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Premier League: Spurs in last-chance Champions League saloon

Tottenham's season is petering out following four consecutive Premier League defeats and a victory at home to Burnley is an absolute must to keep their top-four hopes alive.

Spurs trail fourth-placed Aston Villa by seven points and have three games left to play, while the Villans have just the two.

A win at home to the Clarets - who will definitely be relegated if they fail to take all three points - in the early hours of Sunday morning is a necessity, with Villa not in action until early Monday morning.

. What: Tottenham v Burnley
. Where: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London
. When: 01:00, Sunday 12th May 2024
. How to watch: Optus Sports
. Odds: Tottenham 1.33, Draw 5.75, Burnley 7.50

Wheels coming off for Lilywhites

Four losses in a row have almost certainly ended Spurs' hopes of securing a top-four spot, with Ange Postecoglou's first season in charge in North London seemingly drawing to a limp conclusion.

Tottenham have let in 13 goals across those four losses, which have come at the hands of Newcastle United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool, conceding the first goal in each of those losses.

Indeed, their only two victories in their last eight games have come against relegation candidates Luton Town and Nottingham Forest, with Postecoglou seeing the seasons of Destiny Udogie, Ban Davies and Timo Werner ended by injuries.

The only positives for the Aussie have been the second-half performances against the Gunners and at Anfield, although Spurs were three and four goals behind respectively before launching their fightbacks.

Son Heung-Min, who marked his 300th Premier League appearance for Spurs with a goal in the 4-2 loss at Liverpool accepts that he and his team-mates simply have to give their all to try and end their losing run.

He told the club's official website: "Now is a time we're facing really tough moments, but we have to keep our heads up, take the pain and move on."

The South Korean ace is a certain starter against the Clarets and fellow striker Richarlison pushed his claims for a recall with a goal as a substitute at Anfield, while James Maddison will also hope to be restored to the starting XI.

Son scored a hat-trick earlier this season as Spurs romped to a 5-2 win over Burnley at Turf Moor, with Maddison also getting on the scoresheet, while Tottenham edged a 1-0 FA Cup third-round win at the TH Stadium in January.

Spurs are 11.00 to claim a 3-1 victory on Sunday, with Son priced at 1.72 to score at anytime and 3.50 to provide more than 0.5 assists.

Clarets facing Championship return

Burnley appeared to be mounting a serious bid to avoid an immediate return to the Championship before they succumbed to a 4-1 defeat at home to Newcastle last time out.

The Clarets had lost just one of their previous eight games before their home thrashing by the Magpies and now they simply have to win their last two games and hope that Forest lose both of theirs.

The kicker is that Forest head to Turf Moor for a final-day showdown which could have everything on the line, or which could be rendered almost worthless by results this weekend.

In their last nine games Vincent Kompany’s side have scored in eight of them, while their opponents have netted in all nine, so it would be safe to expect goals in the capital with the two sides having to push for the win.

Both teams to score is as narrow as 1.40, while a Tottenham win with both teams scoring is available at 2.10.

Clarets boss Kompany has to plan without the injured quartet of Aaron Ramsey, Jordan Byer, Nathan Redmond and Ameen Al-Dakhil.

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