It’s another crucial weekend in the Championship for Burnley as their promotion aspirations are once again put the test.
Blackpool are the visitors to Turf Moor on Saturday in a clash that could see the Clarets return to the top of the division if results go their way.
Sean Dyche and his team will be full of confidence after gaining an important point away at title rivals Leicester City last time out, a result which stretched their unbeaten run to three games and to just one defeat in the last 16 league games. Leading odds comparison site Oddschecker.com can reveal that the Clarets are a best prices 20/23 to add another victory this weekend against a Blackpool side that have won just once in their last six games. The travelling Tangerines are 18/5 to come away with all three points, whilst the draw is available at 14/5 with a host of firms.
Burnley’s impressive home form has been a major reason behind their early season success and Dyche’s men are yet to suffer a league defeat at Turf Moor, winning six and drawing four of their 10 matches there. It’s not just this season that has seen the Clarets boast a strong home record and visitors Blackpool have failed to win at Turf Moor on any of their last seven trips. Last year’s fixture was settled by a solitary strike from the now departed Charlie Austin, a man who many Burnley fans feared the club would not be able to replace. Those fears were misplaced however, given the form of strike pairing Danny Ings and Sam Vokes who have found the net 22 times in the league already.
There’s no surprise then that Ings and Vokes head the first goal scorer betting market with Oddschecker.com for Saturday’s match. Ings is 4/1 favourite to break the deadlock with Vokes just behind at 5/1. But despite the prolific form of the two frontmen, Turf Moor has not been a hotbed for goals in recent weeks. Only one of the last six matches has seen over 2.5 goals scored and punters might be wise to back another tight, low scoring affair in this one with under 2.5 goals on offer at 4/5 with BetVictor.