Tottenham Hotspur vs Burnley: Premier League Preview & Prediction
Sunday's Premier League action gets underway at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as top-four hopefuls Tottenham Hotspur meet relegation-threatened Burnley.
Harry Kane's first-half double, coupled with Son Heung-min's 'game killer,' catapulted Tottenham to an overwhelming 3-0 win over fierce top-four rivals Arsenal in midweek Premier League action.
Spurs' morale-boosting triumph in the 191st edition of the North London derby has helped them reduce the gap on the fourth-placed Gunners to a single point, with two matches left.
Antonio Conte's men have no room for complacency as they aim to avenge a disheartening 1-0 defeat in the reverse fixture at Turf Moor and tighten the noose on a fourth-place finish.
With Arsenal set to make the journey north to meet Newcastle United on Monday, Tottenham would provisionally take the fourth place with a win on Sunday.
There's every reason for optimism in the London camp, as Spurs have come out victorious in five of their last six Premier League home matches (L1).
What's more, each of those five victories have seen Kane and co net 3+ goals, highlighting the potential for another high-scoring contest.
Adding to Tottenham's confidence, they've gone unbeaten in their nine previous home league meetings with Burnley (W8, D1), winning the last three in a row by an aggregate score of 10-0.
Though it's hard to expect the Clarets to roll over given their ongoing battle for survival, a 3-1 home defeat to Aston Villa last time out has probably shown Spurs the way to break them down.
Away from home, Burnley have won just one of their last five Premier League outings (D2, L2), scoring under 1.5 goals in four of them.
Therefore, we back Tottenham to stroll to another routine home triumph.
Prediction: Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 Burnley