By 90Min
February 21, 2019

Tottenham travel to Turf Moor to face Sean Dyche's Burnley in the Premier League's lunchtime kick off on Saturday.

Both sides will be hoping to pick up crucial points as they continue to build momentum heading into the final stages of the season. Spurs will be hoping to strengthen their grip on third place, as well as keeping their faint Premier League title hopes alive, while Burnley will be looking to maintain their good form and move further clear of the dreaded drop zone.

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The fixture on Saturday sees both teams come into the game in great form, with Burnley unbeaten in their last seven league games. Tottenham, meanwhile, have won their last four Premier League games, and now trail leaders Manchester City by just five points.


Here is 90min's preview of Saturday's game.


Where to Watch


When Is Kick Off? Saturday 23 February
What Time Is Kick Off? 12:30 GMT
Where Is it Played? Turf Moor
TV Channel / Live Stream? Sky Sports Premier League
Referee Mike Dean

Team News


Sean Dyche has no new injury concerns ahead of Saturday's game, with Aaron Lennon and Steven Defour remaining the club's only unavailable players.

Lennon will miss a reunion with his former club due to a knee injury, which has kept his out for Burnley's last nine games, whilst Defour has only played six league games this season because of an ongoing calf problem.


Pictures from Tottenham's training ground on Wednesday have provided hope that top scorer Harry Kane could feature for the visitors, after the England captain returned to training ahead of schedule after an ankle ligament injury. 


It is unclear, however, as to whether Saturday's game will be too soon for Kane.

Dele Alli and Ben Davies will still be missing for Mauricio Pochettino's side, although they are expected to return to training soon.


Predicted Lineups


Burnley Heaton; Bardsley, Mee, Tarkowski, Taylor; Hendrick, Cork, Westwood, McNeil; Wood, Barnes
Tottenham Lloris; Trippier, Alderwiereld, Foyth, Sanchez, Vertonghen; Winks, Sissoko, Lucas, Eriksen; Son

Head to Head Record


In the history of a fixture which dates back to an FA Cup clash in 1906, Tottenham have just edged Burnley, winning 46 of the matches between the sides, with Burnley winning 40.

Burnley have not beaten Spurs since May 2010. The game, despite Burnley's victory on that occasion was a bit of a damp squib, with Burnley already condemned to relegation and Spurs having sealed a place in the Champions League for the first time in their history.

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Tottenham recorded a 1-0 win against Burnley earlier in the campaign, thanks to a stoppage time Christian Eriksen strike, which saw Spurs snatch the three points after some resolute Clarets defending.


Recent Form


After Burnley's 5-1 home defeat to Everton during week 19 of the season, the Clarets were sat in 18th place on 12 points. Sean Dyche's team have since gone seven games unbeaten, shooting them up to 15th place with 27 points, three points clear of the drop zone.

Their last Premier League match saw them win 3-1 in a crucial relegation 'six pointer' at the Amex Stadium against Brighton, thanks to a double from forward Chris Wood and an Ashley Barnes strike. 

An impressive 3-0 victory against Borussia Dortmund in Tottenham's last fixture marked a fourth staright victory in all competitions, with them all coming at Wembley.

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Spurs currently boast the best away record in the Premier League, having won 11 of their 13 games on the road this season.


Here are how both teams have fared in their last five games.


Burnley Tottenham Hotspur
Brighton 1-3 Burnley (9/2) Tottenham 3-0 Borussia Dortmund (13/2)
Burnley 1-1 Southampton (2/2) Tottenham 3-1 Leicester City (10/2)
Manchester United 2-2 Burnley (29/1) Tottenham 1-0 Newcastle United (2/2)
Manchester City 5-0 Burnley (26/1) Tottenham 2-1 Watford (30/1)
Watford 0-0 Burnley (19/1)
Crystal Palace 2-0 Tottenham (27/1)

Prediction


Burnley's form in recent weeks will make this a very tricky fixture for Tottenham.


Both teams desperately need points for their respective battles, and it is going to be a very close game, with Burnley looking to make the most of set pieces or counter attacking opportunities.

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Tottenham have been terrific on the road this season, and may just edge another three points despite Burnley's recent form.


Prediction: Burnley 1-2 Tottenham

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