Categories: Premier League
| On Aug 21, 2021 1:30 PM IST

LIV vs BUR Dream11 Team Prediction Tips for Liverpool vs Burnley EPL Fixtures 21 August


Liverpool host Burnley in the early kickoff on Matchday 2. The Reds enjoyed a comfortable 3-0 victory last time against Norwich. Mohammed Salah was the star of the show as he scored a well-taken goal from outside the box and provided two assists. Roberto Firminho and Diego Jota were the other scorers.

LIV vs BUR Dream11:

In contrast, Burnely suffered a home defeat at the hands of Brighton. James Tarkowski had put them in front before goals from Neal Maupay and Alexis Mac Allister sealed the win for the Seagulls. Liverpool will be out to seek revenge as it was Burnley who had ended their 68-game unbeaten run at home.

Date: 21 August, Saturday
Kick-Off: 5:00 PM (IST)
Venue: Anfield
Premier League Table: Liverpool| 3rd; Burnley| 12th

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Liverpool: WWDWW
Burnley: LLWWW

Head to Head 

In the last five fixtures, Liverpool has the upper hand with 3 wins. Burnley won once while one game was a score draw.

LIV vs BUR Today Match Prediction Details

Liverpool News

Injury Report and Unavailability: 

  • Curtis Jones has been ruled out with a concussion.
  • Andrew Robertson, who sprained his ankle ligaments in pre-season, has begun light training.
  • Due to a lack of match fitness, Jordan Henderson and Thiago Alcantara are doubtful for the encounter.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

  • Liverpool will lineup in the 4-3-3 formation.
  • Alisson will start between the sticks.
  • T Alexander Arnold, J Matip, V van Dijk, and K Tsimikas are expected to be the back four.
  • Fabinho, J Milner, and N Keita should occupy the midfield slots
  • Roberto Firminho could start this game up front, flanked by M Salah and S Mane.

Liverpool Starting XI (likely)

Trent Alexander Arnold
Joel Matip
Virgil van Dijk
Konstantinos Tsimikas
Naby Keita
James Milner
Sadio Mane
Roberto Firmino
Mohammed Salah

Burnley News

Injury Report and Unavailability: 

  • Kevin Long and Dale Stephens will be absent for this game through injuries.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

  • N Pope should be starting in goal.
  • C Taylor, B Mee, J Tarkowski, and M Lowton are expected to lineup in defence.
  • J Cork and A Westwood should start in the center of the pitch with J Gudmundsson and D McNeil on the wings.
  • J Brownhill could start just behind striker Chris Wood.

Burnley Starting XI (likely)

Nick Pope
Ben Mee
James Tarkowski
Matthew Lowton
Dwight McNeil
Jack Cork
Ashley Westwood
Johann Gudmundsson
Josh Brownhill
Chris Wood

Fantasy Football Tips

Captain Options

Mohammed Salah has started another season with a bang. He has now scored in five consecutive opening weekends. It is expected he will continue his good run in today’s fixture. The Egyptian already has a goal and two assists to his name.

Trent Alexander Arnold could deliver points on both ends of the pitch. Burnley conceded a lot of chances on the left flank last time, and Trent can benefit from that. He is also on set pieces.

Differential Pick

Chris Wood needs to be on the scoresheet if Burnley is to get anything from this game. The Kiwi international has 10+ goals in four consecutive seasons. Last year, he scored 12 goals and also supplied three assists.

LIV vs BUR Dream11 Teams

Goalkeeper – N Pope
Defenders – T Alexander Arnold, K Tsimikas, V van Dijk, J Matip
Midfielders – A Westwood, S Mane, Fabinho, D McNeil

Forwards – C Wood, M Salah

Likely Winner:
Liverpool is the far superior side and will be playing in front of a packed Anfield for the first time in a while. Although Burnley can produce a dogged performance, the Reds have enough firepower to dismantle their defence. The LIV vs BUR Today Match Prediction odds are in favor of a comfortable victory for Liverpool.

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Devashish Pant

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