Burnley vs. Stoke City Prediction, Tips & Odds – Oct. 05, 2022 20:45 CET
The first meeting between Burnley and Stoke after four years and their first meeting in the Championship after 19 years. Things have changed a lot at both clubs in meantime.
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Burnley Team News
This is completely new Burnley. We know Burnley as a team that plays hard football, on long balls, and set-pieces were their special. But this Burnley under Vincent Kompany is different. Kompany change almost the whole team, he signed a lot of young players, and change his philosophy.
Burnley is now a passing team who likes to have the ball at their feet. They have 66.0% ball possession per game and 489 passes per game. In these categories, Burnley is the best team in the league.
Because of a lot of changes, Burnley’s results were too inconsistent at the start of the season but they are improving with every game. They are without a defeat in the last nine games and 4th place on the table with 18 points.
They have a big room for improvement because when you made this number of changes in the roster and in the style of play you cannot expect results for two or three months.
The big room for improvement is a need in defence. Burnley failed to score in only one game this season but also kept only two clean sheets. A couple of times they lose points because of conceding a late goal.
Stoke City Team News
Stoke was bad, they sacked the manager, appointed a new manager, and still they are bad. Alex Neil took the job at the end of August and he change nothing. In five games with him as a manager, Stoke won only one game, drew two, and lose two.
In the last league game, Stoke was humiliated at home by Watford with a 0-4 defeat. The fans are angry because the squad and style of play are not improved since Alex Neil become the manager.
Stoke has finished the last two games without scoring a goal and with only three shots on target.
This will be their first meeting since 2018. The previous five meetings ended with under 2.5 goals.
Team News and Injuries
Burnley: Scott Twine is injured.
Stoke City: Josh Tymon is injured. Nick Powell, Sam Clucas, and Jacob Brown all are questionable.
Burnley vs. Stoke City Prediction
For us, Burnley is a big favourite here. They grow game by game with Vincent Kompany and they are in a much better form than Stoke. Alex Neil didn’t change anything at Stoke since he come in and Stoke is the same team from the start of the season with a lot of problems on both sides of the pitch.
We will go with a full-time bet on the home team.
Kick-off time: 05.10.2022. 20:45 CET
Prediction: Burnley to win