Burnley take on Southampton at Turf Moor on Thursday evening, April 21, in a rescheduled match in round 30 of the AFL. The visitors broke their losing streak at the weekend and will look to build on their success. Full statistics and all current odds for the match can be viewed at 1xbet nigeria.
The hosts have been at the bottom of the APL table for a long time, sitting in 18th place. “The Bordeaux have picked up just 25 points from 31 games played. They have scored 26 goals and conceded 45. In March, the Lancashire club suffered five defeats in 6 matches, and managed to score in only one of them. A week ago, the team lost again – without a chance to “smash” Norwich, the direct rival in the fight for survival, with a score of 2-0, after which the entire coaching staff, headed by Sean Dyche, was sent out.
Last Sunday’s game against West Ham saw the side led by injured captain Ben Mee – they managed to snatch a 1-1 draw, but that result can hardly be called fair (the Londoners kicked 3 times as many shots on goal). Midfielder Johann Gudmundsson is sidelined, as is centre-back Erik Peeters.
German international Ralf Heisenhüttl’s charges sit 12th in the APL table with 39 points from 32 games played. The Magpies had a fine winter, losing just once in 13 games. However, the Red and White have had a poor start to spring, with five defeats in their last seven games. There have been 38 goals scored and 46 conceded. Last Saturday, however, the Red and White defeated London’s Arsenal 1-0 at St Mary’s thanks to goals from Jan Bednarek.
Leading the attacking charge was midfielder James Ward-Prowse, who netted eight goals. Albanian forward Armando Brough and Scottish midfielder Charlie Adams combined for 13 goals. Only reserve goalkeeper Alex McCarthy is sidelined.
The teams have already met in the first round of the current national championship, and then it all ended in a 2-2 draw. In the 4 edge-to-edge encounters, Burnley have managed to win only once.
Burnley vs Southampton
The hosts are in deep crisis, as evidenced by the recent results and the resignation of the head coach. The team is struggling for survival, having lost 5 matches in the last 7 games. “The Saints have recovered from a series of setbacks and are now ready to delight their fans again with victories. All the leaders are in the ranks, so Heisenhüttl will field their strongest players on Thursday. Our prediction is a win for the visitors with a 0 handicap.