Burnley predictions with latest odds and stats
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The main reason why Burnley finished the 2018/19 season in 15th place was their Europa League involvement. Sean Dyche had done a remarkable job in guiding his team to a seventh-place finish in the Premier League a season before that and a drop in standings was only logical.
The Clarets, however, still remain a solid EPL fixture which none of the big guns in the league can afford to take lightly. Their sturdy approach and tough style will knock your teeth out if you smile too much and that’s the trait Burnley are best known for. With no European football this time out, Burnley are widely expected to chase another top-half finish. Getting anywhere near the top-6 will be extremely difficult but the odds of 4.50 on them finishing in the top 10 are more than fair.
Burnley Key Players
The 19-year-old winger Dwight McNeil is one of the players to keep an eye on in the 2019/20 campaign. Following an exciting breakthrough season, the Burnley stalwart caught attention from the likes of Juventus and Tottenham but still wisely chose to remain with the Clarets. In what’s likely to be a defining season in his development, McNeil is set to take a key role in his team.
Offering solid backing to his attacking advances there will be James Tarkowski, the England international who had built up a brilliant partnership at the back alongside Ben Mee. Having returned following a hernia operation – which forced him to withdraw from the 2018 World Cup – Tarkowski has set his aims high for the current campaign.
Based in the smallest town in the United Kingdom to take part in the Premier League, Burnley do not exactly have a list of prominent rivals in the top flight. Located in the north-west part of the country, the Clarets will look at the matches against Man City, Everton, Man United or Liverpool with particular interest.
However, their main rivals are not any of the existing EPL sides but rather Blackburn Rovers. Universally called the Cotton Mills Derby due to both towns’ cotton industry legacy, matches between these two sides would usually generate plenty of interest. The two clubs – and towns – are only 11 miles apart which makes this rivalry hotly contested from a fan’s point of view as well. Moreover, Burnley’s second main rivals are Rochdale, Morecambe and Bolton Wanderers.
The Clarets were founded back in 1882. Six years later, the club proudly became one of the original twelve clubs that founded the Football League. Having predominantly spent their time switching between the two top divisions of English football, Burnley experienced a lengthy period without any top-tier football – from 1976 to 2009.
Alongside from Wolverhampton Wanderers, Sheffield United, Portsmouth and Preston North End, Burnley are historically known to be one of the five teams to have won all four professional divisions of English professional football. Furthermore, they managed to win the league titles twice – in 1920/21 and 1959/60. On top of that, the Clarets are also proud FA Cup winners from 1914.