Burnley host Tottenham Hotspur at Turf Moor on Saturday afternoon looking to secure their first win of the Premier League season. Vincent Kompany’s men earnt their first win of the new campaign in their Carabao Cup success over Nottingham Forest in midweek and will be looking to follow it up with three points here. 

Burnley vs Spurs Tips:

  • Tottenham to win at 5/6
  • James Maddison to score first at 5/1

Team news:

A second string Spurs team, albeit featuring Richarlison up front, lost on penalties to Fulham in midweek, but we can expect Ange Postecoglou to return to the side that looked so impressive at Bournemouth last weekend. There are no new injury concerns or suspensions for the Australian manager to contend with, while Anass Zaroury will serve the last game of his three-match suspension for Burnley. 

Tottenham to win 

From what we have seen from Postecoglou so far, Tottenham will be a major force this season. With Heung-min Son, Dejan Kulusevski and James Maddison looking like a wonderful trio behind Richarlison, and with Yves Bissouma dominating the midfield, they should be able to secure a win at Turf Moor.

At Bournemouth, a comparable team to Burnley, they utterly dominated. They pinned the home side in and simply outplayed them, securing a comfortable 2-0 win. We could see more of the same here, even though Burnley will be desperate to get off and running. 

To their credit, they’ve only played Aston Villa and Manchester City so far, but this Spurs clash represents another tough fixture at the start of the season. And it’s one we think the away side will win. 

James Maddison to score first 

The standout for Spurs so far this season has been their new number ten. Without Harry Kane’s presence up front, Postecoglou has looked for other inspiration in the attacking positions. Maddison has been a phenomenal signing, and opened the scoring on the south coast last weekend. 

He is not only the chief creator, but continuously gets himself into key goalscoring situations. With Richarlison the nominal striker, there is often room to move into in the box, and that’s not even considering his prowess from direct free-kicks. 

Maddison to score anytime is 8/5, but we are pushing the boat out slightly further and backing the 5/1 on him to open the scoring at Turf Moor on Saturday.

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