Burnley vs Arsenal: Gunners to grind it out again

Burnley vs Arsenal: Gunners to grind it out again

Kick-off: 1500, 18/09/2021

Stadium: Turf Moor

Arsenal last tasted success at Turf Moor in May 2019 and are also without a win in three against Sean Dyche’s Burnley.

However, the Gunners released some of the pressure on gaffer Mikel Arteta when securing their first points of the season last week and will fancy their chances of doubling their tally against their fellow strugglers.

Arteta’s men can build on their first victory of the campaign to shade this at evens as our first Burnley vs Arsenal prediction.

A Look At Burnley’s Betting Odds

The Clarets finished one place above the drop zone last season and their early-season form suggests another relegation battle could be on the cards.

Still without a victory this term, they suffered their third defeat in four when travelling to Everton on Monday night.

Worryingly for Dyche, Burnley have scored first before surrendering the lead on three occasions this season and their inability to keep a clean sheet could prove to be a real issue here.

Another alarming stat is that Burnley have not won at Turf Moor since beating Aston Villa in January.

However, only two of those 12 games have seen the visitors score more than two goals, so we’re drawn towards under 2.5 goals at 5/6 in the Burnley vs Arsenal odds.

Last Burnley line-up: Pope, Lowton, Taylor, Tarkowski, Mee, Gudmundsson, Brownhill, McNeil, Westwood, Wood, Barnes.

Defender Nathan Collins is available again but fellow new signing Connor Roberts (groin) and defender Kevin Long (leg) are not quite ready yet while Dale Stephens (ankle) is also sidelined.

A Look At Arsenal’s Betting Odds

There was nothing but misery at the Emirates Stadium in the early weeks of the season, but things are beginning to look brighter following the 1-0 success over Norwich.

Captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang grabbed the only goal of the game in that hard-fought victory over the Canaries.

That was the north London side’s first Premier League goal of the season and Aubameyang will be looking to add to his own tally in this trip to Lancashire.

The return of £50million centre-back Ben White bolstered the Arsenal defence as the Gunners picked up their first clean sheet of the season and he will be entrusted with marshalling the backline once again.

Although results have gone against them, opponents Burnley are foolish to underestimate and could prove a tough nut to crack.

Therefore, 1-0 to the Gunners could be on the cards again and is our final Burnley vs Arsenal prediction at 13/2.

Last Arsenal line-up: Ramsdale, Tierney, White, Gabriel, Tomiyasu, Saka, Odegaard, Maitland-Niles, Lokonga, Aubameyang, Pepe.

Arsenal will be without suspended midfielder Granit Xhaka while Mohamed Elneny (hamstring) and Rob Holding (knee) are also sidelined.

Additional stats

Last result:

Everton 3-1 BURNLEY – Ben Mee

ARSENAL 1-0 Norwich – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Head-to-head: Burnley 1-1 Arsenal, Arsenal 0-1 Burnley, Burnley 0-0 Arsenal, Arsenal 2-1 Burnley, Burnley 1-3 Arsenal, Arsenal 3-1 Burnley

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