The Clarets really were the surprise package of 2017/18 with Sean Dyche’s men grabbing for themselves a place in the qualifying rounds of the Europa League thanks to their finish in the top-seven, however they have thus far failed miserably to emulate any of this success in the current campaign and find themselves just two points above the bottom three in the Premier League table. Burnley built much of last season’s success on a solid defence although they have already conceded more goals this season (42) than they did in the whole of 2017/18 and it is clear that avoiding relegation will be their sole concern for the remainder of the campaign. The Clarets fans can take some comfort in the fact that their side have been better on home soil with three wins from ten and they head into this match having won their last three games across all competitions. The 1-0 FA Cup win over Barnsley last weekend was far from convincing but it was enough to keep the momentum going and it was nevertheless a decent result, coming as it did on the back of league wins over West Ham United and Huddersfield Town. The question is, can the Clarets make it three league wins on the bounce when they entertain Fulham this weekend?
Fulham were enjoying some decent form prior to their 4-1 defeat to Arsenal in their last Premier League outing. Further disappointment was to come their way when they lost 2-1 at home to League Two side Oldham Athletic in the FA Cup and as such spirits will be pretty low in the home camp ahead of this weekend clash. Indeed with just two points picked up from their eleven away games, we certainly won’t be siding with the Cottagers on Saturday afternoon, especially against a Burnley outfit which have triumphed in each of their last two games in front of their home fans, BetVictor Bookmakers going 7/5 on Burnley to win.