West Ham United are back in Premier League action against Burnley on Saturday, looking to make it four league matches without defeat on the spin for the first time since October. The Hammers beat Everton on New Year’s Day and followed that up with a narrow victory in the FA Cup last weekend.
They have also been one of the few active top-flight sides in the January transfer window so far, looking for a new striker after the sale of Sebastien Haller to Ajax. A recent strength for David Moyes’ side has been at the other end of the pitch though, keeping three clean sheets in succession across all competitions.
Burnley can also point to a relatively recent upturn in results, but postponements and cup action mean they have only actually won a single game in 90 minutes since before Christmas.
They lost 1-0 at home to Manchester United in midweek in a performance which was determined and hard-working as expected, but significantly lacking in any kind of attacking threat. They remain just two places above the relegation zone.
Here’s everything you need to know about the match.
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When is the match?
The game kicks off at 3pm on Saturday, 16 January 2021.
Where can I watch it?
The match will be shown live on Amazon Prime Video, via the app on all smart devices and the desktop website for subscribers. It can also be viewed through Prime Video app across Fire TV, games consoles, BT TV, Apple TV, Virgin’s V6 TV Box, Chromecast and TalkTalkTV.
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The Hammers have a number of players from the defensive ranks set to miss out. Goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski should return, but Ryan Fredericks is a doubt, Issa Diop is coming back from injury, Fabian Balbuena is out and Arthur Masuaka is also injured.
Burnley are likely to again be without Charlie Taylor at full-back, but back-up goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell is the only other injury worry.
West Ham XI: Fabianski; Coufal, Dawson, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Rice, Soucek; Bowen, Benrahma, Fornals; Antonio.
Burnley XI: Pope; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Pieters; Gudmundsson, Westwood, Brownhill, Brady; Wood, Barnes.
West Ham - 16/19
Draw - 11/4
Burnley - 41/10
The Hammers are playing without pressure and might sense an opportunity to go for the kill against a Burnley team with limited attacking intent in midweek, but the Clarets have been slowly improving after a terrible start and the spoils could be shared here. West Ham 1-1 Burnley.