Burnley vs. Arsenal Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews

29 January 2020

Saturday 1 February

Premier League – Turf Moor

Arsenal are six games unbeaten as they travel to a Burnley side that have been in good form in the Premier League themselves. It’s still early in Mikel Arteta’s tenure at the Emirates Stadium, but the omens are good.

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Past Meetings

Arsenal have a strong record against Burnley, beating them at the Emirates earlier this season, thanks to goals from Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubamayang.

Team News

Sean Dyche will return to his strongest line-up following defeat in the FA Cup to Norwich. Nick Pope will return in goals, whilst Dwight McNeil will reclaim his spot on the flank. Johann Gundmundsson may be fit to feature following a spell out with injury, although is likely to be fit only for the bench.

David Luiz remains suspended having received a red card against Chelsea, but Aubameyang can return for Arsenal having served his own suspension. Sokratis should continue at centre-back, whilst Arteta will have to decide whether to start Mesut Ozil or keep Joe Willock in attacking midfield.

Burnley vs. Arsenal Preview and Predictions

Arsenal remain firmly mid-table, despite a recent run of decent form. They travel to Burnley on Saturday, who the Gunners have a strong record against, although the Clarets are in giant-killing mode of late. The home side are 3.75 for the three points, with Arsenal at 2.05 and the draw available at 3.50.

The Clarets have beaten both Manchester United and Leicester City in their past two Premier League fixtures, with Dyche’s very own style of counter-attacking football successfully nullifying world-class forwards. Arteta will have to bare this in mind, as Arsenal’s success going forward has largely relied on the brilliance of Aubameyang, who may not be at his sharpest following two weeks out.

Burnley’s recent run of form has them level on points with Arsenal going into Saturday’s game, yet despite playing at home,  Dyche’s side will be very much labelled the underdogs. The Gunners have looked far more resilient since Arteta took-over, something that will serve them well against Burnley. The Reds come-back against Chelsea showed a very different side to Arsenal, one that fans have been missing for years.

Whether Arteta is able to fire Arsenal up sufficiently to test a strongly organised and physical Burnley side will be a great test of his credentials. Turf Moor is a difficult place for any time, and the Clarets are in their best form of the season.

Recommended Bets

Aubameyang to score on his return at 2.10

The Gabon striker has been in top form this season, and will be fired up after a period on the sidelines.

Under 3.5 goals scored at 1.32

Burnley have been strong defensively this season, and the game could well be decided on a single break-out goal.

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