Burnley vs. Sunderland: FA Cup Third Round Replay – Match Preview

Burnley and Sunderland go head to head in their FA Cup Third Round replay on Tuesday evening.

The original tie finished goalless at the Stadium of Light and the winners will face Fleetwood Town or Bristol City.

Burnley go into the fixture having edged past Southampton in the Premier League, thanks to a Joey Barton free-kick.

Sunderland were thrashed at home by Stoke City, with Marko Arnautovic scoring twice in a 3-1 success for the visitors.

Form guide: Burnley W3 D1 L1; Sunderland W0 D2 L3
2016/17 Top Scorers
Burnley – Andre Gray 5 goals
Sunderland – Jermaine Defoe 12 goals

Match history
Burnley thrashed Sunderland in the league meeting between the pair at Turf Moor, with Ashley Gray scoring a hat-trick.

Last five meetings (Premier League unless stated)
Sunderland 0 Burnley 0 (FA Cup) – 07/01/17
Burnley 4 Sunderland 1 – 31/12/16
Sunderland 2 Burnley 0 – 31/01/15
Burnley 0 Sunderland 0 – 29/04/14
Sunderland 2 Burnley 1 – 17/04/10

Under 2.5 goals – 4/5 with Betfred

Team news
Burnley are set to rotate the side again, with the likes of Nick Pope, Tendayi Darikwa and Michael Kightly set to feature.

Barton started the initial tie and should come into the XI after a scoring substitute role on the weekend.

Sunderland are without numerous long term absentees including Jan Kirchoff and Lee Cattermole.

Lamine Kone, Wahbi Khazri and Ibrahim Ndong are all at the African Cup of Nations.

Expected starting XI’s
Burnley (4-4-2): Pope; Dariwka, Tarkowski, Keane, Flanagan; Boyd, Barton, Hendrick, Kightly; Vokes, Barnes
Sunderland (4-3-3): Mannone; Love, O’Shea, Djilobodji, Van Aanholt; Denayer, Rodwell, Larsson; Borini, Defoe, Januzaj

Predictions

Result: Burnley (Evens with Bet 365)

Correct Score: 1-0 (13/2 with Bet 365)

Anytime Goalscorer: George Boyd (4/1 with Betfred)

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