Burnley vs. Tottenham / Premier League – This is certainly one of more interesting matches of the 19th round of Premier League as sixth-placed Burley meets seventh-positioned Tottenham, which currently has one point more. Of course, it was expected from the Spurs to be among leading teams in the league, but Burnley being so high on the ladder is one of biggest surprised, and on top of it they have one of best defences in the league. Let’s add that their head-to-head played in London last autumn ended as draw 1-1. Begins: 23.12.2017 – 18:30 CET
We also need to have in mind that the Spurs won both their matches from previous season, while Burnley had defeated its rival from London even seven years ago at home. This season coach Dyche players play surreally good in the Premier League, and have especially solid defence. It is so good that after 18 rounds it is the best defence in the league given that it conceded just 18 goals.
On the other hand Burnley scored just 16 but thanks to defensive tactic Burnley managed to get up to the sixth place in the table. Right now this team has only one point fewer than Arsenal and two than Liverpool. Regarding their current form, they won last two matches by 1-0, over Watford and Stoke, while last weekend they played a goalless draw in Brighton. Let’s add that out of action due to injuries are goalie Heaton, defender Ward, midfielders Marney and Brady, and forward Walters, while stopper Tarkowski is suspended.
Probable lineups Burnley: Pope – Bardsley, Mee, Long, Taylor – Gudmundsson, Cork, Defour, Arfield – Hendrick – Wood
Match with very tough Burnley comes for Tottenham after away defeat suffered last weekend by leading Manchester City of even 4-1, which put an end to their very good three-game winning streak. Besides, the Spurs moved down in the Premier League table for one place as their next rival Burnley has overtaken them, so this is an ideal chance to improve their position.
Tottenham is still in the race for the Champions League as they have just three points than fourth-placed Liverpool. Their results made in the group phase of that competition, where they won the first place in their qualifying group ahead of reigning champion of Europe Real Madrid, show us that they absolutely deserve to again qualify for the competition. Let’s add that after expiration of suspension young stopper Sanchez should return in the starting line-up, while due to injuries still out of action are stopper Alderweireld and midfielder Wanyama.
Probable lineups Tottenham: Lloris – Aurier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Davies – Dier, Winks – Son, Alli, Eriksen – Kane
Burnley vs Tottenham PICK
Regardless that Burnley has one point more at the moment, the guests from London are regarded as absolute favourite to win the match, but having in mind that home team has conceded just 12 goals so far, it is perhaps the best to play on smaller number of goals.
Pick: Under 2.5 goals
Odds: 1.80 at William Hill (down to 1.73 can be played)