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Preview: Tottenham Hotspur vs Burnley – Prediction, Team News, Line-ups

Tottenham Hotspur join the FA Cup third round action this week as they take on Burnley in an exciting fixture on Friday night. 

The Lilywhites have had an excellent Premier League campaign under manager Ange Postecoglou, but they will now be aiming to end their trophy drought by winning the domestic cup competition. 

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Tottenham bounced back from their midweek defeat against Brighton & Hove Albion as they ran out 3-1 runners over Bournemouth on Sunday. 

Spurs got off to an ideal start as Pape Matar Sarr scored within the first nine minutes of the game. 

The Cherries responded well and created several goal scoring opportunities. But their lack of quality in the final third meant the scoreline remained the same. 

Son Heung-min then knocked the wind out of the visitors by smashing a brilliant goal before Richarlison wrapped up the points with a brilliant left-footed strike on 80 minutes. 

Bournemouth pulled one back through Alex Scott but that was little consolation for the losing team.  

Tottenham haven’t won a trophy in a long, long time, but the FA Cup provides a good opportunity for them to end that record. 

On the other hand, Burnley suffered another disappointing 3-2 defeat at Aston Villa last weekend. 

Leon Bailey fired the opening goal on 28 minutes before Zeki Amdouni quickly levelled the scores. But the hosts headed to the break confidently after Moussa Diaby restored their lead. 

Vincent Kompany’s side suffered a big blow in the second-half as Sander Berge received his marching orders for his second yellow card. 

Despite being reduced to 10-men, the Clarets managed to restore parity through a Lyle Foster goal. 

But Villa had the last laugh as Douglas Luiz scored the winner from the spot after Aaron Ramsey fouled Jhon Duran. 

The result leaves Burnley in 19th spot in the Premier League table, with five points off safety.

Team News 

Tottenham will be missing Micky van de Ven, James Maddison, Ivan Perisic, Ryan Sessegnon, Manor Solomon, Alfie Whiteman, Cristian Romero, and Pape Matar Sarr as they are all out injured. Yves Bissouma will also be absent as he will be serving suspension. 

As for Burnley, Luca Koleosho is in the treatment room at the moment while Sander Berge’s will also be missing due to his red card against Aston Villa last time out. 

Tottenham Hotspur vs Burnley potential line-ups 

Tottenham Hotspur: Vicario; Porro, Royal, Davies, Udogie; Skipp, Bentancur, Lo Celso; Kulusevski, Richarlison, Johnson.

Burnley: Trafford; Vitinho, O’Shea, Beyer, Taylor; Gudmundsson, Ramsey, Brownhill, Odobert; Amdouni, Foster.

How to watch? 

Fans of football around the world can watch FA Cup live streams online, including Tottenham Hotspur vs Burnley. 

Tottenham Hotspur vs Burnley prediction 

Confidence in the Burnley camp is likely to be low as they are sitting second bottom in the standings, making them favourites for Championship relegation. 

Tottenham will be motivated to win the FA Cup fixture on Friday as they will aim to break their trophy drought this campaign. We believe they should comfortably win the home contest this week. 

Tottenham 3-1 Burnley 

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