Burnley achieved safety and retained their status for the next Premier League season going into their last three matches of the campaign. The Clarets can now play without pressure and will host Leeds United on Saturday at Turf Moor. Sean Dyche’s team sit 15th in the Premier League table going into the weekend. They have taken 39 points from 35 matches this term.

Leeds United are 10th in the division with 50 points from 35 matches in their return season to the Premier League. The Whites are just eight points off of fifth-place West Ham. With nine points left to play for this season, Leeds United could achieve European football qualification. However, they need to win out and hope those teams ahead of them drop points.

Marcelo Bielsa’s team are unbeaten in five of their last six matches. Leeds United won 3-1 in a shocker over Tottenham Hotspur last weekend. The Whites can now claim to have taken points off of Spurs, Manchester City, and Liverpool this season.

The reverse fixture between Burnley and Leeds United ended in a win for the latter. Patrick Bamford’s first-half penalty gave the Whites the win in a game with plenty of chances for both sides. Both clubs are coming off of wins on matchday 35. Which side will claim all three points this weekend?

Burnley vs Leeds United Betting Odds

 

Bielsa’s team took 11 points from the last 18 on offer in the league. They outscored their last six opponents 8-6. The only blemish on Leeds United’s record over the course of the last six games was a 2-0 loss away to Brighton. The defeat was a surprise, but helped Brighton retain their league status for next term. Leading sportsbooks have Leeds United at odds of 29/20 to win at full-time.

Burnley took just six points from the last 18 available to them. They conceded 10 times to opponents over the course of those six games while scoring 11 goals. Although they struggled to collect points in those six matches, Burnley have won two of their last three games in the league. Those wins came against Wolverhampton Wanderers 4-0 and Fulham 2-0.

The Clarets are at odds of 2/1 to win at full-time according to leading sportsbooks. Burnley have not won any of their last six games at Turf Moor. Their last two home matches both ended in defeats. Leeds United have won two of their last three matches away from Elland Road. Remarkably, Leeds United have not drawn any of their matches away from home this term. The clubs are at odds of 13/5 to draw at Turf Moor on Saturday.

Burnley vs Leeds United Team News

Dyche has two players on the injury list going into the game on Saturday. Robbie Brady is suffering from a calf/shin injury. He is ruled out of the game and may miss the remainder of the campaign. Forward Kevin Long is also ruled out of the game. He too is suffering from a calf/shin issue. He could sit out the remainder of the Premier League campaign.

Now with Premier League safety achieved, Burnley’s focus will turn to building the squad for next season. Dyche has admitted there is no magic wand to re-building the squad and making it a top side in the league.

Bielsa has three names on the Leeds United injury list. Adam Forshaw is ruled out of the match due to a muscular injury. Forward Helder Costa is also ruled out of the game. Costa has a lower back injury that will keep him out of the fixture. Liam Cooper is a doubt due to a gluteal injury.

Leeds United have conceded 53 times this season. They have scored 53 times this term. Bielsa will need to build a more defensive side over the summer to get the team closer to European qualification in 2021-22.

Burnley vs Leeds United Prediction

Both teams to score: NO @ 6/4 - BET NOW

 

The reverse fixture between Burnley and Leeds United finished with both teams not scoring goals. A first-half penalty gave Leeds United the victory. The game on Saturday should be nearly as close as the fixture the teams played earlier this season. Five of the last eight matches in all competitions between Burnley and Leeds United finished with both teams not scoring. Two of Leeds United’s last three games in the league finished with both teams not scoring.

Halftime result: Draw @ 13/10 - BET NOW

 

Six of the last nine games between Burnley and Leeds United in all competitions saw the first half end in draws. Although the game between the sides earlier this season finished with a first-half goal and it was 1-0, we could see a close cagey game in the opening 45 minutes. Burnley have scored the league’s fourth-fewest goals this season with just 33.

Under 2.5 goals scored @ 23/20 - BET NOW

 

Five of the last eight games between Burnley and Leeds United finished with under 2.5 goals scored. Burnley do not score many goals, just 0.94 per game. Leeds United do score a lot of goals, but Burnley’s defence has been decent at times this term. The Clarets have allowed 47 goals to opponents this season. They are coming off of a 2-0 win over Fulham. Three of Leeds United’s last four games in the league finished with under 2.5 goals tallied.

Leeds United have a lot of potential for next season. The Whites are midtable and play an exciting brand of football. However, Bielsa and company need to sort out the team’s defensive issues. If they can become better at the back, Leeds United could fight for a European qualification place for next term. Burnley have a lot of work to do in the offseason or they will simply find themselves fighting for Premier League safety again next season. The match between the rivals should be close and cagey this weekend. Leeds United could keep their form going with another positive result this weekend at Burnley.