Burnley have lost nine of 10 Premier League home games this season and desperately need a positive result against fellow strugglers Luton, who have won two of their last three top flight matches.
Luton or Draw double chance - 4/5
Luton have been showing plenty of spirit in their scrap for Premier League survival and they can take at least a point away to Burnley.
All of the newly-promoted clubs have found it tough to adapt to top flight football, but Luton have been the most competitive despite being given minimal hope of survival.
The Hatters have won four matches and two of those wins have come in their last three Premier League games.
Rob Edwards’s side were 3-2 winners at Sheffield United on their last road trip and will fancy their chances of securing a similar result against Burnley, who have performed below expectations.
Burnley stormed to the Championship title last season, amassing 101 points and losing just three of 46 games.
The Clarets were widely expected to perform the best of the newly-promoted clubs, but they have had a tough time, losing 15 of 20 fixtures.
In years gone by, Burnley had earned a reputation as a tough team to face at Turf Moor.
But they have lost nine home matches this season which is already one more than the eight home losses accrued during the 2021-22 relegation campaign.
Burnley manager Vincent Kompany believes in an attack-minded, possession-based style of play but his team have made far too many mistakes and are consistently paying a heavy price against teams with better offensive players.
Luton are less likely to cut the Clarets open but they are a physically imposing outfit and have shown a better knack of picking up Premier League points.
The Hatters appear to be learning all the time from their top flight experiences and they are playing well enough to take at least a point on their trip to Lancashire.
Luton are the leading scorers among the bottom three with 23 goals and they can contribute to a high-scoring outcome at Turf Moor.
Fixtures between fellow strugglers can be tight, tense affairs with fear of failure dominating the agenda.
However, Burnley and Luton are likely to look at their fixture as a massive opportunity which neither will want to pass up.
The Clarets have taken six points (more than half of their 11 point total) against fellow newly-promoted teams and are certain to play on the front foot.
Both teams are likely to push for maximum points and each of them should get on the scoresheet.
Burnley midfielder Sander Berge seems to be playing with more aggression than in previous seasons and his card count could increase with a caution against the Hatters.
Sander Berge is available after a one-match ban but Hjlamar Ekdal and Luca Koleosho (both knee) are ruled out.
Charlie Taylor (shoulder), Jordan Beyer (thigh) and Lyle Foster (ankle) are injury doubts.
Tom Lockyer (heart) and Marvellous Nakamba (knee) are out long term and Issa Kabore is at the Africa Cup of Nations with Burkina Faso.
Reece Burke and Dan Potts (both thigh) are doubts.
Burnley have lost nine of 10 home games this season.
Both teams have scored in 14 of Luton’s 19 Premier League fixtures.
Luton have avoided defeat in three of their last four matches.
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