Burnley vs Newcastle
SUN 11 APR 2021 – KO 12:00
BETTING & MATCH PREDICTION
Burnley and Newcastle go head to head on Sunday afternoon, with both sides dangerously close to the bottom three.
The hosts will be disappointed with their last game, after letting a 2-0 lead slip against Southampton. They ended up losing the game 3-2 and the result seen them stay 15th in the table.
Burnley are seven points clear of the bottom three and have enough quality in their side to stay up. However, performances like their last one won’t help and could end up costing them dearly come the end of the season.
Not losing this game is huge for Burnley. Newcastle currently are six points behind and ensuring that gap doesn’t go to three is key. Dyche’s side will set up how they always do in a 442 and look to use their physicality to get the better of Newcastle.
Bruce’s side picked up a huge point last weekend against Spurs. They took the lead and then came back from 2-1 down to draw 2-2, with Arsenal loanee Joe Willock getting a late equaliser.
Newcastle sit one place above the bottom three and now three points clear. Every game for them is huge as in one week they could be in the relegation places and fighting for survival. They have more than enough quality to be staying up and should be doing a lot better for a club their size!
They have to take the game too Burnley and look to control the ball. Against Spurs they started well and will look to do the same again. With Saint Maximin back from injury this should give them a huge boost and potentially that bit of quality in the final third of the pitch to pick up a huge three points.
Pieters, Brady and Barnes are still out with injury, whilst Long and Bardsley are doubtful.
Fraser, Fernandez, Carroll, Hayden and Schar are all missing whilst Wilson will be a late fitness test.