Burnley v Tottenham Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
February 19, 2019
Turf Moor - Premier League
Tottenham look to stay in touching distance of Liverpool and Manchester City as they travel to Burnley for this weekend's Premier League action. The home side may have seen their form pick up recently, but remain within three points of relegation.
Spurs scraped a win over a defiant Burnley side when the two last met back in December. A 90th minute Christian Eriksen goal ensured the result for Maurizio Pochettino's men.
Sean Dyche is likely to stick with the side that impressed against Brighton last weekend. However, with Robbie Brady and Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson, there may be competition for places in the midfield.
Pochettino has a welcome selection dilemma after his side thrived in the unconventional three-man defence fielded against Borussia Dortmund. Juan Foyth may retain his place in defence, allowing Jan Vertongen to remain as a left-wing-back.
Burnley v Tottenham Predictions and Previews
Having suffered a miserable first half of the season, Burnley retained faith in Sean Dyche, and are now reaping the rewards. The Clarets have lost just one game in 2019, and scored three against Brighton at home in their last game.
Against Tottenham this weekend however, Dyche would be more than happy to keep the scoring low. Despite missing Harry Kane and Dele Ali through injury, Spurs have kept their impressive form up, making a huge statement in the Champions League against Borussia Dortmund.
Pochettino rearranged the composition of his side, but surely even he couldn’t have predicted the impact of pushing centre-back Vertongen forward. The Belgian notched a goal and an assists against the German side, and is 14/1 to hit the target again this weekend.
Burnley will take stock from their previous game against Tottenham this season, and will hope that a home advantage will carry them the extra five minutes to a result. More importantly, with Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood finally finding form, they will be able to threaten Spurs at the other end of the pitch.
Whether Dyche is willing to risk fielding both forwards, who are 7/2 and 3/1 to score respectively, could have a significant impact on the result.
Under 2.5 goals scored at 53/50
Dyche will prioritise stifling Spurs who are short on attacking options at the moment.
Son to score anytime at 5/4
The forward has been carrying Spurs attack in the absence of Kane and is looking a real threat.