Still with an outside chance of securing what would be a stunning European finish this season, Burnley will make the trip to relegation scrappers West Ham on Wednesday evening.
While Sean Dyche’s side would have been disappointed to have seen Sheffield United come from behind to snatch a point over the weekend, the Clarets have remarkably lost just one of their last 11 Premier League matchups.
On the flip side, throwing away the lead twice at St. James’ Park on Sunday afternoon and having to settle for their own point on the road, West Ham are a side simply with their sights set on extending their top-flight status this summer.
However, while the Hammers might have sent shockwaves across the Premier League after picking up a stunning 3-2 win against top-four chasers Chelsea last week, the East London outfit do hold a worrying record against Wednesday’s guests.
Including what was a 3-0 drumming when they made the trip to Lancashire earlier in the season, Burnley have picked up back-to-back wins against the bottom-three scrappers. You might be interested to know that a similar away victory in midweek can be found priced at 11/4 with Coral.
The Hammers rue a missed chance
Although West Ham’s 2-2 draw away at Newcastle may have helped the Hammers extend their buffer over the drop zone to four points, David Moyes was left “sickened” after his side threw away the lead twice.
However, with fellow scrappers Norwich, Bournemouth, Watford and Aston Villa all being hit with defeats over the weekend, the East London outfit have made some much-needed attacking alterations over the past week.
Picking up what was a stunning late victory against London rivals Chelsea seven days ago, the former Manchester United boss will be hugely excited to see Michail Antonio’s continued purple patch.
Forming an eye-catching partnership with January arrival Jarrod Bowen, the 30-year-old once again found the net at St. James’ Park on Sunday and will be arguably West Ham’s MVP in the race to extend their Premier League status.
With record-signing Sebastian Haller still dealing with a hip injury and yet to feature since the return to action last month, Antonio has now bagged back-to-back strikes for Wednesday’s hosts.
You might be interested to know that the former Nottingham Forest winger can be found priced at 9/4 with Ladbrokes to extend on his tally in midweek.
Burnley on the charge
While Burnley might have also been disappointed to have surrendered a lead against Sheffield United over the weekend, the Clarets are enjoying quite the second-half of the season.
Picking up back-to-back 1-0 wins against Crystal Palace and Watford last month, Sean Dyche’s side have collected seven points on their unbeaten run and have remarkably lost just a sole Premier League matchup since January 11th.
With that sole defeat coming against now-former champions Manchester City at the Etihad, Wednesday’s guests have continued skyrocketing up the standings.
Although a wonder strike from John Egan may have prevented Burnley from picking up their third clean sheet on the bounce, the Clarets have gained a reputation for their rugged displays at the back.
Also picking up back-to-back clean sheets in their previous two victories against the Hammers, you might be interested to know that Burnley can be found priced as high as 11/4 with 888Sport to leave East London unscathed in midweek.
Elsewhere, coming off the bench and making his first post-lockdown appearance in Sunday’s 1-1 draw against the Blades, New Zealand international Chris Wood could be set for a recall to Dyche’s starting XI.