Why is Burnley vs Southampton postponed? Reason Premier League match won’t go ahead this weekend

This weekend’s match between Burnley vs Southampton has been postponed.

Burnley were due to host Southampton in the Premier League this weekend after both sides suffered defeat last time out.

The two teams could have seen the fixture as the perfect chance to pick up a win, with the Clarets still without a victory this month, while the Saints have endured a dip in form and have lost their last three matches.

The reverse fixture took place in October, with Maxwel Cornet securing a point for Burnley in a dramatic 2-2 draw at St Mary’s Stadium.

However, the Turf Moor clash now won’t take place this weekend and the two clubs will have to wait a little longer to face off once more.

Why has Burnley vs Southampton been postponed?

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It was confirmed at the start of the month that the match would be postponed following Southampton’s FA Cup win over West Ham.

Goals from Romain Perraud, James Ward-Prowse and Armando Broja guaranteed them a spot in the FA Cup quarter-finals due to take place this weekend.

The Saints will host Manchester City on Sunday afternoon and, as a result, their league clash with Burnley will be rescheduled.

Sean Dyche’s side have had one of the highest numbers of postponements in the league this season and currently have two games in hand over a number of their relegation battle rivals.

When has the match been rescheduled for?

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The Premier League tie has been rescheduled for April 21 at 7:45pm.

Burnley will host their opponents on the Thursday night, sandwiched between matches against West Ham and Wolves, while Southampton face Arsenal and Brighton either side of their trip to Lancashire.