Spurs v Burnley: (match preview)
Spur return to action on Saturday afternoon when they face Burnley, in an important league fixture at Turf Moor. After a two week international break Mauricio Pochettino’s’ Lillywhites continue their quest for a top four finish, and with our team sitting in second place and playing some brilliant football, Pochettino is on course to overachieve with Spurs for a second consecutive season. However, this afternoons opposition will provide one of the toughest away games of the season, the clarets have only lost three games at home in the league this season, and despite their struggles away from home their still in a very good position to secure their premier league status for another season. Highly structured and hard to break down, Sean Dyche has Burnley very well set up. I’m expecting a tight game and one in which the home side will do all they can to look for a draw, frustrating our attacking side throughout. Whilst Andre Gray is the clarets main goal threat, danger will also come from out wide through Robbie Brady and George Boyd.
Team news: Today’s match comes too soon for the injured trio of Harry Kane, Danny Rose and Erik Lamela. Whilst striker Vincent Janssen is an injury doubt with a chest infection.
My predicted lineup: Lloris (C),Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Dier, Davies, Wanyama, Dembele, Walker, Dele, Eriksen, Son.
My score prediction: 1-0 to Spurs courtesy of a goal from Jan Vertonghen.
An interesting pre match read: https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2017/mar/31/mauricio-pochettino-spurs-fight-against-burnley
One to watch: Burnley’s pacy forward Andre Gray who has been linked with Spurs. Gray has eight league goals this season.