Arsenal vs Burnley
England – Premier League
Date: Sunday, 6 May 2018
Kick-Off at 16:30 UK
Venue: Emirates Stadium (London).
Burnley disappointed fans by failing to break the deadlock past Brighton & Hove Albion eight days ago at Turf Moor. The team led by Sean Dyche thus continued the negative streak to three games without a win in the Premier League, kind of ruining the fabulous five-win run they enjoyed previously.
Clarets have still had an amazing campaign in this term of the Premier League and they will play Europa League football next season as a reward. They now sit seventh in the league standings, but since both FA Cup and League Cup winners have already secured the European football through the league, the seventh-placed side will also have the chance to participate the second strongest competition on the continent.
Burnley will thus travel to the capital without a pressure knowing they can only drop down to eight with Everton’s miraculous displays in the remaining two games of the campaign given they have a much better goal difference over the Toffees.
The Gunners, on the other side, had another disappointing campaign in what is Arsene Wenger’s last season on the bench. The Frenchman will leave the team at the end of the season after 22 years in charge. Arsenal are currently three points above Burnley in sixth, but they can’t go up given Chelsea are nine points adrift in fifth place.
Arsenal vs Burnley: Head-to-head
Burnley were not a tricky opposition to Arsenal in the last couple of years.
The Gunners won each of last seven meetings with Clarets, each of last five by a single goal margin though.
At home, Arsenal won 26 and lost 9 of 43 encounters with Burnley.
Arsenal vs Burnley: Prediction
Arsene Wenger’s men have generally been playing much better in front of the home fans this season. They will come into this with four wins on the bounce at Emirates Stadium in Premier League, having bagged at least three goals in five of last six home matches in the competition.
As Clarets will enter the game low on confidence after the most recent failures, we do find the home win as a worthy call at 1.53 odds. The pick can be backed up with the fact Arsenal won seven straight encounters with Burnley.
A decent alternative option would be Arsenal to net two or more goals at the odds of 1.57.
Arsenal vs Burnley: Bet Tips
Arsenal to win @ 1.53
Arsenal Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.57.