Arsenal v Burnley Premier League betting preview and tips

13:30 Sat 22 Dec
Football
England
Premier League
Tip: Arsenal -2
Units: 1/5
Odds: -111

Arsenal are massive favourites to win this Premier League encounter against Burnley and it’s hardly a surprise that the bookmakers are donning the tin helmets for the flurry of bets that are likely to come their way.

The Gunners look like banker material to claim three points although betting them at 1.14 either requires customers to include them in accumulators or put an eye-watering amount of cash down on the London side beating the Clarets.

As always, there are alternative ways to get with Unai Emery’s side and we’ve found a price on the Asian Handicap market that might make appeal to more recreational punters, especially with Arsenal’s habit of creating chances and scoring goals.

bet365 offer 1.90 about the home side with a -2 goal handicap which means that you need Arsenal to win by two clear goals to ensure money back, while a three-goal winning margin or bigger would mean you win on this bet.

Emery might use this game to rotate his squad with the games coming thick and fast although the fact that Arsenal are only in the Europa League rather than the Champions League means that the players will be better rested than some of the other top sides in the Premier League.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette are both plundering plenty of goals and should work well in tandem together, while we can be fairly sure that Burnley won’t get too many sniffs of goal considering they are having a lacklustre season.

The sheer number of shots on target that opposition teams are having against Sean Dyche’s side suggests that Arsenal are capable of running up several goals and putting on a real show ahead of Christmas, with the supporters likely to be urging them forward once they have taken the lead.

BETTING TIP
Arsenal -2 @ 1.90 with bet365

Team News

Arsenal: 4-3-1-2 (Confirmed Line-ups)
Burnley: 5-3-2 (Confirmed Line-ups)
  • 19
    Bernd Leno
  • 31
    Sead Kolasinac
  • 18
    Nacho Monreal
  • 05
    Sokratis Papastathopoulos
  • 15
    Ainsley Maitland-Niles
  • 34
    Granit Xhaka
  • 04
    Mohamed Elneny
  • 29
    Matteo Guendouzi
  • 10
    Mesut Özil
  • 14
    Pierre Emerick Aubameyang
  • 09
    Alexandre Lacazette
  • 20
    Joe Hart
  • 26
    Phillip Bardsley
  • 28
    Kevin Long
  • 05
    James Tarkowski
  • 06
    Ben Mee
  • 03
    Charlie Taylor
  • 18
    Ashley R. Westwood
  • 04
    Jack Cork
  • 13
    Jeff Hendrick
  • 10
    Ashley Barnes
  • 11
    Chris Wood

Premier League

# Team G W D L +/- P
1 Liverpool 31 23 7 1 70:18 76
2 Manchester City 30 23 3 4 76:20 72
3 Tottenham 30 20 1 9 57:32 61
4 Arsenal 30 18 6 6 63:39 60
5 Manchester Unit 30 17 7 6 58:40 58
6 Chelsea 30 17 6 7 50:33 57
7 Wolverhampton W 30 12 8 10 38:36 44
8 Watford 30 12 7 11 42:44 43
9 West Ham 31 12 6 13 41:46 42
10 Everton 31 11 8 12 42:39 41
11 Leicester 31 12 5 14 40:43 41
12 Bournemouth 31 11 5 15 43:56 38
13 Newcastle Unite 31 9 8 14 31:40 35
14 Crystal Palace 30 9 6 15 36:41 33
15 Brighton 29 9 6 14 32:42 33
16 Southampton 30 7 9 14 34:50 30
17 Burnley 31 8 6 17 35:59 30
18 Cardiff 30 8 4 18 27:57 28
19 Fulham 31 4 5 22 29:70 17
20 Huddersfield 31 3 5 23 18:57 14