Daily Football Tips – Liverpool VS Burnley – 21/01/2021

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Liverpool & Burnley - 21/01/2021
Liverpool & Burnley - 21/01/2021

Liverpool VS Burnley 

Liverpool VS Burnley – 21/01/2021 – will take place at Anfield Stadium. In 9 of their 12 direct matches, Liverpool have won, while Burnley haven’t managed to score in 6 of their previous 7 Premier League matches so far.  

At the moment, Liverpool is 4th on the Premier League table with 34 points, which is 13 places above their opponents. They desperately need to win this game, in order to keep up with the top 3 title contenders. 

Burnley holds 17th position with 16 points, and are only 1 spot above the dropping zone. This season hasn’t been the best for them, since they’ve failed to score in more than 6 matches. Both teams need the victory and to earn 3 points, for different reasons. 

Liverpool – Current Team State & Formation for the Match

Konstantinos Tsimikas and Diogo Jota are both suffering a knee injury and are expected to be back on the field on 6th of January. Joel Matip, who has been dealing with thigh injury might be a part of a starting lineup for this match, but it is still uncertain. Joe Gomez, Naby Keita, and Virgil van Dijk are also injured (mostly knee problems) and their date of return is unknown.

  • Best scorers: Mohamed Salah (13), Sadio Mane (6); Firmino (5)
  • Penalty cards: Xherdan Shaqiri (x2 Yellow); Sadio Mane (x2 Yellow); Fabinho (x3 Yellow)
  • Prediction for Liverpool starting lineup: Becker, Alexander-Arnold, Phillips, Fabinho, Robertson, Henderson, Alcantara, Jones, Salah, Firmino, Mane

Burnley – Current Team State & Formation for the Match

There are several doubtful players for this upcoming match due to their injuries. At the moment, Charlie Taylor is recovering from a thigh injury. Jimmy Dune is suffering a knock injury, while Bailey Peacock-Farrell is ill and his return date is still unknown.

  • Best scorers: Chris Wood (3); Robbie Brady (1); Ben Mee (1)
  • Penalty cards: Ashley Barnes (x3 Yellow); Ashley Westwood (x4 Yellow); Jay Rodriguez (x3 Yellow) 
  • Prediction for Burnley starting lineup: Pope, Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Pieters, Brady, Westwood, Brownhill, McNeil, Barnes, Wood

Liverpool  – Important Facts for the Match

  • Liverpool have won 9 out of 10 last matches 
  • They are unbeaten in their previous 4 games
  • Altogether, they have 18 yellow cards
  • Liverpool have scored 11 goals in their previous 4 matches
  • Against Burnley, they are unbeaten in 7 direct matches so far
  • In their previous encounter with Burnley, the result was 1-1

Burnley  – Important Facts for the Match

  • Burnley have lost 1 out of 5 last matches at home 
  • They have 23 yellow cards in total
  • In their previous 3 matches, Burnley have conceded 6 times
  • Burnley have scored 8 goals in the last 4 home games
  • They are 13 places below Liverpool on the table 
  • The club has failed to score in 6 of their last 7 away PL matches

Last Matches Results 

  • 1st-Liverpool VS Burnley: 1-1
  • 2nd-Liverpool VS Burnley: 3-0
  • 3rd-Liverpool VS Burnley: 4-2
  • 4th-Liverpool VS Burnley: 3-1
  • 5th-Liverpool VS Burnley: 2-1

Conclusion Tip: 

Liverpool did have some issues in the beginning of 2021. Nevertheless, this match against Burnley shouldn’t worry them too much. Burnley have struggles with their front players and really don’t stand a chance against Liverpool’s strong defence. Our prediction for this match is: Liverpool vs Burnley: 2-0

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