Arsenal vs Burnley preview, team news, betting odds & tips

By on August 15, 2019

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Arsenal will be looking to make it two wins from two games when they welcome Burnley to the Emirates Stadium on Saturday lunchtime.

Unai Emery endured a frustrating debut season in north London after seeing his side miss out on the top four and lose to Chelsea in the Europa League final but he has no excuses not to meet his targets after being backed in the transfer market this summer.

It was a strong start to the new campaign for Arsenal as they secured an important 1-0 victory over Newcastle at St James’ Park on Sunday afternoon.

The Gunners will now welcome Burnley to the Emirates this weekend and Sean Dyche’s side will be in confident mood after beating Southampton 3-0 in their opening game of the new season last Saturday.

Team news

Arsenal will assess the fitness of Alexandre Lacazette after he was an unused substitute against Newcastle due to an ankle knock but Hector Bellerin is still recovering from a serious knee injury.

We’ll have to wait and see whether Mesut Ozil or Sead Kolasinac will be involved this weekend after they missed the trip to Newcastle following security incidents last week.

Summer signing Nicolas Pepe could make his full debut in attack while David Luiz is pushing to make his first appearance since joining Arsenal from Chelsea on deadline day.

Burnley have no fresh injury worries to contend with and Dyche is expected to stick with the same eleven that started at Southampton.

Betting tips & odds

Arsenal were excellent at home last season and Emery will be looking to make the Emirates a fortress again this campaign so a positive start is required. The Gunners have a superb record against Burnley and I predict another routine 2-0 win on Saturday.

Arsenal are the 1/3 favourites to collect all three points while Burnley can be backed at 8/1 and the draw is on offer at 9/2, but this has ‘home win’ written all over it.

If you’re going to place a bet then 1/3 on an Arsenal win isn’t very tempting. You’d be better off going to bcasino.co.uk and betting on red or black on the roulette table as you’d get better odds.

So we need to get creative with our bets and backing Arsenal to win 2-0 offers tempting odds of 11/2. I also expect Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to get himself on the score-sheet so we can back him to score first in a 2-0 Arsenal win at odds of 16/1.