Burnley

V

Turf Moor

23/12/2017 | 5:30 pm

Tottenham Hotspur

V

Turf Moor

23/12/2017 | 5:30 pm

In a sentence: This one could be a case of the irresistible force meets the immovable object, as Burnley host Tottenham in an unlikely race for the European places.

Last time: A super injury time finish from Chris Wood secured a point for Burnley at Wembley back in August. It came in the midst of Tottenham’s early struggles at their temporary base, and was the first time they failed to beat the Clarets in a home game in the Premier League.

This time: Burnley are 13/2 for the win, while Tottenham are 8/15 and the draw is 7/2.

You might remember: Burnley recovering from going 2-0 down to win 4-2 against Spurs in their return to the top flight during the 2009-10 season. It was even more impressive considering Tottenham had put five past them earlier in the campaign, with Robbie Keane bagging four in a 5-0 victory.

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Betting Tips & Predictions

It’s sixth against seventh in this one, with Burnley surprisingly starting the game a point ahead of Saturday’s visitors. No team has conceded fewer goals than the Clarets this season, while only Mohamed Salah has more Premier League goals than Harry Kane. The result of this one could come down to how well the Burnley backline deals with the deadly England striker.

Burnley are 13/2 to pick up the victory and extend their lead over Tottenham to four points. Given the resources that Clarets boss Dyche has at his disposal, it’d be some accomplishment as we reach the halfway stage of the campaign. Any success the hosts have will be based on a solid defensive display, as they look to contain Spurs and hit them with a sucker punch as they did in the first meeting at Wembley.

Tottenham are 8/15 favourites, which doesn’t look like the most tempting of prices bearing in mind Burnley’s fantastic form. There are other ways to get value out of your bets on the away win, as Spurs look to capitalise on the fact that top four rivals Arsenal and Liverpool play each other on Friday night. Pochettino will look for a reaction after his side was ripped to shreds at times against City.

The draw is 7/2 and could be a decent shout for this one. It would be something of an opportunity lost for both sides, but Burnley are tough to break down and could easily frustrate Tottenham. The goalless draw’s priced at 10/1, while a 1-1 stalemate is 15/2.

Wood is 33/10 to score anytime on Saturday, after the New Zealander bagged that important equaliser earlier in the season. Burnley don’t score many, but Wood’s as likely as anyone to find the net and register his fifth Premier League goal of the campaign. If you think he’ll score the first goal of the game, that’s 15/2.

Kane is the 13/5 favourite to open the scoring, and justifiably so. The England striker averages a goal every 124 minutes this season, but as he’s failed to score in his last two appearances, he’s well overdue a goal and 17/20 to score anytime.

Match Summary

1

Look out for:

The card count. Tottenham will be smarting after their humbling at the Etihad last weekend. If things don’t go their way at Turf Moor, it’s not hard to see certain players losing their heads. It’s 8/5 for the visitors to receive two or three cards, or 13/2 for more than three.

2

We fancy:

Both teams won’t score at 8/11. Although the odds aren’t huge, this bet would’ve paid out in 13 of Burnley’s 18 Premier League games so far this season, which makes it tempting for us.

 

3

It’s a long shot, but:

A 1-1 draw with Harry Kane scoring first at 19/1. Back Burnley to repeat the same trick as in August against Spurs, as the Clarets come from behind to claim another point against the north Londoners.

 

Written by Oli Coates

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