Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Buoyed by a 2-1 win over title holders Leicester City, West Bromwich Albion take on Burnley on day 12 of the new Premier League campaign. The Baggies put an end to their five-match winless run in the league and they are regarded as hot favourites to pick up all three points from Monday’s football match against Burnley. Matt Phillips impressed in the 2-1 win over Claudio Ranieri’s troops, meaning that the opposition defenders should have him at bay. The Clarets have been having their ups and downs in the 2016/2017 Premier League campaign. The newcomers have been impressive on home soil, but their away record is anything but good. Sean Dyche’s men recorded their third home triumph on Matchday 11, but seeing that they failed to score in three of their previous four away games in the league, we predict that the visitors will return home empty-handed from Monday’s game at the Hawthorns.
Highlighted Player (Saido Berahino):
Saido Berahino was born on 4 August, 1993 in Bujumbura, the capital of Burundi. He began his senior career at West Bromwich Albion at age 17, but in the 2011/2012 he was sent on loan to Northampton Town. After ending his loan spells with Brentford and Peterborough United in 2012, the right-footed attacker returned to the Hawthorns. Berahino impressed in the 2014/2015 Premier League campaign, with the English striker scoring 14 goals in 38 appearances for the team. At the end of the season he was on the verge of joining Tottenham Hotspur, but he eventually stayed at the Hawthorns. Berahino has yet to make his England debut, but he scored ten goals in 11 appearances for England U21 team. It is well known that Berahino is a Manchester United fan. In 2015 he founded his own charity foundation which helps disadvantaged people in Great Britain improve the quality of their lives.
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.