Burnley v Tottenham Hotspur: Time to String some Positive Results Together

burnleyOf the many comments that hit social media in the wake of Saturday’s win, the one that really made me laugh suggested that this club is a social experiment. It has a ring of truth because the term ‘rollercoaster’ just doesn’t seem adequate anymore.

Following three straight league defeats in a run which included home games against Southampton and Wolves, we managed to do the double over the league leaders. Only two sides have beaten Manchester City in the EPL this season and Spurs have done it twice.

It’s hopefully time to see a little more consistency within the camp. Champions League qualification remains in Spurs’ hands and we now need to keep things going as we head to Turf Moor.

Team News

Wednesday’s game against Burnley is a 7.30pm kick off and there is little time for the team to turn around following Saturday’s win. Ahead of that game, Sergio Reguilon confirmed that he had contracted Covid and he’s extremely unlikely to be ready in time to take on the Clarets.

Neither Oliver Skipp nor Japhet Tanganga are expected to take part following long injury lay offs although Emerson Royal should be fine, despite coming off with a knock on Saturday. There are no other reported issues within the camp ahead of Wednesday night.

Match Odds

Tottenham are out in front ahead of this match and the away win is available at 4/5 with most bookmakers including Ladbrokes and 10Bet. The draw is on offer at 13/5 with Betway and 888Sport while the best figures on a victory for Burnley stand at 15/4 with Coral.

Our opponents are one place off the bottom of the table but Sean Dyche’s side will take some confidence from their 3-0 win over Brighton at the weekend. They are stuck in the relegation zone but have games in hand over the teams around them and few Spurs fans will be writing them off here.

Side Markets

Following his double on Saturday, Harry Kane leads the first goalscorer market and you can pick up our main striker at best odds of 18/5 with VBet. Son Heung-Min follows at 17/4 with Unibet while Burnley first get a mention through new signing Wout Weghorst at a best of 7/1 with Unibet once again.

Former Wolfsburg striker Weghorst was briefly linked with a move to Spurs and he’s scored once in four games since joining up with the Clarets. Meanwhile, other options from within the Tottenham camp include Steven Bergwijn at best odds of 8/1 with Unibet, Lucas Moura at a top price of 10/1 with VBet and Dejan Kulusevski at a best of 11/1 with VBet again.

Harry Kane

Harry Kane

Moving on, Both Teams to Score is on offer for Wednesday night at best odds of 19/20 with QuinnBet. As an alternative, you can take ‘No’ on Both Teams to Score and claim 10/11 from BetFred.

We’ll look at the scoring stats in the final section but let’s move on now to the Total Goals bets. Anyone looking to go Over the 2.5 line here can currently take odds of 21/20 with Ladbrokes and MansionBet. By pushing that to Over 3.5, we can lift to 13/5 with MansionBet and Betway.

If you think that this is going to be a low scorer, you can opt to take Under 2.5 goals which is available at best odds of 4/5 with Unibet.

That leaves us with some Correct Score suggestions and those who think Spurs can build on Saturday’s stunning result can take the 2-1 away win which is quoted at 8/1 with BetFred. The pessimists can claim that same scoreline in favour of Burnley at 14/1 with Coral and QuinnBet while the 1-1 draw is listed at 6/1 with 888Sport and Betway.

Last Season

A solitary goal was all that separated these two sides when they met at Turf Moor last season. Played behind closed doors, a Son Heung-Min strike sealed the three points after Harry Kane had flicked on a corner from Erik Lamela.

Spurs have previously travelled to Burnley this season with a goal from Lucas Moura securing another 1-0 win in the EFL Cup. The same scoreline would suit on Wednesday night and this could be another tough encounter against a team fighting for survival.

Verdict

tottenhamIf I were a neutral, looking at the football betting markets, then I wouldn’t go anywhere near Tottenham Hotspur. How can you make a prediction based on a side that can return such extreme results?

As Spurs fans, none of this is new so let’s try to speculate on what might happen on Wednesday night. Some of those odds suggest that the bookmakers aren’t expecting too many goals here. The Over 2.5 bet very rarely climbs above Even Money and that 21/20 price is the biggest clue in terms of the bookies’ thinking.

Spurs have scored five goals in their last four league games but we have drawn a blank in two of those matches. Burnley, meanwhile, have scored four in their last four with three of those goals coming against Brighton at the weekend.

It would be nice to think that we could come away from Turf Moor with a clean sheet but this is Spurs and we still look vulnerable at the back. The inclusion of Weghorst looks to have given Burnley a boost and, while he’s scored just once in those four games, the Clarets have a big 6 foot 5 inch target man to aim for.

If it’s a case of scoring one more than the opposition then we’ll take that. Both Teams to Score is the first tip while the man most capable of breaking the stalemate is Son Heung-Min. Sonny continues to look sharp after returning from a brief injury lay off and he’s due a goal against one of his favoured set of opponents.

Best Bets

  • Both Teams to Score at 19/20 with QuinnBet
  • Son Heung-Min to Score the First Goal at 17/4 with Unibet

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