Burnley 7-8-12, Arsenal 11-4-11
3/6/21 7:30 am
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Burnley is welcoming Arsenal to Turf Moor in round 27 in the English Premier League.
Burnley is still struggling, and they have won only 1 of their last 9 games, but by some miracle, Burnley is outside the relegation zone, in 15th place with 29 points. Offensively, Burnley is one of the weakest teams in the league with only 19 scored goals, but their defense has been decent with 35 conceded goals. In their last 4 EPL game, Burnley has scored 2 goals while conceding 5 goals, but they have 3 draws and 1 loss during this streak. In their last game against Leicester at home, Burnley has had only 38% of ball possession, 7 shots on goal, 5 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and 71% of the correct passes. After getting ahead in the 4th minute, Burnley conceded a goal in the 34th minute, and this match ended in a 1-1 draw. Wood has scored 4 goals so far this season, and he is Burnley’s leading goalscorer. Barnes is injured, while Gudmundsson, Brady, and Cork are all still questionable. Burnley is safe for now, but they are only 6 points outside the relegation zone, and they will need to win some more games if they want to stay in the EPL next season as well.
Arsenal is doing well at the moment, and after beating Benfica in the Europa League, Arsenal has beaten Leicester in their last EPL game. Arsenal was the dominant team in that game with 56% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 7 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and a decent 83% of the correct passes. Leicester got ahead in the 6th minute, but Arsenal was playing better, and they have scored 3 goals until the 52nd minute. Defensively, Arsenal was good in this game, and they have deservedly won this match 1-3. Thanks to some of their good games lately, Arsenal is slowly climbing the standings and they are now in 10th place with 37 points, 24 scored goals, and 27 conceded goals. Arsenal will be facing Olympiacos in the Europa League next week, a team they lost against in last season’s Europa League. Lacazette has scored 9 goals for Arsenal so far, while Aubameyang added 8 goals. Smith-Rowe and Willian added 4 assists each. Smith-Rowe is the only injured player for Arsenal at this time. It’s important for Arsenal to try and maintain their good form because if they get knocked out of the Europa League from the same opponent two seasons in a row, it will be a disaster.
The trends are heavily on Arsenal’s side in this matchup, and Burnley is in far worse form. Arsenal has lost only once against Burnley on the road, and it was back in 2008. I’m taking Arsenal on the road because they are in better form, they have a better offense, and they have more depth that will help them win this match.