Crashing out of the FA Cup in midweek and in store for another season without a piece of silverware, a struggling Tottenham will simply look to end their barren run when they make the trip to a resurging Turf Moor on Saturday evening.
Falling down to seventh in the Premier League and watching rock-bottom Norwich pick up a penalties victory on Wednesday night, Spurs find themselves in the midst of a four-match losing run and the mood in their camp is growing more fragile.
On the flip side, while Burnley would have been disappointed to have only collected a point away at Newcastle last weekend, the Clarets have their sights set on mounting a late European charge after enjoying a six-match unbeaten run in the top-flight.
Despite being hit with a 5-0 defeat in North London earlier in the season, Burnley did pick up a 2-1 victory when Spurs last made the trip to Turf Moor last year and the Clarets will be confident of extending their recent resurge this weekend.
You might be interested to know that three points for the Clarets on Saturday evening can be found priced at 9/5 with Betfair.
The high-flying Clarets
Although Sean Dyche may have been far from pleased by his side’s display at St. James’ Park last weekend, Burnley have continued on what has been a stellar run of form over the past two months.
Climbing into the top-half of the table and looking to land their second European finish in three seasons, the Clarets are enjoying a six-match unbeaten run, winning four of those contests.
With a continued reputation for their performances at Turf Moor and still boosted by their back-to-back victories against Leicester and Manchester United back in January, there is no doubt that fans around Lancashire will be most excited by their side’s recent displays at the back.
Along with Matej Vydra relishing his chance in Dyce’s starting XI, Saturday’s hosts have now recorded four clean sheets in their last five Premier League appearances and have shipped just a single goal in over 450 minutes of action.
Also landing back-to-back clean sheets at Turf Moor against Arsenal and Bournemouth, Burnley can be found priced at 12/5 with Ladbrokes to leave Lancashire unscathed this weekend.
Spurs go marching out
Watching Norwich pick up an FA Cup victory in midweek and knowing that it will be another year without silverware, Tottenham find themselves in the midst of a growing crisis.
With fatigue in their camp clearly setting in, Jose Mourinho’s side also threw away the lead against Wolves in North London last weekend and have now lost their last four matches on the bounce, their worst record since ‘The Special One’ took charge.
Clearly still struggling to adjust life without both Harry Kane and Son Heung-min, there is no doubt that the former Manchester United boss will be extremely concerned by his side’s continued issues at the back.
Along with shipping another trio of goals against Wolves last weekend, Spurs have failed to record a single clean sheet in their last six matches across all competitions.
Also remarkably recording just a sole away clean sheet in the Premier League this season, you might be interested to know that a downbeat Tottenham can be found priced at 4/11 with Bet365 to once again have their defence breached at Turf Moor.