Our football match prediction:
After beating Newcastle United at St. James’ Park in their opener, Tottenham Hotspur suffered a heartbreaking 2-1 loss to Chelsea in the London derby at the weekend. Playing at Wembley Stadium obviously doesn’t suit Spurs, but it has to be noted that they were more than unfortunate not to grab something from the local derby. Harry Kane once again hit the woodwork and we predict that the time has come for the English attacker to open his goal-scoring account. Tottenham welcome Burnley at Wembley Stadium on Matchday 3 and we predict that the capital club will return to winning ways in the national championship. The Clarets defeated nine-man Chelsea on the opening day of the season, but they head into Sunday’s football game against Tottenham following a 1-0 loss to WBA and they are unlikely to claim yet another major scalp at the start of the 2017/2018 Premier League campaign.
Highlighted Player (Harry Kane):
Widely regarded as one of England’s best strikers at the moment, Harry Kane enjoyed a meteoric rise at Tottenham Hotspur, scoring 21 Premier League goals during the 2014/2015 campaign to be voted PFA Young Player of the Year. The highly rated striker went on to surpass that achievement the following season as he helped Spurs mount a serious title challenge for the first time in club’s recent history and he made seamless transition to international football. Kane scored four goals in his first ten appearances for England to prove he was here to stay and at the same time established himself as a first choice striker in Roy Hodgson’s squad ahead of the Euro 2016 finals. Kane is a modern striker, who is extremely dangerous in the opposition box, but it was some outstanding goals from distance as well as link-up play with teammates that earned him an excellent reputation in world football. Kane is expected to lead both Tottenham and England in years to come, that is if he can resist the lure of top European clubs that continue to cast admiring glances his way.
Highlighted Team (Burnley):
Burnley were one of the founding members of the Football League back in 1888. The Clarets did remarkably well to win the FA Cup trophy back in 1914 and the club owners have been trying to bring glory days back to Turf Moor ever since. Burnley defeated Liverpool in the 1913/1914 FA Cup final and, no doubt, this is regarded as the greatest achievement in the club’s history. The Clarets finished the 2015/2016 Championship campaign in top position in the standings and, as a result, they will participate in the English Premier League in the 2016/2017 season. Burnley play their home games at Turf Moor and the capacity of the stadium is 21,401. The Clarets have won two Community Shield trophies so far, in 1960 and 1973, but they have yet to clinch the Premier League title. Claret is the dominant colour of the team’s home shirts.