Premier League: Arsenal v Burnley predictions (2.15pm, Sunday)
ARSENAL VS BURNLEY BETTING PREVIEW, TIPS AND PREDICTIONS
Sunday 22nd January 14:15, Emirates Stadium. Live on Sky Sports 1
ARSENAL VS BURNLEY PREDICTIONS
ASIAN HANDICAP PREDICTION:
Arsenal -2.0 at 19/20 with bet365
MATCH RESULT & BTTS PREDICTION:
Arsenal to Win & No at 17/20 with Betfred
REASONS FOR ARSENAL VS BURNLEY BETTING TIPS
Arsenal face Burnley at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon, with the Gunners lying 4th in the table going into the weekend’s fixtures and the Clarets sitting in a fairly remarkable 10th position.
Arsenal had a convincing 4-0 win at Swansea City last weekend and after a blip in form before Christmas, they’ve now won four and drawn one of their last five games in all competitions, with Olivier Giroud scoring in all five of those matches.
Burnley’s current standing in the table is perhaps slightly misleading, in that they have played 12 of their 21 games to date at Turf Moor. Their record on the road in the remaining nine matches this season is, it has to be said, fairly appalling, with just a solitary point and three goals scored.
In reality, Sean Dyche’s men probably need a maximum of 12 points over the remainder of the campaign to secure their top-flight status, so anything they can pick up at the likes of Arsenal would be a bonus. There is no huge pressure on them here and that may just prove costly, particularly after also being involved in midweek FA Cup action.
Given Burnley’s woeful away form, it’s no surprise that the Gunners are a very short price to win here, with Betway’s 2/9 being the best odds available.
With Burnley rarely scoring on their travels, the best option here could be to look at the Match Result & Both Teams To Score (‘BTTS’) market, with Arsenal to Win & No being available at 17/20 with Betfred.
An alternative is Match Result & Total Goals Over/Under, but an Arsenal win & Over 2.5 Goals is only on offer at 13/20 with Betway. With the Clarets lack of firepower away from home, you are really banking on Arsene Wenger’s men for the goals if looking for anything in excess of three goals.
The Asian Handicap provides another option, with Arsenal -2.0 on offer at 19/20 with bet365. Arsenal would need to win by a three-goal margin or more for a winning bet, but a victory by any two-goal margin would provide the compensation of your money back.
Those looking for Arsenal v Burnley Correct Score tips might be tempted with a 3-0 win for the Gunners at 13/2 with BetVictor.
The usual suspects are priced at odds-on in the Anytime Goalscorer market for Arsenal, so this might be a game where it’s best to back someone like Aaron Ramsey at 23/10 with Coral or Mesut Ozil at 7/3 with 888sport.
ARSENAL VS BURNLEY STATS
Arsenal have averaged 2.10 goals per game (GPG) at the Emirates in the Premier League this season, whilst conceding 1.00 GPG. Burnley’s away goal count stands at just 0.33 GPG, whilst conceding at a rate of 2.22 GPG.
Both Teams To Score (BTTS) has occurred in 60% of Arsenal’s Premier League matches at the Emirates Stadium this season and in 33% of Burnley’s away games.
ARSENAL TEAM NEWS
Santi Cazorla is a long-term absentee and Theo Walcott is also out. There are doubts of varying degrees over Olivier Giroud, Hector Bellerin, Mathieu Debuchy, Per Mertesacker, Kieran Gibbs and Francis Coquelin.
BURNLEY TEAM NEWS
Scott Arfield and Johann Berg Gudmundsson are both set to miss out with injury.