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The Clarets’ last victory at Anfield was over 43 years ago. Photo credit: darren-brown

Liverpool v Burnley

Burnley can move up into 10th place if they go to Anfield and put a dent in Liverpool’s hopes of sealing a Champions League spot by claiming all three points.

The Clarets pulled of a memorable win back in August, with goals from Sam Vokes and Andre Gray securing a first home-league win for Sean Dyche’s men since their promotion from the Championship

A win against Liverpool would also be the first in over a month since beating Premier League Champions Leicester 1-0 at Turf Moor.

Preston North End v Reading

The chance to climb above Norwich into eighth place is what awaits North End if they can beat Reading at Deepdale.

There was no opening day victory at the Madejski Stadium for the Lilywhites as new Royals manager Jaap Stam started off his reign in winning fashion.

North End go into the match unbeaten in their previous six home league matches – Sheffield Wednesday were the last team to claim all three points with an emphatic 4-1 victory over the Lilywhites.

Norwich City v Blackburn Rovers

Blackburn manager Tony Mowbray will be seeking another positive result as he tries to steer Rovers from relegation after salvaging a point against Cardiff in midweek.

The Canaries raced into a 3-0 lead before half-time and eventually sealed a comfortable 4-1 victory when the two sides met at Ewood Park at the start of the season.

Mowbray is still undefeated since taking charge of the Lancashire side, with invaluable wins against Derby County as well as coming out on top in a relegation dogfight against Wigan.

Fleetwood Town v Bolton Wanderers

Fleetwood have the chance to cement their spot in the automatic promotion places when they entertain Bolton Wanderers, who are just four points behind at the top of League One.

Both teams looked to be sharing the points in the reverse fixture until a Josh Vela strike six minutes from time ensured the home side were the victors.

The Trawlermen will be looking to continue a remarkable run of just one defeat in their past 19 matches – Port Vale were the last team to beat Town in the league.

Wycombe Wanderers v Blackpool

At the end of tomorrow the Seasiders could be one point away from the play-offs place if they beat Wycombe at Adams Park.

Neither side could break the deadlock when the two sides last met back in August.

Pool travel to Buckinghamshire following an impressive 3-0 win away to second-placed Plymouth.

Morecambe v Yeovil Town

The Shrimps could climb three places into 12th if they come away from Huish Park with the victory.

A solitary strike from Kevin Ellison proved to be the difference between the two teams when they last met back in August.

Morecambe manager Jim Bentley will be looking for a swift response from his men after they were swept away side by Blackpool in their last match.

Exeter City v Accrington Stanley

Stanley have the chance to move up three places into 17th if they come out on top against play-off hopefuls Exeter City.

The Devon-based club were the ones to take all three points when the sides last met at the Wham Stadium near the start of the season.

Stanley will be looking to maintain a recent good run which has seen them go unbeaten in their last five matches.

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