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Burnley vs Preston – Strong home form against poor away record

| 08.09.2010

Burnley go in search of a ninth straight Championship victory at home when they entertain Preston in an early-season Lancashire derby.

Brian Laws’ team have won their opening two league games at Turf Moor without conceding a goal, while their run of home victories extends back to before their first stint in the Premier League last season where they were relegated.

And as good as Burnley have been at home, Preston have been as bad away, losing both of their opening two fixtures on the road without scoring a goal.

Burnley are 8/11 to collect another three points at home, while Preston are 4/1 to take victory for the fifth time in six encounters against the hosts.

However, Burnley can draw on the fact that they have won six of the last ten clashes to have taken place at Turf Moor.

Meanwhile, the game hands both Graham Alexander and recent Burnley signing Ross Wallace the chance to play against their former club, but Tyrone Mears misses out on the same opportunity because of suspension.

Wallace is 7/2 to score at any time and Alexander, who is Burnley’s regular penalty taker, is 4/1 to find the net in the 90 minutes.

Chris Iwelumo has two league goals for Burnley and is 4/1 to open the scoring against Preston.

Preston’s lack of goals will be one of the big concerns for Darren Ferguson as they have only scored once in four league games, with Paul Hayes 7/1 to break the deadlock.

Darren Ferguson has only won one away game in the Championship since taking charge of Preston last season and that was at Peterborough. See the whole Burnley vs Preston match betting market.



Ed Needham