Matchday 37 of the English Premier League sees Tottenham Hotspur host Burnley in an important match for both teams. Spurs are battling for a top four finish and a return to the Champions League, while Burnley are clinging to safety in the midst of a tight relegation battle with Leeds. Both races are set to come down to the final day of the season with only two matches remaining in the 2021/22 campaign. Spurs, currently sitting fifth, are coming off a massive 3-0 win against bitter rivals and fourth-place Arsenal, closing the gap to just one point with the Gunners on 66 and Spurs on 65. Manager Antonio Conte couldn’t have asked for a more favorable run-in as his Tottenham team will take on two relegation candidates in their final two matches, hosting Burnley before closing out the season with a trip to Carrow Road to take on rock-bottom Norwich. They will, however, need the Gunners to slip up and drop points if they are to qualify for the Champions League after a two-year absence.
They could well face a tough test in this matchup and it would be foolish to write off the visiting Burnley. The Clarets have won three of their last four matches as they make a late push for survival and should be up for a fight here. They will have the rest advantage against a Spurs team that could be experiencing some tired legs after arguably their most important match of the season. Tottenham expectedly come into this match as significant favorites, making it hard to find any clear value on the winners markets. A look into the goals market, however, does present some enticing odds – specifically a “both teams to score” bet. Burnley have now found the net in five straight matches as they have consistently been able to build momentum down the stretch. Tottenham should have no problem getting on the score sheet themselves, especially after the brilliant attacking display put on against Arsenal in midweek.
We’re going to back both teams to score as our bet for this match. This is a dangerous spot for the hosts given the short turnaround time and coming off such an important and emotionally charged match their last time out. We often see teams have let-downs in spots like this so it’s imperative that Spurs remain focused if they want a chance of qualifying for the top four. They’ll get Burnley’s best shot here as the Clarets have been playing well and should be full of belief that they can keep their good run going and avoid the drop.