Monday, May 27, 2024

Prediction: Tottenham vs Burnley

Verdict: Tottenham wins & BTTS

 Best odds: 2.03

Bookmaker: ZetBet

Tottenham welcome Burnley in London in a pivotal match for both sides. As Spurs attempt to maintain their aspirations of finishing in the top four, the visitors are making a valiant effort to avoid relegation.

The game will take place at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, where local supporters may not be very excited to see their heroes after their recent dismal performances that left the London team in fifth place with little hope of qualifying for the Champions League next year.

Tottenham

Following a stellar start with Ange Postecoglou at the helm that propelled Spurs to an impressive run of 10 rounds undefeated, Tottenham surprisingly dropped the level in the last couple of games. Despite defeating Manchester United, Newcastle, Aston Villa and drawing with current champions Manchester City, Spurs might need to settle for the 5th place.

Four straight Premier League defeats have left Ange Postecoglou and his players under huge scrutiny with the Greek-born Aussie manager’s chair starting to be shaky. Although his attacking set-up worked for most of the season, creating some of the most memorable games of the Premier League, the poor defending cost the team in the last rounds. It all started in mid-April when a 4-0 trashing at Newcastle was seen as an expected fall following an impressive run of 12 games in which Tottenham lost a pair. However, the difficult schedule brought games against Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool which ultimately saw Spurs drop to 5th in the standings after losing all these encounters.

Furthermore, the hosts’ defensive problems were highlighted in the North London derby when bitter rivals Arsenal were 3-0 up before the break. The Spurs managed to salvage their pride by scoring twice in the second half, but an unlikely comeback was hard to achieve.

It was a deja vu feeling at Anfield when Tottenham were trailing following a nightmare 1st half with the Reds 4-0 up at the hour mark. Despite scoring twice in the last 30 minutes of the game, Spurs fans were fuming after witnessing another dreadful display from their favourites.

Team News

Despite having a couple of starters unavailable to play against Burnley, Ange Postecoglou has enough quality in the squad to line up a strong formation. An all-out attacking play is expected from the hosts who can’t afford another misstep in the top 4 race.

Burnley

Even though they made great progress this season, Burnley still struggle to compete in the Premier League. With Sheffield United already relegated, Luton and Burnley are fighting Nottingham Forest to stay alive and will have an uphill battle in the remaining part of the season.

Vincent Company and his squad only managed four points from their first 13 rounds as they failed to swiftly adjust to the pace and intensity of the Premier League. The visitors’ schedule was terrible, though, dropping points against the elite teams of Manchester City, Tottenham, Newcastle, Aston Villa, and Chelsea in the first part of the season.

The host struggled to establish a rhythm until March, but have recently had a fantastic run of just two losses in the previous nine rounds. Among the most recent noteworthy performances that kept Burnley alive were draws against Chelsea, West Ham, and Manchester United.

However, losing to Newcastle at home in front of their supporters (1-4) was the outcome that significantly reduced their chances of surviving. Burnley will drop out with two games remaining and a five-point deficit to safety if they lose against Tottenham.

Team News

Vincent Kompany can line up his best formation against Tottenham, having all his key players available for action. However, the young Belgian coach will need to address the ongoing defensive problems that will be explored once more by Spurs attacking power.

Key factors to consider

  • Tottenham dropped the level lately losing their last four Premier League games
  • The hosts are 5th in the standings with minimal chances to overtake Aston Villa in the 4th place race
  • Burnley needs a miracle to avoid relegation and a win at Tottenham to keep their hopes alive
  • The visitors lost at home to Tottenham in the first part of the season (2-5 final score)

Conclusion

Burnley and Tottenham are engaged in a high-stakes match that might have a decisive outcome for both teams. While Burnley wants to stay in the Premier League, Spurs want to compete in the Champions League next year. We anticipate a victory for Tottenham that will relieve pressure on Ange Postecoglou and his team, and goals scored at both ends.

Verdict: Tottenham wins & BTTS

 Best odds: 2.03

Bookmaker: ZetBet

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Stefan Budur


Former owner of Betting Mojo, experienced bettor and former punter at Betadvisor, Stefan has done it all when it comes to soccer betting. With more than 15 years of experience in the gambling industry, he gained a lot of knowledge that he'd like to share with SoccerNews.com readers so you can position yourself better every time you place a bet.

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