Premier League Preview and Prediction: Burnley vs Arsenal

Competition: Premier League – Burnley vs. Arsenal

Venue: Turf Moor – Saturday, April 12 – 17:30 BST (12:30 ET)

Match Odds: Burnley 5/1 – Draw 16/5 – Arsenal 8/15

Match Preview

Burnley host the in-form Arsenal in the Premier League‘s evening game at Turf Moor this Saturday as their battle against relegation continues.

Burnley have just one win in their last ten games, but it has to be noted that was against the champions Manchester City at Turf Moor and they come into this game off the back off a 0-0 draw against Tottenham.

The Clarets are currently sitting 19th in the Premier League table and are running out of time to save themselves from the drop.

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With every team in the bottom five on the edge, their fight will still have many twists and turns but they have to start picking up points and it doesn’t come much tougher than this.

Arsenal are the in-form team in the league after winning their last seven on the bounce, which has made them Chelsea’s closest rivals for the title and they’ve pushed themselves up into second in the table.

Arsene Wenger‘s men have clicked into form at a vital stage of the season and this run will certainly help them attract big names in the summer.

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Sean Dyche‘s men have to take the same approach to this tie as they did from their astonishing win over Man City almost a month ago and they need to make their home advantage count during this run-in if they are to stay up.

It should be a tough, hard-fought tie with both sides having so much to play for at this stage of the season.

Team News

Burnley are set to have five sidelined as Steven Reid, Ross Wallace, Dean Marney, Kevin Long and Matt Taylor are all recovering from injuries. Sean Dyche will be hoping forward George Boyd can produce another moment of magic to continue his latest stint of giant killing.

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Arsenal will be without Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, while Laurent Koscielny and Wojciech Szczęsny will be fighting to be fit following minor injuries. Wenger will need his goal-machine Olivier Giroud to keep the goals coming as he has seven in his last six. His partnership with Alexis Sanchez has proved to be a hit.

Key Points

Burnely’s last five: L/L/W/L/D

Arsenal’s last five: W/W/W/W/W

Key Stat: Winning Streak – Arsenal’s seven-game winning streak has seen them climb up into second and a push for the title is an aim even this late on. Their next game against Chelsea is possibly the biggest Premier League tie of the season.

Key Player: Olivier Giroud – An easy choice. Giroud is the man in form and now has a better strike-rate this season than fellow forward Alexis Sanchez. The Frenchman has notched an impressive 14 goals in 20 games.

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Score Prediction

Burnley 1-3 Arsenal – Arsenal’s momentum will overpower a spirited Burnley side fighting for their Premier League status.

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Premier League Preview and Prediction: Burnley vs Manchester City

Competition: Premier League – Burnley vs Manchester City 

Venue: Turf Moor – Saturday, March 14 – 17:30 GMT (13:30 ET)

Match Odds: Burnley 6/1 – Draw 15/4 – Manchester City 2/5

Match Preview

Burnley entertain champions Manchester City at Turf Moor in this weekend’s evening fixture on Saturday night as the Clarets’ battle against relegation continues with another real tough game.

Sean Dyche’s men are currently sitting 19th in the table on 22 points, and are going to need to pick up points fast if they are to survive the drop.

Manchester City are chasing Premier League leaders Chelsea. They are five points behind and have played a game more. They will more than likely need to win every game in the run in if they are to stand any chance of retaining their title.

The reverse fixture saw late drama as Ashley Barnes stole a share of the points at the Etihad in a thrilling 2-2 draw back in December.

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Burnley have proved this season they have what it takes to upset the big teams and will need to adopt that mentality once again as Manchester City will be expecting to come away with all three points.

There are no easy games in the Premier League and Burnley need to make their home advantage pay off as they will look to frustrate Manuel Pellegrini’s side.

Burnley come into the tie on a seven-game winless streak and they face no tougher challenge than this in an attempt to put that run to bed.

Man City have three wins in their last five but have missed their chance to close the gap on Chelsea and will be aware they cannot afford anymore slip-ups.

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Burnley are at a difficult point of the season and things will only get harder in the run in if they are to continue their winless run, but just 12 points separate the bottom eight so nothing is settled yet.

Manchester City do not only need points to continue their title chase but also need them to fend off the sides below them in the table, as they are just four points ahead of third placed Arsenal.

With so much at stake here we could be in for a really entertaining tie between the Clarets and the Citizens.

Team News

Burnley are set to be without three faces, Dean Marney and Kevin Long (both knee) and Matt Taylor (calf). Danny Ings is a doubt but should be fit to play and the pressure is on him to score the goals to help Burnley avoid the drop. He will want to continue to impress as he has done so far this season.

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Manchester City are one of only two Premier League sides to have a fully fit squad at this stage of the season. Pellegrini has talent in abundance to switch his side around. We could see James Milner rewarded with a start, having come off the bench to score against Leicester City late on in their last fixture.

Key Points

Burnley’s last five in the Premier League: D/L/D/L/L

Manchester City’s last five in the Premier League: D/W/W/L/W

Key Stat: Goals – The two sides have scored 17 goals in their last three meetings and with Sergio Aguero in fine form we could see yet another goal-fest at Turf Moor.

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Key Player: Sergio Aguero – City have certainly missed the Argentine when he has been absent this season and they have his goals to thank for still being within a chance of still winning the title. He will look to make the difference one again on Saturday.

Score Prediction

Burnley 1-3 Manchester City – Pellegrini will not want a repeat of the draw earlier in the season and his players will be looking to kill this game early. Burnley have scored goals against big sides this campaign but they are in for a difficult evening in front of their own fans and City’s quality will shine through.

Premier League Preview and Prediction: Burnley vs West Bromwich Albion

Premier League: Burnley vs West Brom

Venue: Turf Moor – Sunday, February 8 – 12:00pm

Match Odds: Burnley 7/5 – Draw 21/10 – West Brom 2/1

The start of a three-part Sunday special this weekend sees Burnley play host to Tony Pulis’ West Brom side at Turf Moor with both sides in dire need of a win.

Burnley come into the game off the back of two losses and will be looking to pick up a win against the Baggies, who lay only two spots and two points above them in the Premier League.

This game comes with added importance when you consider that West Brom won the reverse fixture 4-0 back in September and also the fact that the Clarets lost 2-0 at fellow relegation candidates Sunderland last weekend.

Burnley’s home record in the Premier League: Played 12 – Won 3 – Drawn 4 – Lost 5

Tony Pulis will be hoping his West Brom side can bounce back from their 3-0 home loss to Tottenham last weekend.

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West Brom had gone two league games without conceding a goal until the visit of Spurs and will be looking to regain the solidarity in defence they were beginning to show.

West Brom’s away record in the Premier League: Played 11 – Won 2 – Drawn 4 – Lost 5

This game should be settled at the other end of the pitch though, with both sides possessing young English strikers who are both knocking on Roy Hodgson’s national team door.

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Danny Ings and Saido Berahino will be looking to impress Roy Hodgson once again, and more importantly add three points to their teams tally as both sides are hoping to remain outside of the bottom three.

Burnley’s last five in the Premier League: D/D/W/L/L

West Brom’s last five in the Premier League: L/D/W/D/L

Key Stat: West Brom are without an away win in the Premier League since November 1st – a key reason behind why they are underachieving this season.

Key Player: Danny Ings – Ings was the target for many top-flight clubs this January window, and his stock can only rise further with more stellar displays. Be surprised if he’s not on the scoresheet in this one.

Score Prediction: Burnley 2 – 2 West Bromwich Albion – Points to be shared as neither side will want to lose this one.