This weekend, Aston Villa will play Burnley at Turf Moor in their penultimate away game of the season. Villa will be searching for their first away victory since beating Leeds 3-0 in March.
Following the triumph over the Whites, Villa Park went on a worrying five-game winless streak that included four consecutive defeats, but last weekend’s 2-0 win over Norwich allayed any fears of relegation.
On Saturday, Steven Gerrard’s side face a Burnley side that has had a spectacular turnaround since sacking of ex-boss Sean Dyche. The Clarets are unbeaten in four games and have won three Premier League games in a row for the first time since 2019.
Burnley’s unbeaten run will be extended this weekend with a 1-1 draw against Villa, according to former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson.
Speaking with BBC Sport, Lawrenson said: “Burnley fully deserved their late comeback to beat Watford last week, which was their third win in a row.
“Most people are probably expecting the Clarets to win this game too, and I’m sure their players will go into it full of confidence.
Since Sean Dyche’s departure, they seem to have been approaching every game as if it is their last throw of the dice. For whatever reason the shackles have come off a bit, and it just looks a happy place to be.
“Villa got their first win in a while when they beat Norwich last week but they still have something to prove to manager Steven Gerrard. There is no way they will roll over at Turf Moor.
“I don’t want to be a party pooper, but I don’t think Burnley will just keep on winning. Even a point would maintain some of their momentum though.”