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Burnley vs Everton preview, predictions & possible XIs

By J Smith

Burnley vs Everton preview, predictions, team news, predicted XIs, Premier League

Published: 10:30, 3 October 2019 | Updated: 14:15, 4 October 2019

Everton travel to Burnley on Saturday looking to turn around their awful recent Premier League form.

The Toffees put in a spirited performance against Manchester City on Saturday but still fell to a third consecutive Premier League defeat, leaving them sat way back in 15th place.

Burnley aren’t on much better form themselves having won just one of their last six Premier League games, but do sit two points ahead of Marco Silva’s men thanks to their two extra draws.

Read on for Burnley vs Everton predictions, preview, team news and TV coverage information.

When is Burnley vs Everton and where can I watch live?

Competition: Premier League

Venue: Turf Moor

Date: Saturday, 5 October 2019

Kick-off: 3:00 PM BST

TV coverage (UK): N/A

Last five meetings: Burnley vs Everton

03 May 2019: Everton 2-0 Burnley (Premier League)

26 Dec 2018: Burnley 1-5 Everton (Premier League)

03 Mar 2018: Burnley 2-1 Everton (Premier League)

01 Oct 2017: Everton 0-1 Burnley (Premier League)

15 Apr 2017: Everton 3-1 Burnley (Premier League)

Aggregate Score: Burnley (LLWWL) 5-11 Everton (WWLLW)

Ones to watch

Burnley: Ashley Barnes

He’s not the prettiest of footballers, but you can’t deny just how effective Ashley Barnes is for Sean Dyche.

The 29-year-old has started this season in fine form, scoring four Premier League goals and, once again, proving to be the perfect spearhead for Burnley’s 4-4-2 system.

If he’s firing on Saturday, Michael Keane and Yerry Mina could be in for a tough afternoon.

Key stat: Barnes has had more shots on target in the Premier League (9) than any other Burnley player this season.

Everton: Alex Iwobi

It’s been a tough start to the season for Everton but Alex Iwobi has offered fans a glimmer of hope.

The Nigeria international has been excellent between the lines for Silva, picking up space all over the pitch and looking like a genuinely lively, creative proposition for the Toffees.

Iwobi replaced Walcott on Saturday but had to be substituted himself later on, clearly not going into the game at 100 per cent. But if he is fit and ready this weekend, Everton stand a much better chance of finding a result.

Key stat: Each of Iwobi’s two Everton goals so far have been headers.

Team news


Dyche will be without midfielder Danny Drinkwater, who is still recovering from an ankle injury, while Jack Cork is also a doubt after being subbed at half-time against Aston Villa with a shoulder injury.

Johan Berg Gudmundsson will be available for the Clarets.

Predicted XI: Pope; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Pieters; Gudmundsson, Hendrick, Westwood, McNeil; Barnes, Wood.

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Summer signing Jean-Philippe Gbamin is still out with damaged quadriceps and no return date has been revealed thus far.

Fellow midfielder Andre Gomes is a doubt, as is Theo Walcott, who was forced off after just one minute of Everton’s defeat to Man City having suffered a blow to the head.

Predicted XI: Pickford; Coleman, Keane, Mina, Digne; Schneiderlin, Delph; Richarlison, Sigurdsson, Iwobi; Calvert-Lewin.

Squawka prediction

Everton put up a good fight against Manchester City and, in the end, 3-1 was a very harsh scoreline for them.

However, the Toffees often thrive against expansive teams who allow them space but are known to struggle when trying to break down low blocks.

Burnley are the renowned kings of that particular system and unless Silva tries something different to give his side more options in the final third, he could find himself under even more pressure by the end of the week.

Scoreline prediction: Burnley 2-0 Everton