Tottenham Hotspur supporters are thoroughly enjoying Ange Postecoglou’s exhilarating management style, and their admiration for the Australian will soar if he can lead them to their first trophy in years, potentially clinching the FA Cup this season.
The first hurdle on their path to Wembley is Burnley, a challenging match-up, especially as the Clarets have started to find their stride after a rough beginning in the Premier League.
Much like Postecoglou, Burnley’s manager Vincent Kompany is sticking to his guns, having successfully guided his team back to the top tier. Therefore, an exciting match is expected, with both teams likely creating numerous opportunities.
While Postecoglou’s daring approach has been a hit with the fans, who’ve been craving entertaining football, there was some discontent when he opted for a weaker lineup, leading to Tottenham’s exit from the League Cup at the hands of Fulham in August.
For the upcoming match, Postecoglou should put forward his best team, yet Burnley, despite missing key players, pose a significant threat.
Kompany’s team is still fighting relegation, but their recent form has been better, with just four losses in their last seven matches, two of which were against top teams Aston Villa and Liverpool.
While Burnley’s main aim is to stay in the premier league, a victory over Tottenham in the FA Cup would be a massive morale booster for the squad.
Betting Odds Tottenham Hotspur are the clear favourites, with their best odds at 1/2 from Bet365. Burnley are underdogs at 5/1.
Past Encounters Spurs have dominated recent encounters, including a 5-2 win at Turf Moor in September. Burnley has only one win in their last eight matches against Spurs and hasn’t won in London since 1983. Their last trip saw them lose 1-0.
Key Players Son Heung-Min, who scored a hat-trick against Burnley last time, is away for the Asia Cup. However, Richarlison has been in form, scoring five in his last five games. He’s 8/5 to score again. For Burnley, Wilson Odobert has been impressive on the wing, contributing four goals in 14 games. He’s 5/1 at Bet365 to score, with an assist more likely at 13/2.
Additional Betting Tips A high-scoring game is anticipated, with both teams favoring an attacking style. Betting on both teams to score (BTTS) is 3/4, and over 2.5 goals is 13/20. Combining these bets offers even odds at Bet365.