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Burnley vs Arsenal Prediction & Match Preview


Burnley vs Arsenal Prediction & Match Preview



6 March 2021 12:30 UK/ 13:30 CET Premier League Turf Moor

After sharing the spoils with Leicester City on Tuesday evening, Burnley will be looking to put an end to their four-game winless run when they take on Arsenal on Matchday 27. 

The Clarets are safe for now, but they can’t afford any complacency in the remainder of the season if they are to secure the Premier League survival. 

Barnes is unlikely to recover in time to face Arsenal, while both Brady and Gudmundsson are rated doubtful for the match.

The Gunners, on the other hand, did well to beat Leicester City 3-1 in their last league match, with the team keeping their Europa League hopes alive. Since Mikel Arteta’s men have been producing fine displays in the second half of the season, away win should be considered. It has to be noted that Arteta should have a full squad to choose from against Burnley.

Burnley vs Arsenal Head-to-head (h2h)

Teams Burnley Arsenal played so far 17 matches.
Burnley won 2 direct matches. Arsenal won 13 matches. 2 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 2.47 goals per Match.

Burnley vs Arsenal Prediction

Burnley in actual season average scored 0.76 goals per match. In 12 (66.67%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 4 (22.22%) matches in season 2021 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Arsenal average scored 1.69 goals per match in season 2021. In 14 (66.67%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 11 (52.38%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Team News:

Arteta is blessed with a largely clean bill of health at the moment, with Emile Smith Rowe the only first-team regular over whom there is a question mark for this match.

The youngster was forced off shortly before half time against Leicester last time out and could miss out again on Saturday, with Real Madrid loanee Martin Odegaard set to replace him in the starting XI.

Arteta left the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Bukayo Saka, Thomas Partey, Rob Holding, Hector Bellerin and Dani Ceballos out for that Leicester game and was rewarded with one of his side's best wins of the season, so he faces a dilemma whether to welcome some of those players back into his team for this one.

Aubameyang netted the only goal of the game at the wrong end in the reverse fixture, but he has scored more Premier League goals against Burnley than he has against any other side so will be desperate to return to the starting lineup.

Nicolas Pepe has also begun to find some good scoring form, netting in four of his last five away league games.

Burnley, meanwhile, will be without striker Ashley Barnes, who has scored three of the club's seven Premier League goals against Arsenal.

Johann Berg Gudmundsson, Robbie Brady and Jack Cork will all be assessed ahead of kickoff, but the match may come too soon for Cork in particular to recover from a tight hamstring.

Starting line-ups: