Burnley vs Arsenal Predictions
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- Under 2.5 goals have been scored 79% of Burnley’s Premier League home matches this season.
- The last two encounters between Burnley and Arsenal produced just one goal combined.
- Seven of the last eight league games at Turf Moor delivered under 2.5 goals.
- Burnley have won only one of their last seven home league assignments.
Tight affair anticipated at Turf Moor
Fixtures at Turf Moor have been low on goalmouth action this season, and Burnley’s clash there with an inconsistent Arsenal team on Saturday threatens to be just as flat.
Only the division’s bottom club Sheffield United have scored less often than the Clarets this term, and with Burnley’s ability to keep things tight at the other end added to the mix, games involving Sean Dyche’s side are often a tough watch.
Indeed, under 2.5 goals backers have been awarded in 70% of Burnley’s league assignments this season, and in a whopping 79% of their contests at Turf Moor.
Gunners blow hot and cold
Arsenal took advantage of Leicester’s injury problems to beat their hosts 3-1 at the King Power Stadium last week, though their victory was just their second success in six attempts in the Premier League.
A rare David Luiz goal and an Alexandre Lacazette penalty helped to pad the Gunners’ haul against Leicester, though Arsenal’s attacking play has routinely fallen below standard, and they have notched one or fewer goals in 17 of their 26 league games this season.
Goals markets could prove profitable
A calamitous own goal from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was the only effort produced by either team in the last two encounters between Burnley and Arsenal, and Saturday’s clash has all the makings of another low-key contest.
Seven of the last eight Premier League tussles at Turf Moor delivered under 2.5 goals, and the same market appeals when shot-shy Burnley host Arsenal there on Saturday.
The Gunners will have enjoyed a full week’s rest by the time they reach Lancashire however, while the Clarets could be fatigued following their testing midweek meeting with Leicester, and that could open the door for a fresher Arsenal to nick the points.
Burnley have conceded exactly one goal in three of their last four home assignments, and a solitary strike could be enough for Mikel Arteta’s charges to nab the points. With that considered, a 1-0 Arsenal victory is favoured for our correct score prediction.
Burnley injuries and team news
Burnley assess Johann Gudmundsson, Matej Vydra and Robbie Brady ahead of Saturday’s contest, though injured striker Ashley Barnes is expected to miss out again for the Clarets.
Arsenal injuries and team news
Mikel Arteta has a relatively clean bill of health ahead of the Gunners’ trip to Turf Moor. The Arsenal boss benched Bukayo Saka and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang against Leicester, though both players could be restored to the XI at the weekend.
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