0.42 goals per 90 minutes across their last seven top flight tussles – and we expect both Brighton and Burnley’s lack of final third fluidity to be reflected in the final scoreline on Sunday.

It’s worth noting that three of the four meetings between Burnley and Brighton since Albion’s promotion in 2018 produced under 2.5 goals, and that same market is well worth considering for their latest skirmish this weekend.

Our correct score prediction forecasts a 1-0 Clarets win however. Burnley’s lengthy seven match unbeaten streak should arm them with a mix of confidence and momentum that Brighton should struggle to match.

Albion failed to register in two of their last four away matches, while Burnley, averaging just one goal per game at home since March 7, kept clean sheets in 50% of their last six Premier League games at Turf Moor. Combining those factors, a low-key 1-0 Burnley victory looks a likely outcome on Sunday.

Nick Pope targeting Golden Glove

Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope goes head-to-head with Manchester City stopper Ederson for the season’s Golden Glove award on Sunday.

The keepers, both locked on 15 clean sheets each, could end up sharing the award for the year with winnable games against Brighton and Norwich City on the horizon for their clubs respectively.

Incredibly, 28-year-old England hopeful Pope has kept a clean sheet in 40.5% of his 37 Premier League appearances this season – a figure bettered, if only slightly, by Ederson who secured shutouts in 44% of his 34 starts for the Citizens.

Burnley vs Brighton team news

Burnley are still without a clutch of first team players, with Jack Cork, Ashley Barnes, Ben Gibson, Ben Mee and Matthew Lowton all ruled out.

Charlie Taylor is also doubtful on Sunday, with Erik Pieters likely to keep his place at left back instead.

Burnley predicted line-up: Pope – Bardsley, Long, Tarkowski, Pieters – Gudmundsson, Westwood, Brownhill, McNeil – Wood, Rodriguez

Jose Izquierdo and Steven Alzate are still in the treatment room for Brighton, while the seldom used Alireza Jahanbakhsh is rated as doubtful and could also miss out.

Andrew Webster should keep his place alongside Lewis Dunk having recovered from injury to feature against Newcastle, while promising fullback Tariq Lamptey should be handed another start at right back.

Brighton predicted line-up: Ryan – Lamptey, Webster, Dunk, Burn – Stephens, Bissouma, Propper – Mooy, Trossard, Maupay

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