Mark Lawrenson reveals why he's backing Burnley to beat West Brom this weekend

Burnley are back in Premier League action this weekend, when they take on Sam Allardyce's West Bromwich Albion tomorrow afternoon at Turf Moor.

Friday, 19th February 2021, 10:30 am

Writing his weekly predictions piece for BBC Sport, pundit and broadcaster Mark Lawrenson tipped the Clarets to secure a 2-1 win on home turf.

Explaining his choice, the ex-Liverpool defender claimed: "Burnley are rarely very good or very bad, you know what kind of performance you are going to get from them. Even when they don't play well, they are still obdurate.

"The Clarets just keep chipping away and every point they pick up edges them closer to safety - their draw with Brighton on Wednesday was another step in the right direction.

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"West Brom also got a good draw last time out, against Manchester United, but the Baggies are in a situation where they need to be winning games. I don't see that happening at Turf Moor."

Meanwhile, Lawro's opponent for the week, Architects frontman and Man Utd fan Sam Carter, backed the Clarets to secure a narrow 1-0 win, and stated: "I fancy Burnley to edge this, although I am not expecting a thriller.

"Sean Dyche versus Sam Allardyce is a bit like the film 'Face/Off', only with Allardyce playing against another version of himself."

The last time the two sides met, back in October, the two sides played out the first goalless draw of the 2020/21 campaign, which saw the Clarets also pick up their first point of the season after suffering three defeats on the trot.