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- Liverpool have kept only four clean sheets in their last 18 Premier League matches.
- Liverpool have won five and drawn two of their last seven league games.
Liverpool on the cusp of top-four finish
Liverpool are pushing hard to snatch a place in the Premier League’s top four at the campaign’s climax and the Reds are favourites to maintain their pursuit of Champions League football at Burnley’s expense on Wednesday.
The Mersysiders’ hopes were almost dented at the Hawthorns on Sunday evening before a remarkable injury-time headed winner from goalkeeper Alisson sparked intense celebrations on the sidelines.
The Brazilian nodded home the first header scored by a keeper in Premier League history to beat the Baggies and his last-gasp heroics should add a ton of fresh momentum to Liverpool’s cause.
Burnley dismantled by Leeds
Burnley meanwhile, were beaten for the fifth time in seven league assignments on Saturday when they were pulverised 4-0 at home by a rampant Leeds United.
The Clarets had generally been a competitive force in many of their recent defeats, though they were thoroughly outplayed by Marcelo Bielsa’s slick passers at Turf Moor.
Sean Dyche’s men still need points to avoid recording their lowest league finish since they were last relegated in 2015, though we don’t expect them to add to their haul against Liverpool.
Liverpool to triumph in Lancashire
With five victories and two draws in their last seven league games, Liverpool have the bit firmly between their teeth in the race to land a top-four berth, and with Golden Boot contender Mohamed Salah in electric form, the Reds have the quality in the final third to topple Burnley this week.
Jurgen Klopp’s dethroned champions have kept only four clean sheets in their last 18 league matches however, and their youthful central defensive duo of Nathaniel Phillips and Rhys Williams looked ropy at WBA last time out.
Backing Liverpool to win and both teams to score could be a smart move on Wednesday as a result, while our 2-1 correct score prediction tips the Reds to bag two goals for the third time in four league matches.
With Champions League qualification in their sights, we don’t expect any more slip-ups from Liverpool and they can push Burnley’s winless run at Turf Moor to ten games this week.
Burnley injuries and team news
Robbie Brady and Kevin Long are both out for Burnley, while Phil Bardsley, Nick Pope and Dale Stephens are all touch and go for Wednesday’s game.
Liverpool injures and team news
Joel Matip, Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez are all long-term absentees for Liverpool, while Ozan Kabak, Jordan Henderson, Naby Keita and Diogo Jota are also injured. Alex Oxlade Chamberlain remains a doubt, as does experienced campaigner James Milner.
- Both teams have scored in five of Liverpool’s last six Premier League matches.
- Liverpool have conceded in three of their last four Premier League wins.
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- 30 Oct