I play for the third round of the English FA Cup, which awaits us this Tuesday at Turf Moor, when Burnley receives a visit from Sunderland.
It must be said that the first leg at the Stadium of Light on January 7 ended tied for zero goals and that is how it leads to this defining game.
Sean Dyche’s leaders are having a good record at home, so the Clarets come from beating Southampton 1-0 to add their fourth consecutive win in that condition, but that’s not all, as they are playing at home. 12 Premieres, 7 wins and a draw, being defeats three times, to be the third best team at home in the Premier League, behind Chelsea and Tottenham, which is already quite positive for a team that has just Win their promotion to the English Premier League.
Meanwhile, things are not good at Sunderland, led by David Moyes come from a new defeat and this time at home against Stoke City, who beat them by 1-3 and with this the Black Catas add five consecutive games Without knowing of victories in all the competitions to continue sinking in zone of descent, since they are 19º place in the Premier, same score that the colander Swansea. In addition to saying that playing away from home is not their forte, as they come from losing in their last four outings, and if we have to be more specific, Los Gatos Negros have lost in 9 of their 12 away games this season and the last Was in Turf Moor by a margin of 4-1, thus the panorama looks complicated for them.
The last time they saw each other was just in this scenario and Burnley won 4-1 and thus maintains an undefeated four-game home against Sunderland, which equals two wins and two draws. To say also, that in general, Sunderland has not been able to beat to Burnley in the last 8 confrontations. So, with all of this, we are confident that Burnley will stay with the qualification, play at home where they become very strong and more against a Sunderland that has not been doing well against them and that the visit shown is very poor.
Burnley: Heaton; Ward, Mee, Keane, Lowton, Arfield, Hendrick, Marney, Boyd, Barnes, Gray.
Sunderland: Mannone; Love, O’Shea, Djilobodji, Van Aanholt, Khircohff, Larsson, Ndong, Janujaz, Borini, Defoe.