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Burnley vs Bournemouth prediction, free betting tips & odds

Date: 3 March 2024
Kick-Off:  13:00 UK 14:00 CET
Venue: Turf Moor

Burnley vs Bournemouth: Top free betting tips

Burnley take on Bournemouth on Sunday, 3 March in the Premier League at Turf Moor. The home side have a mountain to climb if they are to stay in the division so it goes without saying that a win here for them would be huge. For Bournemouth, they head to Turf Moor still searching for their first Premier League win of 2024 after a poor run of form. Who will come out on top on Sunday afternoon? Check out our Burnley vs Bournemouth prediction below.

Match result prediction: Burnley to win

If Burnley could have hand-picked any opponent to face this weekend given their dire league position, then Bournemouth would have come pretty high on the list. Their start striker, Dominic Solanke is expected to miss the match through injury, and they haven't won a match in the league in over three months. Yes, Burnley's form isn't better but a home tie against an out-of-form team is what the doctor order and they must capitalise.

Total goals prediction: Under 2.5 goals

Bournemouth have been involved in some very low-scoring matches in recent weeks as they have struggled to find the goalscoring form that served them well towards the end of 2023. In four of their last six matches, under 2.5 goals have been scored which makes this market appealing. Burnley have struggled to find the back of the net all season and while they have been leaky at the back, they are facing a team without their biggest goalscoring threat.

Correct score prediction: Burnley 1-0 Bournemouth

We are predicting a throwback to the Sean Dyche era at Turf Moor with Burnley scraping an ugly 1-o win over Bournemouth. Perhaps it could inspire Vincent Kompany to adopt a more rigid, defensive system for the remainder of the season and who knows, it could be the start of a great escape.

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Burnley vs Bournemouth team news

Burnley predicted lineup vs Bournemouth

Burnley will be without Josh Brownhill for the match on Saturday after he was sent off last weekend in their 3-0 loss to Crystal Palace. Brownhill joins five players on the sidelines with Koleosho, Ramsey, Redmond, Beyer and Foster all unavailable for selection due to injuries. Jack Cork could earn a recall to the starting 11 with Brownhill banned, however, he will have to battle it out with Josh Cullen for a place in the Clarets midfield.

Trafford – Assignon, O'Shea, Esteve, Taylor – Gudmundsson, Berge, Cork, Odobert – Amdouni, Fofana

Bournemouth predicted lineup vs Burnley

The biggest concern for Bournemouth coming into the match revolves around the fitness of Dominic Solanke who is said to be a serious doubt. Solanke is enjoying the best Premier League season of his career to date but is likely to be replaced in the starting lineup on Sunday by either Enes Unal or Antoine Semenyo. Other injury absentees include Tylder Adams, Ryan Fredericks, James Hill, Max Aarons and Lloyd Kelly.

Neto – Smith, Zabarnyi, Senesi, Kerkez- Christie, Cook – Tavernier, Billing, Sinisterra – Semenyo

Burnley vs Bournemouth: What the fans think

Burnley fans still harbour some hope

Bournemouth fans still reeling from FA Cup exit

How far will Bournemouth fans travel to Turf Moor?

Bournemouth fans have an incredibly long away day ahead of them on Sunday when they make the 260-mile trip up to Burnley. By car or coach, Bournemouth fans can expect the journey to last around five hours with several routes available. By train, the quickest way to get to Turf Moor from Bournemouth is to the 4hr 45m direct service to Manchester Piccadilly before changing to a service to Burnley. The ground is within walking distance of Burnley station.

Burnley vs Bournemouth: Tickets

Burnley are still selling tickets for the match against Bournemouth on Sunday with many supporters no longer feeling optimistic about their side's hopes of beating the drop. Bournemouth were given an allocation of 2,283 and the club are no longer selling tickets which suggests they have sold them all.

Andy Delaney

Andy is a freelance sports writer with ten years of experience covering major sporting events across Europe. He has also been a season ticket holder at Old Trafford since 2008 and has visited over 40 football stadiums in the United Kingdom and abroad following the Reds.

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