Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Turf Moor will host Saturday’s football game between Burnley and West Ham, the two teams who sit in the opposite halves of the table. The Clarets are stuck at the bottom of the table with only four points on their account, meaning that they are desperate to grab something from the match. Forward Lyle Foster has been struggling through illness of late, while midfielder Manuel Benson is a major doubt due to the lack of fitness.
The Hammers, on the other hand, proved their worth in a 3-2 win over Nottingham Forest before the international break and we predict that they will take advantage of Burnley’s shaky defence as well. West Ham boss David Moyes has a luxury to field the best possible side against the Clarets. In their last meeting at the venue the two teams played out a 1-1 draw, but we are tempted to bet on the capital club this time out.
Highlighted Player (Tomas Soucek):
Tomas Soucek is a Czech Republic international who plays for both Slavia Prague and the Czech national team. Soucek is a product of Slavia Prague football academy and after spending several years at the likes of Viktoria Zizkov and Slovan Liberec, he returned to the Sinobo Stadium outfit in the 2017/2018 season.
Tomas Soucek has established himself as a first-team regular at Slavia Prague and he made his debut with Czech Republic on November 15, 2016 in a friendly against Denmark. The 192-cm tall midfielder has 13 caps for Czech Republic U21 team as well.
His main position on the field is defensive midfield, but he is used as central midfielder and centre-back as well. Tomas Soucek was born in Havlickuv Brod on February 27, 1995. His preferred foot is right and his contract with Slavia Prague should expire on June 30, 2024.
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.