Burnley welcome a struggling Everton on Sunday evening in an attempt to get out of the danger zone. Sean Dyche’s men will be confident of getting a result as the Toffees have just one win in their last 11 games.
Where and when: Turf Moor – 26 December, kick-off 15:00
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Last time: Ben Mee’s opener wasn’t enough for Burnley, as Everton earned a 3-1 victory thanks to strikes from Moise Kean, Andros Townsend and Demarai Gray at Goodison Park back in September.
Burnley v Everton Predictions and Preview
Rafael Benitez’s job might be at stake on Sunday afternoon when his Everton travel to Burnley for their next Premier League clash. The Toffees have just one victory on the road this term and have been extremely poor lately, winning just one of their last 11 games.
However, Everton are coming off an impressive 1-1 draw against Champions League holders Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, so confidence should be higher. However, that point hardly makes any difference in terms of the Toffees position in the table, as Everton are currently in 14th place with 19 points, just eight more than Burnley, who have two games in hand.
This means that the visitors need to avoid defeat at all costs, as a defeat on Sunday would make what is already very poor season even more dreadful. Everton must avoid getting involved in the relegation battle at all costs, but the Blues will have to do without influential figures like Dominic Calwert-Lewin, Yeri Mina, Andre Gomes and Richarlison for the trip to Burnley, so Alex Iwobi, Anthony Gordon and Salomon Rondon should start in attack.
Burnley, meanwhile, are coming off a goalless draw with West Ham, but are now winless in their last five games. Nevertheless, Sean Dyche’s men once again proved that they are tough to beat, especially at Turf Moor, as they have three draws and one win in their last four games at home. 5/7.
Right-back Connor Roberts is the only absentee for the hosts, who are 29/20 to get the three points in this Burnley v Everton preview. The draw seems like the most reasonable option at 21/10, while if you want to back the Toffees to get their first win away from home since August, you can do that at 2/1.
One to watch for Burnley: Ollie Watkins has been rejuvenated under Gerrard. The England international has scored three times in his new manager’s first six games and is 10/1 to net first in these Aston Villa v Chelsea predictions.
One to watch for Everton: Romelu Lukaku is the 19/4 favourite to break the deadlock on Boxing Day. The big Belgian needs to rediscover his scoring touch, and fast, if Chelsea are to stand any chance of keeping up with the top two over the coming months.
Long shot: The last game between Burnley and Everton at Turf Moor ended in a 1-1 draw, while Ben Mee opened the score in the last meeting between those teams. A repeat of that result is 5/1 in these Burnley v Everton tips, rising to 215/1 if you add Ben Mee to score first.