2018-19 Premier League: Week 38 – Burnley vs Arsenal

Arsenal know that they have to beat Burnley at Turf Moor if they’re to stand any chance at a top four Premier League finish. 

A win and Spurs loss with eight goal swing would see the Gunners snatch the last Champions League spot for next season, whereas Burnley are playing for pride here. 

 

Team news

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Burnley could welcome Robbie Brady and Phil Bardsley back from respective muscular and leg injuries for their final home game of this season. 

Aaron Lennon (knee) and Steven Defour (calf) however will miss out but are set to be available for pre-season. 

Arsenal have no fresh injury concerns after reaching the Europa League final unscathed after a thriller at Valencia in midweek. 

Hector Bellerin and Rob Holding are out with knee injuries whilst Danny Welbeck (ankle), Denis Suarez (groin) and Aaron Ramsey (thigh) joins them on the sidelines. 

 

Form

Burnley are on a two match losing streak after taking ten points from their previous four beforehand, and have lost three of their last five home games but their two wins were both by 2-0 results. .

Arsenal ended a three league match losing streak last time out with a 1-1 draw at home to Brighton, but have taken just seven points from seven away trips in 2019. 

 

Stat Attack 

  • Burnley have lost their last nine meetings with Arsenal in all competitions. 
  • During this run, Burnley have met Arsenal just three times at Turf Moor and lost all three meetings by single goal results. 
  • Arsenal have scored 21 goals across those nine games compared to Burnley’s four. 
  • Burnley’s last home league win over Arsenal came in December 1973, running out 2-1 winners on that day. 
  • One goal here would see Ashley Barnes become Burnley’s outright top scorer in a single Premier League season with 12 goals, breaking Danny Ings’ current club record of 11 goals set in 2014-15 season when the Clarets were relegated. 

 

Prediction

It’s hard to predict how this game will play out because we are either going to see a strong Arsenal team pushing for an now unlikely top four spot or a weaker side with key players on bench ahead of the Europa League Final in a fortnight’s time. 

Burnley meanwhile are unlucky to not get points from either of their last two matches but if Arsenal field a weaker team, I fancy them to get something here. 

Prediction: Burnley 1-1 Arsenal

Jake predicts: Burnley 1-0 Arsenal

Result: Burnley 1-3 Arsenal

 

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