Tottenham will be hoping for a win that could potentially move them into the Champions League places. Burnley need a victory to get out of the relegation zone. What will happen in this exciting encounter?
Tottenham Hotspur will be hoping to bounce back from Thursday’s embarrassing 2-1 defeat at NS Mura, in the Europa Conference League when they travel to Burnley in the English Premier League (EPL) on Sunday.
Antonio Conte’s Spurs currently occupy seventh place in the EPL table, four points behind fourth-placed West Ham United, while Burnley sit in 18th, having collected just nine points from their 12 league games this season.
Burnley boss, Sean Dyche, made it clear during Friday’s press conference that Ashley Barnes will again be sidelined through injury, but Matěj Vydra and Jay Rodriguez could both make the squad.
The Clarets will have to cope without both Ashley Westwood and James Tarkowski through suspension, though, which is expected to allow Jack Cork and Nathan Collins to get opportunities in the starting XI.
Maxwel Cornet has scored five EPL goals since he joined from Lyon, and the 25-year-old will again feature in the final third of the field, in tandem with Chris Wood.
As for Tottenham, Dane Scarlett and Cristian Romero will definitely miss the contest through injury, while Giovani Lo Celso remains doubtful, due to the injury that he picked up on international duty for Argentina.
Oliver Skipp is available after missing the win over Leeds through suspension, and the midfielder should come back into the starting XI, with Harry Winks dropping down to the bench.
Japhet Tanganga should be selected over Davinson Sánchez as part of a back three, while Lucas Moura and Son Heung-min will return to the side to link up with Harry Kane in attack.
Confidence won’t exactly be high in the Tottenham camp, but they secured an important EPL victory over Leeds United last weekend. We believe that the London club’s quality in the forward areas will allow them to secure all three points. Our prediction is 2-0 to Spurs, with both goals coming in the second half.