Looking to sign the 2019/2020 campaign off on a high, a resurging Burnley will welcome Brighton to an empty Turf Moor for their season finale on Sunday afternoon.
Picking up what turned out to be a routine 2-0 win away at an already relegated Norwich last week, the Clarets find themselves in the midst of a seven-match Premier League unbeaten run and have already secured another top-10 finish.
On the flip side, while Burnley might be enjoying their brightest spell of 2020, Brighton appear to be crawling over the finish line this summer.
Playing out a sluggish 0-0 stalemate against fellow strugglers Newcastle earlier in the week, the Seagulls have managed to win just one of their last six top-flight appearances and have landed just a pair of points on their four-match winless run.
While both sides might be looking to end this year’s campaign with a flourish, Burnley and Brighton do have a habit of producing low-scoring encounters.
Including a 1-1 draw earlier in the season, four of the last five meetings between the two sides have seen under 2.5 goals by full-time. A similar outcome on Sunday afternoon can be found priced at 10/11 with Ladbrokes.
Chris Wood strikes again
Completely outplaying a nine-man Norwich side in East Anglia last weekend, Burnley’s 2-0 win on the road has seen them enjoy what is a stellar end to this year’s prolonged campaign.
While any chance of a stunning European finish might be off the table, Sean Dyche’s side find themselves in the midst of a seven-match Premier League unbeaten run and have really found their feet since the restart.
Even more impressive, since making a return to action last month, only Manchester City and Manchester United can boast a better points tally.
Already snatching points off of both Wolves and newly-crowned champions Liverpool earlier in the month, Dyche will be excited by Chris Wood’s immediate return from injury.
Once again finding the net at Carrow Road last weekend with a stunning overhead kick, the New Zealand international has recorded back-to-back Premier League goals and will be confident of signing off with another strike on Sunday.
With 13 goals across all competitions this season and finding the net against the likes of Spurs, Leicester, Wolves and Manchester United, Wood can be found priced at 6/4 with Coral to grab another strike this weekend.
The toothless Seagulls
Although Brighton may have managed to extend on their Premier League status with time to spare this summer, the Seagulls do appear to be a side crawling over the finish line.
Playing out what was a lacklustre 0-0 stalemate against Newcastle at the Amex earlier in the week, Graham Potter’s men have landed just a single Premier League win in their last six attempts.
In fact, this was Brighton’s 11th goalless draw in the top-tier; no other side has had more since they were promoted to the division in 2017.
With that sole victory coming in a 1-0 win against an already-relegated Norwich, the former Swansea boss will have a growing headache over his side’s recent issues in front of goal.
Along with drawing another blank against the Magpies last time out, Sunday’s guests have landed just a single top-flight goal in over 300 minutes of action.
You might also be interested to know that a struggling Brighton have failed to find the net in back-to-back trips to Turf Moor. Potter’s side can be found priced at 9/4 with Paddy Power to draw another blank on their Premier League farewell this weekend.