Arsenal vs Burnley for the English Premier League championship match on Saturday at Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal started the English Premier League season with a tight win against Newcastle last weekend.
Not quite what everyone imagined, but it’s 3 points on Unai Emery’s men’s league table, and they have a high chance of making 2 wins in 2 games if they win at home.
If they win this match, it will be the first time Arsenal have opened a campaign with 2 consecutive wins since 2009/10.
The signs certainly look promising to the Gunners as well. They may have fought away last season, but in the Emirates, they seemed unstoppable.
In fact, they lost just two league games and won 74% of the games, scoring an average of 2.2 goals per game.
Burnley’s start to the new Premier League campaign was less discreet than his counterparts but even more enjoyable for the fans on Turf Moor. They did an excellent performance to beat Southampton 3-0 at home, banishing memories of their tough season last year.
Last season, admittedly, The Clarets were harmed by a short preseason that saw them in the Europa League action early on. They also had the weight of an unexpected 7th place on the previous season, and all of these factors worked against them to condemn them to 15th place.
The new season, at least for now, seems to be much more promising.
However, their record against Arsenal is not exactly promising. They have lost each of their last 10 competitive encounters with the Gunners, being the last positive result against them back in 2010.
They have also won just 1 of their last 19 games against them and have not won at Arsenal’s pitch since 1974.
Arsenal has won all seven games against Burnley in the UAE, scoring 21 goals in the process, and Burnley boss Sean Dyche has lost all eight Premier League games with The Gunners.
To rub a little more salt into the wound, Burnley conceded an average of 2.3 goals per game in non-Premier League games against the London clubs.
An Arsenal win certainly seems written in the statistics, and a high score seems likely as well. Burnley have seen at least 3 goals scored in 7 of their last 10 non-Premier League games and in each of their previous 9 trips to Big Six opponents.
For this reason, I believe in an Arsenal victory with over 2.5 goals in the match.
My bet is over 2.5 goals.