'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.

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.

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“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.

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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.