While an eye-catching 3-0 win over Southampton on the opening weekend may have laid down an early marker at Turf Moor, Burnley are in desperate need of a response when they travel to Brighton on Saturday afternoon.
Suffering a 3-0 hammering against Liverpool prior to the international break, the Clarets have failed to win any of their last four matches across all competitions and also came crashing out of the League Cup at the hands of League One outfit Sunderland last month.
On the flip side, Burnley are not the only side who find themselves in the midst of a minor struggle at the start of the 2019/2020 campaign.
Shipping four against Manchester City prior to the break, the Seagulls have also recorded just a single top-flight victory so far and are yet to record a first victory on the South Coast.
You will be interested to know that Burnley secured back-to-back victories over Saturday’s hosts last season and Sean Dyche’s men can be found at 13/5 with SkyBet to end their barren run this weekend.
Seagulls looking for a response
Although many around the Amex were excited to see Graham Potter bring his eye-catching approach over from Swansea during the summer, Brighton still appear to be adjusting to life under the 44-year-old.
Now suffering back-to-back defeats against Manchester City and a 2-0 loss against Southampton last month, fans on the South Coast will be most concerned by their sides form in the final third.
Recording just a single top-flight goal in over 300 minutes of action, you will be interested to know that Potter’s men can be found at 13/5 with Ladbrokes to draw another blank this weekend.
Elsewhere, still looking for their first victory since the opening weekend, Potter will be unable to call upon a number of first-team stars.
With Florin Andone securing a move to Galatasary last week, Brighton will also be without Leandro Trossard, Yves Bissouma, and Jose Izquierdo.
Burnley’s struggles continue
Handed a 3-0 hammering against Liverpool prior to the international break, Burnley boss Sean Dyche has made it no secret that his side need to make a string of improvements.
Much like their hosts on Saturday, the Clarets have also been unable to build off of an impressive opening weekend performance.
Since landing a 3-0 victory over Watford last month, Burnley have failed to win any of their previous four appearances, including crashing out of the League Cup thanks to a 3-1 defeat against Sunderland.
If the Clarets are looking to get back to winning ways after the international break, Dyche will be looking for leading goalscorer Ashley Barnes to spearhead their charge.
Linked with a potential first call-up to Gareth Southgate’s side, the 29-year-old already has four goals to his name and also found the net in his last meeting against Brighton.
You will be interested to know that Barnes can be found at 12/5 with Bet365 to extend that run this weekend.