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Will Bournemouth Get First League Win This Year At Burnley?

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Written by billythekid

Our team have been playing good football recently but have not been able to turn chances into goals to get more points on the board. AFCB have not won a league game since Boxing Day at Dean Court when we beat Fulham. Our last game against title contenders Manchester City finished in defeat, but again with better finishing our side could have got something out of the game.

Our next three games are against teams in the bottom three, one away and two at home. First up is a trip up to Lancashire to Turf Moor the home of Burnley since 1883. The Cherries will be hoping to pick up a win against a club that have struggled since they were promoted as Champions in the Championship last season. The game is on Sunday at 1 pm and is being shown live on Sky.

Last October Vincent Company and his Burnley team visited Dean Court, the Cherries won 2-1. After the weekend games, the table had Sheffield United in 20th place, Burnley in 19th and Luton Town in 18th, all three teams occupying the bottom three relegation places. The Cherries were in 17th place one point ahead of the Hatters. Now after 26 games (Luton and AFCB 25 games), the bottom three haven’t changed. AFCB have moved up to 14th place with a gap of eight points between them and Luton Town.

Since that game in October, Burnley lost the next three league games, making that a run of six defeats in a row, their worst run this season. Since their defeat at Dean Court, in their home games, they have won one game, which was against relegation rivals Sheffield United and it was also their highest score this season, 5-0. They have drawn two, 1-1 with Luton Town and 2-2 against Fulham. They lost 0-2 against Crystal Palace, 1-2 West Ham, 0-2 in their games against the two teams from Merseyside, Everton and Liverpool. Their most recent game ended in their heaviest defeat this season, 0-5 against Arsenal.

Away from home, they beat Fulham. Drawn with Brighton. Lost six games, they were Arsenal, Wolves, Aston Villa, Manchester City, Liverpool and most recently Crystal Palace.

Our last visit to Turf Moor was in February of our relegation season under Eddie Howe, who had previously managed the Lancashire side. Burnley won the game 3-0, with their goals coming in the second half from Matej Vidra, Jay Rodriguez from the penalty spot and Dwight McNeil.

In our away league games against Burnley, AFCB have W 1, Drawn 6, Lost 7.
In all competitions, AFCB have W 8, Drawn 11, Lost 16.

Burnley v AFCB

Burnley Win

Burnley Win





Burnley Team News
Josh Brownhill is suspended. On the injury front they have been missing Aaron Ramsey, Lyle Foster, Nathan Redmond, Luca Koleosho and Jordan Beyer.

Burnley Player To Watch
They have two joint leading scorers with 4 goals, Zeki Amdouni and Lyle Foster. David Fofana who they signed on loan from Chelsea in January, has started three games and twice as a sub, in the game at home against Fulham he scored 2 goals after coming on in the 63rd minute. In midfield they have Sander Berge the former Sheffield United player.

AFCB Team News
Dominic Solanke missed the FA Cup game due to a knee injury. His replacement our new striker Enes Unal was substituted at half-time due to a problem with his collarbone.

AFCB Player To Watch
Hopefully Solanke will be fit, we missed him on Tuesday night. If not and if Enes Unal is unavailable, Antoine Semenyo or Justin Kluivert will probably play up front. Ryan Christie and Lewis Cook will be important in our midfield.

The Referee
David Coote is in charge of this game. He has taken two of our games this season, the home game against Chelsea and the away game at Everton.

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