Tottenham wins away from White Hart Lane have grown scarce as the season’s end draws nearer, but they will rekindle waning hopes of a top-four finish with three points at Burnley.
The gulf in quality dividing these two teams significantly lessens the boldness of such a prediction, but Spurs’ price of 5/4 for success is one punters can’t ignore.
Elsewhere on bwin.com’s match-betting buffet there’s 23/10 about a Clarets victory, which given yesterday’s results is very much needed, while there’s 5/2 up for grabs for those who fancy this one to end all square.
Neither wager should be of interest to those who want to make a profit however, with £37.50 of it available to those who stake their £30 free bet for signing up at bwin.com right now on three points for Mauricio Pochettino’s men.
There are ample factors lending support to anyone who wants to place this punt, a few of which are outlined below:
Spurs have fared especially well against Burnley this season.
The Lilywhites may have failed to win on three previous Turf Moor trips this century, losing their most recent Premier League and Capital One Cup visits, but their good fortune against Sean Dyche’s side in 2014/15 says they’ll end this run.
In three seasonal meetings thus far – one in the league, two in the FA Cup – Spurs have bagged seven goals in helping themselves to two victories.
A weakened side from the one that last turned out at this Lancashire venue may well have prevailed in their 1-1 FA Cup draw, were it not for a late equaliser for the hosts.
Few teams bully the basement boys with the same consistency as Spurs.
Should the north Londoners snare the spoils here, they’ll leapfrog Southampton and Liverpool into fifth and the rate at which they flatten the division’s weakest outfits suggest they’ll have no problem in doing just that.
Their last six square offs with those based in the bottom half have yielded five victories; three points at Burnley will make it five in succession.
In a table compiled on results against those dwelling in the division’s bottom third, Spurs would sit fourth, having won each of their last half-dozen matches against sides in this bracket.
Burnley aren’t in the sort of form required to save themselves.
Six of the Clarets’ last nine league games have ended in defeat, including three of their last four.
Two of the occasions they’ve nabbed points – a 1-1 draw with Chelsea and a 1-0 win over Manchester City – have come against top-four residing factions; all of their other matches in this spell against those based outside of the elite bracket, bar one, have brought defeat.