By Amir Mir
Mark Lawrenson expects Burnley to “hound the life out of Everton” when the teams meet on Saturday afternoon at Turf Moor.
BBC Sports pundit Lawrenson has predicted a 1-1 draw for the Premier League encounter at the weekend.
Ronald Koeman’s side recorded an impressive 1-1 draw on their travels last Saturday when they snatched a point against league leaders Manchester City, thanks to two penalty saves from goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg.
Now former Liverpool defender Lawrenson believes the Merseyside club will pick up another point on the road, this time against the newly-promoted Premier League side.
“I suspect Clarets boss Sean Dyche might tweak his formation to increase their attacking power but, even if he sticks with their usual 4-5-1, his side will hound the life out of Everton,” Lawrenson wrote on the BBC Sports website.
“The Toffees showed against Manchester City last week that they can cope with sustained pressure and still look dangerous at the other end, but I see this one ending up all-square.”
The Toffees are sixth in the league table with 15 points from eight games, with their opponents 14th with seven points, one point above the relegation zone.
Sean Dyche’s men have already tasted victory over a Merseyside outfit this season, when they beat Liverpool 2-0 at home.