Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Leeds United will look to put an end to their three-game losing run when they take on Burnley on Sunday afternoon. The Whites are not enjoying a season to remember, but this game could be the turning point for the home side. It has to be noted that Marcelo Bielsa’s troops have not been in action since 18 December due to coronavirus outbreak. Left-back Junior Firpo is back from suspension, while all Rodrigo, Bamford, James, and Phillips remain in the recovery room.
Considering that Marcelo Bielsa can’t count on important first-team regulars for Sunday’s clash, we are not tempted to put our money on the hosts. The Clarets aim to escape the relegation zone as well, and seeing that they will go for a win in the Elland Road showdown, both teams to score betting option should be considered. Ashley Barnes remains on the sidelines with injury for the visiting team, but Maxwel Cornet could recover in time to face Leeds.
Highlighted Player (Kalvin Phillips):
Kalvin Phillips started his youth career at Wortley Juniors, but he has been playing for Leeds United ever since he joined the Elland Road outfit at the age of 15. The 177-cm-tall midfielder has established himself as a first-team regular at Leeds, but he has yet to make his debut for the England national team.
Born in Leeds on December 2, 1995 Kalvin Phillips is a right-footed footballer whose main position is defensive midfield. However, he is used as a central midfielder as well. The English footballer scored his first ever goal for the Whites in a 2-1 loss to Cardiff City on April 11, 2015.
Kalvin Phillips made his debut for Leeds United against Wolverhampton on April 6, 2015. Nicknamed “Yorkshire Pirlo”, Phillips is known for his sharp passes and long ball distribution. He covers his defensive duties in style as well.
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.