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Team news, stats and prediction ahead of Tottenham vs Burnley in the Premier League on Sunday (kick-off 2pm).

Team news

Tottenham will welcome back Serge Aurier for the visit of Burnley.

The right-back has missed the last four matches with a calf injury but is in condition to play, according to boss Jose Mourinho.

Giovani Lo Celso is back training with the group, but he will not be ready for another couple of weeks after a long hamstring injury.

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Tottenham head coach Jose Mourinho admits he was 'wrong' to blame Eric Dier's poor form on a lack of confidence after the defender rejected those claims.

With a week between games, Burnley have seen their injury problems begin to ease.

The break has allowed Chris Wood and Dale Stephens to return to training, while Jay Rodriguez has shaken off a knock.

However, Robbie Brady and Ashley Barnes remain sidelined and Johann Berg Gudmundsson is also unlikely to feature, with Erik Pieters described as "touch and go".

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Jones Knows prediction

There was a moment towards the end of Tottenham's 3-0 defeat to Manchester City that might just have changed the trajectory of their season. It was the rebirth and potentially the return of Gareth Bale. With 82 minutes on the clock, Bale, on for another seemingly underwhelming cameo, showed a change of direction and skill to beat two City defenders before his effort was parried away by Ederson. It was bright. It was sharp. It was full of quality. It was Gareth Bale.

Since that moment, Bale has played 130 minutes for Spurs and he's bagged two goals, two assists and most importantly looked ready to make a significant difference for Jose Mourinho. His performance in the second half at West Ham, where he played in front line of Harry Kane and Heung Min-Son was everything Spurs fans want to see from him. Mourinho's men were fantastic in the second half at the London Stadium with Bale crashing the crossbar with a fine strike.

Burnley, who were absolutely rancid against West Brom, could be in serious trouble here as Bale looks set to start for the first time in a home game this year. I want to invest in his chances of delivering a monstrous performance. My main play will be his anytime scorer price of 2/1 with Sky Bet but I'll also be plunging some pennies on Bale to score from outside the area at 12/1, Bale to score twice at 14/1 and Bale to grab a hat-trick at 100/1.

The boy is back and I'm expecting Spurs to surge up the table in the next few weeks, starting here with a comfortable win.


BETTING ANGLE: Gareth Bale to score anytime (2/1 with Sky Bet)

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  • Spurs have won five of their six home Premier League games against Burnley (D1), netting 16 goals and conceding just three in those games.
  • Burnley are looking for their first away top-flight win against Spurs since October 1974, winning 3-2 under Jimmy Adamson. They've lost six of their seven such visits since (D1).
  • Tottenham have lost five of their last six Premier League games (W1), more than they had in their previous 28 in the competition (W14 D10 L4).
  • Tottenham's 10 Premier League victories this season have come against opponents with an average position of 15th in the table on the day of the game. Only West Brom (17th) and Crystal Palace (16th) have beaten lower placed teams on average this term.
  • Burnley have won four of their last six Premier League games in London (L2), more than they had in their previous 35 in the top-flight (W3 D4 L28). The Clarets have won at Arsenal and Crystal Palace so far this season - only in two top-flight campaigns have they won more in the capital (4 in 1960-61, 3 in 1974-75).
  • No team has failed to score in more different Premier League games than Burnley this season (13), while only three teams have kept more clean sheets than the Clarets (9). Indeed, Burnley's Premier League games have seen just 48 goals scored this term, fewer than any other side (F18 A30).
  • Since beating Arsenal 2-0 in December, Spurs have taken just 12 points from 13 Premier League games (W3 D3 L7). Only Newcastle, Sheffield United and West Bromwich Albion have taken fewer in that time.

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