Arsenal beat Burnley 5-0 in the corresponding fixture last season, in which was Arsene Wenger’s last home game after 2 years being in charge of the Gunners. It was a very sentimental fixture and didn’t really mean anything in the grand scheme of things, although it confirmed that the Clarets couldn’t overtake us in the League and they finally ended up in seventh, nine points behind us.
This season has been a complete and utter contrast for Sean Dyche’s men and they are currently third bottom and fighting for their lives. In fact they are short odds-on second favourites for the drop with 1xBet and should be easy fodder for Arsenal even though we only have four fit recognised defenders at the moment.
As you can imagine their away form has not been good this season, and this is their results so far in the League..
So they have had six defeats and just the one win at Cardiff, so their confidence must be really low at the moment. On the other hand, Arsenal’s home form in the League has been excellent since our opening day defeat to Man City. Here are our figures….
So looking at these form lines, it is little wonder that Arsenal are at very short odds to win this game at 2/9 while Burnley are at a massive 16/1. We have to admit Arsenal are not playing very well at the moment, but back at home we should be able to assert our authority.
I wouldn’t consider betting on Arsenal to win at such short odds, but given the state of our defence, and the fact that we have conceded at least once in six of our nine home games, I think an even money bet on both teams to score is excellent value, don’t you?
But the best bet for me, which is at silly odds of up to 7/2, is the bet on it being a draw at half-time and Arsenal to win at full-time. That’s what usually happens so that is definitely worth a small investment.