Burnley vs Arsenal Prediction & Match Preview

Burnley vs Arsenal
England – Premier League
Date: Sunday, 2 February 2020
Kick-off at 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET
Venue: Turf Moor (Burnley).

The Gunners are slowly getting back into form under Mikel Arteta. On top of that they have a phenomenal record against Burnley as well. As such, expect Arsenal to put forth a worthwhile performance this Sunday.

However, Burnley have been on a roll against top-tier teams, and coupled with their home advantage, a clean sheet looks unlikely for Arsenal.

Burnley vs Arsenal Match Preview

Burnley had taken a trip to the famed Old Trafford the last match-day in the league, and still managed to beat the Red Devils with a 0-2 scoreline. 

It was their second win in a row against a top-tier team, with the previous one coming at home against Leicester. Then, the scorecard was 2-1, in favor of Burnley.

In the meantime, Arsenal secured an inspiring 2-2 draw on the road against Chelsea. The Gunners were reduced to ten on the pitch early in the first half itself, and conceded an early penalty as well. On top of that, they were trailing 2-1 even with three minutes left on the clock, and still managed a 2-2 draw.

The commendable performance under pressure will surely act as a catalyst for the team going forward.

Going on, this season, only thrice have Burnley failed to score in front of their home crowd, and the three games were against Liverpool (with easily the best defense in the country), Manchester United, and Crystal Palace.

Meanwhile, Arsenal have secured a total of three clean sheets from their previous twenty-three games, and just four from their former twenty-five trips on the road.

Burnley vs Arsenal Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Arsenal are on an eleven-game winning run against this opponent.
  • Burnley conceded twice or more in nine of the last thirteen match-ups.
  • The sole win by Burnley in the past two decades came back in 2008.
  • At this venue, the Gunners are on a four-game winning run.
  • The previous three overall clashes had goals from both teams.

Burnley vs Arsenal Prediction

As things stand this Sunday, Arsenal are deemed to have the upper hand. They are one of the elite teams in England, and have been slowly getting back to their groove under new gaffer Mikel Arteta.

On top of that, Arsenal have won the previous eleven h2h clashes on the trot, and scored twice or more in nine of the previous thirteen such encounters. Also, the last Arteta’s men lost against this opponent was back in 2008, and at this venue, the visitors are on a four-game winning run.

Taking these factors into account, we arrive to the conclusion that Arsenal are in line to deliver a win this Sunday.

However, do note that Burnley have recorded back-to-back wins against Manchester United, and Leicester. They also have the home advantage, and are sufficiently motivated due to being just four points away from the top-five in the table.

Finally, Arsenal have not impressed at all with their defense this season, and coupling this with their away handicap, they are not all in a position to secure a clean sheet this match-day.

Burnley vs Arsenal Betting Tips

  • Draw No Bet: Arsenal @ 1.44 (4/9)
  • Both Teams to Score @ 1.75 (3/4).