Arsenal v Burnley Preview
An in-form Arsenal welcome newly-promoted Burnley to the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon, and are big favourites to pick up all three points to potentially go second in the table depending on other results. Arsenal have been in fantastic form on home soil in recent weeks and will fancy their chances of comfortable dispatching of a Burnley outfit with the worst away record in the division. Arsenal enjoyed a narrow win over the Clarets in the reverse fixture at Turf Moor and should repeat the feat given the contrasting form between the two clubs at home and on the road respectively. Home side Arsenal are currently fourth in the Premier League table with 44 points from 21 games this season, coming off the back of three wins and a draw from their last four. The Gunners have bounced back after suffering consecutive defeats in the league, and are in fantastic shape to threaten a win over the Clarets this weekend. Arsenal are two points clear of fifth-placed Manchester City with an infinitely better goal difference and are just one point adrift of runners-up Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool ahead of the next round of games. A win could see the Londoners second this weekend but Burnley won’t lie down given they are just four wins away from all but confirming survival. The Clarets find themselves 10th in the league with 26 points, having won three of their last four ahead of Sunday’s trip to the Emirates Stadium. Burnley have been in good shape of late but their wins have all come on home soil this season. Sean Dyche’s men have picked up just one point on the road in 2016/17, suffering eight defeats from nine away games so far. Burnley have scored just three goals on their travels this season, conceding 20, and are underdogs to get a result going into their meeting with Arsenal. The Clarets are 10 points clear of the drop zone past the mid-point of the campaign and are expecting to secure their survival in the coming weeks. But given they haven’t ended their wait for an away win in five months so far, Burnley may be kept waiting. Arsenal have won four on the bounce at the Emirates Stadium ahead of their visit of Burnley. As a result, William Hill are giving odds of 2/9 for Arsenal to win against Burnley on Sunday afternoon. And with the Gunners boasting three clean sheets against a Clarets side with only three away games to their name this season, Arsenal are 10/11 with Boylesports to Win to Nil against Burnley. There have been two or fewer goals scored in two of their last three head-to-heads in all competitions, and with Burnley conceding just three goals in their last four in the division, Bet Victor are giving odds of 17/10 for total goals under 2.5. Burnley are sure to put up a fight to keep adding points to their tally in their fight for survival but Arsenal will be motivated to potentially go second in the table with what would be their fourth win in five.