Not considered a powerhouse in England football, Burnley F.C. has still boasted a successful resume over the years, albeit mainly in the second tier. However, Burnley are now cementing their Premier League status and are a great team to back when playing at home. Established in 1882, Burnley — or The Clarets as their known to hometown fans — is one of only three teams to win all top four professional divisions of English football. The team captured a Division One title twice, in 1920-21 and 1959-60.
Burnley also has three Division Two titles — its latest in 2015-16, which gained them promotion to the Premier League.
The club spent the majority of its early history in England’s top two football divisions, but remained out of the top tier from 1976 to 2009. Burnley has also won an FA Cup and were twice runners up. The club captured a Community Shield in 1973 and shared the trophy in 1960.
George Beel, a former forward who played for Burnley for nine seasons in the 1920s and 1930s, is the franchise’s all-time leading scorer with 178 total goals in 316 appearances. Beel also holds the record for most goals scored in a single season, netting 35 tallies during the 1927-28 campaign.
Former goalkeeper Jerry Dawson played 21 seasons with Burnley F.C. and is the club’s all-time leader in appearances with 522.
Burnley Betting Lines Today
It's vitally important to keep regular tabs on the current betting lines for Burnley's next match. Almost as importantly, are Burnley playing at Turf Moor or on the road?
Burnley continually prove they are good enough for the Premier League. Scan their schedule to find golden future betting opportunities and plan your strategy accordingly.
Burnley Standings Right Now
Burnley aren't expected to fight for a spot in the top half of the table but should have enough to avoid the relegation fight. Track their current progress below.
How To Win At Burnley Betting
Bovada pegged Burnley as odds-on favorite -125 to be relegated back to the League Championship. Boy oh boy, were they ever wrong. Burnley defied the sportsbooks, primarily due to their incredible home record. Turf Moor quickly became a fortress for the Clarets, who gained 33 of their 40 points on home soil. Their 33 home points was good enough for the league's ninth best record.
However, they won't be able to solely rely on accumulating home points during the 2017-18 campaign. Burnley's away record must improve or they will almost certainly face a relegation dogfight they avoided in 2016-17.
Only relegated Hull, who gained six road points, had a worse away record than Burnley. The Clarets bettered Hull's dubious record by a single point, a very foreboding scenario if you're a Burnley supporter. Burnley's overall offensive output is also disconcerting, veering betors directly to the unders market, especially when the team plays at home.
And while the Clarets avoided being dragged into a relegation battle for the duration of the 2016-17 season, they still finished fourth from bottom, one position out of the drop zone. That must be a real point of concern for Burnley, who will need to find a way to claw a few points in enemy territory next season.
Nothing too alarming pokes out when analyzing Burnley's defense. They are strong as a defensive collective, which shows in the stats. Burnley allowed 55 goals in 38 games, good for a spot smack dab in the middle of the pack.
Burnley should stay in the Premier League, if only by the skin of their teeth.
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