'I was bemused' - Mark Lawrenson delivers prediction for relegation six-pointer between Burnley and Sheffield Utd
Mark Lawrenson has backed Burnley to take all three points against Sheffield United when the two sides meet at Turf Moor on Tuesday evening.
The Clarets were beaten 1-0 by Leeds United in controversial circumstances on Sunday, conceding a penalty and having a goal of their own ruled out after Ben Mee was adjudged to have fouled Whites goalkeeper Illan Meslier.
For their part, the Blades also suffered a 1-0 defeat, but put in a spirited display against high-flying Everton.
Chris Wilder’s men are still rooted to the foot of the table, however, and have taken just two points from their opening 15 matches this term.
They go into Tuesday meeting with Sean Dyche’s men 11 points adrift of safety.
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Speaking to BBC Sport ahead of tonight’s relegation scrap, Lawrenson suggested that he expects Burnley to compound United’s misery with a comfortable win.
He said: “Sheffield United did not lack effort or application in their defeat by Everton but, yet again, that was not enough for them.
"They don't seem to be able to hurt teams.
“Burnley are hardly full of goals either - along with the Blades they are the lowest scorers in the top flight, with eight apiece.
“But Sean Dyche has found a way of getting results in recent weeks and they could easily have got something out of their last game, a 1-0 defeat by Leeds, too.
“Like Dyche I was bemused by the decision to rule out Burnley's goal in that game. Clarets defender Ben Mee did absolutely nothing wrong.”
Lawrenson forecasts a 2-0 Burnley win.