As part of the 1/16 final of the English League Cup, the players of Burnley and Rochdale will come face to face. Which of the rivals will get the victory in this confrontation? Our sports portal gives a forecast for this match.
The players of Burnley were able to break through to the 1/16 final of the English League Cup, having managed to pass Newcastle at the previous stage. Chris Wood was able to implement an 11-meter shot, which allowed the "maroon" to advance to the next round. It is difficult to say that Burnley is in good shape now, because in the five rounds spent in the Premier League, the team was able to score only one point. The team of Sean Dyche was able to beat Leeds at home, having painted a draw with the Foxes.
Rochdale played eight matches in the national championship, in which they lost only twice. It is obvious that the guests are aiming to get a ticket to the First League, and, judging by the results, they are moving in the right direction. In the last match, the team shared points with Mansfield Town (1: 1). In the English League Cup, Rochdale played 2 matches. First, the team passed Harrogate ,after which they defeated Shrewsbury Town. In the 1/16 final, we will have to face a serious competitor in the face of Burnley.
Injuries and disqualifications:
- Long (calf injury), Roberts (groin), Stevens (ankle) – all Burnley.
Statistics and figures:
- The hosts are the clear favorites of the meeting;
- "Burnley" does not know victories for 7 matches;
- "Rochdale" has not lost for 7 previous matches;
- The rivals did not intersect earlier in face-to-face meetings.
I believe that Burnley will be able to confidently defeat Rochdale. These teams are not comparable in level and class of the game. "Maroon" are obliged to go on the field and get the desired result with a difference of 2-3 goals.