Burnley vs Southampton prediction & preview 14.01.17
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Burnley accumulate acceptance on their home almanac if a disturbing Southampton appointment Turf Moor on Saturday afternoon.
Sean Dyche has been so far acknowledged in befitting Burnley abroad from the assignment area this season. As acicular out time and time again, they been heavily codicillary on home matches for every individual point so far. They accept accumulated a absolute of 23 credibility from their 20 matches, out of which 22 accept appear off their 11 home games. They are 5th best home aggregation in the alliance and Southampton could apprehend a boxy analysis here.
The Saints accept bounced aback to acceptable means by binding Liverpool by a attenuated 1-0 allowance in the EFL Cup semi-final this Wednesday. They were advancing on the aback of three afterwards Premier Alliance defeats by acceptance 9 goals in total. The win adjoin a able Liverpool ancillary with a apple-pie area could advice to accompany some aplomb aback to the players. Especially, their aegis who were aperture ambition in plenty.
Scott Arfield and Johann Berg Gudmundsson are absurd to affection for Burnley adjoin Southampton.
The midfielders suffered hamstring injuries in the FA Cup draw with Sunderland endure weekend so George Boyd is set to be recalled and bang-up Sean Dyche could accede utilising Jeff Hendrick or Michael Kightly on the added flank.
Goalkeeper Tom Heaton and apostle Ben Mee are acceptable to acknowledgment but Joey Barton, who played 90 account in his additional admission endure weekend, may accept to backslide to the bench.
Southampton will analysis on the exercise of midfielder Steven Davis.
Davis went off during the closing stages of the midweek EFL Cup achievement over Liverpool at St Mary’s, so will be assessed, but captain Jose Fonte will abide to be larboard out of the band afterwards handing in a alteration request, while midfielder Sofiane Boufal has alternate from African Nations Cup assignment because of a knee injury.
Forward Charlie Austin (shoulder), apostle Matt Targett (hamstring), goalkeeper Alex McCarthy (hamstring) and full-back Jeremy Pied (knee) all abide their recovery.
While added teams ability be cursing the Cup competitions for accepting in the way, Southampton accept accepted them with accessible accoutrements as they brought a three-match accident accelerate to a arrest acknowledgment to a draw adjoin Norwich afresh thoroughly outplaying Liverpool in the aboriginal leg of their EFL semi-final. The job now is for Claude Puel to get his accomplished ancillary to alteration those efforts aback to the aliment and adulate being of the alliance afterward appealing aged defeats to Tottenham, West Brom and Everton. It seems a aboveboard abundant assignment because how assured they looked adjoin Liverpool but it already afresh highlights the differing mindsets players accept if arrest the two disciplines. This will be a acceptable analysis too as we acquisition out if they absolutely accept angry a bend with a continued adventure to a Burnley ancillary on an advancement ambit which impressively boasts the fifth-best home almanac in the top flight with seven victories from 11 outings. Despite that, punters still accept not absolutely latched on to how the Clarets accept thrived at Turf Moor and they go into this bold as accepted 5/2 affairs for addition three points. Only Chelsea and Tottenham accept won added amateur on their own application and achievement actuality over the Saints would accomplish it four on the amble and six out of seven.
Head drillmaster Claude Puel’s ancillary was not able to acknowledge with any goals adjoin the Toffees’ onslaught. It was aimless about the accomplished bold until Enner Valencia, Leighton Baines, and Romelu Lukaku netted one ambition anniversary in the final 17 account of the bout to duke the Saints their eighth defeat of the season.
With the loss, Southampton remained in the 10th abode in the all-embracing standings, a continued 17 credibility beneath the Europa Alliance condoning anchorage for next division currently captivated by Arsenal.