Burnley will aim to become the first team to beat Spurs at White Hart Lane this season when the two sides meet this weekend in the Premier League.
The Spurs v Burnley fixture pits a team with one of the best home records in the league against a team that is yet to win on the road in 2016/17. Spurs are one of two teams not to have lost a single league game at home (the other being Everton), and until their very recent losses to Chelsea and Manchester United, had not lost in the league at all!
Burnley, as mentioned before, are yet to pick up a win away from home in the Premiership this season. The other side yet to pick up a full haul of points away from home are last season’s champions Leicester, which would normally have put Burnley in good company, but not in 2016/17 given the Foxes’ woeful form.
The Tykes have lost six of their seven on the road- the solitary exception being a 0-0 draw at Old Trafford which was owed to the brilliance of ex-United goalkeeper Tom Heaton under the sticks.
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What’s worse is their goal scoring record-Sean Dyche’s side have scored only ONCE on the road all season- the worst among all Premier League teams going into Round 17. They’ve also conceded 16 times away from home, which has massively contributed to their negative goal difference.
However Burnley’s impressive home form (W5, D1, L3), the best of any team in the bottom half, sees them currently at 13th but Dyche and his men will be all too aware that third from bottom Swansea are just five points behind the Tykes.
Spurs have scored 17 at home this season so far and conceded just four, which indicates why pundits have them as massive favourites for this clash. Burnley’s last four trips to White Hart Lane have ended in 4-2, 2-1, 5-0 and 4-1 losses for the visitors. Spurs fans will be quietly confident of a win, and one reckons a few might even fancy their luck at SpinandWin.com in anticipation of their side picking up three points on Sunday evening. Spin and Win is a UK based online casino which features many football based online slots.
Spurs’ midweek game saw them beat Hull City 3-0, with Christian Eriksen scoring twice for the home side. The key trio of Kyler Walker, Jan Vertonghen and Victor Wanyama are on a defensive tightrope- another booking will see them risk a one game suspension.
Burnley however lost 1-0 to fellow strugglers West Ham, and with potential six pointer clashes against fellow relegation candidates Middlesbrough and Sunderland coming up after the Spurs game, Dyche will be wanting his side to pull up their socks and give the Lilywhites a serious run for their money at the Lane.
Spurs vs Burnley (18 December, 2016 4pm KO, Referee- Kevin Friend)