Burnley Premier League Betting Preview

Burnley Betting Odds

Burnley Betting Preview

Burnley’s title odds would be higher than 1500/1 had it not been for Leicester City’s exploits last season that has left the bookies licking their wounds.  The price might look attractive, but it really isn’t one to be backing.

The Clarets are deemed the favourites for relegation with most bookmakers, although that is at least in part due to a lack of incoming transfers since winning promotion back to the Premier League.  As things stand it’s difficult to argue with the bookies, with Burnley looking short of the requisite quality at present.  That can quickly change with a handful of shrewd acquisitions, but until there is more certainty as to the make-up of Sean Dyche’s squad it’s not easy to be terribly optimistic as to their chances of survival.

If Burnley are to challenge for any silverware it will be in the cup competitions but, with Premier League survival clearly being the priority, the likelihood is that Dyche will look to rotate his squad when it comes to both the FA and League Cups.

Transfer Window


  • Jack Leitch (Motherwell)
  • Jamie Thomas (Bolton Wanderers)


  • Joey Barton (Rangers)
  • Luke Conlan (Morecambe)
  • Jamie Frost (out of contract)
  • Nathan Lowe (out of contract)
  • Danijel Nizic (out of contract)
  • Brandon Wilson (out of contract)
  • Jason Gilchrist (out of contract)
  • Matt Gilks (Rangers)
  • Matt Taylor (out of contract)
  • Lloyd Dyer (out of contract)
  • Michael Duff (retired)

Burnley’s record 2015-16

  • Championship – 1st   
  • FA Cup – 4th round (Arsenal)
  • League Cup – 1st round (Port Vale)

Burnley fixtures 2016-17

Burnley’s return to the Premier League commences with what looks to be a very winnable match at home to Swansea City on Saturday 13 August.  They are also scheduled to be at home again the following Saturday, when Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are the visitors.  The Clarets first Premier League away fixture sees them in London to face Chelsea on Saturday 27 August.  Burnley’s final game of the season sees West Ham United venturing north to Turf Moor.

Burnley Betting Tips

Burnley-FC-bettingBack in the top-flight at the first time of asking following relegation a year earlier, Burnley’s priority will be to ensure they don’t continue their yo-yo existence.

It’s been a quiet summer on the player recruitment front to date, with just a couple of minor additions to Dyche’s squad.  With Joey Barton, a key player in last season’s promotion campaign, opting to join Rangers, the Clarets have also lost someone whose experience and drive would have been a definite asset on their return to the Premier League.

There could be another key departure on the cards, with Michael Keane having recently rejected a contract extension.  The Clarets will almost certainly look to cash-in on the highly-rated defender who was the subject of a bid worth up to £15 million from Leicester City just a couple of weeks back, rather than risk losing the 23-year-old for nothing when his current deal expires in two years’ time or for a potentially reduced fee next summer.

Burnley struggled badly for goals during their last Premier League campaign in 2014-15, when they could only muster 28 all season.  Last season over half their Championship goals came from Andre Gray and Sam Vokes, but the former is untested at the highest level and (even allowing for his Euro 2016 quarter-final goal against Belgium) the Welsh striker almost certainly isn’t first-choice material in the top-tier of the game.

Dyche and much of the current squad do at least have a recent top-flight experience behind them, but recruitment will clearly need to be stepped-up over the remainder of the transfer window if Burnley are to have a fighting chance of survival.  

Burnley Information

  • Official club site: http://www.burnleyfootballclub.com/
  • Stadium: Turf Moor
  • Manager: Sean Dyche
  • Club nickname: The Clarets
  • Year formed: 1882
  • Club owner: Mike Garlick (49.15%)
  • Most League appearances: Jerry Dawson (522)
  • Most League goals: George Beel (179)

Burnley FC Club honours

Football League Division One

Winners (2): 1920–21, 1959–60

Championship/Football League Division Two

Winners (3): 1897–98, 1972–73, 2015–16

Football League Division Three

Winners (1): 1981–82

Football League Division Four

Winners (1): 1991–92

FA Cup

Winners (1): 1914

FA Charity Shield

Winners (1): 1973

Shared (1): 1960

Anglo-Scottish Cup

Winners (1): 1978–79