Foot Predictions shows the Premier League clash on Saturday between Burnley and Arsenal, including hunches, preview and possible lineups.
Arsenal travel to Turf Moor to face Burnley on Saturday, at lunchtime, with the objective of obtaining consecutive victories in the Premier League and three consecutive victories in all competitions.
The Gunners fell to a 1-0 defeat in the reverse game at Emirates Stadium, however, and Burnley could now complete a league double over Arsenal for the first time since 1962-63.
After an animated final in February, advancing to the next round of the Europa League in a dramatic fashion before beating Leicester City last weekend, Arsenal will try to take that form to a March calendar that looks difficult.
Mikel ArtetaThe team is set to face the top four chasing London rivals Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United in the top flight this month, in addition to a double European game against Olympiacos, but they only need to look at the reverse game in December for evidence that neither will you can afford to skip Saturday’s game.
Arsenal will certainly arrive at Turf Moor with a confident spirit after their last two results, arguably producing the two most impressive victories of the season in those two games.
Whether that improvement will come in time for a climb at the end of the first four, it remains to be seen, but they left themselves with a mountain to climb on that front and the glory of the Europa League may offer a more realistic path to next season’s Champions League this season. phase of the campaign.
Arteta’s men have been defeated 11 times in the league this season – in 2017-18 alone they suffered more defeats in a campaign of 38 Premier League games – and also failed to score in 10 league matches – one less than equaling an unwanted record the club.
Arsenal didn’t show much signs of this extravagance last time against Leicester – a result that has yielded four away wins in the last six, having won just four of the previous 18 before that.
In fact, the Gunners have done better away from home than in the Emirates this season and, if we want a good result for history, they are confident of improving that record away from home even more on Saturday.
Arsenal have been unbeaten in their last eight visits to Turf Moor in the league since December 1973 and have not conceded goals in four of their last five matches.
In fact, Burnley has only scored seven goals in his 13 previous Premier League games against Arsenal, and never more than once in a match, so the Clarets may not be very hopeful of improving their poor goal return this weekend. .
Only Sheffield United’s last last has scored less than Burnley’s 19 goals in 27 games this season, and the least number of goals for any team to avoid falling in Premier League history is currently 28.
Sean DycheTherefore, the men have a lot of work to do if they want to stay out of danger, with just six points separating them from the relegation zone, despite losing only one of their last six matches in the first division.
Burnley also won just once in the last eight games, but drew 1-1 with Leicester on Wednesday night, responding well to the heavy defeat at Tottenham Hotspur last weekend.
Wednesday’s result means that the Clarets have drawn each of their last four home games and can set a new record for five consecutive games in the first division if the spoils are shared again on Saturday.
Dyche would consider a draw against an Arsenal-quality team as a positive result, but he is also desperate to see what is now a five-game unbeaten run at home and come to an end.
The victory in the Emirates in December should give Burnley the confidence that they can double in this confrontation for the first time in almost 60 years, but they will still enter the game as underdogs anyway.
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Arteta is blessed with a clean bill of health that is largely clean at the moment, with Emile Smith Rowe the only regular on the first team for whom there is a question mark for this match.
The young man was sent off just before the break against Leicester last time and could be left out on Saturday, on loan from Real Madrid Martin Odegaard defined to replace it in the initial XI.
Arteta left people like Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Bukayo Saka, Thomas Partey, Rob Holding, Hector Bellerin and Dani Ceballos for that Leicester game and was rewarded with one of his team’s best wins of the season, so he faces the dilemma of getting some of those players back on his team for this one.
Aubameyang scored the only goal of the game on the wrong side in the reverse game, but he scored more goals in the Premier League against Burnley than any other team, so he will be desperate to return to the starting lineup.
Nicolas Pepe he also started to find a good way to score, scoring in four of his last five games out of the league.
Burnley, meanwhile, will be without a striker Ashley Barnes, who scored three of the club’s seven Premier League goals against Arsenal.
Johann Berg Gudmundsson, Robbie Brady and Jack Cork will be evaluated before the start of the game, but the game may come very early for Cork in particular to recover from a tense tendon.
Possible initial Burnley lineup:
Pope; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Gudmundsson, Brownhill, Westwood, McNeil; Rodriguez, Wood
Possible starting lineup for Arsenal:
Leno; Cedric, Luiz, Mari, Tierney; Thomas, Xhaka; Pepe, Odegaard, Willian; Lacazette
Probability: Burnley 0-1 Arsenal
The goals have not flowed exactly for Burnley this season, or against Arsenal in previous games, and we hope that this trend will continue here.
The hosts will not make things easier for Arteta’s team, but ultimately we expect the visitors to leave with the three points.
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