Burnley vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers – English Premier League, December 21, 2020
Burnley added to the misery at the Emirates last weekend before a draw with Villa kept its best run of the season going.
On Monday, Sean Dyche’s side entertains a Wolves team still looking for the consistency that made it such a threat last season.
Burnley vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers Odds
BetOnline makes Wolves the favorite to win this one, but the odds are nowhere near as decisive as they might have been earlier in the season. That’s because Burnley has settled down recently, while the Black Country club is yet to fall into its stride. The draw bet might be the best value to go for here.
Burnley vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers Match Preview
Burnley was given a huge confidence boost with the shock victory over Arsenal last weekend and managed to defend everything Aston Villa threw at it on Thursday to make it a pretty good week for the Clarets. Burnley managed just two shots, compared to the 21 from Villa in that game, and the goalless draw would have been warmly welcomed by Sean Dyche.
His side is already in the best form of the season so far – if you can celebrate one win and two draws – and there will be a defiant feeling in the Burnley squad that it can frustrate Wolves on Monday. Maybe don’t expect too many goals, though – Burnley has managed just six in 12 games.
Wolves have hardly been prolific themselves – and will struggle further now that Raul Jimenez is recovering after that nasty head injury suffered during the game with Arsenal. Defeats to Liverpool and Villa followed that fixture, but there was a first win in three in the week as Nuno Espirito Santo’s side overcame Chelsea.
Wolves didn’t really show anything in the first half of that game but looked much stronger in the second period, taking all three points thanks to the stoppage time stunner from Pedro Neto. That win took Wolves back into the top half of the table, but more adventure is needed if it wants to climb much higher this season.
Burnley vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers Prediction and Pick
It is not their fault, but the Wolves have shown terrible timing in playing Burnley at this stage of the season. Sean Dyche’s side is as limited as ever but had looked very poor a few months ago. But a few good results bring out the fight in the players – and they will believe that they can battle anyone now. That determination could well earn a point on Monday.