Sunderland – Burnley: 18th March 2017
Premier League 29th round. Sunderland (20th place, goal difference 24-50) has several hopes that it will save from relegation, but for that you have to beat Burnley at home (12th, agg 31-42). It announces a duel with fewer goals and tortured occasions.
The tour was 2-0 to Burnley
Let’s look first at the matches because they are relevant. The tour was 2-0 to Burnley, a beast on “Turf Moor,” who always wins at home. Sunderland did not exist in the game! In 5 of the last 6 direct duels have scored more than two goals and victories 0 are common in this confrontation. The only match “crazy” in the history of the two was a Burnley 4-1 at home in 2016. Altogether, there are two teams with problems in attack.
Burnley are performing above expectations this season and practically saved from relegation if he wins on Saturday (17:00). Sunderland will be but one who will come out to attack, Moyes’s team is last in the standings and the balance of 18 failures in 27 games hit hard. The problem of “black cats” is that there is nobody to score, apart from the old Defoe and Anichebe. Sunderland hardly reach the gate and scored only 24 goals in 27 matches.
Both teams come after disappointing results
Now the two form is not impressive: Sunderland have three failures in a row, all from scratch: 0-4 with Southampton 0-2 and Everton 0-2 Man. City. Burnley comes after a 1-2 liverpool, but has no success in the last 6 stages (four defeats and two draws). With such balances definitely two teams will attack cautious weekend.
Burnley has a tendency to fall in the second half physical displacements, and lost 5 of last 7 games though to break the score was equal. Newly promoted has nine defeats in their last 10 trips, while Sunderland’s no goal scored in 5 of the last 6 games. Defenders and goalkeepers are the strengths of the two teams that will work hard to get in the box.