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Burnley vs. Tottenham Hotspur | Carabao Cup – Oct. 27, 2021
Sixteen teams remain in Carabao Cup. Twelve are from the Premier League, three are from Championship, and only one is from League One. That is Sunderland. In Round 4, there are five duels between Premier League sides. One of them we will analyze today.
The last time when Burnley was in the Round 4 of the League Cup was in 2008/09 when they reached the semi-finals. Their rival in semis that year was Tottenham Hotspur. Spurs have won the first game at White Hart Lane with 4-1, but Burnley won at Turf Moor with 3-0, and the match went into extra time. The goals from Pavlyuchenko and Defoe in the last minutes of the extra time gave the Spurs way to the finals.
So, in the last 12 years, Burnley never passed the 4th round of the League Cup. A couple of times, they even got eliminated in the 1st round.
The main target for Burnley and Sean Dyche this season is to stay in Premier League. They had a tough start to the season. After nine games, they are without victory and have only 4 points. They sit in 18th place in the table, in the relegation zone, and the situation isn’t good for them.
Results in Premier League are most important because, after the League Cup clash with Tottenham, they have a crucial match against Brentford at home. Great opportunity for the first win of the season.
Nuno Espirito Santo has been under massive pressure in the last two months. The season for Spurs has started great with three wins in the first three games, but after that, results are abysmal. They have four defeats in the last six games in Premier League, don’t have a clean sheet in the last ten games in all competitions, and in 3 of those 6 games, they didn’t score a goal.
The biggest concern for Tottenham supporters is how they play with a ball. The answer is catastrophic. They don’t know what to do with a ball, Kane and Son don’t receive enough balls, all passes are backward, and Tottenham has only 7.8 shots on goal per match. Only Crystal Palace and Norwich have less.
Tottenham has a good record in League Cup. They played in the final in 2008, 2009, 2015, 2021, and a couple of times, they were in semis. The last trophy that the club won was League Cup in 2008.
Nuno is under colossal pressure, and he must win this game because cups are the only chance for Tottenham to win something.
Connor Roberts competes to make his debut for Burnley after signing from Swansea during the summer. Ben Mee is back from coronavirus. Nuno Espirito Santo doesn’t have problems with injuries. Ryan Sessegnon is the only player that is injured.
H2H Comparison and Trends
The last time that two sides met in League Cup was the 2008/09 season. After that, they meet each other in the FA Cup in the 2014/15 season. At Turf Moor result was 1-1, and at White Hart Lane, Tottenham was won 4-2. In the last 10 Premier League games, Tottenham has seven victories, Burnley one, and two games have finished with a draw.
Free Betting Pick
We think Tottenham is maybe a little bigger favorite in this match. Both managers will rotate, but Nuno must give chances to some starters. The Spurs have only one senior striker, so Harry Kane will probably start. Nuno will rotate defense much, but midfield and attack will have some starters from the West Ham game.
Burnley will rotate, too. In the last round against Rochdale, Dyche has made 4-5 changes, so probably the same number will be this time, too.
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