'Starting to worry me' Mark Lawrenson's Burnley prediction ahead of Premier League opener

Burnley will be looking to get their Premier League season off to a flyer this weekend, when they take on Brighton at Turf Moor on Saturday afternoon.

Friday, 13th August 2021, 10:10 am

Ahead of the big game, pundit Mark Lawrenson has resumed his weekly predictions column for BBC Sport, and offered scoreline tips for all the weekend's action - including the Clarets' clash against the Seagulls.

Turning his attention Burnley's match, Lawro went with a 2-1 away win for Graham Potter's visiting Seagulls. Justifying his prediction, the ex-Liverpool star wrote: “Burnley's lack of activity in the transfer market is starting to worry me.

“Again, they have not done very much this simmer and only spent money on getting Nathan Collins from Stoke.

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'Starting to worry me' Mark Lawrenson's Burnley prediction ahead of Premier League opener

“I don't know what is happening behind the scenes but Clarets boss Sean Dyche can't keep pulling rabbits out of hats to keep them up.

“I am going with Brighton to win this. They don't really need to replace Ben White at the back but I think they will bring in a striker before the end of the window.”

Meanwhile, Lawro's opponent for the week, singer-songwriter Louisa Roach aka She Drew the Gun, went for a goalless bore draw, and contended: “This won't be too exciting, sorry.”

The last time the two sides faced each other, back in February, the two sides played out a 1-1 draw a the Turf Moor, in a game that Lewis Dunk give Brighton a first-half lead, before Johann Gudmundsson ensured his side shared the points by netting after the interval.