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Liverpool v Burnley betting tips: Clarets seek another shock

| 18.08.2021
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Preview and odds for Saturday’s Premier League clash

Liverpool welcome fans back to Anfield for their first home game of the new Premier League season and we have examined the odds for some Liverpool v Burnley betting tips.

The Reds, who finished third last term, lost 1-0 at home to the Clarets in this fixture in January.

Saturday’s match is live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate with a 12.30pm BST kick-off.

Liverpool v Burnley match odds

Liverpool are strong favourites at 1/5 to beat Burnley in this Premier League clash following their opening-day 3-0 win at promoted Norwich.

Jurgen Klopp’s side recorded a routine victory at Carrow Road, with Doigo Jota firing them in front after 26 minutes before second-half goals from Roberto Firmino and Mohammed Salah.

The game was notable for the return of defensive lynchpin Virgil van Dijk, who made his first start in nine months following a serious knee injury.

Burnley had a slow start last season and they will not be pleased with their opener against Brighton this time around.

In a meeting between the sides who finished immediately above the relegation places last term, Sean Dyche’s side squandered several first-half chances and were made to pay in a 2-1 home defeat following a controversial early header from James Tarkowski (pictured below).

Burnley stunned Liverpool, ending their 68-game unbeaten run at Anfield, last season as an Ashley Barnes penalty proved enough in a 1-0 success.

That result sparked a run which saw the Reds lose six home league games in a row for the first time in their history and cost them any chance of successfully defending the first title they had won in 30 years.

The Clarets are 14/1 to win on Saturday and the draw is available at 6/1 in the Liverpool v Burnley betting tips.

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Liverpool v Burnley head-to-head

Liverpool hold the upper hand, winning 57 of the 124 previous meetings between the teams since 1894, with 29 games drawn.

Burnley, who have won 38 of those contests, went down 3-0 at home in their latest meeting at Turf Moor in May. It was their 10th defeat to the Reds in the last 14 Premier League encounters.

Burnley’s win at this venue last season was their first at Anfield since 1974.

The Clarets are 15/4 to either win or draw the game on the Double Chance market in the Liverpool v Burnley betting tips.

Firmino has scored five goals in the last six games against Burnley and is 5/1 to grab the first goal.

Liverpool have conceded in each of their last five games when hosting Burnley and it is 21/10 for the Reds to win and be breached and 5/4 for both sides to find the net.

Liverpool v Burnley team news

Liverpool are without Fabinho following the death of his father.

Fellow midfielders Jordan Henderson and Thiago Alcantara could be in contention for their first appearances of the season following their exploits at Euro 2020.

Midfielder Curtis Jones may also return to the squad after concussion but left-back Andy Robertson is still working his way back from ankle ligament damage.

Midfielder Dale Stephens and defender Kevin Long both missed Burnley’s defeat to Brighton and they will remain absent as they continue their recoveries following surgery.

Phil Bardsley is fit again after his hernia operation and the full-back will hope to play, having been a substitute last weekend.

Liverpool v Burnley key battles

Including the end of last season, Burnley have lost four Premier League games on the spin and they have managed just one goal in that span so Liverpool are 4/5 to win to nil.

Dyche’s men have conceded 10 goals in the last four games, with seven of those coming in the second half.

They need to do a better job of tightening up after the interval and Liverpool are 11/4 to draw at half-time but win the game. It is 7/10 they lead at half-time and full-time in the Liverpool v Burnley betting tips.

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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.