England Premier League
Saturday 11th November 2023
Kick off at 3pm GMT
Venue: Emirates Stadium
Arsenal lost their unbeaten record last weekend as they went down 1-0 at Newcastle but for Mikel Arteta it was under controversial circumstances. He was convinced that VAR got it wrong and that the ball was out of play and he looked visibly shaken by it all. Arsenal supported their manager and at least in midweek they got over it all by beating Sevilla 2-0 in the Champions League. Arsenal were at home and will remain so for this game which they will be widely expected to win.
The Gunners are in 4th place but with 24 points they are only three behind league leaders Manchester City. But it goes to show how hard it is at the top of the league when after 11 games you have only lost once and still are not even in the top three. At home Arsenal are unbeaten but they have drawn twice here, against Fulham and Tottenham.
Burnley’s woes continue and they have lost four games in a row coming into this game. Last weekend they lost 2-0 at home to Crystal Palace and they are in 19th place and only hanging onto that position from Sheffield United because of goal difference. Burnley haven’t earned any points at home and all have come away from home. However they have managed just four goals on the road and have lost three of their five games so far.
Arsenal: Eddie Nketiah will be assessed for a knock but is touch and go to make this game. Martin Odegaard is a doubt with a hip problem and will be assessed but he did miss out last weekend. Bukayo Saka has a knock but is being tipped to be ready for this game. Gabriel Jesus remains sidelined and isn’t expected back for another three weeks due to a hamstring injury. Emile Smith-Rowe is out long term with a knee injury as is Thomas Partey with a muscle injury. Jurrien Timber remains out long term with a knee injury.
Burnley: Aaron Ramsey has a knock and remains a major doubt to be ready for this game. Hjalmar Ekdal has recovered from injury but has a lack of match fitness and is only 50/50 to return. Lyle Foster is ill and isn’t due back for another two weeks, it is the same situation for Manuel Benson. Michael Obafemi has a lack of match fitness and is 50/50 to make this game, he may not start but could be on the bench.
Arsenal vs Burnley Head to Head:
Last season the teams drew 0-0 in this fixture.
Burnley have beaten Arsenal just once in the last 18 meetings.
The last five meetings have all seen under 2.5 goals.
Arsenal vs Burnley Prediction:
This fixture looks like the perfect one for Arsenal to bounce back from after last weekend’s defeat. In fact the game reminds us of the Gunners victory over Sheffield United where they put five goals past the Blades and we can expect to see Mikel Arteta’s side score a few goals at home over this leaky Burnley defence. For Burnley the objective will be to concentrate and defend and try and frustrate the home side but this is a team who have scored 15 goals at home from six games although Burnley have conceded just 9 on the road so far they are coming up against one of the best attacking sides in the country.
Arsenal are heavy odds on so we will be looking into different markets. Like their win over Sevilla in midweek we expect them to come out all guns blazing and so a good choice would be to see them winning by half time. The Gunners have some key injury worries but have more than enough to get the job done at the weekend and we can’t see past them.
Arsenal vs Burnley Betting Tips:
Half Time Result: Arsenal at 1.57
Half Time Correct Score: Arsenal to be winning 1-0 or 2-0 at 3.00 and 5.00
Anytime goalscorer: Bukayo Saka at 2.25
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