Wolverhampton v Burnley Premier League tips

14:30 Sun 16 Sep
Football
England
Premier League
Tip: U2.5 Goals
Units: 1/5
Odds: -164

Burnley finished seventh in the Premier League last season and only lost five times on the road, although that hasn’t stopped the bookmakers making them rank outsiders for this clash at Molineux.

The Clarets managed to get at least a point fourteen times on the road last season, with Sean Dyche’s side now able to focus on domestic matters following an early European adventure which ended when AEK Athens overcame the Lancashire outfit in the final qualifying round.

Burnley can now roll their sleeves up and focus on getting back to earning points in the Premier League, with a goalless draw at Southampton being followed by defeats against Watford, Fulham and Manchester United.

Eighteen-year-old Dwight McNeil was thrown into the deep end against the Red Devils, although we might expect Ashley Barnes and Matej Vydra back in the fold for this clash and maybe the bookies are overrating the chances of Wolves.

Wanderers are odds-on for this clash against the Clarets, with the Midlands side having earned home draws against Everton and Manchester City, while there was a late winner scored at West Ham which gives them a healthy return of five points.

Nuno Espirito Santos’ team do look like a long-term Premier League prospect although they are perhaps not home bankers right now and there have been just two goals scored in the last 270 minutes of football.

One of those came at the death at the London Stadium, with Adama Traore completing an impressive cameo with the winning goal. Perhaps the Spaniard has now earned a call-up and Diogo Jota can make way.

The defence certainly looks robust after holding Manchester City largely at bay and shutting out the Hammers, with this match likely to be a low-scoring affair considering Burnley will be looking to return to what they are good at. 

BETTING TIP
Under 2.5 Goals @ 1.61 with bet365

Team News

Wolverhampton: 3-4-3 (Confirmed Line-ups)
Burnley: 4-4-2 (Confirmed Line-ups)
  • 11
    Rui Patricio
  • 15
    Willy Boly
  • 16
    Conor Coady
  • 05
    Ryan Bennett
  • 19
    Jonny
  • 08
    Rúben Neves
  • 28
    Joao Moutinho
  • 02
    Matt Doherty
  • 18
    Diogo Jota
  • 09
    Raul Jimenez
  • 10
    Helder Costa
  • 20
    Joe Hart
  • 26
    Phillip Bardsley
  • 05
    James Tarkowski
  • 06
    Ben Mee
  • 03
    Charlie Taylor
  • 25
    Aaron Lennon
  • 13
    Jeff Hendrick
  • 04
    Jack Cork
  • 07
    Johann Berg Gudmundsson
  • 09
    Sam Vokes
  • 10
    Ashley Barnes

Premier League

# Team G W D L +/- P
1 Manchester City 12 10 2 0 36:5 32
2 Liverpool 12 9 3 0 23:5 30
3 Chelsea 12 8 4 0 27:8 28
4 Arsenal 12 7 3 2 26:15 24
5 Tottenham 11 8 0 3 18:10 24
6 Bournemouth 12 6 2 4 21:16 20
7 Watford 12 6 2 4 17:14 20
8 Manchester Unit 12 6 2 4 20:21 20
9 Everton 12 5 4 3 19:15 19
10 Leicester 12 5 2 5 17:16 17
11 Wolverhampton W 12 4 4 4 12:13 16
12 Brighton 12 4 2 6 13:18 14
13 West Ham 12 3 3 6 14:18 12
14 Newcastle Unite 12 2 3 7 9:15 9
15 Burnley 12 2 3 7 12:25 9
16 Crystal Palace 12 2 2 8 8:17 8
17 Southampton 12 1 5 6 8:21 8
18 Cardiff 12 2 2 8 11:25 8
19 Huddersfield 11 1 4 6 6:20 7
20 Fulham 12 1 2 9 11:31 5