Burnley v Tottenham Match Predictions and Betting Tips
March 28, 2017
Saturday 1 April – Turf Moor – Premier League
Tottenham’s title challenge may be seeming more futile by the minute and even second place isn’t secure as Manchester City remain close behind. However, the Citizens will have to wait to take second place as Saturday’s away side should have little trouble dispatching Burnley.
Burnley vs Tottenham is somewhat of an English classic, with 78 meetings between the two, the first coming in October 1913. Burnley have won 30, giving them an advantage by a single victory. Tottenham however have only lost two of the past ten meetings, winning six and drawing four. Burnley’s last victory came in May 2010.
Dean Marney and Kevin Long are sure to miss Sunday’s game, but as they have been missed for the past few weeks Burnley will be well adjusted by now. As Tottenham press high it is likely the Burnley defence will be pressed back in front of their own goal, but even if that wasn’t the case it is where Sean Dyche would have them positioned anyway.
Harry Kane is still out for Tottenham so Mauricio Pochettino’s forward headache will continue. £17 million summer signing Vincent Janssen is unlikely to be trusted with only one goal from open play this season, so South Korea international Heung-Min Son will be pushed out of position after several successful outings in the FA Cup. Erik Lamela could potentially return from a groin injury after being out for the last two weeks.
Burnley vs Tottenham Preview and Betting Tips
Despite being the away side, Tottenham travel to Burnley as heavy favourites, and are priced at 4/6 for the win.
Harry Kane’s absence could prove troublesome for the away side, as they are known to struggle without their star forward, making a draw fair value at 31/10. But when Kane isn’t there to score, Dele Alli is usually on hand to take Spurs forward. The England international presents excellent value at 11/2 to open the scoring, with only Son considered more likely to do so at 4/1. With a strong defence and an equally adequate attack, Spurs should put Burnley to the sword with ease.
The home side’s victory can be found at 5/1, and they face an increasingly uphill battle, considering they are winless in their last eight across all competitions. However, the Clarets are almost safe from relegation, so it is likely they will be playing for a draw from kick-off.
Young defender Michael Keane seems certain to leave this summer, and as Tottenham continue to be linked with the Manchester United youth product, this could be his dress rehearsal.
Tottenham to win by three or more goals at 9/2
Spurs’ second place status is far from secure, so a warning shot will be needed to show Manchester City they will not give it up easily.
Dele Alli to score first at 11/2
Quickly becoming Tottenham’s most important player and England’s next great hope, Alli is known for scoring important goals. Although Turf Moor isn’t the grandest of stages, it is no less significant in the midst of a fight for second place.