Burnley fan Jordan North and pundit Mark Lawrenson cast predictions ahead of Fulham clash

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Burnley are in FA Cup fourth-round action this weekend, when they take on Fulham in an eagerly-anticipated clash at Craven Cottage.

Writing his weekly predictions piece for BBC Sport, pundit Mark Lawrenson backed a narrow 1-0 win for the hosts.

Justifying his prediction, the former Liverpool player claimed: "Fulham look a different side to the one that started the season - they are much better at the back, have something about them in midfield and have a bit of pace up front - well apart from when Aleksandar Mitrovic plays anyway.

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"Burnley have also improved a lot of late, but they play at Anfield on Thursday night (Lawro made his prediction before Burnley's 1-0 win) and no matter how that game goes it will take a lot out of them. That will be in Fulham's favour."

Meanwhile, Lawro's sparring partner for the week, Radio One DJ Jordan North, backed a 2-1 win for the Clarets, and argued: "We can do this! I bet I get none of the other scores right but hopefully I'm not wrong with this one.

The 30-year-old also gave his verdict on Clarets boss Sean Dyche, and revealing: "He is a great guy. I've only met him briefly but he sent a video into ITV off his own back to show his support when I was in the castle for 'I'm a Celebrity...', which I thought was a class act.

"He's the best thing that has ever happened to Burnley, and in my opinion he is the best manager we have ever had. He works wonders, and he does it every year."