Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Everton will be looking to bounce back from a 2-0 loss to Chelsea when they welcome Burnley at their Goodison Park on Matchday 28. The Toffees failed to impress in the Stamford Bridge defeat, but they are surely capable of beating the Clarets on home soil. In their last home game in the Premier League Everton defeated Southampton thanks to Richarlison’s goal, and that is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of Burnley. Mina, Delph, and Gbamin remain in the recovery room, while both Rodriguez and Coleman are rated doubtful for the match.
The Clarets were more than fortunate to share the spoils with Arsenal at the weekend, with Granit Xhaka’s error helping Chris Wood score the equalizing goal. Since Everton are eager to keep their Champions League hopes alive, we believe that punters can find value in betting on Carlo Ancelotti’s men. Ashley Barnes should be the only absentee in the away team.
Highlighted Player (James Rodriguez):
James Rodriguez is an attacking midfielder who plays for Spanish giants Real Madrid. The Colombian superstar played for the likes of Envigado and Banfield at the start of his career and he moved to Europe in 2010, joining Portuguese side Porto for a fee of €5.1 million.
James scored 25 goals in 63 league appearances with the Dragons and in 2013 he joined Monaco. His transfer to the Ligue 1 side was the second most expensive in the history of Portuguese Primeira Liga (€45 million) and he signed a five-year contract with les Rouges et Blancs. The Colombian ace impressed at the 2014 FIFA World Cup and, as a result, Real Madrid chiefs signed him on 22 July, 2014 for an undisclosed fee.
However, reports in Spain suggested that the fee was approximately €80 million. Rodriguez scored 13 goals in 29 league appearances for Real Madrid in the 2014/2015 Primera Division campaign and he was in Gareth Bale’s shadow in the 2015/2016 season. James is well known for his technical skills, his vision and the ability to create goal-scoring opportunities for his teammates.
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.