Two sides with ambitions of Europa League qualification meet at Turf Moor in the Premier League on Wednesday as Burnley entertain Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Along with Manchester United, Wolves have the upper hand in terms of qualification for the Europa League, currently in 6th spot and 5 points ahead of opponents Burnley.
Wanderers will be looking to tighten their grip on 6th with a win over the Clarets, considering closest chasers Sheffield United are just a point behind.
Nuno Espirito Santo may have had visions of a top 4 finish not so long ago, but that dream appears to have dissipated – particularly now that 5th place won’t herald a Champions League spot following Manchester City’s 2-year UEFA ban being overturned.
Burnley can narrow the gap to their opponents with a win at Turf Moor, with Sean Dyche looking to deliver the club’s second Europa League campaign in just 3 seasons.
The Clarets are at the back of the chasing pack however, but could leapfrog North London duo Arsenal and Tottenham into 8th with a full points allocation.
Burnley turned in an impressive display against champions Liverpool last time out, with an unexpected draw keeping them in the qualification mix.
Sean Dyche has had plenty of injuries to contend with this season, as well as key players departing the club at the expiration of contracts, such as Jeff Hendrick.
Johann Berg Gudmundsson has been one of the players regularly on the sick-list, but it is said the Iceland international is pushing for inclusion against Wolves.
Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Nuno Espirito Santo will likely be without striker Pedro Neto, who could only limp out of the win over Everton last time out – the forward is not expected to travel to Lancashire.
Jonny had a bout of cramp in the victory over Everton, but it isn’t expected to curtail his inclusion in the matchday squad at Burnley.
Burnley v Wolverhampton Wanderers is a 6pm kick off on Wednesday, July 15.