Our prediction for this Premier League match:
After failing to spoil Man City’s party at Etihad Stadium, Burnley will look to give fans some cheer when they take on Fulham in the Premier League round 23. The Clarets failed to win the previous four league matches, but it has to be noted that they faced a tough fixture list. Both Nathan Redmond and Luca Koleosho are sidelined with injuries, while all Delcroix, Beyer, and Taylor are major doubts.
The Cottagers, on the other hand, head into the match following a goalless draw with Everton. The capital club are eager to put an end to their five-game winless run in all competitions and seeing that they will go for a win in Saturday’s clash, we are tempted to put our money on both teams to score. In their last meeting at Turf Moor the two sides played out a 1-1 draw. Both Alex Iwobi and Calvin Bassey are on the international duty, while Senegal defender Fode Ballo-Toure is back from the Africa Cup of Nations.
Highlighted Player (Tom Cairney):
Tom Cairney is a professional footballer who plays for Fulham. His main position is central midfielder, but he plays as an attacking midfielder and a right midfielder as well. The left-footed player was born in Nottingham, England on 20 January, 1991 and he started his youth career at Leeds United.
In 2007 he moved to Hull City and he was named Hull’s Young Player of the Year for the 2008/2009 campaign. After making 70 league appearances for the Tigers he joined Blackburn Rovers on 1 August, 2013 on loan and on 2 January, 2014 he signed a permanent deal with the Riversiders. At the end of the 2014/2015 Championship campaign he joined Fulham.
Tom Cairney’s father is Scottish and, as a result, the Fulham footballer decided to represent Scotland on the international stage. Cairney has 2 caps for Scotland U-21 and he made 6 appearances for Scotland U-21 team. It has to be noted that he suffered a serious injury in August 2012. The injury forced him to be out of contention for over three months.
Highlighted Team (Burnley):
Burnley were one of the founding members of the Football League back in 1888. The Clarets did remarkably well to win the FA Cup trophy back in 1914 and the club owners have been trying to bring glory days back to Turf Moor ever since.
Burnley defeated Liverpool in the 1913/1914 FA Cup final and, no doubt, this is regarded as the greatest achievement in the club’s history. The Clarets finished the 2015/2016 Championship campaign in top position in the standings and, as a result, they will participate in the English Premier League in the 2016/2017 season.
Burnley play their home games at Turf Moor and the capacity of the stadium is 21,401. The Clarets have won two Community Shield trophies so far, in 1960 and 1973, but they have yet to clinch the Premier League title. Claret is the dominant colour of the team’s home shirts.