Tottenham Hotspur v Burnley Betting Preview: Latest odds, team news, tips and predictions

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Premier League Tottenham Hotspur v Burnley

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Saturday, December 7, 2019


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Punter's Pick

Tottenham Hotspur welcome Burnley to North London with the home team looking to bounce back from their first defeat under Jose Mourinho. Burnley can prove to be difficult opponents and Sean Dyche will want to ensure his side doesn’t get sucked into a relegation battle. Can Spurs continue their push for a top four finish or will Burnley spoil the party on Saturday afternoon?

After three successive victories, Jose Mourinho’s 100% record was spoiled by a 2-1 defeat at his former club Manchester United. The home side started quickly with Marcus Rashford lashing in a 6th minute opener which the keeper should have saved. Spurs got back into the game courtesy of an amazing goal from Dele Alli, with the midfielder holding off Fred while he took a looping ball under his control, twisted and shot in one motion to level matters. But a poor challenge by Sissoko allowed Rashford to win and convert the penalty which gave them all three points. In an interview after the game, Dele Alli alluded to the fact that the team may have been overconfident coming into the game and this mindset certainly backfired for his team. Jose Mourinho also mentioned that it is this state of mind that he was battling and Tottenham cannot go into any Premier League game thinking it is won before it is, especially against one of the quality of United despite their issues this season. A lot of these players haven’t won a trophy and they will have to listen to Mourinho’s advice if they want to shift that in the coming years.

Burnley come into this game having lost five out of their last seven league games, including the last two against Crystal Palace and Manchester City. There was a period of success when the Clarets put three past both West Ham and Watford. Chris Barnes and Ashley Wood seemed to have ignited the partnership that had served them well over the years but the team were comprehensively outplayed against the champions who put four past them including a brace from Gabriel Jesus. Despite this, Sean Dyche will fancy having a go at Tottenham given their mindset in their last game and he will feel that he has the strength and power to bully some of the Spurs players and gain success. Wood and Barnes will be a key part of this as Burnley’s direct style and their ability to hold off defenders could serve them well.

In team news Ben Davies (ankle), Erik Lamela (hamstring), Hugo Lloris (elbow) and Michel Vorm (calf) are all sidelined. Spurs will be sweating on the fitness of Harry Winks who suffered a knock in midweek but is expected to be fit. Son, Alli and Kane are expected to continue as a front three with Ndombele, Sissoko and Dier expected to provide the steel in midfield.

Burnley will make a late call on Ashley Barnes who started on the bench last time out with his strike partner Ashley Wood also struggling with a groin injury. Charlie Taylor will face a late fitness test but Johann Berg Gudmundsson is out with a hamstring.

In recent years, Spurs have shaded the exchanges between these two but Burnley have had their success as well. Last season saw both teams claim victories at home, with Spurs shading a 1-0 victory through Christian Eriksen and Burnley securing a 2-1 win at Turf Moor through goals from Chris Wood and Ashley Barnes.

Tottenham start this game as strong favourites and there is little value in backing an outright win. Instead we think backing the corners market is more likely to materialise, with over 10 being priced at 5/6 with Bet365. This result came in during both their fixtures last season and with Tottenham playing more expansively of late, there is a high likelihood of this bet winning. Tottenham can also be backed at 11/10 to win by two goals or more.

Punter's Pick

Tottenham Hotspur welcome Burnley to North London with the home team looking to bounce back from their first defeat under Jose Mourinho. Burnley can prove to be difficult opponents and Sean Dyche will want to ensure his side doesn’t get sucked into a relegation battle. Can Spurs continue their push for a top four finish or will Burnley spoil the party on Saturday afternoon?

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