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Spurs should end Turf Moor hoodoo in battle at Burnley

| 05.04.2015

Tottenham have won once at Burnley’s Turf Moor ground in 39 years, yet have more than double the points total of the Clarets. Spurs are thus 6/5 favourites with Coral for victory.

It’s worth punters noting how Sean Dyche’s side have raised their game when hosting top Premier League teams, and that is why a draw is the same price as a Burnley win with both at 12/5.

This east Lancashire arena will become the latest goldfish bowl for major Tottenham attraction Harry Kane to ply his trade in. Add netting on his England debut during the international break to his club haul of 29 across all competitions, and this bright young Three Lions thing has 30 goals in senior football this term.

Kane is 21/20 to reach that milestone of Spurs strikes for the season anytime, and 4/1 to grab the opener as he did in the reverse fixture at White Hart Lane.

These scoring exploits rather put opposite number and England Under-21 attacking colleague Danny Ings’ contribution to the Clarets’ survival bid in the shade somewhat. Striking nine times has been no less vital, though, but it’s none in the last five for him.

Such recent dearth is reflected in odds of 9/5 for Ings to net anytime and reach double figures for Burnley, who will start this Super Sunday lunchtime encounter in the bottom three.

Dyche can be delighted in the fact that three of his other Clarets forwards have all found the target against Tottenham this term, having forced an FA Cup third round replay back in January.

Anytime scorer odds get progressively better taking in Wales international frontman Sam Vokes (13/5), ex-Austria youth player Ashley Barnes (14/5) and former England Under-21 striker Marvin Sordell (3/1).

Spurs’ backline will certainly be weaker with the absence of number one Hugo Lloris, who is still waiting on a knee wound to fully heal, meaning Michel Vorm will keep goal. Danny Rose may miss out at left back with the hamstring and hip problems that ruled him out of England duty, so Wales counterpart Ben Davies should deputise.

Burnley have no fresh injury concerns, though left-footed pair Stephen Ward and Matthew Taylor remain sidelined. As well as the individual competition between Kane and Ings underpinning this one, another subplot is which winger will play best; the hosts’ George Boyd or Tottenham and Belgium wideman Nacer Chadli?

Previously capped for Scotland, Clarets attacker Boyd rocked the Premier League by netting a winner against reigning champions Manchester City last time out at home. Odds of 7/2 say he shall score against Spurs anytime.

Chadli, meanwhile, was on target at Turf Moor in the FA Cup, so is shorter at 5/2 to do so again. A 2-1 Totteham win rewards punters with odds of 8/1, and that price is well worth taking.



Jamie Clark

Athletics aficionado, die-hard snooker fan and Crystal Palace supporter Jamie has written for Coral since February 2014 after spells with Soccerlens and the Press Association as a digital journalist and copywriter. A former East Midlands sports correspondent and Bwin tipster, he is a graduate of both the University of York and University of Sheffield, with a Masters in web journalism from the latter.