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Burnley v Liverpool betting tips: Reds must build on Alisson heroics

| 18.05.2021
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Preview and odds for Wednesday’s game

Liverpool’s Champions League dreams are still alive thanks to Alisson Becker’s last-gasp heroics at West Brom and they now look to follow it up by beating Burnley.

The Reds made hard work of securing victory at The Hawthorns but did so in the most amazing manner when their Brazilian goalkeeper glanced in Trent Alexander-Arnold’s stoppage-time corner.

Burnley are looking to restore some pride after they were thrashed 4-0 by Leeds at the weekend.

Wednesday’s match is live on Sky Sports and kicks off at 8.15pm as we highlight a few potential Burnley v Liverpool betting tips.

Burnley v Liverpool match odds

Liverpool have been far from their best in recent weeks but the back-to-back away wins at Manchester United and West Brom, achieved in contrasting styles, have given them real hope of squeezing into the top four.

Six wins and two draws from their last eight matches mean they are breathing down the necks of Leicester and Chelsea and the Reds are 1/4 for another win here.

They have only managed one clean sheet in their last six matches, though, so both teams to score is an option at 8/11 while a Liverpool win and goals at both ends is 11/8.

Burnley have only achieved four of their 10 Premier League wins at Turf Moor this season and have failed to beat any of the current top-half teams at home.

Leicester, Everton and Arsenal were all held to a 1-1 draw, which can be backed at 12/1, while Burnley are 3/1 to avoid defeat and 10/1 to complete the double over the Reds.

Burnley v Liverpool head-to-head

Ashley Barnes, Burnley

Liverpool’s title defence has been scuppered by too many surprise home losses and their poor run at Anfield began with a 1-0 defeat against Burnley in January.

Ashley Barnes’ 83rd-minute penalty – his 100th senior career club goal – inflicted the first league loss on home soil for Jurgen Klopp’s side since Crystal Palace in April 2017, after a run of 68 matches undefeated.

Last season Burnley were the only side to take a point off Liverpool at home as they raced to the title and they finished January’s game with the same amount of possession – 29 per cent – but crucially went one better.

They employed similar tactics of defending resolutely, competing physically and taking the opportunity when it arose. The same could not be said for Klopp’s side, who had 27 attempts but only six on target.

Liverpool have won on their last three trips to Turf Moor, scoring eight goals in the process, and an away win with over 2.5 total goals is priced up at 4/7. There have been at least three goals in seven of Burnley’s last eight matches.

Previous XI

Burnley vs Liverpool - Football tactics and formations
Burnley: Peacock-Farrell, Lowton, Taylor, Tarkowski, Mee, Cork, Brownhill, McNeil, Westwood, Wood, Vydra.

Liverpool: Alisson, Robertson, Williams, Phillips, Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho, Thiago, Jones, Firmino, Mane, Salah.

Team news

England goalkeeper Nick Pope could again be missing for Burnley with a knee injury. Dale Stephens and Phil Bardsley have both been ruled out following operations, joining Robbie Brady and Kevin Long on the list of players who will not return this term.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain returns to Liverpool’s squad after missing Sunday’s dramatic win at West Brom due to illness. Fellow midfielder James Milner resumed training on Tuesday and could come into contention for a place on the bench. Diogo Jota is out but could return at the weekend.

Key battles

Chris Wood drew a blank against his former side Leeds at the weekend but remains one of the Premier League’s in-form strikers with eight goals in his last nine matches.

He will be a handful for inexperienced Liverpool centre-backs Nathaniel Phillips and Rhys Williams and is 21/10 to score his 13th goal of the season.

Mo Salah is the 11/5 favourite to score first as he goes into the final two games of the season level with Harry Kane at the top of the goals chart with 22.

The likely absence of Pope will help his chances of grabbing what could be a crucial goal, with the inexperienced Bailey Peacock-Farrell standing in his way in the Burnley goal. The 24-year-old has only made four Premier League appearances and conceded 14 goals.

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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Andrew McDermott

Andrew is a sports betting content journalist at PA Media. He is a lifelong Huddersfield Town fan but when he isn't reminiscing about their Premier League days he is also a junior cricket coach and enjoys cycling.