Tottenham are going well in the Premier League, sitting fifth after winning four of their last five games, but injuries and players being away on international duty could make things tough for them in their FA Cup third-round clash with Burnley on Friday evening.
The Clarets are embroiled in a relegation scrap in the Premier League, currently sat 19th and five points adrift of survival, but this is a welcomed opportunity for them to restore some belief.
Bet Builder - 12/1
Both teams to score - 4/6
There has rarely been a dull moment involving Tottenham this season, especially in the Premier League at home where both teams have scored in eight of their ten matches.
Spurs have scored in all 21 of their fixtures this season, with the net bulging at both ends in 16 of those contests which includes a thrilling 5-2 win against Burnley at Turf Moor in September.
It will be interesting, however, to see what team Tottenham manager Ange Postecoglou opts to deploy with Pape Matar Sarr, Yves Bissouma and Heung Min-Son all on international duty.
With James Maddison, Cristian Romero and Micky van de Ven amongst those still on the sidelines, Burnley will believe they can cause an upset.
In contrast, Vincent Kompany is one of only three Premier League managers not losing any players to AFCON or the Asia Cup and, with no match for 16 days after this, they can afford to go strong.
Despite sitting in the relegation zone, Burnley’s recent performances have improved and they were unfortunate last time out to lose 3-2 at Aston Villa, who landed the spoils with a last-minute penalty from Douglas Luiz.
That means the Clarets have failed to score only once in their last five away games, also netting in defeat at Arsenal, earning a 1-1 draw at Brighton and winning 2-0 at Fulham.
Richarlison to score at any time - 5/4
Richarlison has sparked into life recently, scoring five goals in as many games, and the Brazilian will relish being the main man in the absence of skipper Son.
The Spurs forward has led the line for Brazil in recent years and, with confidence restored, he could be a difficult player to contain.
The 26-year-old can not only run in behind but he also carries a significant aerial threat. He has four goals in his last three home games and can breach a Burnley backline that has struggled against the Premier League’s elite this season.
Destiny Udogie to be shown a card - 10/3
A popular card candidate whenever Tottenham play is Destiny Udogie and the Italian international, who is on loan from Udinese, could be booked against the Clarets.
Udogie has made an excellent impression at Spurs but discipline is his downfall and he has collected seven yellow cards in 19 appearances for club and country this term.
Having committed 28 fouls in 17 Premier League matches, only Dejan Kulusevski has made more for Tottenham this season.
Heung-Min Son, Yves Bissouma and Pape Matar Sarr are on international duty. Micky van de Ven, James Maddison, Cristian Romero, Manor Solomon, Ivan Perisic, Ryan Sessegnon and Alejo Veliz remain on the treatment table.
Jordan Beyer and Hjalmar Ekdal are injured while Jack Cork must be assessed. Sander Berge is suspended after his dismissal against Aston Villa.
Both teams have scored in each of Tottenham’s last six home games.
Burnley have won only two of their last 14 matches.
The Clarets have suffered defeat in all seven of their Premier League meetings with top-six clubs this season, conceding 21 goals in the process.
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