🕒 8pm Friday 31st March 2023
Burnley will looking to bounce back from their 6-0 FA Cup mauling at the hands of Manchester City with a win at home against Sunderland on Friday night.
Against City Burnley had 42% possession and a total of six shots at goal with three on target.
At the other end, Manchester City got 20 shots at goal with 10 on target. Erling Haaland (32′, 35′, 59′), Julián Álvarez (62′, 73′) and Cole Palmer (68′) scored for Manchester City.
An exciting characteristic of more recent Burnley games is seeing a zero in the scoreline.
Taking their previous six clashes leading up to this one, in as many as 5 of them, a bet on “Both Teams to Score” would have been a loser.
Their past results show that
- They haven’t been beaten in the league by Sunderland in their previous three games.
- They haven’t been beaten in their last 19 league matches at home. Turf Moor has become a real fortress.
Burnley Top Scorers
Burnley Most Yellow Cards
Jack Cork – 12 Yellows
Josh Brownhill – 8 Yellows
Josh Cullen – 8 Yellows
Ashley Barnes – 6 Yellows
Burnley Corner Statistics
In their last fixture, Sunderland drew 1-1 in the Championship tie with Luton Town.
In that match, Sunderland had 59% possession and 11 attempts on goal, with four on target.
The only player on the scoresheet for Sunderland was Amad Diallo (86′).
Luton Town had seven shots at goal at the other end, with three on target.
Alfie Doughty (51′) scored for Luton Town.
Sunderland has had no problems opening up opposition defences of late, scoring six times in their last six matches.
While their manager Tony Mowbray will no doubt take that as a positive sign, Sunderland can also improve defensively after being scored against in 5 of those clashes.
It will be interesting to see if that trend can be continued here.
Ahead of this clash, Sunderland have yet to register a win against Burnley in away games against them for the last four league matches.
Sunderland Top Scorers
Sunderland Most Yellow Cards
Corry Evans – 7 Yellows
Luke O’Nien – 7 Yellows
Jack Clarke – 7 Yellows
Danny Batth – 6 Yellows
Sunderland Corner Statistics
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Head to head
Looking at their previous head-to-head clashes dating back to 31/12/2016 tells us that Burnley have won 3 of these games and Sunderland 1, with the number of drawn results standing at 2.
Seventeen goals were shared by the two clubs throughout those matches, with 11 from The Clarets and 6 for The Black Cats. That’s an average goals per game of 2.83.
The last league meeting between these sides was Championship match day 17 on 22/10/2022 when it ended Sunderland 2-4 Burnley.
That day, Sunderland had 49% possession and ten attempts on goal, with five on target. Amad Diallo (16′) and Dan Neil (20′) were the scorers.
Burnley had nine attempts at goal, with 4 of them on target. Nathan Tella (50′), Benson Manuel (61′), Anass Zaroury (69′) and Josh Brownhill (87′) scored.
Team news Burnley
Team news Sunderland
Predictions and tips
Burnley should score a couple of goals in this game when they meet Sunderland, who will find it challenging to get on the scoresheet.
Our tip is a comfortable 2-0 win for Burnley.