Burnley host Brighton & Hove Albion at Turf Moor on Saturday

Burnley host Brighton & Hove Albion at Turf Moor on Saturday

Last update: 6 February 2021 Tags: Burnley, Brighton, BHAFC, Clarets. Categories: Premier League.

Brighton will hope they can extend their unbeaten run of four games whilst Burnley looking to avoid defeat for the third time in a row.

The Seagulls have taken seven points from four games, after wins against Leeds, Tottenham and followed up with a win against Champions Liverpool for the first time since 1982. Steven Alzate scored his first goal to move Graham Potter’s side 10 points clear of the Premier League relegation zone.

The hosts come into this game on the back of a 2-0 defeat to Manchester City. First-half goals from Jesus and Raheem Sterling ensured victory for the blues which put more pressure on Sean Dyche’s side, who remain 17th but still have an eight-point cushion between them and 18th placed Fulham.

Burnley will have to look out for the threat of Neal Maupay who is Brighton's leading goal scorer with 7 goals and will hope they can break a Seagulls back four who are yet to concede a goal in the last four games.

The Clarets will hope they can have Chris Wood fit back in the side who has scored eight goals against Brighton, more than he has against any other side.

In the last 15 head-to-head encounters between the two sides. Burnley have won four, lost four, and drawn seven. The two clubs faced each other last year at Turf Moor with Brighton come out on top to win 1-2 at the end of the season.

A win for the visitors could open up a 13 points gap between themselves and the drop zone, whilst a Burnley win would see them gain an 11 points advantage, and leapfrog their opponents into 15th, depending on how other results go.

The Seagulls are in good form and will be full of confidence after their wins against Tottenham and Liverpool. This should be a very close game with both teams climbing away from the relegation zone in the past recent weeks. Before defeats to Manchester City and Chelsea, Burnley were victory against Liverpool and Aston Villa, also qualifying for the FA Cup fourth round and will hope they can get back to winning form. I think it'll be tight, not a high scoring game but both teams will look to create a lot of chances. I expect Brighton to have a lot of the ball considering the way they play and the Clarets will hope to catch them on the counter.

Predictions: 1-1

Team news

Burnley will be without a key players when they host Brighton at Turf Moor.

Striking partner Chris Wood and Ashley Barnes are both doubtful for this game. Jay Rodriguez and Matej Vydra could come into replacing them

Robbie Brady (Achillies), Josh Brownhill (Foot) and Charlie Taylor (Hamstring) are all unavailable.

Brighton will be without Solly March after the winger was subbed off with an injury issue against Liverpool.

Tariq Lamptey, Danny Welbeck and Alireza Jahanbaksh are still sidelined and won’t be available for the trip on the weekend. Davy Propper is still out with a groin issue whilst Brighton manager is “hopeful” Joel Veltman and Alexis Mac Allister will be fit.

Danny Welbeck could be in contention to play against Burnley having missed the last 7 games due to injury