Burnley v West Bromwich Albion: Match Preview

Burnley and West Brom will battle it out at Turf Moor tomorrow, as both teams continue their push for a top-half finish.

The Clarets all but secured their Premier League status for another season, after picking up three points last weekend at Crystal Palace, and with two home games still to come, a top-half finish is still very much on the cards.

As for the Baggies, their spot inside the top ten looks to be set in stone, but with some tricky games still to play, Albion will be keen to nail home three points tomorrow.

Tony Pulis has had the edge over Dyche in their three recent Premier League meetings, and that is something that must change tomorrow if Burnley are to claim all three points.

Team News:

Burnley’s squad looks quite depleted at the moment. Late calls will be made on centre back duo Michael Keane and Ben Mee. Kevin Long could make only his second ever Premier League appearance.

Stephen Ward has shaken off a knock and is available for selection, while Geroge Boyd has also overcome injury to put himself into contention for a start.

West Brom remain without Hal Robson-Kanu and Matt Phillips, who will both miss out with hamstring injuries.

Pulis could mix his team up a bit and give some of his youngsters a game. Jonathan Leko and Sam Field among those being touted for a start.

Recent Form:

Burnley’s form in their last six games doesn’t make for bad reading. Two wins over Stoke and Crystal Palace, tied in with a hard fought point at Middlesbrough gave the Clarets seven points for the month of April, easing growing relegation fears amongst Burnley fans.

In contrast, West Brom’s recent form has been surprisingly poor. One win in eight certainly hasn’t done anything to bolster Albion’s bid for a club record points tally. The Baggies are also going through a dry run in front of goal, failing to score in seven of their last eight games.

Previous Meetings:

Last time these two sides met, Albion ran out 4-0 winners, in what has been by far Burnley’s worst performance of the season. First half goals from Matty Phillips, James Morrison and Darren Fletcher had the game tied up for West Brom, before Salomon Rondon added a fourth. During Burnley’s last Premier League campaign in 2014/15, the Clarets were taken apart 4-0 at the Hawthorns, while the Turf Moor encounter resulted in a 2-2 draw.

Match Facts:

West Brom have failed to score in seven of their last eight games.

Burnley have won 10 out of 17 home games this season.

Only Swansea City and Hull, outside of the Premier League top seven have left Turf Moor with any points.

West Brom average 3.3 goals per game against Burnley.

Predicted Line-Up’s

Burnley –

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West Brom –

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