Pundit claims Burnley 'deserve more' & makes scoreline prediction - plus West Ham & Aston Villa

(Photo by ALEX LIVESEY/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)(Photo by ALEX LIVESEY/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
(Photo by ALEX LIVESEY/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Burnley are back in Premier League action this this evening, when they take on Graham Potter's Brighton & Hove Albion at the AMEX Stadium in their last game before the international break.

Writing his weekly predictions column for BBC Sport, pundit Mark Lawrenson backed a 2-1 victory for the Seagulls.

Justifying his prediction, the ex-footballer claimed: "Brighton have not been playing badly but have not won for quite a while now.

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"Things are even worse for Burnley, who are bottom with only one point from six games so far. Like the Seagulls, they will feel a bit hard done by because some of their performances have deserved more of a reward."

He continued: "I am going for a Brighton win here, but I am not confident about that because I know what Burnley are like and how quickly they can turn things around.

"They have been on poor runs under Sean Dyche before and sometimes they just go 'bang' and suddenly look like a different and much-improved team - because of their manager as much as anything else."

Meanwhile, Lawro's opponent for the week, singer-songwriter Amy MacDonald, opted for a goalless draw.

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The last time the two sides met, back in July, Potter's men emerged victorious at Turf Moor with a narrow 2-1 win, thanks to goals from Yves Bissouma and Aaron Connolly.

A win for the Clarets could see them creep out of the relegation zone this weekend, while victory for the Seagulls could see the rise as high as 14th.