- Burnley have lost just one of their last six meetings with West Ham.
- Burnley have lost just three of their last nine Premier League fixtures.
- West Ham have won just two of their last seven top-flight matches.
- West Ham averaged just 1.0 goal per 90 minutes across their last seven league contests.
West Ham’s away day lift
Following successive 1-0 away victories in the Premier League and FA Cup at Everton and Stockport County, West Ham should be in confident mood ahead of their date with Burnley on Saturday, however the Irons’ recent record against Burnley could quickly dampen spirits at the London Stadium.
The Hammers have won just one of their last six meetings with the Clarets, and on Saturday, the hosts will be attempting to halt a run of three straight defeats against a dogged Burnley outfit that beat West Ham to nil twice last term.
The Irons’ slender triumph over Everton at Goodison Park in their last league outing ended a winless four-match stretch for David Moyes’s side, though West Ham haven’t picked up maximum points on their own patch since the end of November.
Burnley hit mid-week bump
With ground and fixtures to make up, 16th placed Burnley had a mid-week game to navigate, though the Clarets were undone on Tuesday evening by a determined Man Utd team at Turf Moor.
Burnley’s eventual loss to United was their second 1-0 defeat in their last three Premier League assignments, though it was only the Clarets’ third reverse overall in nine top-flight tussles since early November.
Burnley to avoid defeat?
With a run of three straight wins against West Ham and a return of just one defeat from their last six meetings with the Irons in total since late 2017, Burnley’s record in this fixture is outstanding.
The Clarets have been back to their dogged best over the past couple of months, as evidenced by their haul of 15 points from the last 30 on offer, and determined performances and excellent results against the big hitters like Everton, Arsenal and Wolves during the same period provided further signs of improvement at Burnley.
West Ham meanwhile, have won just twice in seven attempts in the Premier League overall, and with the club’s dire head-to-head record against Burnley likely to impact their self-belief even further, the Clarets are worth taking in the double chance market on Saturday.
The Irons – who shared the spoils in three of their last five games – averaged just 1.0 goals per 90 minutes in their last even Premier League matches, while Sean Dyche’s notoriously low-scoring Burnley team hit the net exactly once in four of their last nine contests.
With West Ham drawing far too often of late, and the Hammers and Burnley’s modest goal scoring exploits also a major factor, a 1-1 draw looks a correct score prediction worth backing.
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