Tottenham vs Burnley FA Cup predictions: tips, odds and team news
Tottenham and Burnley face off in an all-Premier League tie in the third round of the FA Cup on Friday at 8pm (UK time).
Tottenham vs Burnley odds
*Odds correct as of 07:10 on January 5
Tottenham have started life well under Ange Postecoglou, even when you include their rocky patch in November and the start of December, and they’ll be hoping they can end the season with at least one piece of silverware. The EFL Cup has come and gone, with Tottenham losing to Fulham, and there is another Premier League side awaiting them in their first FA Cup game of the campaign. Eight-time winners of the FA Cup, Tottenham last won the competition in 1991 and haven’t reached the final since. It’s been four fifth-round exits in the past four years for Tottenham, and they haven’t failed to make it past the third round since 2013/14 when they were beaten by Arsenal.
Burnley, meanwhile, will have the Premier League relegation battle as their main priority this season, but a good cup run could be good for their morale and momentum. You have to go back to 1962 for the last time Burnley were in the FA Cup final and pre-World War One for their sole victory, with the Clarets beating Liverpool 1-0 just a couple of months before the assassination of Austria-Hungary’s Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Burnley did make it to the quarter-finals last season, having been knocked out of the third round the year before.
Spurs have a phenomenal home record against Burnley, winning each of their 11 against the Clarets which includes a 4-2 victory in an FA Cup replay back in 2015. The Clarets have failed to score in all three of their trips to the Tottenham Hotspur stadium, currently behind 10-0 on aggregate at Spurs’ new stadium.
Tottenham vs Burnley predictions
Tottenham vs Burnley: Predictions
|26/25 with Unibet
|Tottenham 2-1 Burnley
|8/1 with Bet365
|5/1 with Sky Bet
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The stats behind our Tottenham vs Burnley predictions:
- Burnley haven’t won away against Tottenham since 1983.
- Richarlison has scored five goals in his last five Tottenham appearances.
- Tottenham have won seven of their last 10 games against Burnley.
- Tottenham have conceded in their past five home games.
- Tottenham haven’t failed to make it past the third round of the FA Cup since 2013/14.
Tottenham vs Burnley match tip
A few weeks ago, Tottenham fans will have been extremely worried at the prospect of losing Son Heung-min to the Asian Cup. And while the South Korean will still be missed, Richarlison has found goalscoring form at the right time. The Brazilian has scored five goals in his last five games for Tottenham, netting a brace against Newcastle before also bagging in wins over Nottingham Forest, Everton and Bournemouth.
Tottenham vs Burnley team news
Tottenham team news
|Son Heung-min, Ivan Perisic, James Maddison, Ryan Sessegnon, Yves Bissouma, Manor Solomon, Pape Matar Sarr, Alejo Veliz
|Micky van de Ven
Yves Bissouma’s red card suspension also includes the FA Cup, so he’ll sit this game out too – though he may already be with Mali for the Africa Cup of Nations, with Pape Matar Sarr is also unavailable, ready to represent Senegal. Manor Solomon, James Maddison and Ryan Sessegnon are all expected back mid-January, but this game will be far too soon. Ivan Perisic is a long-term absentee, while Son Heung-min will miss this game too, expected to travel to meet up with South Korea ahead of the Asian Cup. Alejo Veliz has been ruled out for six weeks with a knee problem, but Micky van de Ven may be on the Spurs bench after returning to full training.
Burnley team news
|Jordan Beyer, Hjalmar Ekdal
Jordan Beyer and Hjalmar Ekdal are the only confirmed absentees for Burnley, while Jack Cork faces a late test.
Tottenham vs Burnley head-to-head record
- 2 September 2023 – Burnley 2-5 Tottenham – Premier League
- 15 May 2022 – Tottenham 1-0 Burnley – Premier League
- 23 February 2022 – Burnley 1-0 Tottenham – Premier League
- 27 October 2021 – Burnley 0-1 Tottenham – EFL Cup
- 28 February 2021 – Tottenham 4-0 Burnley – Premier League
A 1-0 win for Burnley in February 2022 is the Clarets’ sole victory over Tottenham in their last eight meetings. Tottenham have won six, including a 5-2 league victory at Turf Moor earlier this season, with one draw.