With a golden opportunity to extend on their stellar run of form this weekend, a high-flying Burnley will travel to an already relegated Norwich on Saturday evening.
Leaving it late to snatch another dramatic point against top-four outsiders Wolves on Wednesday evening, the Clarets suddenly find themselves still dreaming of mounting their own late charge for European football.
On the flip side, while Burnley might find themselves in the midst of a six-match unbeaten run in the Premier League, Norwich have already sacrificed their top-flight status after a disastrous return from the break.
Hit with a 1-0 defeat away at Stamford Bridge in midweek, Saturday’s hosts have have now lost their last nine consecutive matches across all competitions and have ended their campaign with a whimper.
However, while Norwich might have shocked many and picked up a 2-1 win when the two sides faced off in the FA Cup earlier in the season, they should be in for another tough test this weekend. Hit with a 2-0 defeat when they met on Premier League duties back in September, a similar Burnley victory can be found priced at 5/4 with Betfair.
Norwich’s attacking nightmare
Hit with a 4-0 drumming at home against West Ham last weekend, a result that saw Norwich suffer an immediate Championship return, it really has been a disastrous return from the enforced break for Daniel Farke’s side.
Drawing another blank in a 1-0 loss against Champions League chasers Chelsea earlier in the week, the Canaries have now lost their last eight Premier League matchups on the bounce and have continued to show some rather glaring issues in the final third.
With leading marksman Teemu Pukki now failing to record a single strike in his last 14 appearances across all competitions, the Yellows have scored just 26 goals this season, nine fewer than any other side in the division.
More worrying, since returning from the enforced break, Saturday’s hosts have managed to record just a single goal and have failed to find the net in their last four consecutive matchups at Carrow Road.
Failing to leave Stamford Bridge with a single shot on target on Tuesday night, you might be interested to know that Norwich can be found priced at 7/4 with William Hill to draw another blank this weekend.
Clarets flying high
Coming from behind once again on Wednesday evening and snatching what was a dramatic 1-1 draw off of Wolves at Turf Moor, the mood in Burnley’s camp should be at a real high.
Still boosted after grabbing what was an eye-catching point away at Liverpool last weekend and ending the champions’ chance of a 100% record at Anfield, the Clarets have another shock European finish on their agenda.
In the midst of a six-match Premier League unbeaten run and Sean Dyche still working wonders in Lancashire, Burnley have also continued to shine with their most recent displays on the road.
Including that stunning 1-1 draw on Merseyside last time out, Saturday’s guests have lost just one of their last seven away fixtures, a run that saw them land a 2-1 win at Old Trafford prior to the enforced break.
With leading marksman Chris Wood converting from the spot late on in midweek and also bagging a brace against Norwich earlier in the season, the New Zealand striker can be found priced at 13/10 with Coral to extend on his tally this weekend.