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Spurs v Burnley: Third win on spin in offing for Lilywhites

| 19.12.2014

Christmas is shaping up to be a merry one for Maurico Pochettino and his Tottenham side after booking an infinitely winnable Capital One Cup semi-final tie against Sheffield United.

More festive cheer should be felt at White Hart Lane after their last Premier League fixture before the Turkey is carved too, with Burnley in town.

The Clarets sit 10 places below Spurs and receive 11/2 outsider status for only a second away win of the season, the draw is 16/5 but the 8/15 on a home triumph is where we start the betting.

Tottenham to beat Burnley @ 8/15

As prices go on big teams to win at home, this one rates as generous despite the Clarets’ resurgence in claiming 11 of the last 18 points available.

Spurs have pieced together impressive wins at Swansea in the league, before hammering Newcastle 4-0 to book a last-four League Cup spot prior to this encounter.

With the White Hart Lane monkey cast from their backs – they are unbeaten in four matches in all competitions there, winning three of those – beating Burnley, whose 2-0 loss at QPR on their last away trip was the seventh defeat in eight top-flight trips to the capital, should be doable.

Both teams to score and Tottenham to win @ 11/5

Although Spurs shut out the Magpies in the cup, that was a rare occurrence this season.

Pochettino’s much-tinkered with defence have only kept one clean sheet in their last eight top-flight fixtures.

Meanwhile, only once in their last six league games have Sean Dyche’s visitors been kept off the scoresheet.

Roberto Soldado to score last @ 9/2

The Spaniard has blown a little lukewarm for the Lillywhites, but he’s actually bagged two in his last three home appearances.

On both occasions, Soldado had the final word, and given the possibility he may be sent on from the bench he’s a decent price to repeat the trick.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Christian Crowther

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