Scored in the previous round, Tottenham departs this Saturday, December 23, in search of the reaction in the English Premier League season 2017/2018. He will face Burnley as part of the nineteenth round schedule, the last of the first round. With a kickoff scheduled for 3:30 p.m., the duel takes place at the Turf Moor stadium in Burnley.
Burnley’s recent performance
The owners of the house arrive at the journey that marks the mid-season of the Premier League in excellent condition. They accumulated 32 points (nine wins, five draws and four losses). They occupy the sixth position, the first outside the classification zone for European tournaments. A feat for a club with its investment capacity. He is even better than Tottenham, seventh with 31 points (nine wins, four draws and five losses).
The great weapon for such performance is a great defensive system. Without even a goal in the last three matches, Burnley have the Premier League’s weakest defense alongside Manchester City and Manchester United, who are in the top two. It took only 12 tries.
What sets it apart from the pointers and has kept the team from reaching even better position is the low offensive productivity. With 16 goals scored, Burnley has the worst attack in the top 13. Among the 20 clubs competing for the elite division of English football, only scored fewer goals in 18 games. Two of them (West Bromwich and Swansea) are in the relegation zone.
Irish midfielder Robbie Brady (15 games in the English Premier League season 2017/2018) is Burnley’s big doubt for Saturday’s duel. The athlete was out of the last three matches due to knee injury. You will still need to undergo further tests to see if you will be able to perform.
Also in the infirmary are goalkeeper Tom Heaton (four games) and striker Jonhathan Walters (two games, no goal). They have, however, less tactical and technical importance for the team.
The current form of Tottenham
Tottenham, who were eliminated early in the League Cup, had no commitments during the week. He had time to put the pieces together after being run over ruthlessly by Manchester City in the previous round. Was thrashed by 4 to 1.
The result was not an accident. He showed exactly what the match was. The London team was swallowed by the Manchester blues. He had less possession of the ball (53% to 47%) and when he mastered the ball did not know how to use the advantage effectively. He tried only seven shots to the goal (against 20 of the rival) sending only two balls in the target. City sent 11 finals in the right direction. If it were not for Lloris’s seven defenses, the disaster would have been even greater.
That may even make coach Mauricio Pochettino make more significant changes to the team. Although his cast is not among the richest in the Premier League, there are options. Of the squad, 15 athletes participated in ten or more matches of the English Championship in the current season.
In this relationship is the Belgian defender Toby Alderweired (ten games in the 2017/2018 Premier League season, no goal). He is in the process of recovering from a thigh injury that has kept him off the pitch since early November. If it receives the green light from the medical department, it could be an attempt to improve Tottenham’s defensive performance, which out of the last five matches as a visitor was defeated in four.
History of matches Burnley vs Tottenham
Tottenham have not been beaten by Burnley for seven games. There were four wins and three draws in the period. In the first round of the English Championship 2017/2018, in London, there was equality by 1 to 1.
Burnley have conceded just three goals in their stadium in the current season of the English Premier League. It will be a challenge for Tottenham’s top scorer Harry Kane (17 games, 12 goals), who went scoreless in his last two matches in the Premier League. Although Londoners clearly have greater technical potential, draw is a good choice for guess. Presents a price of 4.20 in Rivalo. Victory of the sites pays 6.50 and visitors earn 1.50 for 1.