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Hard times for Spurs

.Coming off yet another defeat Tottenham face a tough task at Turf Moor Saturday evening with Burnley looking to spring a surprise. It is exactly three months to the date that Burnley visited Tottenham and got hammered 5-0 by an inspired Spurs side. Oh, how things look different right now. Just look at the scorers of the five goals that day.

Kane was on the score sheet twice. Injured. Son made it 3-0. Injured. Moura scored a goal the following week and has not managed a goal since. Sissoko has not played since New Year’s Day. Three months later The Clarets can overturn Spurs in the table with a win on Saturday. Oh, how things look different!

Burnley is in the clear

Burnley have so far had a good season, far away from the relegation zone. Two points separate the two sides with Burnley on 38 in ninth place. Burnley is unbeaten in their last four matches heading to this clash, drawing two, while they have three clean sheets in the four matches. They have also failed to score in two of the four though.

They have three wins in five home matches heading to this clash and with two straight clean sheets they will be hoping to pile on Spurs’ recent pressures. Spurs are unbeaten in three straight Premier League games at home. Tottenham goes to this clash without a win in their last four matches.

They are without a clean sheet in their last five matches and on three occasions they have conceded two or more goals. Key men Harry Kane and Son Heung-min have been missing in action and the bluntness in attack is well visible. They have had defenders scoring in the last two games but there is little sign the struggles will end soon. They have won just twice away from home in the last 10 matches, losing four and keeping just one clean sheet.

With just three wins and one clean sheet in 14 away matches in the Premier League, Tottenham’s claim to being favourite lie solely on merit and not form. They play a Burnley side with nothing to lose. In fact, the home side currently lies just four points adrift of 5th place which could mean Champions League-football next season. Imagine that! With Spurs already losing at Turf Moor last season, there is little to build a case for the visitors on. The home win looks a tasty bet while more cautious gamblers take the “draw-no-bet”.

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