Start date:13th October 2020 –
West Bromwich Albion vs Burnley live FREE 2020
1.About the match
Burnley’s 2-1 victory in the watch most recent meeting at The Hawthorns in March 2018 ended a 10-match winless league run in this fixture.West Brom have scored in each of their past 25 fixtures against Burnley in all competitions dating back to December 1969.West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom have conceded 13 league goals after four matches this season. The Premier League record for the most goals conceded in the opening five matches is 16 by Southampton in 1998-99.The Baggies are winless in eight league matches since beating Derby in the Championship on 8 July.They are the only side yet to score in the final 30 minutes of a top-flight match this campaign, with their latest goal coming after 47 minutes. Meanwhile, they’ve shipped a league-high seven goals in the final half hour of games so far.
Slaven Bilic’s side have had 27 shots this season, the fewest of any Premier League side, and they have also the lowest expected goals total of 1.5.Burnley
Burnley are on a club record run of four successive Premier League defeats, including their final game of last season. They last lost five in a row in the top flight in January 1976.
The Clarets could lose their opening four games of a top-flight season for the first time since 1927-28.Burnley have lost back-to-back away league matches, having lost only one of their previous eight away from homeWe may be four games into the Premier League season.
But the closure of the transfer window along with the international break which proceeded it was always going to have a massive impact on Albion’s squad.
First and foremost they needed to bring in a striker a striker that is expected to lead the line this season.
They have done that with Karlan Grant.
But they also needed to work on the fitness of three other new recruits.
Branislav Ivanovic, Conor Gallagher and Filip Krovinovic have all struggled for minutes in pre-season for a variety of different reasons.
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Ivanovic was a free agent and without a club having departed Zenit St Petersburg.
Gallagher was always going to find it hard forcing his way into Frank Lampard’s plans at parent club Chelsea while Filip Krovinovic was made to train on his own at Benfica as the club negotiated a second loan with Albion.
But head coach Slaven Bilic now feels those three players are ready to play thanks to the work they have done during the international break.
And with the addition of Grant as well that effectively gives the Baggies a brand new spine.
I can now treat them as a part of the squad, without any of the question marks Bilic said when asked about Ivanovic Gallagher and Krovinovic. They are now treated liked everybody else.
For Grant though the situation is a little bit different with the striker having only joined Albion on Thursday.Nevertheless Bilic may feel he has to throw the 23-year-old into his side due to a lack of alternatives.
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At the time of writing it is unknown whether Callum Robinson will be available for the game with the striker in quarantine after he came into contact with someone who had Covid-19 on international duty.
Hal Robson-Kanu is going to be out for at around four weeks after breaking his arm at Southampton while Charlie Austin has been out of favour all season.Speaking at his pre-match press conference Bilic revealed Grant had been training on his own at Huddersfield.
But the fact the game has been moved from Saturday to today has given the 23-year-old more of a chance of being involved.
He (Grant) has not played a lot of football Bilic continued. He trained, but he didn’t train with a group so it’s one of those where we have to find a balance as soon as possible.
At the moment we have trouble in the striker position – but we can’t risk his long-term performance.You get an indication from the numbers from the sports science guys.
“But the most important thing is how does he feel.
“He has trained us. He looked good, he looked sharp. But we are going to see.
“The good thing is that by playing on Monday we have had a couple of extra days to see him and work with him.”
Burnley enter the game without a point having lost all three of their matches so far.
But they finished 10th in the Premier League last season with manager Sean Dyche having firmly established them as a top-flight side.
And while they haven’t had the start they would have wanted Bilic expects them to head to The Hawthorns with confidence.
They have zero points but they have a knowhow Bilic added. They are not panicking with the situation.
They have a great manager who never gives up. He is a proper man.They may not have the points but they will arrive as a confident team who know what they have to do.They haven’t signed any players and I feel sorry for Sean after all the great work he has done over the years.
But it is different for them – they are not newcomers like we are. Last season they finished 10th.“The Premier League is their home. We want the Premier League to be our home for a long time as well.Livestreaming what’s in it for us?
Technology has advanced significantly since the first internet livestream but we still turn to video for almost everything. Let’s take a brief look at why livestreaming has been held back so far and what tech innovations will propel livestreaming to the forefront of internet culture. Right now livestreaming is limited to just a few applications for mass public use and the rest are targeted towards businesses. Livestreaming is to today what home computers were in the early 1980s. The world of livestreaming is waiting for a metaphorical VIC-20, a very popular product that will make live streaming as popular as video through iterations and competition.
Do you remember when YouTube wasn’t the YouTube you know today? In 2005 when Steve Chen Chad Hurley, and Jawed Karim activated the domain www.youtube.com they had a vision. Inspired by the lack of easily accessible video clips online the creators of YouTube saw a world where people could instantly access videos on the internet without having to download files or search for hours for the right clip. Allegedly inspired by the site Hot or Not YouTube originally began as a dating site (think 80s video dating) but without a large ingress of dating videos they opted to accept any video submission. And as we all know that fateful decision changed all of our lives forever. Because of YouTube the world that YouTube was born in no longer exists. The ability to share videos on the scale permitted by YouTube has brought us closer to the “global village” than I’d wager anyone thought realistically possible. And now with technologies like Starlink, we are moving closer and closer to that eventuality. Although the shared video will never become a legacy technology, before long it will truly have to share the stage with its sibling livestreaming. Although livestreaming is over 20 years old it hasn’t gained the incredible worldwide adoption YouTube has. This is largely due to infrastructure issues such as latenc quality and cost.
Latency is a priority when it comes to livestreams.
Latency is the time it takes for a video to be captured and point a, and viewed at point b. In livestreaming this is done through an encoder-decoder function. Video and audio are captured and turned into code, the code specifies which colours display, when, for how long, and how bright. The code is then sent to the destination, such as a streaming site, where it is decoded into colours and audio again and then displayed on a device like a cell phone. The delay between the image being captured, the code being generated, transmitted, decoded, and played is consistently decreasing. It is now possible to stream content reliably with less than 3 seconds of latency. Sub-second latency is also common and within the next 20 or so years we may witness the last cable broadcast (or perhaps cable will be relegated to the niche market of CB radios, landlines, and AM transmissions).
On average, the latency associated with a cable broadcast is about 6 seconds. This is mainly due to limitations on broadcasts coming from the FCC or another similar organization in the interests of censorship. In terms of real-life, however, a 6 second delay on a broadcast is not that big of a deal. In all honesty a few hours’ delay wouldn’t spell the doom of mankind. But for certain types of broadcasts such as election results or sporting events, latency must be kept at a minimum to maximize the viability of the broadcast.
Sensitive Content is Hard to Monitor
Advances in AI technologies like computer vision have changed the landscape of internet broadcasting. Before too long, algorithms will be better able to prevent sensitive and inappropriate content from being broadcast across the internet on livestreaming platforms. Due to the sheer volume of streams it is much harder to monitor and contain internet broadcasts than it is cable, but we are very near a point where the ability to reliably detect and interrupt inappropriate broadcasts instantaneously. Currently, the majority of content is monitored by humans. And as we’ve learned over the last 50 or so years, computers and machines are much more reliable and consistent than humans could ever be. Everything is moving to an automated space and content moderation is not far behind. We simply don’t have the human resources to monitor every livestream, but with AI we won’t need it.
In the last decade we have seen video quality move from 720p to 1080p to 4K and beyond. I can personally remember a time when 480p was standard and 720p was considered a luxury reserved for only the most well funded YouTube videos. But times have changed and people expect video quality of at least 720p. Live streaming has always had issues meeting the demands of video quality. When watching streams on platforms like Twitch, the video can cut out, lag, drop in quality, and stutter all within about 45 seconds. Of course this isn’t as rampant now as it once was, however, sudden drops in quality will likely be a thorn in the side of live streams for years to come.
Perhaps the most common issue one needs to tackle when watching a live stream is their internet speed. Drops in video quality and connection are often due to the quality of the internet connection between the streamer and the viewer. Depending on the location of the parties involved, their distance from the server, and allocated connection speed the stream may experience some errors. And that’s just annoying. Here is a list of the recommended connection speeds for 3 of the most popular streaming applications:
Facebook Live recommends a max bit rate of 4,000 kbps, plus a max audio bit rate of 128 kbps.
YouTube Live recommends a range between 1,500 and 4,000 kbps for video, plus 128 kbps for audio.
Twitch recommends a range between 2,500 and 4,000 kbps for video, plus up to 160 kbps for audio.
Live streams are typically available for those of us with good internet. Every day more people are enjoying high quality speeds provided by fibre optic lines, but it will be a while until these lines can truly penetrate rural and less populated areas. Perhaps when that day comes we will see an upsurge of streaming coming from these areas.