Burnley vs Swansea City: Preview and Prediction
Burnley vs Swansea City:
English Premier League 2016/17,
Date: Saturday, 13 August 2016,
Kick-Off: 15:00 UK,
Venue: Turf Moor (Burnley).
Newly promoted sides Burnley will play Swansea City on Saturday afternoon at Turf Moor in their first Premier League game for the 2016/2017 campaign.
Burnley nearly made 100 points in their Championship campaign last season, and lost only 5 games from their 46 league games. They were unbeaten in their last 23 league games and they scored 72 goals to earn automatic promotion to English Premier League.
Swansea finished mid-table in the last Premier League season with 47 points, scoring 42 goals and conceded 52 goals. Swansea won only 12 games last campaign as they lost 15, they ended the season with an unbeaten run of 3 games and they will hope to continue the streak this season.
The newcomers, Burnley have no injury issues as they kick-start their season. The Swans’ new signing Llorente could get his Premier League debut in the game.
Burnley vs Swansea City: Head to Head
The two teams have played 10 times, with Swansea winning five of the ten games and have losing three times to Burnley.
They both played last in 2014/2015 season, were Swansea won both legs of the game with 1-0 each.
Burnley vs Swansea City: Prediction
Both teams are in good shape considering their pre-season friendly games. Swans were victorious in 5 of their 6 club friendlies, they have scored at least 2 goals in 54 of the 6 games and also they have kept clean sheets in 4 of the 6 games.
The host were unbeaten in the pre-season friendlies, which brings their unbeaten run to 29 games from their last season games. They won 4 of the 6 games and drew 2.
The game could go either way or even end in draw considering the good form of both teams, but the home team’s unbeaten streak is not to be overlooked. I predict a surprise win for the home team.
Burnley vs Swansea City: Tips
1. Burnley win or draw
2. Burnley to score first goal