Arsenal vs Burnley 30 Jan 2016: FA Cup Preview and Predictions
30 Jan 2016/ 1000ET
Arsenal 1.33 Draw 5.00 Burnley 9.00 See the Latest Odds
Burnley was a Premier League team last season but after a poor year they dropped down a division only to find their next opponents to be the might of Arsenal in a game which should be a rather one sided contest if things go the way of the Gunner who are keen to win this tournament since it is the only one they have been able to win in recent seasons. This game will see Arsenal at home which further adds to my points but never the less Burnley will know that anything is possible when it comes to the FA Cup.
Burnley are doing well in the League Championship this season and I think that for them it might be a better option to just focus on getting back into the Premier League. This might be a game where they rest player as will Arsenal so I don’t see any upsets here since neither side will be too concerned if the Gunners win like they should.
Arsenal will want to see some of their squad player do well and with the injury problems they have seen, they will be needed for sure. That being said, a lot of the first team guys also need minutes so it will be interesting to see what Wenger does when he selects the sides this weekend. Either way I don’t see them losing and they will win easily either way.
As far as betting goes, I think that taking the over 2.5 goals is the best bet since I can see Arsenal scoring 3 goals alone. The FA Cup in this stage of the season is often high scoring so I can see a lot of goals here and a 3-0 or 3-1 result is more than possible so that is my bet for this match.