'Fighting for their lives' Mark Lawrenson's intriguing score prediction ahead of Wolves clash

Burnley travel to take on Wolves in what should be a fiercely-fought contest this weekend, as Burnley look to continue moving towards safety.

Friday, 23rd April 2021, 11:30 am

Writing his weekly prediction piece for BBC Sport, pundit and broadcaster Mark Lawrenson turned his attention to the big game at Molineux, and tipped the Clarets to secure a 2-1 win on the road.

Explaining his choice, the ex-Liverpool defender wrote: "Burnley have lost their past three league games and have dropped to fourth-bottom of the table, but I don't think they will go down.

“The Clarets have not been playing too badly during that time - they came close to getting a point at Old Trafford last weekend, and held the lead in their previous two matches.

Mark Lawrenson's Wolves vs Burnley scoreline prediction

“Even a draw would be a big result for Sean Dyche's side in their situation, but I actually think they will do better than that at Molineux. They will be fighting for their lives while Wolves, who are safely in mid-table, won't be.”

Meanwhile, Lawro's sparring partner for the week, Wolf Alice bass player Theo Ellis, tipped the hosts to thrash Burnley 3-0.

When the two sides last faced each other, back in December, goals from Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood saw the Clarets pick up an important 2-1 win at Turf Moor.

Historically, Burnley have a solid record against the West Midlands side, and have lost just twice over the course of their last ten meetings - a record which stretches back to 2010, encompassing both Premier League and Championship clashes.