Burnley Goal Drought Good For Punters
West Brom v Burnley No Goalscorer
Goals have been hard to find for West Brom and Burnley who clash at The Hawthorns in Sunday’s live Premier League encounter.
The Baggies chalked up their first league win, only the second this calendar year, when James Morrison scored the only goal at White Hart Lane last weekend. The 3-2 League Cup win against Hull in midweek will have given the Midlanders another confidence boost but that victory was clouded by the injury worries over record signing Brown Ideye.
The Nigerian international is determined to prove his fitness after scoring his first goal for the club on Wednesday, claiming the injury which forced his retirement after 21 minutes was “not that serious”. Manager Alan Irvine has options in Greek international Georgio Samaras who replaced Ideye and Saido Berahino who came on for Victor Anichebe to score the goal that took West Brom into the Capital One Cup fourth round.
Matt Le Tissier tips: “Sean Dyche will be pleased with the way his defence is coping in the top flight but it is a major worry that Burnley haven’t scored since the opening game of the season.
The Baggies’ aren’t doing much better having scored once in the last four Premier League games and it pains me to say this has 0-0 written all over it. Take No Goalscorer in the First Goalscorer market at 8/1 on bet365 to improve your chances, as own goals don’t count.”
Burnley are favorites for the drop and after losing the first two games, Sean Dyche’s men have managed to draw their last three league games 0-0. The Clarets will be looking for their first win at The Hawthorns since December 1969 since when they have lost seven of eight.
West Brom have not won at home in the league this season and begin this campaign much the same as the last when avoiding relegation by one place. Irvine, who is having his first experience of Premier League football, will be hoping a second successive league win can launch his side towards the top half of the table.