Arsenal vs Burnley betting tips: Premier League match preview & predictions

Arsenal vs Burnley prediction: Arsenal 3-1 Burnley

These two sides, who won well on the opening day, will both be looking to make it two wins out of two at Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal have actually won their last ten meetings against Burnley with the Clarets last league victory in this fixture coming way back in 1974.

Will Arsenal win again or will Burnley burst the bubble of optimism that those in North London currently cling to?

LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 22: A flag saying we are the famous arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Liverpool at Emirates Stadium on December 22, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Highlights of Newcastle United 0-1 Arsenal

Highlights of Burnley 3-0 Southampton

Arsenal vs Burnley: Who will win?

Arsenal are odds on favourites at 1/3 to win this one.

Burnley meanwhile are 8/1 to cause a massive shock and leave victorious.

Sean Dyche would probably take a draw right now and that’s 4/1.

Over 2.5 goals is 4/7.

Both teams to score is 10/11.

Arsenal to win and over 2.5 goals is 4/5.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 28: Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal reacts before going off injured during the Emirates Cup match between Arsenal and Olympique Lyonnais at Emirates Stadium on July 28, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has six goals in three appearances against Burnley. He is 13/5 to score first and 3/4 to score anytime

Alexandre Lacazette was on the bench at Newcastle but should be back. He is 10/3 to score first and evens to net anytime.

Ashley Barnes is currently the Premier League’s second top scorer with two. He is 15/2 to score first and 5/2 to score at Arsenal for the second season running.

Both Aubameyang and Lacazette to score is 5/2.

Both Aubameyang and Pépé to score is 3/1.

Both Barnes and Chris Wood to score is 16/1.

Arsenal vs Burnley: Match preview

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND – AUGUST 11: Reiss Nelson of Arsenal applauds fans after the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Arsenal FC at St. James Park on August 11, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Harriet Lander/Copa/Getty Images)

A very solid opening day win for Arsenal.

The Gunners were at St James’ Park to face Newcastle last Sunday in their 2019/20 opener.

In truth, it was the hosts had the better of the chances in a first half in which there were very few.

Then, on the hour, Ainsley Maitland-Niles latched onto a lose pass, brilliantly picked out Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who poked the ball home.

1-0 to The Arsenal it finished.

That’s the first time Arsenal have won and kept a clean sheet on the opening day since 2008.

After this, Unai Emery’s side take on Liverpool and then Tottenham in the North London Derby.

That makes it absolutely paramount that they get maximum points from this fixture so will they do just that?

Burnley to spring a surprise?

Dwight McNeil of Burnley during the Premier League match between Burnley and Arsenal at Turf Moor, Burnley on Sunday 12th May 2019. (Photo by Mark Fletcher/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

As for Burnley, they too got off to a winning start.

Sean Dyche’s men welcomed Southampton to Turf Moor and, for over an hour, very little happened.

But then, the Clarets went on a scoring spree.

Ashley Barnes scored twice in seven minutes, both goals assisted by debutant Erik Pieters.

Five of Ashley Barnes’ 35 Premier League goals have come against Southampton (15%).

He’s also scored each of Burnley’s last four against Saints in the competition.

Then, with 15 minutes to go, Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson’s smart finish sealed a 3-0 win.

It took until September 22 for Burnley to win a league game last season but they’re off the mark straight away this time.

However, this will be a much tougher challenge.

But Burnley will be confident, so can they spring a surprise in North London?

Arsenal team news vs Burnley

ST ALBANS, ENGLAND – JULY 31: Arsenal unveil new signing Nicolas Pepe at London Colney on July 31, 2019 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Arsenal were certainly not at full strength last weekend at Newcastle.

They named two English teenagers, Willock and Nelson, in their starting XI for the first time since February 1998.

That was before either of those players were born.

However, many of their big stars should be back for this one.

Bernd Leno will be looking to add to his 10 clean sheets in 37 Arsenal appearances.

In defence, despite a very good performance last weekend, Calum Chambers is unlikely to keep his place.

David Luiz is expected to make his Arsenal debut alongside Sokratis Papastathopoulos.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles will continue to fill in at right-back with Nacho Monreal on the other side.

Sead Kolašinac and Mesut Özil are available again after their security concerns.

In midfield, Mattéo Guendouzi will likely be alongside Granit Xhaka (who is an injury doubt) with Lucas Torreira not up to speed.

Dani Ceballos came on for his debut at Newcastle and is expected to come in for Joe Willock.

Out wide, club record signing Nicolas Pépé enjoyed a brief cameo last weekend but could start this one.

As could Alexandre Lacazette who would make up a frightening front three along with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Since his Premier League debut, only Salah has scored more than Aubameyang’s 33 Premier League goals.

Also, in that time frame, Aubameyang has the best shot conversion rate (25.6%) of the 68 players to have scored six or more goals.

Do Arsenal pose too much firepower for Burnley to handle?

Burnley team news vs Arsenal

BURNLEY, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 23: Ashley Barnes of Burnley celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal during the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Turf Moor on February 23, 2019 in Burnley, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

As for Burnley, consistency in selection is one of the traits of a Sean Dyche team.

He’s expected to name the same side that beat Southampton seven days ago.

Nick Pope is now the number one goalkeeper despite Bailey Peacock-Farrell’s arrival and the fact Joe Hart is still on the books.

In defence, Erik Pieters made his debut last weekend, registering two assists, and will keep his place ahead of Charlie Taylor.

Jack Cork and Ashley Westwood will continue in midfield.

Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson, who scored last weekend, and Dwight McNeil will once again be on the wings.

Summer signings Danny Drinkwater and Jay Rodriguez will be on the bench.

Up front, Chris Wood and Ashley Barnes will look to cause Arsenal problems.

Barnes has netted 35 Premier League goal for Burnley, 15 more than any other player for the club.

Will this side leave North London with a positive result?

Predicted Arsenal line-up vs Burnley

Predicted Arsenal line-up vs Burnley

Predicted Arsenal line-up vs Burnley.

Predicted Burnley line-up vs Arsenal

Predicted Burnley line-up vs Arsenal

Predicted Burnley line-up vs Arsenal.

The latest tweets from Arsenal pre Burnley

The latest tweets from Burnley pre Arsenal

All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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