Kick-off: 1230, 17/08/2019
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
TV: BT Sport
Arsenal have won 10 straight encounters with Burnley, but the Clarets did manage to grab a consolation goal in both of last season’s Premier League meetings.
Sean Dyche’s side will travel down to London buoyed by a convincing victory over Southampton and should have their moments in this fixture again.
We’re taking 39/20 for a home win and both teams to score for our opening Arsenal vs Burnley prediction.
A Look At Arsenal’s Betting Odds
Arsenal came away from Newcastle with a useful 1-0 triumph, thanks to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s 58th-minute goal, but they were put under pressure in the first period.
Jonjo Shelvey hit the post and Joelinton went close, as the Gunners looked a touch open after giving teenagers Reiss Nelson and Joe Willock starting roles.
Unai Emery admitted he will continue to monitor that situation, stating: “They are young, they need to get confidence, to get experience – but we need to be winning.”
A strong bench should be up to speed for this game, though, with the likes of record signing Nicolas Pepe, Alexandre Lacazette, Lucas Torreira, Dani Ceballos and David Luiz ready to come in.
The Gunners prevailed 3-1 in both encounters with the Clarets last term, with Aubameyang bagging a brace each time, so 10/1 for a repeat of that scoreline stands out from the Arsenal vs Burnley odds.
Last Arsenal line-up: Leno, Sokratis, Monreal, Chambers, Mkhitaryan, Maitland-Niles, Willock, Guendouzi, Xhaka, Aubameyang, Nelson.
Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac, victims of an attempted car-jacking last month, could return for Arsenal.
Back and leg bruising could see Granit Xhaka miss out, with Konstantinos Mavropanos, Kieran Tierney and Emile Smith Rowe (all groin), plus Hector Bellerin and Rob Holding (both knee) absent.
A Look At Burnley’s Betting Odds
Burnley were again among the pre-season favourites for relegation but the omens look good for belying such odds once more, judged on their 3-0 defeat of Southampton.
Ashley Barnes was on target with a couple of opportunist strikes and Johann Berg Gudmundsson’s solo effort completed the scoring at a wet and windy Turf Moor.
“Really good start,” said Dyche. “I think the players have got a reward from a very strong pre-season, not just for results but the way they’ve come back.
“There’s been a strong desire, super fitness levels. I think there’s an intent about the group.”
The Clarets struggled to recover from a poor start to last season, but seem in better shape at the beginning of this term without the demands of the Europa League.
This is a tough test but the visitors could well be competitive for a while, so Draw HT/Arsenal FT at 3/1 is worth adding to our Arsenal vs Burnley betting tips.
Last Burnley line-up: Pope, Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Pieters, Cork, Gudmundsson, McNeil, Westwood, Wood, Barnes.
Left-back Charlie Taylor could return to Burnley’s squad but Danny Drinkwater is unlikely to be considered just yet. Robbie Brady (ribs) and Steven Defour (calf) are sidelined.
Newcastle 0-1 ARSENAL – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
BURNLEY 3-0 Southampton – Ashley Barnes (2), Johann Berg Gudmundsson
Head-to-head: Burnley 1-3 Arsenal, Arsenal 3-1 Burnley, Arsenal 5-0 Burnley, Burnley 0-1 Arsenal
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