Burnley's involvement in the Europa League sees them play on Sunday against Fulham. Tom Carnduff picks out a best bet.
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Fulham v Burnley (Craven Cottage, Sunday, 1600 BST)
Both these sides are without victory this season, and Burnley's involvement in the Europa League sees them playing considerably more games than their Premier League rivals at this stage.
Fulham will be optimistic that they can exploit that and grab their first points of the campaign after defeats against Crystal Palace and Tottenham.
They may have started this season poorly, but the Cottagers did the same last year before a remarkable 23-game unbeaten run helped to propel them into the top-flight via the Sky Bet Championship play-offs.
Fulham and Burnley have a single goal to their respective tallies, although the home side will see this as an opportunity to find the net given the Clarets' hectic schedule so far.
Aleksandar Mitrovic grabbed that goal against Tottenham, continuing his wonderful form in the second-half of last season where he scored 12 times during a loan spell.
Ryan Sessegnon could kick off his own goal tally in this one, with his impact on the wing incredibly difficult to deal with for many sides in England's second tier and likely to cause issues for Burnley, too.
Fulham are around the even-money mark in front of their own fans and should wrap up the points here with Sessegnon taken to shine.
Prediction: Fulham 2-1 Burnley (Sky Bet odds: 15/2)
Best bet: Ryan Sessegnon to score anytime at 11/4
Despite his youth, he finished last season as Fulham's top scorer and it came as no surprise to see him linked with a move to clubs in the top-four in the summer. He's adapted to playing a more advanced role on the left-wing as opposed to his natural left-back position and that is highlighted by the 16 goals he netted during Fulham's successful Championship campaign.
A best price of 11/4 is available on him to strike anytime and a game like this should see Fulham on the front foot from the off. We expect the hosts to have the better of the opportunities and Sessegnon has shown he can take a chance when it is presented to him. He looks the best value.
Selected RequestABet: Sessegnon to score, Fulham to win and over 2.5 goals at 11/2
- Fulham and Burnley haven’t met since the 2015-16 season in the Championship – Burnley won both matches on their way to promotion that season.
- Burnley’s only previous Premier League visit to Craven Cottage was in February 2010 – they lost 3-0.
- In all competitions, Fulham have won just once in their last eight matches against Burnley (D2 L5).
- Burnley haven’t lost any of their last 10 Premier League games against newly promoted opposition (W2 D8), though five of their last seven of these meetings have ended goalless.
- Fulham have failed to win either of their two Premier League games this season (L2) – they last started a Premier League campaign without winning any of their first three games back in 2011-12 (D1 L2).
- After winning five consecutive Premier League games between March and April, Burnley have gone seven without a win in the competition (D3 L4).
- Since the start of last season, Burnley (53%) have won a higher share of their Premier League points in away games than any other side (29 of 55).
- Johann Berg Gudmundsson has provided 11 Premier League assists, more than double that of any other Burnley player. Only three of those assists have come in away games.
- Aged 18 years and 92 days against Spurs, Ryan Sessegnon became the youngest Fulham player to assist a Premier League goal; the last 18 year-old to assist goals in back to back Premier League appearances was Sheyi Ojo for Liverpool in May 2016.
- After failing to win any of their first 10 away Premier League games in London under Sean Dyche (D2 L8), Burnley have since won three of their last six such matches (D1 L2).
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Odds correct as of 1645 BST on 24/08/18