'They've got the pieces' - Exclusive: Campbell predicts Everton v Burnley
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Kevin Campbell has predicted that Everton will get back to winning ways with a 2-1 win over Burnley when they travel to Turf Moor this weekend.
The Toffees took a backwards step as they lost to Leeds at Goodison Park last weekend and Everton could do with a confidence-boosting win.
Campbell has claimed that Everton have ‘the pieces’ to beat Burnley but he doesn’t think they’ll shut the Clarets out.
Speaking to Goodison News, Campbell said, “I think its a game that Everton can win. They’ll go there thinking that it’s not only a tough game but a game that they can win.
“They’ve won at Burnley before and they’ve got the pieces to win. So I don’t think Everton fear anybody moving forward, especially Burnley. I’d say 2-1 Everton.”
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Another defeat this weekend would be disastrous for Carlo Ancelotti especially as his side take on one of the poorest teams in the Premier League.
Sean Dyche’s side sit 19th in the league with only one win to their name this season but those three points came against Crystal Palace in their last game at Turf Moor.
Burnley can produce when they want to, they just haven’t done it enough this season with the club losing six of their nine league games so far this season.
A win will be expected by Everton fans when their club takes on such poor opponents but Ancelotti’s side can’t turn up expecting to win, they will have to work for it.
It remains to be seen if Ancelotti will persist with the five at the back system he has used in his side’s last two games but he may switch to a flat back four to boost Everton’s options in the midfield.
Everton fans won’t mind how their side line up as long as the Toffees can bring three points back to Goodison Park.
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