Burnley vs Sunderland - Match preview and prediction

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Burnley welcome Sunderland to Turf Moor this weekend in a game that both clubs will be thinking they can win.

The Black Cats will be looking to build on last weekend's point against Tottenham Hotspur, a game in which they were dominated from start to finish.

The Clarets also earned a respectable point at Selhurst Park , the visitors however  could of been coming away with maximum points if Scott Arfield had found the net from twelve yards.

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Both teams are without a win this season and this is a great opportunity to build some momentum and try and get some form together.

Huge game for both sides

New Sunderland signing Jack Rodwell told “It is a massive game and both clubs need to pick up three points.

“It will be one of the toughest games of the season; the atmosphere will be electric in what is a compact stadium so it will be a hard test for us.”

With four thousand Wearsiders making the trip to Lancashire, the game will certainly deliver a fantastic atmosphere and hopefully both sets of fans will be in for a great spectacle. The newly promoted team are without striker Danny Ings after the player injured his hamstring in the goalless draw with Crystal Palace. Sam Vokes also remains sidelined.

Burnley injury problems

Gus Poyet's men will be looking to take advantage of Burnley's injury hit list and start adding more goals to their name. The North East outfit have five goals in four games compared to Burnley's one, however goals have been hard to come by in recent seasons.

Sean Dyche's side will fear no one at home especially after their tremendous record last season and the Clarets boss has warned Sunderland fans not to expect an easy game.

With Burnley's two star players out and not offering much of a goal threat I think players such as Adam Johnson, Connor Wickham and Jack Rodwell will be the difference.

That extra bit of quality will guide Sunderland to a narrow win.

Prediction: 1-2

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