Though they haven't won a Premier League match yet this season, the Clarets are narrowly favored in the soccer odds for Saturday's home date with Hull City. Our favorite pick for this match can be found inside.
Will the Clarets stamp out their first league victory of the 2014/15 campaign? Or will Steve Bruce's men head home with the points and the pride? Currently, Soccer Odds have Burnley listed at approximately +150 to get the three points at home, with Hull City available for action starting at +175 and going up to +215 at some sportsbooks. A draw is at +250 at Bet365.
The last time the Clarets won a match in any competition was way back, you'd probably have to go to the first week of August in a cup win over Blackpool.
Since that victory, Burnley has failed to earn full allotment of three points in 12 consecutive matches. It's been a tough run for the newly-promoted side, who has found it as difficult as many expected them to, so far this season.
Currently occupying the cellar of the Premier League, the Clarets have secured a measly four points in their first 10 fixtures. So far this season they've recorded a minus-14 goal differential.
More recently, Burnley has struggled even more, having lost three consecutive matches ahead of this weekend's match. The Clarets lost 3-1 to both West Ham and Everton at home, and then lost 3-0 away to Arsenal despite a spirited display for a large chunk of the encounter.
Considering Burnley has been so poor this term, it's not all that surprising that no Claret has scored more than one league goal this season. Nonetheless, it's still a rather remarkable statistic when you consider the fact we're already into November. Burnley's lack of firepower has been a major issue.
It hasn't exactly been the most successful of campaigns for the Tigers either. They're in 14th place at the moment, with 11 earned points through 10 matches. Their goal differential stands at minus-one.
Like Burnley, Hull City hasn't been able to finish on the winning side much, but a closer look into their recent fixtures should provide more clarity.
First, the team's opposition as of late has been strong. The Tigers have tied both Arsenal and Liverpool away from home, and then last weekend they lost 1-0 at home to Southampton. That's not an easy schedule by any stretch of the imagination.
Though they're middling away in the table, all's not lost for Hull City, and their supporters are pleased with the shifts they've been putting in over recent appearances. They've failed to find the back of the net in two straight matches, but we reckon that won't last long. This is a team that's got some scoring muscle up top in the form of names like Jelavic, Diame and Hernandez.
So far this season, Hull City has picked up one win, one loss and three draws in five away Premier League matches. They lost to Aston Villa, beat QPR, and then tied Liverpool, Arsenal and Newcastle, three more than respectable results when you consider the tough environments.
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You have to figure this as good of a chance as any so far this season for Burnley to finally get that elusive victory.
But, we just don't see it happening. Hull City hasn't been playing too poorly recently despite the lack of victories, we think for your Soccer Picks on this match, this is a good situation for them to take advantage of as the soccer betting underdogs. They have more quality.
Steve Bruce will have a good tactical plan set up, and we believe Hull's superior attacking talent will lead them to a win away from home here. Back the Tigers with your soccer picks this weekend.
Free Soccer Pick: Burnley 1 Hull City 2