Betting Odds too Good to Ignore: Soccer Pick for Burnley vs. Tottenham EPL Sunday Fixture

Nikki Adams

Friday, April 3, 2015 5:41 PM UTC

Friday, Apr. 3, 2015 5:41 PM UTC

Tottenham Hotspur look to continue pushing towards a Champions League spot in the Premier League table when they take on relegation threatened Burnley. Here's a primer on this top flight clash complete with soccer picks.

Time Running Out on Burnley
Burnley's Premier League sojourn appears set to expire, unless they can somehow turn around their fortunes as the Premier League hurtles towards the finish line. As it is, Burnley are sat in 18th place with a 5-10-15 record and 25 points. They are a point behind Sunderland and safety and three points behind Aston Villa (16th in the table ahead of week 31 Premier League betting), and with just eight games left on the Premier League season, it's time to put up or shut up.

The next few weeks are sure to be seasoning defining, but maybe not exactly the way the Clarets are hoping, if the soccer odds were any indication. On Easter Sunday, the Clarets take on the Spurs at Turf Moor as the +250 home underdogs before hosting a buoyant Arsenal the following week as the whopping +500 home underdogs in Premier League betting markets. Back-to-back games against top flight high-flyers, with the soccer odds stacked so heavily against them, is going to be a tough ask at Turf Moor in the search for vital points to stay up. 

That said, a recent shocker against Man City at Turf Moor could be interpreted by Burnley fans as a sign their side can compete with the heavyweights. That Man City were distracted by Champions League commitments at the time – an upcoming second leg with Barcelona at Camp Nou all while trailing 2-1 in the tie – may have played a factor in the result at Turf Moor, but it's neither here nor there. The Clarets will not let anybody take anything away from them. In their minds they proved they can beat anyone and they'll be taking that confidence into these next few games.

It's worth mentioning as well that the Clarets held the Spurs to a 1-1 draw at Turf Moor earlier this season in FA Cup action. That home draw is another source of optimism that can't be ignored in this Sunday's meeting with the Spurs. The draw is trading at +240 on the Premier League odds board.


Hotspurs Have High Hopes
Tottenham Hotspurs are sat in seventh place in the table with a 16-5-9 mark and 53 points. They are level on points with sixth-placed Southampton, a point behind fifth-placed Liverpool and six points behind fourth-placed Manchester United. If the Spurs hope to challenge for a Champions League spot, the three points up for grabs in this clash are going to be vital.

In fact, if the Spurs are to be worthy of a Top Four finish, then this is the kind of match against a Premier League lightweight that they absolutely have to win.  Spurs are trading at +1000 soccer odds in Premier League futures betting to finish in the Top Four.

A key factor for a Spurs win is their knack for beating lesser teams. Usually, they can be trusted to win the matches they are supposed to win; hence, their favorable +110 soccer odds to win this game. In recent weeks, they've beaten QPR and West Brom on the road – two sides that are ranked in the bottom-half of the table and a pair of lively bets in relegation betting markets.

Overall road form is a cause for some concern as the Spurs have lost four of their last six away games in all competitions and three of their last six Premier League games. However, all losses were to teams classy teams sporting good form. In domestic action, these included Man United (3-0), Liverpool (3-2) and Crystal Palace (2-1).


Soccer Betting Verdict:
At face value, this is a clash between a stalwart top-tier team and a second-tier side clearly out of its depth in top flight. So there is no surprise in the soccer betting outlook, as it pertains to which side is the favorite and which side is the underdog. The hosts are appropriately at the disadvantage while the visitors are the correct favorites. What may be slightly surprising about the soccer odds is the fact that the Spurs are trading a smidgen above Even money at +110 to win outright, in a game that is essentially being billed as a sure-win by experts, by and large.

That's just a soccer pick too good to ignore in our opinion. It's not only a good soccer pick but a value soccer pick promising a nice enough return on your investment. As the saying goes, don't stare a gift horse in the mouth, so take the Spurs as the +110 favorites to win outright.

Soccer Picks: Spurs +110

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