Burnley are in the midst of a shocking run of results, and Monday night football pits them with a free-scoring Tottenham side.
Premier League 2020/21
Date: Monday September, 26th
Venue: Turf Moor
Burnley picked up their first point of the campaign at the fourth attempt when drawing goalless at West Brom last Monday, and now they face a side who have scored the most goals already (15) from as many games thus far.
Leicester City, Southampton and
Newcastle United all got the better of the Clarets, so it will be a big surprise if they somehow curtail their latest opposition who are being tipped to challenge for the title this term.
That said, they have only won one of their last five home league games dating back to last season, and the pressure could quickly start to build on Sean Dyche if the team’s poor run of form lingers.
Tottenham meanwhile, put behind their defensive lapses last weekend to beat LASK Linz 3-0 in their Europa League engagement on Thursday and will very much fancy their chances adding to the woes of the Lancashire outfit.
They might have dramatically collapsed against West Ham last time out in the league, but thankfully Lucas Moura and Son Heung-Min all scored to ensure a smooth return to winning ways for Jose Mourinho’s team.
Ben Mee and Jack Cork are both sidelined with injuries for Burnley.
Matt Lowton will face a late fitness test while Phil Bardsley is in isolation after testing positive for Covid.
Eric Dier is Mourinho’s only prominent injury concern and he will be assessed closer to kick-off.
Burnley are winless in their last five Premier League games.
There have been under 2.5 goals scored in five of Burnley’s last six league home games.
Tottenham are undefeated in 11 of their last 12 matches against Burnley in all competitions.
Burnley’s last five competitive games: WLLLD
Tottenham’s last five competitive games: WWWDW
Burnley might have to take some more time before they get going in the Premier League this term, and it is looking to be yet another long evening for them on Monday. Dyche’s side are capable of springing surprises on their day, but we do not see that happening just yet, so punters can expect a routine victory from the visitors here. BetClever prices a Tottenham victory for 8/13 odds while you can get 16/5 for Over 2.5 by the same firm.