Kick-off: 1500, 11/07/2020
TV: BT Sport
Liverpool need nine points from their last four games to surpass Manchester City’s record and are expected to pick up another three at home to Burnley.
The Reds have not always been at their fluent best since clinching the title while at least one team has failed to score in 11 of Burnley’s last 12 away games.
That leads us to back ‘no’ in the both teams to score market at 4/5 as our opening Liverpool vs Burnley prediction.
A Look At Liverpool’s Betting Odds
Liverpool may already have achieved their main ambition this season but have plenty of incentive to keep going, with City’s record of 100 points firmly in their sights.
They raced into a two-goal lead at Brighton on Wednesday night through Mo Salah and Jordan Henderson but conceded just before the break.
Reds top scorer Salah eventually made the game safe 14 minutes from time by heading home his 19th league goal of another prolific campaign, keeping the Merseyside club on track for a record-breaking points haul going into fixtures against Burnley, Arsenal, Chelsea and Newcastle.
Jurgen Klopp insists it is premature to be considering surpassing the achievement of Pep Guardiola’s City side.
“What can I say? When I think about the next four opponents and think we will get 12, 10, or whatever points, I can’t do that,” said the German.
“How could I assume we could get all these points? When I think about 92 points, I think how could we get 97 last year (finishing second), it’s unbelievable.
“First and foremost you have to fight for the three points. That’s the mother and the father of each win that you really work hard for it, and the boys did that again, that’s great.”
Salah also has the incentive of pushing to be the top scorer in the Premier League, with his midweek double leaving him three behind Jamie Vardy.
We’re backing the Egyptian to be on target again in another Reds win at 19/20 in the Liverpool vs Burnley odds.
Last Liverpool line-up: Alisson, Van Dijk, Gomez, Alexander-Arnold, Williams, Keita, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Firmino, Salah.
A Look At Burnley’s Betting Odds
Burnley are still in contention for a European place after a 1-0 win at West Ham in midweek but their record against the top teams does not bode well for their chances at Anfield.
The Clarets have lost six of their seven games against the current top four this season and conceded 21 goals in the process, including a 5-0 thrashing at Manchester City in their first game since the restart.
Sean Dyche admits his squad is “stretched to the limit” and the extra resources available to Klopp should make a difference here.
Liverpool won both halves as they cruised to a 3-0 win at Turf Moor in August while Burnley have also lost both halves in heavy defeats at Chelsea and Tottenham this season.
Backing the Reds to win both halves at 31/20 looks a solid way to round off our Liverpool vs Burnley predictions.
Last Burnley line-up: Pope, Taylor, Tarkowski, Pieters, Bardsley, Long, Brownhill, McNeil, Westwood, Rodriguez, Vydra.
Brighton 1-3 LIVERPOOL – Mohamed Salah (2), Jordan Henderson
West Ham 0-1 BURNLEY – Jay Rodriguez
Head-to-head: Burnley 0-3 Liverpool, Liverpool 4-2 Burnley, Burnley 1-3 Liverpool, Burnley 1-2 Liverpool, Liverpool 1-1 Burnley
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