Burnley vs Wolves Prediction & Preview

Burnley vs Wolves Prediction & Preview

Burnley vs Wolves: A Clash of Momentum and Injury Woes

Burnley enters this encounter with soaring morale after securing a hard-fought 2-2 draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

The Clarets have now gone unbeaten in three consecutive Premier League fixtures. On the other hand, Wolves arrive at Turf Moor following three defeats in their last four matches across various competitions.

Burnley’s Recent Performance

The display of remarkable team spirit was evident as Burnley salvaged a crucial point despite being reduced to ten men following Lorenz Assignon’s dismissal just before halftime.

Despite facing adversity, Vincent Kompany’s side managed to register four shots on target and score two goals in the second half, with Josh Cullen emerging as the hero with a goal and an assist. With their unbeaten streak intact, Burnley now sits only four points adrift of safety.

Wolves’ Recent Performance

Wolves’ recent form contrasts sharply with Burnley’s positive run. They head into this fixture after suffering a 0-2 defeat against Aston Villa on Saturday.

Gary O’Neil’s side is grappling with injury concerns, evident in the necessity to hand teenager Leon Chiwome his maiden league start.

Key players such as Pedro Neto and Hwang Hee-Chan remain sidelined, while Mattheus Cunha’s absence despite initial claims of availability adds to their woes.

Burnley vs Wolves Head-to-Head

In their previous five encounters with Wolverhampton, Burnley has secured three victories and suffered two defeats.

However, Wolves secured a narrow victory over Burnley in their last encounter in December last year at Molineux Stadium, winning 1-0. Interestingly, none of the previous five head-to-head meetings witnessed goals scored by both teams.

Prediction for the Match

Burnley’s confidence is sky-high, riding on a streak of three consecutive league games without a defeat. While Vincent Kompany’s side still faces a daunting task to secure safety, they have taken significant strides in the right direction.

With momentum on their side, Burnley appears poised for success in this encounter. Conversely, Wolves displayed a lack of potency in the attacking third during their 0-2 defeat against Aston Villa, marking their third loss in four recent outings. Favoring Burnley to emerge victorious at odds of 2.80 seems prudent.

Key Factors for Burnley’s Success

To secure a positive outcome, Burnley must prioritize defensive solidity, despite possessing the second-worst defensive record in the Premier League.

However, their resilient performance against Chelsea underscores their potential. With Wolves lacking attacking options due to injuries, coupled with the tendency for low-scoring encounters in previous head-to-head matchups, opting for Under 2.5 goals at odds of 2.10 holds considerable value.