Burnley vs West Bromwich Albion Predictions
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- Burnley and West Brom have scored just 37 goals in 48 combined matches this season.
- Seven of Burnley’s last eight competitive home games have featured fewer than three goals.
- Burnley have scored exactly one goal in six of their last 11 home matches.
Clarets proving difficult to beat
Burnley failed to build on their excellent 3-0 win at Selhurst Park in midweek as they laboured to a 1-1 draw against the relegation-threatened Fulham, but they should have more success when West Brom visit Turf Moor.
The Clarets have only lost two of their last seven outings in the Premier League and those defeats came against Chelsea and Manchester City, with victories against Liverpool, Aston Villa and Crystal Palace strengthening their position.
However, those looking for a thriller should probably look elsewhere. Turf Moor will host two of the three lowest scoring sides in the top flight on Saturday, with the Clarets and Baggies netting just 37 league goals between them this season.
Baggies struggles continue under Allardyce
West Brom have scored 19 of these and head into this match with just one win from their last 14 games, with none of these coming in their last six matches.
This leaves the Baggies in a woeful position as they battle against the rising tide of relegation. They are some 12 points off safety but, with matches against Brighton, Newcastle and Crystal Palace following this tie, there is still a glimmer of hope.
Goals hard to come by at Turf Moor
Unsurprisingly, we’re expecting a low-scoring affair on Saturday. Seven of Burnley’s last eight competitive home games have featured fewer than three goals and we’re backing an eighth here.
We do think the Clarets can take all three points, however. They have scored exactly one goal in six of their last 11 home matches, so a 1-0 correct score prediction appeals.
Burnley injuries and team news
Burnley have a host of players awaiting a fitness test here, with Ben Mee, Chris Wood, Robbie Brady, Johann Gudmundsson, Matej Vydra, Erik Pieters and Dale Stephens all doubtful.
West Brom injuries and team news
Sam Allardyce could name the same starting lineup that drew with Manchester United last weekend, with Grady Diangana and Lee Peltier the only potential injury problems.