English Premier League
Kick Off: Saturday, 6 April at 7.30 PM IST
Stadium: Vitality Stadium
Free English Premier League Picks Bournemouth vs. Burnley
After their 2-0 win over Wolves last weekend Burnley travel to Bournemouth this Saturday in the Premier League. Burnley need a win desperately if they’re to play in next season’s Premier League, the Clarets face Chelsea, Manchester City, Everton and Arsenal in their last four fixtures. Burnley play Neil Warnock’s Cardiff in their next match – who are also looking to survive in the league, which could decide the fate of both the sides. Having won the reverse fixture 4-0 back in September, Burnley are looking to do their first double over Bournemouth since the 1999-00 season in the third tier. Bournemouth are winless in their last three Premier League home games, last going four without a win at the Vitality Stadium in December 2017. Bournemouth have won just two of their last 10 league meetings with Burnley (D3 L5), though these victories have come in their last four matches against them. Bournemouth are 12th in the table and their opponents are 5 points above Cardiff on 17th.
Bournemouth have picked up just five points from their last eight Premier League games (W1 D2 L5), with a 2-0 victory at Huddersfield their only win in that run. Eddie Howe’s side drew against Newcastle at home before the international break and a defeat at the hands of newly appointed Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers – who’s side made the difference in the second half of the tie last weekend. Bournemouth have been inconsistent lately and they’ll have perform to their potential to beat a rejuvenated Burnley side. The Cherries have some injury concerns going into the game – Adam Smith hasn’t played a game since March 9 and remains doubtful, defender Steve Cook is expected to stay on the sidelines with a groin injury and Andrew Surman hasn’t recovered from a calf injury. Meanwhile, Simon Francis and Lewis Cook are sidelined through a knee injury.
Last week’s victory over Wolves showed us what Burnley are made of – The Burnley who were in the top half of the table last season. Sean Dyche would expect his side can repeat a similar sort of performance they had last weekend. The Clarets will need all three points which would help them when they face 3 from the ‘big six’ sides in their last 4 games. Burnley kept a clean sheet in their last league game against Wolves (2-0). They’ve not recorded back-to-back shutouts in the Premier League since December 2017 (a run of three). Veteran striker Peter Crouch is unavailable for Burnley due to an appendix surgery. Aaron Lennon is expected to play before the season ends but remains uncertain for this game. Steven Defour is sidelined through a calf until next season.
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Bournemouth striker Josh King has netted six goals in his last five Premier League home games, accounting for 67% of the Cherries’ total strikes in those matches (6/9).
Burnley’s Dwight McNeil has scored in each of his last two Premier League appearances. The last teenager to score in three Premier League games in a row was Romelu Lukaku in March 2013.
Coming into this round of matches, Bournemouth’s Ryan Fraser and Callum Wilson have each both scored and assisted in four different Premier League games this season – no other player has done so in more (also Troy Deeney and Mo Salah on four).
Bournemouth have only lost one of their last 18 Premier League home games against sides starting the day below them in the table (W11 D6), with that defeat coming against Manchester United in November.
Bournemouth 1 – 2 Burnley