Tottenham Hotspur vs BurnleyFA Cup, KO: 20:00 Jan 5, 2024, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR fans are loving the Ange Postecoglou thrill ride and they will be hero worshipping the big Aussie if he can end their trophy drought by getting his hands on the FA Cup this season.
Burnley provide the first obstacle on the road to Wembley and it's a tricky tie for Spurs with the Clarets finally finding a bit of form after a punishing start to the Premier League campaign.
Like Postecoglou, Burnley boss Vincent Kompany is refusing to abandon his principles after leading his side back into the top flight so this should be an entertaining cup tie with chances at both ends.
While Postecoglou's high-risk football has gone down a treat with supporters starved of entertaining football, a few punters were upset with him fielding a weakened side as Tottenham crashed out of the League Cup to Fulham in August.
They haven't lifted any silverware since winning that tournament in 2008 and you have to go all the way back to 1991 for Spurs' last FA Cup triumph, on the day Paul Gascoigne infamously crocked himself by flying into X-rated tackles.
The Tottenham boss should field his strongest available team for this one but Burnley are still dangerous opponents and have the firepower to hurt a defence missing some key players.
Burnley's priority will be staying in the top flight but knocking Tottenham Hotspur out of the FA Cup would inject a welcome shot of self-belief into the Clarets squad.
How the bookies view it
Recent head to head
Spurs battered Burnley 5-2 at Turf Moor back in September on a great day for our man Slips Tips as both of his recommended bets landed. That continued their recent domination of this fixture, with the Clarets only winning one of the last eight meetings. Burnley haven't beaten Tottenham in London since 1983 and lost 1-0 on their last visit two seasons ago.
Players to watch
Son Heung-Min netted a hat-trick when he last faced Burnley but is now off to the Asia Cup with South Korea. It's a good job Richarlison has started scoring regularly and his tail will be up after five goals in as many appearances. The Brazilian is 8/5 at Paddy Power to add to that tally here.
Wilson Odobert has impressed on the wing for Burnley this season and has chipped in with four goals in his 14 appearances. Spurs leave space behind their full-backs for teams to exploit so he could get some joy here. Odobert is 5/1 at Bet365 for a goal but an assist might be more likely at 13/2 with SkyBet.
Anything else catch the eye?
Going for goals looks the best bet here after we saw seven in the last meeting. Both teams like to play out from the back and Kompany isn't the type of manager to park the bus. BTTS pays just 3/4 at Betfair and over 2.5 goals is even shorter at 13/20 but combining those picks in a bet builder pays evens at Bet365. I also like over 1.5 first-half goals and that pays 31/20 with Betfair.
Corners are another good option when both teams set up to have a go and we saw 11 at Turf Moor when Spurs came calling. Over 10 corners pays evens at Bet365 but I'm more drawn to the 6/5 they offer on Tottenham -2 in that handicap.
This FA Cup match between Tottenham Hotspur and Burnley will be played on Jan 5, 2024 and kick off at 20:00. Check below for our tipsters best Tottenham Hotspur vs Burnley prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.