Burnley and Newcastle United will both be looking to maintain their impressive starts to the Premier League season when they come face-to-face at Turf Moor on Monday.
Sitting 10th in the league after nine matches, Sean Dyche’s men are available at 21/10 (3.10) with dabblebet to move level on points with sixth-placed Liverpool by coming out on top here.
Meanwhile, the Magpies’ collection of 14 points from the opening nine fixtures is the best return by a newly-promoted team since West Ham achieved the same back in 2013, and they are on offer at 6/4 (2.50) to enhance their record even further with a victory in this one.
The sides played out two draws when they last met in the top flight back in the 2014/15 season, and you can get odds of 21/10 (3.10) on them cancelling each other out once again.
While both sets of supporters will be delighted with their teams’ respective starts, this encounter is unlikely to attract too many neutral viewers tuning in for entertainment.
With just 18 goals between them so far, this pair are scoring just once a match on average and relying heavily on strong defensive performances to pick up points.
Only the current top three have conceded fewer than the eight goals let in by Rafa Benitez’s side, while the Clarets’ backline has only been breached on one more occasion.
What’s more, just two of the eight goals the hosts have scored have come in front of their own fans, with their guests hitting the net only three times in four away matches so far.
All in all, odds of 4/5 (1.80) seem to offer solid value on defences coming out on top in a match where no more than one team get on the scoresheet.
That bet that would have paid out in three of Burnley’s four home games this season, as well as three of Newcastle’s four matches on the road.