Burnley – Southampton: Two committed and hard-working clubs clash at Turf Moor on Saturday (Watch live at 3pm ET online via Peacock) as both teams are aiming for their first points of the season.
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Sean Dyche’s Burnley lost at Leicester in their opening game of the season last weekend, while Ralph Hasenhuttl saw his Southampton side hammered 5-2 at home by Tottenham are losing at Crystal Palace on the opening day.
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These clubs are evenly-matched as Burnley finished 10th and Saints 11th last season, but both clubs know they have increasing competition to finish in midtable.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of what should be an extremely physical early-season clash.
Team news: Burnley – Southampton (INJURY REPORT)
Dale Stephens goes right into the mix for Burnley, who are without a host of players as Jay Rodriguez suffered an injury in the midweek League Cup win at Millwall and joins Ben Mee, James Tarkowski, Robbie Brady, Johann Berg Gudmundsson, Jack Cork and Ashley Barnes in the treatment room.
Southampton only have one player missing through injury, Nathan Redmond, while Mohammed Salisu isn’t quite up to full speed following his arrival this summer.
LINE-UP | Here is how the Clarets line-up against @SouthamptonFC this evening.⬇️
A debut for Dale Stephens in midfield 👊 pic.twitter.com/B4ARmmjYp6
— Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) September 26, 2020
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— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) September 26, 2020
Odds and ends (full odds provided by our partner, PointsBet)
With all of their injuries Burnley (+220) are the underdogs but Southampton (+135) have never fared well at Burnley and last won at Turf Moor in 2007 when both teams were in the second tier.
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Burnley – Southampton prediction
This is a real clash of style as Hasenhuttl’s Saints will press high and look to force the issue, while Burnley will sit back and soak up the pressure and look to go direct. Burnley always seem to catch Saints out on the break or from set pieces and I think that will be the case here too, but with all of the Clarets’ injuries I think Southampton will come away with something. Burnley 1-1 Southampton.
How to watch Burnley – Southampton stream and start time
Kickoff: 3pm ET Saturday
TV Channel: Peacock
Online: Stream via NBCSports.com