Burnley v Tottenham Betting Tips – 23rd December 2017
Were it not for Manchester City breaking records at the top of the Premier League, Burnley would be the biggest story of the season so far.
The Clarets have one of the smallest budgets in the top flight and yet they find themselves sixth in the table with almost half of the season gone. Sean Dyche and his players are wildly over performing in terms of their wages and preseason expectations but there is little sign of them slowing down.
Tottenham’s visit to Turf Moor is next on the agenda for Burnley as they try to keep pace with growing expectations. In that regard, Dyche can learn a lot from Mauricio Pochettino.
After becoming used to competing at the very top of the Premier League, Spurs’ levels have dropped this season. There’s still plenty of time for Pochettino and his men to turn things around though and the bookies have installed them as the odds-on favourites for three points in Lancashire on Saturday evening.
Burnley Too Big a Price to Ignore
When Burnley snatched a point at Wembley thanks to a 90th minute Chris Wood goal it was viewed as a shock result.
You’d think after such a prolonged run of good form another big result for Burnley would be more expected. And yet Burnley are as big as 7/1 to win with BetVictor.
Does that reflect the difference in quality between these two or simply suggest that Burnley are still being underestimated?
We tend to think it’s a case of the latter.
Any time a Premier League side is available at 7/1 to win a home game it has to raise eyebrows. When that team are above their opponents and are in the middle of their best ever season, they become a must bet.
We’ve all seen how good Tottenham can be and they deserve credit for taking the game to Man City last weekend. However, they’ve lost all four of their league games against the top eight sides and are still struggling with the loss of Toby Alderweireld in defence so we recommend snapping up the value available on Burnley.
Another Low Scoring Win from the 1-0 Specialists?
Perhaps the most impressive aspect of the job Dyche is doing is the way he’s gradually built on strong foundations. He’s also made some astute signings especially in midfield where Jack Cork and Steven Defour form one of the strongest central pairings in the league.
The fact that Burnley have gone for evolution over revolution makes it all the more likely that their good form will continue. They have a tried and tested plan which sees them regularly keep clean sheets and take only calculated risks.
Burnley will have a solid plan to cope with Tottenham’s main threats. The possible loss of James Tarkowski through suspension will make it tougher to deal with Harry Kane but Burnley’s hardworking midfield should limit Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen’s influence.
We’re expecting another disciplined Burnley performance and think that a bet on under 2.5 goals should pay out at 43/50 with Marathonbet.
We’re also sure that Dyche will stress the importance of keeping things tight early on to his players. That makes a bet on the 0-0 half time score tempting at 7/4 with Bet365.
Burnley to Do What It Takes to Get the Result
Although pundits are falling over themselves to praise Sean Dyche opposition managers are rarely fulsome with their praise for Burnley their post match interviews. Dyche and his team are not scared of getting stuck in and bending the rules to secure the points annoying plenty of teams up in the process.
You can profit from an aggressive approach from the home side by betting on Burnley being shown over three cards at 9/2 with William Hill.
Top Betting Tips
Burnley to win at 7/1 with BetVictor
Under 2.5 goals at 43/50 with Marathonbet
0-0 half time score at 7/4 with Bet365
Burnley to be shown over three cards at 9/2 with William Hill