Arsenal vs Burnley
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 17 August 2019
Kick-off at 12:30 UK / 13:30 CET
Venue: Emirates Stadium (London).
Despite turning quite a few heads with some notable signing from the transfer window, the Gunners managed to only edge it past Newcastle with a 1-0 win in their opening clash. However, it needs saying that Emery chose not to field any of his new recruits in the starting line-up, so there is certainly room to hope that their best, may be yet to come.
The squad managed just two shots on target in the entire game, with Aubameyang finding the back of the net in one of them to seal the deal for his side.
Burnley, on the other hand, pulled off an emphatic 3-0 win against Southampton at home. Despite playing out a passive first forty-five minutes, the visitors sprung to life after the restart and slotted three unanswered goals before the end of the ninety minutes.
However, the away side will be in for a much tougher clash this week especially with home advantage no longer under their belt when they travel to the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal vs Burnley Head to head (h2h)
- The teams have previously met each other fourteen times.
- Their last encounter finished 3-1 in favor of Arsenal.
- Burnley have registered just one win against this side so far.
- Both teams have shared the spoils just once in their all-time clashes.
Arsenal vs Burnley Prediction
The hosts were the third-best home side in the league and succumbed to a loss on no more than two occasions throughout their previous campaign. Forty-two of the Gunners overall seventy-two goals, came from their matchups on home soil, and that too while conceding just sixteen.
Additionally, Arsenal have always got the better of Burnley in all of their seven clashes at this venue. Unai Emery’s men have also scored ten goals from their last three games here alone, and have been breached not more than two teams.
Taking into account the aforementioned and the fact Burnley picked up just four wins last season in their trips on the road, Arsenal are the hands-on favorites to come out on top at the end of both halves on Saturday.
The guest have netted seven goals from their last four trips on the road, and have denied Arsenal of a clean sheet in three of their previous five visits here. Considering that both sides have also found the back of the net in their respective opening matchups as well, a high scoring clash with over 2.5 goals on the scorecard is definitely in the cards.
Arsenal vs Burnley Betting tips
Half time result: Arsenal @ 1.70 (7/10)
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.60 (3/5).