Burnley vs Tottenham Hotspur: Preview and Predictions

Burnley vs Tottenham Hotspur
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 23 December 2017
Kick-Off: 17:30 UK
Venue: Turf Moor (Burnley).

Tottenham Hotspur entered the season in a promising fashion announcing the quest for the very top of the standings in Premier League. Nonetheless, playing on two fronts seems to be too much of a challenge for Mauricio Pochettino and his men at this stage and they have been struggling with the consistency over the past couple of months.

The Spurs did top their respective Champions League group above the likes of Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund, but their domestic campaign has obviously suffered. They sit as low as seventh at this point being as many as 21 points adrift of leaders Manchester City. Interestingly, they even look at Burnley’s back at the moment since the Clarets hold the sixth position after 18 rounds.

Pochettino will thus be desperate to see his men snatching a three-pointer at Turf Moor which would allow his men jump over Burnley in the league standings. The victory against the top-half opposition on the road would also instill much-needed confidence into Pochettino’s players as the atmosphere could hardly be lower after the weekend’s demolishing 4-1 defeat away at Manchester City.

Nonetheless, getting the spoils from Turf Moor will by no means be an easy task for the visitors since the Clarets have been very tough to break down lately and since they will head into the match after keeping three subsequent clean sheets in the Premier League. At home, Burnley conceded just a single goal in last five league ties, winning as many as four.

Burnley vs Tottenham Hotspur: Predictions

Tottenham have the imperative here, but we have to question the value o the 1.50 odd offered for the away win pick given the circumstances mentioned above.

Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen have all been far away from their best shape lately and we just have to take advantage of the sky-high odds on Burnley and back the Clarets not to lose at the odds of 2.60 as the top bet.

Burnley vs Tottenham Hotspur: Bet Tips

  • Burnley or Draw Double Chance 2.60
  • Tottenham Hotspur Under 1.5 Team Goals 2.00

Burnley vs Tottenham Hotspur: Head-to-head

The teams have 30 wins apiece coming into their 81st H2H meeting.

Burnley stunned Tottenham keeping them to a 1-1 draw at Wembley back in late-August when the two teams first met in this term.

Only a single of last four matches between the two opponents offered three or more goals.