Spurs to Continue Pursuit of Trophy with Win at Burnley

    Burnley vs Tottenham Preview 27/10/2021

    25 Oct 2021 | League Cup | Preview
    Spurs to Continue Pursuit of Trophy with Win at Burnley

    There are only 16 teams remaining in the English League Cup and on Wednesday the 27th of October we have a Round of 16 tie between Burnley and Tottenham Hotspur.

    This trophy is the most realistic hope of silverware for Burnley this season and Spurs will also see this as a competition they can win.

    Burnley come into the game having picked up a point in a 2-2 draw at Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

    Having opened the scoring in the 13th minute, Burnley found themselves 2-1 down early in the second half but scored the equalising goal in the 57th minute to claim a draw.

    That result means Burnley are undefeated in 4 of their last 5 matches in all competitions. There have been 3 draws in the Premier League, one at home against Norwich City and two away at Leicester City and most recently Southampton.

    The one victory recorded in those 5 fixtures came in the League Cup and Burnley beat Rochdale 4-1 at home.

    Trends show Burnley have lost only one of their last 5 League Cup fixtures. However, their home record in the competition is not great and they have lost 5 of their last 7 League Cup games on home soil. Both teams have scored in 4 of Burnley’s last 5 home League Cup matches.

    Spurs make the trip to Turf Moor on the back of a disappointing 1-0 loss at West Ham United in the Premier League on Sunday.

    It was a lacklustre display from Spurs and although they were not dominated by West Ham, they did not get going themselves. That was a second successive defeat for Spurs following the 1-0 loss at Vitesse in the Europa Conference League.

    To reach this stage of the League Cup, Spurs travelled to Wolverhampton Wanderers and came away with the victory following a penalty shootout. The match ended 2-2, with all 4 goals coming inside 60 minutes of the game.

    Spurs will be hoping to go one better in this competition this season having reached the final last season and losing 1-0 to Manchester City.

    Away form shows Spurs have won their last 2 away games in the League Cup, beating Stoke City 3-1 in the tournament last season in addition to the win over Wolves this season.

    Trends show Spurs have seen both team score in 3 of their last 4 away League Cup fixtures and over 2.5 goals in 5 of their last 7 on the road.

    Team news and Burnley will be without Dale Stephens who has an ankle injury. They also have doubts over the inclusion of Ben Mee due to Covid.

    Spurs travel north without Ryan Sessegnon who is struggling with a muscle problem. There are also doubts over the fitness of Matt Doherty.

    Both teams will see this as a good opportunity to reach the quarter final of the League Cup this season. However, if Spurs name a strong starting XI, they should score the goals to win this game and we expect to see over 2.5 goals, with both teams scoring.

    Home team
    Away team
    Probability %
    Correct score
    Avg. goals
    Weather conditions
    1 - 3
    3.82 3.50 2.10 1 1 -1
    0 - 1(0 - 0)
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