⚽️ Match: Burnley – Sheffield United
⚽️ Competition: EFL Cup
🗓 Date: 17.09.2020
Predictions for Thursday’s all-Premier League Carabao Cup second-round clash at Turf Moor. Burnley and Sheffield United go head-to-head for a place in the next round.
- Burnley lost just two of their last 14 competitive games.
- The Clarets were unbeaten in six of their last seven matches at Turf Moor
- Burnley notched exactly one goal in 100% of their last five run-outs on home soil.
Burnley to harness the home advantage
Burnley meets Sheffield United at Turf Moor on Thursday evening in the Carabao Cup second round’s only all-Premier League fixture, though the timing of the top-tier tussle is less than ideal.
The Blades, who kicked off their domestic campaign with a 2-0 defeat at home to Wolves on Monday, will likely be severely fatigued following a tough workout at Bramall Lane, and Chris Wilder looks set to make as many changes to his XI as possible for Thursday’s knockout tie.
Burnley meanwhile, have yet to play a competitive fixture this term, and while they are certain to have one eye on their Premier League opener at Leicester on Sunday, the Clarets should have more in the tank for Thursday’s game than their weary opponents.
Sean Dyche’s side finished the 2019/20 campaign with a run of just two defeats in 14 matches, losing just one in seven at Turf Moor during the same period. Against what promises to be a weakened Sheffield United team this week, a confident Burnley side is worth backing to pick up where they left off, while our correct score prediction points towards a 1-0 Clarets win.
Routinely modest goalscorers, Burnley scored exactly one goal in each of their final five home games of the previous season, and a single effort on Thursday should be enough to get the Clarets into the next round.