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Saturday, March 7, 2020


Turf Moor

Punter's Pick

Matej Vydra finally looks to be finding his feet in the Premier League, and can add to his recent goal scoring exploits against a Spurs defence that generously handed Wolves three goals last weekend at home – the forward is an appealing 13/2 to open the scoring, or 9/4 to score anytime.

Just two points and two league positions separate these sides in the Premier League, as on the up Burnley look to overtake a struggling Spurs side on Saturday evening.

Wheels coming off for the away side?
After a limp exit from the FA Cup in midweek against Norwich City on penalties, Spurs’ season is in danger of rapidly coming apart as they enter a defining phase of the campaign. After last week’s home loss to Wolves left them five points off the pace in the race for fourth spot, hot on the heels of a 1-0 home loss to RB Leipzig in the Champions League, Jose Mourinho’s side look to be running out of ideals and personnel in the race to return to the top table of European football next season.

The match against Burnley is therefore the last thing Mourinho would have wished for with morale low in the camp and squad numbers at breaking point. Does the Portugese go all out against the Clarets in a bid to keep touch with the top four? Or does he accept the Premier League route back into the Champions League is looking slim and rest players in an attempt to turnaround the 1-0 deficit against RB Leipzig?

Solid Burnley eyeing Europe again
By contrast, Sean Dyche’s Burnley look to be in prime position to challenge for a Europa League position, as a solid unbeaten six game run has propelled them into eighth position and with fantastic momentum going into the final stretch of the season. With no FA Cup or other distractions to worry about either, his side has the added luxury of pretty much just one game a week until the end of the season. With a weary looking Spurs side having just come off 120 minutes against Norwich City, Dyche’s side will surely be licking their lips at the prospect of getting stuck into the team from North London from the off on Saturday.

Team News
Burnley are assessing Ashley Barnes as he steps up his return from injury, while fellow striker and top scorer Chris Wood could start after coming on as a sub against Newcastle last weekend. Ben Gibson, Matthew Lowton and Johann Berg Gudmundsson are however ruled out.

Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son could return from injury for Spurs before the end of the season, otherwise there is little other positive news on the injury front. Paulo Gazzaniga should come back in for Michael Vorm, with regular shot stopper Hugo Lloris out injured.Moussa Sissoko, Juan Foyth and Ryan Sessegnon are also all missing through injury.

Burnley to repeat last year’s performance
A year is a long time in football – even three months can be an eternity. The last time these two sides met in December, Spurs blew Burnley away 5-0 with a brutal attacking display that left the Clarets shell shocked. Rewind the clock twelve months and Burnley turned over Spurs 2-1 at Turf Moor, a defeat that ended any lingering optimism Spurs had about being in the title race last season. With a solid run of form behind them and a weary opposition low on attacking options, the home side will surely fancy their chances of a repeat performance.

Punter’s Picks
Burnley are unbeaten in their last six league games and look in excellent shape both going forward and at the back – Betfair’s 13/8 on a home win therefore looks a great shout against a Spurs side running low on confidence and attackers who can threaten the home side’s well drilled defence.

Punter's Pick

Matej Vydra finally looks to be finding his feet in the Premier League, and can add to his recent goal scoring exploits against a Spurs defence that generously handed Wolves three goals last weekend at home – the forward is an appealing 13/2 to open the scoring, or 9/4 to score anytime.

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