Clarets' fine home form looks to be the key
Only Chelsea and Spurs have posted more top-flight home wins than Burnley this term and their excellence at Turf Moor can continue.
Middlesbrough have dug out some good results at difficult venues – drawing at Arsenal, Manchester City and Leicester – but face a physical test and may struggle to cope.
Burnley know their home results will be crucial to their survival quest and they look overpriced to beat a Boro side perched one point above them.
1pt 2-1 general
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Burnley Matt Lowton serves a one-game ban but no fresh injuries are reported.
Middlesbrough Viktor Fischer (knee) will miss the rest of 2016 but is Middlesbrough’s only absentee.
Burnley have won five of their last eight home league fixtures