Like the legendary bus which never arrives, two have come at once for Burnley in the shape of successive Premier League victories, and suddenly things are looking a great deal rosier for Sean Dyche’s Clarets.
While wins against Hull and Stoke won’t have given Burnley delusions of grandeur, they will have installed a missing belief that survival is indeed possible, especially as six points has lifted them off the bottom again.
Punters who wouldn’t have touched the Lancashire-based mob with a barge poll about a month ago may now wish to revise that stance, as Burnley’s next three fixtures could see their price to stay up shrink even further.
Dyche’s men are currently quoted at 13/8 chances to avoid the trapdoor with Aston Villa – winless in eight league games – visiting Turf Moor next.
Admittedly, a resurgent Newcastle arriving in Villa’s wake will be provide a stern test, though if the Clarets can get something on the road at recently-leapfrogged QPR afterwards, their survival odds are liable to shrivel.
Burnley’s naysayers will struggle to be convinced, but there is a decent case for another crack at the top flight next season.
Welcoming back their Britannia Stadium match winner Danny Ings from injury is definitely high among the reasons.
Having bagged a brace during the 2-1 win, reported summer Liverpool target showed he has the requisite class to find the net regularly at this level.
Being able to call on a reliable source of goals is essential to all aspiring promoted clubs hoping to stay in the most unforgiving league in the land.
Meanwhile, of the four draws they have recorded, three were scoreless, so Burnley were only a finishing touch away from maximum points each time.
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