Burnley vs Lincoln predictions and betting tips for the FA Cup TV game this weekend with reasons for each tip and the best odds for our selections.
Can Lincoln continue their incredible FA Cup run by winning at Burnley? The Clarets have been difficult to beat at home for Premier League opposition, to the National League side have a massive mountain to climb on Saturday.
While Burnley have their eyes firmly set on securing Premier League safety, they have an opportunity to add an FA Cup run alongside that. Having reached 30 points with 13 games to spare, you’d expect that the Clarets can take the FA Cup seriously. They’re just one win away from the quarter-finals, and National League opposition awaits them at the fortress that is Turf Moor.
Burnley have won 64% of their Premier League home matches this season, with only two teams claiming more points at home than the Clarets. They’ve won seven of their last eight outings here, while they’ve kept four clean sheets in their last five. Given than the hosts have kept a clean sheet in 36% of their home league matches, and all three FA Cup ties they’ve played this season, we’re backing a win to nil against Lincoln for our first Burnley vs Lincoln bet, which is priced at 11/10 with Paddy Power.
Sam Vokes has scored in three of Burnley’s last four cup matches, so he’s worth a look as an anytime scorer bet this weekend. The forward has scored in three of his last four appearances at Turf Moor, so we’re backing him at even with Bet365 to get a goal here at Evens at bet365.
The Clarets continue to be without Jeff Hendrick, who is still serving a suspension. Goalkeeper Nick Pope is expected to step in for Tom Heaton, as Sean Dyche is likely to make a couple of changes. Meanwhile, Lincoln have no injury concerns ahead of this huge trip to Turf Moor.
These two sides last met in 1999, when they drew 1-1 in Division Three. While it’s been some time since they met, they were pretty regular opponents last century. The Clarets have had the up hand in the last seven meetings, winning four and drawing one.
The Clarets are priced as short as 3/10 with Ladbrokes ahead of this game, which looks a little too short to go backing. We can’t see Lincoln causing an upset, they’re 10/1 with Sky Bet. We’re backing a home win on Saturday, and we’re going for Burnley to win 2-0 against their non-league opponents, which is priced at 23/4 with 888Sport and completes our FA Cup betting tips for this match between the Premier League team and National League high flyers.