Burnley and Norwich City face at Turf Moor, in a match for the 6th round of the Premier League. There is no record of official head‑to‑heads between these two teams in the last 3 years. The last time they met, on 07‑01‑2012, the match ended with the final score: Norwich City (4‑1) Burnley. Burnley registers significant differences between home and away results, so the home/away factor is worth special attention. Burnley VS Norwich
21 September 2019 – 15:00
Regular Season – Round 6
Analysis of Burnley
After 1 win, 2 draws and 2 losses, the home team is in the 13th position, havinf won 5 points so far. In the last match, they have tied in an away match against Brighton & Hove Albion by (1‑1), after in the previous match they have lost (0‑3) at home, against Liverpool. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 5 draws and 6 losses in away matches, with 22 goals scored and 27 conceded; against 8 wins, 1 draw and 6 losses at their stadium, with 25 goals scored and 19 conceded. In the last 10 home matches Burnley has won 6 and lost 4.
They haven’t won any of the last 4 matches for this competition. They haven’t been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 4 of the last 5 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 4 of the last 5 matches for this competition. In the last 4 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 3 of their 6 goals between minutes (31’‑45′).
Burnley comes for this match after an 1-1 away draw against Brighton. The home team usually plays in a 4-3-3 tactical system, favoring a slower and more organized playing style. It’s expectable that the three players responsible for launching panic on the defensive opponent are McNeil, Wood and Lennon. In the most central area of the pitch should act Westwood, Barnes and Cork, and closer to the lines should be present Pleters and Lowton. It’s expectable the Burnley team’s coach won’t be able to count on Danny Drinkwater for being injured.
Analysis of Norwich City
The away team is currently in the 12th position of the league, with 6 points won, after 2 wins and 3 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against West Ham United, by (2‑0). In the last match, they won in a home match against Manchester City, by (3‑2). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive level in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses in away matches, with 29 goals scored and 21 conceded; against 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses at their stadium, with 33 goals scored and 24 conceded. In the last 10 away matches Norwich City has won 4, tied 3 and lost 3. Defensive consistency hasn’t been their best feature, as they have conceded at least one goal in each of the last 5 matches, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 4 of the last 5 matches for this competition. In the last 4 away matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 4 of their 7 goals between minutes (16’‑30′).
Norwich comes motivated for this round after a 3-2 home win against Manchester City: McLean, Cantwell and Pukki signed the winning goals. Like the “enemy” of this round, the visiting team chooses to play in a traditional 4-3-3, where the three forward players are Cantwell, Pukki and Buendía. Acting away, Norwich should adopt a more defensive stance, given the quality of the “enemy” they will face. It should be noted that the visiting teams’ coach won’t count on winger Onel Hernández for being injured.