Suffering their first defeat under Jose Mourinho away at Old Trafford on Wednesday night, Tottenham are looking for an immediate response when they welcome Burnley to North London on Saturday afternoon.
With their midweek defeat at Mourinho’s former employer ending their three-match winning run and also seeing Spurs now open the weekend down in eighth, they still find themselves in a real fight back if they’re to bag yet another campaign of Champions League football.
On the flip side, while Burnley may have landed back-to-back victories over West Ham and Watford last month, Sean Dyche’s men are also looking for their own immediate response after being hit for four against Manchester City at Turf Moor earlier in the week.
However, while Burnley might be showing some inconsistencies, there is no doubt that they will be boosted by their most recent meeting against the top-four contenders.
When the two sides met in Lancashire back in February, the Clarets landed a shock 2-1 victory and you might be interested to know that Saturday’s guests can be found priced as high as 7/1 with Bet365 to make it back-to-back wins over Spurs this weekend.
Dele Alli’s resurge continues
Putting in their most sluggish display since appointing Jose Mourinho last month, Tottenham’s 2-1 defeat at Old Trafford has highlighted Spurs’ continued issues at the back.
Shipping another pair of goals on the road in midweek, no side in the top half of the standings holds a worse defensive tally than Saturday’s hosts, even North London rivals Arsenal who have conceded two fewer than Tottenham’s 23 strikes against them this season.
Even more worrying for ‘The Special One’ his side have shipped at least two goals in all four of their matches under Mourinho and last year’s Champions League finalists have recorded just a single Premier League clean sheet all season.
However, despite their issues at the back, Tottenham do have one attacking playmaker enjoying quite the resurge.
Once again finding the net at Old Trafford on Wednesday night, England international Dele Alli has now bagged four goals in his last four appearances and is enjoying his brightest spell over the past 12 months.
You might be interested to know that the 23-year-old is priced at 2/1 with Coral to extend on that tally this weekend.
Burnley’s rollercoaster campaign
While back-to-back 3-0 victories over West Ham and Burnley may have started a party atmosphere at Turf Moor, Burnley have since come crashing back down to earth.
Hit for four against Manchester City in midweek and also suffering a 2-0 loss against Crystal Palace, Sean Dyche’s side have now lost their top half status and have continued to struggle on the road.
The Clarets have won just one of their last nine Premier League matches outside of Lancashire.
If Burnley are to find a similar level that helped them clinch a 2-1 win over Spurs back in February, then Dyche will be calling on leading marksman Chris Wood to lead their charge.
Despite failing to find the net in back-to-back matches for the first time since September, the New Zealand international has six goals in his last eight appearances and has already found the net away at Aston Villa, Leicester, and Watford this season.
Also finding the net in their victory over Tottenham earlier in the year, Wood can be found priced at 12/5 with William Hill to extend on that tally on Saturday.