Burnley is set to face Sheffield United on their home turf at Turf Moor in the upcoming Round 14 of the Premier League.
As things stand, Burnley finds themselves in the 20th position on the points table, in the relegation zone. Their recent clash in the Premier League with West Ham ended in defeat, marking the seventh consecutive loss on their home ground for Kompany's team.
On the flip side, Sheffield United is not faring much better. With their recent stumble against AFC Bournemouth, they now tally their 10th loss in the Premier League this season. Managing only a solitary victory so far, they sit at the 18th spot, on the edge of the relegation zone.
Burnley has found the back of the net only 10 times in their 13 Premier League outings so far.
The betting tip is...
Total Goals: Under 2.5
Burnley has been facing a tough time in the premier league, suffering defeats in 11 out of their last 13 matches.
Kompany, Burnley’s manager will be under pressure and this is a crucial game for him. The upcoming game holds immense significance for them as they are hungry for a win. One player to keep a close watch on is Brownhill, a pivotal contributor with two goals and assists.
However, Burnley will have to tackle the setback of Foster's absence due to injuries. This poses a significant challenge for the team in the upcoming match. Additionally, there's uncertainty surrounding Manuel Benson's availability, adding to the team's concerns
Anass Zaroury is expected to start for Burnley.
Predicted Lineup: James Trafford,, Zeki Amdouni, Jay Rodriguez, Josh Brownhill, Sander Berge, Luca Koleosho/Anass Zaroury, Gudmundsson, Jordan Beyer, Charlie Taylor, O’Shea, Vitinho
In the upcoming match, unfortunate injury news looms over Tom Davies, Rhys Norrington-Davies, Rhian Brewster, and John Egan. Adding to the uncertainties, Ismaila Cheick Coulibaly's availability remains doubtful.
Shifting focus to the offensive prowess, the impact of G Hamer and Oliver McBurnie cannot be understated. McBurnie has contributed significantly with 3 goals and assists, while Hamer has showcased his skills with 2 goals.
Undoubtedly, they are the players to keep a vigilant eye on in the imminent match, as their performances could play a crucial role in shaping the outcome.
Baldock might be among the starting XI for Sheffield United.
Predicted Lineup: Foderingham, Trusty, Robinson, Baldock, Bogle, Thomas, Hamer, Souza, McAtee/Norwood, McBurnie, Archer
Sheffield United is preparing for a crucial showdown against Burnley, expecting a tough challenge. Their performance this season hasn't been stellar, with a possession rate of just 38.5%, raising concerns about their competitiveness in the league.
On the flip side, Burnley sees this match as a pivotal opportunity to showcase their supremacy. With a dynamic attacking lineup and an impressive 50% possession rate, they aim to exploit Sheffield United's defensive vulnerabilities.
This game holds immense significance for Burnley, currently languishing at the bottom of the Premier League table, while Sheffield United sits in the 18th position. To avoid relegation, Burnley must start winning games, making this clash a crucial stepping stone in their battle for survival.