Burnley v Arsenal
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Burnley nonetheless want factors for security
Burnley proceed to punch above their weight underneath the wonderful management of Sean Dyche however his aspect nonetheless have work to do to safe their Premier League standing. Sitting fifteenth within the desk after 27 video games, the Clarets have a six-point buffer over third-bottom Fulham however it’s definitely not a cushty benefit heading into the run-in.
Their attacking limitations have once more been obvious with Burnley the second lowest scorers with simply 19 targets this season. Dyche prides his groups on their solidity and a competitiveness which might hassle many of the groups within the competitors. Burnley’s requirements slipped final weekend after being thrashed 4-0 at Tottenham however Matej Vydra opened the scoring, together with his first league purpose since February 2020, as they earned a creditable 1-1 draw at house to third-placed Leicester on Wednesday night time.
Improving Arsenal nonetheless focusing on Europe
Arsenal endured a turbulent finish to final 12 months with Mikel Arteta going through intense strain after a depressing run of outcomes however current indicators have hinted the board was proper to maintain religion within the Spaniard. Defeats to Burnley and Everton left the staff languishing within the backside half and lots have been questioning Arteta’s place however his determination to place religion in his younger gamers is beginning to repay.
The elevated involvement of Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe has added an vitality and enthusiasm to the aspect and Arsenal lately progressed within the Europa League after edging out Benfica in a dramatic tie. The Gunners additionally recovered from conceding an early purpose to win 3-1 at Leicester of their final sport. It was a powerful efficiency and an indication of the dynamism Arteta desires his aspect to supply on a constant foundation. Arsenal are presently tenth and the staff will want a really sturdy finish to the season to qualify for Europe through the league.
Arsenal need to be favourites for this weekend’s sport however their odds of simply 1.664/6 look extraordinarily skinny and the guests are laborious to belief at that worth.
Arteta’s aspect have a strong away file with six wins however 11 victories from 26 matches general is hardly a file to place your religion in.
Leicester went off a considerably larger worth at Turf Moor in midweek and Arsenal simply don’t have the outcomes to again up their slender odds.
Burnley are 6.25/1 to say a victory this weekend and this definitely provides an ideal deal extra worth. The Clarets have already overwhelmed Arsenal as soon as this season however this got here at a time when their opponents, who have been diminished to 10 males after Granit Xhaka was despatched off, have been at a low ebb. One win in eight league video games is sufficient to swerve taking an opportunity on the hosts.
The draw is obtainable at 4.1 and that is the choice that appeals probably the most at the chances. Burnley have drawn their final 4 matches and Dyche’s aspect will got down to make this awkward for his or her opponents. Last season’s sport at Turf Moor led to a goalless draw and the stalemate definitely warrants consideration.
Burnley’s house video games have seen the joint fewest targets within the Premier League this season, with simply 26 scored in 13 video games at Turf Moor thus far. It could be no shock if this match adopted swimsuit with the hosts proving laborious to interrupt down.
There has been only one purpose scored within the final two clashes between Burnley and Arsenal with one other low-scoring contest anticipated this weekend.
Under 2.5 targets stands out at odds of 1.9420/21 in a match the place Burnley will look to stifle their opponents.
Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has a sensational file towards this weekend’s opponents and might proceed the scoring streak this weekend. Aubameyang has scored seven targets in six appearances towards Burnley and the Arsenal striker even netted an personal purpose in December’s defeat. It is his greatest scoring file towards any staff in league. The striker has opened the scoring, at the best finish, in three of these conferences and is a powerful every method wager to be the primary goalscorer at 7/2.
Burnley wish to full their first league double over Arsenal because the 1962-63 marketing campaign, following their 1-0 win at the Emirates earlier this season.
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