Burnley v Tottenham Preview

Antonio Conte takes his Tottenham Hotspur side to Turf Moor this Wednesday evening to take on Sean Dyche’s resurgent Burnley. Although the Clarets are deep in the relegation mire as things stand currently, Burnley do have games in hand on the teams around them, this delayed fixture being one of those. The game was called off earlier in the season due to a snow covered pitch, and both teams are now playing catch up in terms of their outstanding fixtures. Burnley come into this match off the back of an excellent performance away at Brighton where they ran out 3-0 winners. Equally, Tottenham will have been hugely buoyed by their dramatic 3-2 victory away at Manchester City.

Spurs have been made favourites by the bookmakers for this upcoming encounter, but it would be a brave man who takes the odds on about the away side. Advice from sites such as https://www.gamblingmentor.org/ is always prudent prior to getting involved in these competitive Premier League matches. There will no doubt be some Burnley fans interested in the 16/5 available on their team taking all three points here. The victory over Brighton this past weekend was seriously impressive. Dyche’s game plan was executed to perfection against a very difficult to beat Brighton side. The manager will obviously be keen for his players to record back to back successes and climb a bit closer to top flight safety. Burnley currently sit in 19th place in the Premier League table, and four points away from Everton and Newcastle who occupy 16th and 17th respectively. The only reason Burnley find themselves in such a predicament is due to the sheer number of games they have drawn, 11 in total. With just two wins on the board, they need to start turning some of these positive performances into victories.

Tottenham are clearly still a work in progress for Antonio Conte and this first season is likely to be a building process for the Italian, prior to the summer transfer window. The change in personnel for the recent City game definitely had a positive impact. Harry Kane appears to be a lot happier when Eric Dier is leading the defensive line, and the team does seem more settled with Dier at the back. Dier was always a favourite of Jose Mourinho and while I have questioned his reliability in the past, Eric Dier in the middle of a back three does seem to reap rewards.

This looks set to be an entertaining game with two teams coming off the back of excellent weekend results. I could certainly envisage the points being shared, and a 1-1 final score would come as no surprise.

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