Burnley takes on Norwich City in Round 5 of the English Premier League on September 21, 2019.
Established in 1882, Burnley was among the twelve founding members of the Football League in 1888. Burnley joins Wolverhampton, Preston North End, Sheffield United, and Portsmouth as the only clubs to win all four divisions of English football system.
The club won their first English title when they were crowned as the First Division champions in 1920/21. They won a second title in 1959/60 but they were relegated to the Third Division in 1979/80 and then to the Fourth Division five years later. They worked their way back to the Premier League with a series of titles and promotions.
Burnley finished 15th last season’s final Premier League table and earned a total of 40 points for the year. Burnley were also participants in the FA Cup, EFL Cup, and UEFA Europa League, the latter being their first time to qualify for a European Tournament in over 50 years.
Jay Rodriguez has returned for a second stint in Turf Moor. He has never been a prolific striker but after scoring 22 goals in 2018/19 for West Brom, he has a lot to prove in the Premier League. Meanwhile, forward Ashley Barnes has scored four goals in the first three matches for Burnley in a fast start.
Burnley ranks 4th in Goal Difference in the EPL and they are tied for 5th place with a total of five goals scored so far. The squad has also produced three assists to rank 7th in that statistical category. On the other side of the field, Burnley is among a group of teams tied for 5th spot with a total of three goals conceded so far.
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Norwich City was founded in 1902 and they were the 2018/19 EFL Champions. They won the League Cup twice and were first promoted to the top flight in 1972. They have never won the Premier League though and their best finish in the EPL was third which they accomplished in 1993.
Last season, Norwich City recovered from a slow start to win the Championship and finish five points ahead of their closest rivals. That victory earned them a promotion that ensured their return to the top flight for the 2019/20 term. Daniel Farke became the squad’s first foreign head coach in 2017 and as he did at Dortmund, he employed a fast-paced possession style of football in Norwich City.
Norwich City ranks 19th in the EPL in Goal Difference at -4 goals. The Canaries have scored a league six goals this season which is 5th best in the EPL this year and they have conceded a total of 10 goals which puts them at 20th in the overall rankings. All but one of Norwich City’s total of six goals this season were assisted.
Last season’s leading goal scorer Teemu Pukki is off to a blazing start with five goals scored already in their first four matches. The other goal for Norwich City was scored by midfielder Tom Cantwell, who also has two assists. Emiliano Buendia also has two assists for the Canaries while Pukki has one assist to his name.
Burnley heads to this match as the soccer betting favorites to beat Norwich City. Head to head, Burnley has won 19 out of 40 matches against Norwich City with the latter win 14 of those fixtures. These teams played to a draw on nine matches.
Burnley is currently ranked 12th in the EPL with a record of 1-1-2 SU in their first four assignments. They beat Southampton in their opener, lost to Arsenal in round two and were forced to a draw against Wolverhampton. In their last match, Burnley dropped a 0-3 contest to Liverpool.
Norwich City is 19th in the Premier League with their 1-0-3 SU record. Norwich City lost to Liverpool 1-4 in their first assignment then bounced back with a 3-1 win over Newcastle in round two. However, Norwich City has dropped back to back games against Chelsea and West Ham United.
Both these teams are coming off a loss but Norwich City has struggled worse than Burnley. I think they will take some time to adjust to the top flight and Burnley, being the veteran team here is going to take advantage of their errors and take the win here. Prediction: Burnley