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Burnley vs Sheffield United: Preview | Premier League 2019/20

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Sheffield United head to Turf Moor to take on the Clarets in a lunchtime faceoff on Sunday.

Burnley are currently tenth in the league on 45 points, but are just two points away from Sheffield who sit in 7th place with 47 points. A victory at home on Sunday will see them overtake Sheffield and provide them a real boost in their quest for Europa league qualification.

Sheffield United look poised to make the Europa League in their first season back in the top-flight and will be looking to complete the league double over Burnley, after their 3-0 victory over the Clarets back in November.

When and Where?

When: Sunday, July 5
Where: Turf Moor
Time: 12:00 GMT

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Burnley – (D D L W W)

Sean Dyche’s men came away with three points from Selhurst Park in their last outing, keeping a second clean sheet in a row.

The Clarets have done well to bounce back after suffering a 5-0 drubbing at the hands of Manchester City to win against Watford and Crystal Palace, and have suffered only one loss in their previous eight games.

The club have now kept 13 clean sheets this season, second only to Liverpool in the league, and will be relying on goalkeeper Nick Pope to keep out the goals on Sunday.

Sheffield United – (D L L L W)

Sheffield United are in excellent form, beating Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham in an outstanding 3-1 victory, ending their three game losing streak. The Blades have a tough set of fixtures ahead of them, with games against Wolves, Chelsea, Leicester and Everton coming up.

Chris Wilder’s side haven’t been in great form in matches away from home, winning just one from their last seven away games.

Team News

Jay-Rodriguez

Burnley have a host of injuries to deal with but have been provided with a huge boost with Jay Rodriguez expected to be fit in time for the match. Ashley Barnes, Chris Wood and Johann Berg Gudmundsson are expected to be long term absentees while Jack Cork remains sidelined with an ankle problem.

John-Lundstram

Sheffield have injury problems of their own, with midfielder John Fleck and Lundstram both currently injured. French forward Lys Mousset scored a goal against Tottenham and is expected to be in the starting eleven after another impressive performance.

Defender Jack O’Connell missed out on the last five games with a knee injury and his condition will have to be assessed before the match.

Predicted Lineup

Burnley – Pope; Bardsley, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Brownhill, Westwood, Cork, McNeil; Vydra, Rodriguez.

Sheffield United – Henderson; Egan, Basham, Robinson; Baldock, Berge, Norwood, Osborn, Stevens; McBurnie, Mousset.

Score Prediction

Burnley 2-1 Sheffield United

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