Burnley v Arsenal Betting Preview: Latest odds, team news, tips and predictions

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Premier League Arsenal v Burnley

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Sunday, February 2, 2020


Turf Moor

Punter's Pick

Historically Arsenal have dominated this fixture with Burnley last winning back in 2008 in a Carling Cup game. The Gunners won both games last season 3-1 as well as the reverse fixture this term courtesy of strikes from Lacazette and Aubameyang. As a result we feel the odds offered by Bet365 represent excellent value with the Gunners priced at evens for an away result. The possible return of both Luiz and Aubameyang will greatly boost their strength and the mentality of the players has improved since Arteta’s arrival. It is likely that Arsenal will dominate possession and punters can also go after the over 3.5 cards market at 5/6 for a game that is likely to be littered with mistimed tackles and physical duels.

Burnley welcome Arsenal to Turf Moor with both teams sitting on 30 points and looking to continue their push towards a European place. The perception of both teams has certainly been different with Arsenal being viewed as top four contenders whereas Burnley have been looking to avoid relegation. But they both enter on equal terms and their contrasting styles could make for a fascinating encounter.

Burnley come into this game having won two league games on the bounce which has given them some daylight from the bottom three places. Sean Dyche will be pleased that his team managed those victories against high-flying Leicester City despite going a goal down and away at Old Trafford. Chris Wood has proven to be the talisman up front chipping in with 10 league goals to help relieve the pressure and the manager will be hoping the likes of Jay Rodriguez and Ashley Barnes can also contribute for the remainder of the season. The defensive duo of Tarkowski and Ben Mee have also been impressive and keeping them fit will be the priority if the Clarets are to continue their march towards 40 points.

Arsenal have enjoyed a change in fortunes since the arrival of Mikel Arteta. Although their frailties have not completely disappeared, there has been a marked improvement in work ethic and intensity when compared to the reign of Unai Emery. Players are quick to close the opposition down and pass with greater conviction and this has helped the team string together a run of six games without defeat in all competitions. Arteta will be focussing on how he can turn some of their many draws into wins but the mentality shown by his players in getting a 2-2 draw at Chelsea despite playing 75 minutes with ten men shows how far they have come and fans will be excited by the team also making good progress in the cup competitions.

In team news, Burnley go into this game with no major injury concerns other than Johan Gudmundsson who remains a long-term injury.

Arsenal will welcome back the key duo of David Luiz and Pierre-Emerik Aubameyang, with both players available having served their respective suspensions. It will be interesting to see who makes way between Lacazette and Martinelli if Arteta chooses not to deploy all three. Kieran Tierney (dislocated shoulder), Callum Chambers (ruptured ACL) and Shkodran Mustafi (sprained ankle) all remain out.

Punter's Pick

Historically Arsenal have dominated this fixture with Burnley last winning back in 2008 in a Carling Cup game. The Gunners won both games last season 3-1 as well as the reverse fixture this term courtesy of strikes from Lacazette and Aubameyang. As a result we feel the odds offered by Bet365 represent excellent value with the Gunners priced at evens for an away result. The possible return of both Luiz and Aubameyang will greatly boost their strength and the mentality of the players has improved since Arteta’s arrival. It is likely that Arsenal will dominate possession and punters can also go after the over 3.5 cards market at 5/6 for a game that is likely to be littered with mistimed tackles and physical duels.

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