2021-22 Premier League: Week Seven – Burnley vs Norwich

Burnley welcome Norwich City to Turf Moor in a crunch relegation six-pointer at the foot of the Premier League table. 

Depending on how Leeds, Newcastle and Southampton fare elsewhere, Burnley can climb out of the relegation zone with victory if results inside and outside of Turf Moor go their way.

Norwich meanwhile can move off the foot of the table and go above Burnley into 19th with a win.

 

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Maxwel Cornet is a major doubt for Burnley after suffering a hamstring injury in their 2-2 draw at Leicester last weekend.

Matej Vydra (back) and Jay Rodriguez (hamstring) both face late fitness tests as Connor Roberts (thigh) and Dale Stephens (ankle) remain ruled out.

Norwich could welcome Todd Cantwell back after he missed their defeat at Everton last weekend due to personal issues.

Christoph Zimmerman (ankle) and Mathias Normann (fitness) could also feature but Przemyslaw Placheta (fitness) and Sam Byram (thigh) remain absent.

 

Stat Attack

  • Burnley have won two previous Premier League meetings against Norwich, winning 2-0 on both occasions in 2019-20 season.
  • Norwich have won just one of their last ten league trips to Burnley (W1, D1, L8), conceding at least twice in nine of their last ten visits.
  • Three of Burnley’s four Premier League goals in this fixture has been scored by Chris Wood.
  • No Premier League team has produced more blocks this season than the 39 produced by Burnley.
  • No Premier League team has scored fewer goals in the opening six rounds this season than Norwich, with Daniel Farke’s men only producing two goals.

 

Prediction

Having been made fight for a 2-2 draw at Leicester last weekend, Burnley can take heart from a strong performance in which they defended stubbornly and were excellent when on the attack, even though momentary lapses in focus cost them the win on top of an unlucky late offside decision.

Norwich meanwhile just seem unable to hit any green patches this season because sloppy tight defending proved costly at Everton last weekend, whilst their finishing from both open play and set pieces were awful despite showing plenty of attacking intent in build-up.

Now if I am being honest, this does feel like an early must-win for Daniel Farke’s Canaries if they’re to kick on but they have struggled for goals, whereas Burnley simply just haven’t been at their best but I do feel that the draw at Leicester could represent a significant turning point if they can get on the front foot here.

Prediction: Burnley 2-0 Norwich

Result: Burnley 0-0 Norwich

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