Arsenal vs Burnley Live | English Premier League on Saturday, 22 December 2018 | Kick-Off at 12:30 UK / 13:30 CET | Venue: Emirates Stadium (London)
The busy schedule is about to continue for Burnley on Saturday afternoon when they travel to the capital again to face Arsenal on this occasion. They played against Tottenham Hotspur, the rival of the Gunners in North London, last weekend at Wembley. Clarets offered a firm and determined defensive display but had the misfortune of conceding the last goal of substitute Christian Eriksen and losing the game at the end.
Sean Dyche’s men have lost seven of the last nine games in all competitions. It is a thread that saw them slide in the fall zone. Escaping after this weekend will be a big challenge, as Burnley is ready to face players like Arsenal, who are also looking for a rebounding victory here. The Gunners, unfortunately, lost 3-2 to Southampton. The Burnley clash on Sunday afternoon at St Mary’s. Unai Emery’s huge problems with marginalized and injured players affected the Arsenal display, while the Spaniard had to use Granot Xhaka as a central defender in a three-man defensive line that also featured Lichtsteiner and Koscielny. Arsenal proved extremely vulnerable to the centers, as each of Saints’ three goals scored goals.
Arsenal vs. Burnley: head to head
- Arsenal can count on the face-to-face tradition here.
- The Gunners dominated this game in the course of history.
- Arsenal has won the last eight face-to-face games against the Clarets.
- The Gunners won a stellar 5-0 win at their previous meeting with Burnley in May of this year.
Arsenal vs Burnley: Prediction
The Arsenal is three points ahead of rivals Chelsea in fourth place after losing to Southampton. They will be desperate to recover here and keep some ground in the Blues in the battle for the Champions League next season.
They should be considered favorites due to the H2H trend and the beautiful shape of the house throughout the season. Unai Emery’s troops have won 6 wins, 2 draws and 3 home defeats to date. For his part, Burnley scored just 6 goals for the record of 1 win, 2 draws and 6 losses in 9 away games in the Premier League this season.
Sean Dyche will park the bus here again, just as he did against Tottenham with a five-man defense. The Clarets did not try anything at Wembley. Since they have not managed to score any of the two games against Arsenal, we will allow the hosts to keep the perfect score in a 1.83 rating here.
Arsenal vs Burnley: Betting Tips
The Arsenal -1.5 handicap @ 1.65 (13/20)