Wins for Chelsea and Tottenham have left the Hammers sitting sixth and six points behind fourth spot with only five matches remaining.
They must, therefore, recover from back-to-back defeat quickly, though Burnley will be full of confidence after their 4-0 thumping of Wolves at Molineux saw Sean Dyche’s side end a run of three successive losses and move nine points clear of any relegation danger.
Burnley vs West Ham date, time and venue
Burnley vs West Ham is scheduled for an 8:15pm BST kick-off tonight – Monday, May 3, 2021.
The match will be held behind closed doors at Turf Moor due to ongoing coronavirus restrictions.
How to watch Burnley vs West Ham
TV channel: Tonight’s match will be televised live on Sky Sports’ Main Event and Premier League channels, with coverage beginning at 8pm.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the website or Sky Go app.
Burnley vs West Ham team news
Ashley Barnes could feature tonight as the striker nears a return from a thigh problem which has sidelined him since mid-February. Barnes was an unused substitute in last weekend’s 4-0 win at Wolves, alongside Johann Berg Gudmundsson, who should also be fit. However, Kevin Long and Robbie Brady remain sidelined. Burnley provisional squad: Pope, Peacock-Farrell, Norris, Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Pieters, Bardsley, Taylor, Nartey, Dunne, Driscoll-Glennon, Gudmundsson, Brownhill, McNeil, Westwood, Stephens, Cork, Richardson, Wood, Vydra, Rodriguez, Barnes.
Michail Antonio has not been ruled out by West Ham manager David Moyes as he battles back from his latest hamstring injury. Declan Rice is also on the mend after a knee injury and Aaron Cresswell and Arthur Masuaku are not far away either. Craig Dawson returns from suspension and fellow defender Fabian Balbuena is available after his red card against Chelsea was rescinded. West Ham provisional squad: Fabianski, Coufal, Diop, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Rice, Soucek, Noble, Fornals, Lingard, Bowen, Martin, Fredericks, Masuaku, Balbuena, Dawson, Alves, Coventry, Lanzini, Benrahma, Yarmolenko, Antonio, Trott.
Burnley vs West Ham lineups
Burnley XI: Pope; Lowton, Mee, Tarkowski, Taylor; Brownhill, Cork, Westwood, McNeil; Wood, Vydra
West Ham XI: Fabianski; Balbuena, Ogbonna, Diop; Coufal, Noble, Fornals, Soucek, Fredericks; Bowen, Lingard
Burnley vs West Ham prediction
After consecutive defeats, West Ham can ill-afford another slip-up here in the fierce battle for a top-four finish.
Burnley had been in poor form themselves before rousing to thrash woeful Wolves and will fancy their chances of dealing another sizable blow to the Hammers’ Champions League chances on home soil.
We’re backing a low-scoring, hard battle that likely ends all square, doing West Ham no favours in the grand scheme of things.
Burnley vs West Ham head to head (h2h) history and results
- Burnley wins: 5
- West Ham wins: 7
- Draws: 1
- Last meeting: West Ham 1-0 Burnley (16/01/2021)
Burnley vs West Ham betting odds and tips
- Burnley win: 11/5
- West Ham win: 7/5
- Draw: 13/5
- Under 2.5 goals: 21/20