Burnley have the ideal opportunity to haul themselves clear of the drop zone when they welcome fellow strugglers QPR to Turf Moor on Saturday.
Burnley have been looking near certainties for relegation for most of the season, however that is changing and the fortunes of the Turf Moor side seem to be improving. The Lancashire side have forced Manchester City and Newcastle United to settle for draws recently and QPR will certainly not be causing them any great fear.
Indeed, QPR sit a mere two points above the home side and their away form is particularly poor, the west London side conceding no less than 22 goals with just four in reply away from Loftus Road. Redknapp’s side have lost all of their away matches this season and we don’t expect that to change against a Burnley side who have lost just one of their last five home games.
Indeed a win for Dyche’s side would move them above QPR on Saturday and perhaps out of the bottom three. Nevertheless, the big question is whether they are backable to clinch full points on Saturday afternoon. We believe that the answer is a resounding yes. QPR have been utterly dreadful on the road and will be in low spirits following their 3-0 defeat in the FA Cup to League One side Sheffield United last weekend. As such, we’ll be taking the 5/4 on offer at Coral for a home win on this occasion.
Burnley have been pretty solid in defence at home this term and value lies with Sky Bet‘s 11/4 for a Clarets win-to-nil. Dyche’s side have managed clean sheets against Southampton and Hull recently and they should easily manage to repeat that feat against a dreadful QPR side.
We’ll be playing it relatively safe here and backing a Burnley win on Saturday. The Clarets possess a decent record and this could be enough to ensure survival in the top flight for another season.
Our betting tips
Burnley to win – Coral 5/4