Burnley vs. Arsenal – EPL, March 6, 2021
Burnley sits only six points above Fulham in the bottom three, but there doesn’t seem to a feeling that the Clarets might be relegated this season. That might be down to a recent spate of draws.
Arsenal was looking like it could even be involved in a scrap at the bottom of the league at one point. But Mikel Arteta looks to have settled on players and tactics now – although a European spot is probably beyond the Gunners.
Burnley vs. Arsenal Odds
Both these sides have enjoyed playing against Leicester this week – and will be coming into this one confident of another positive result. BetOnline doesn’t rate Burnley’s chances, though. As much as I don’t really feel that the home side will win this game, I could see the draw bet being worth a go.
Burnley vs. Arsenal Match Preview
Burnley was fortunate on Wednesday to meet a Leicester team that looked tired from a demanding season – and in the middle of a badly timed slump. A gifted goal four minutes in made Burnley’s night even easier, but it was to the home side’s credit that it kept going throughout the game and forced the Leicester keeper to be the man of the match.
With Fulham improving, a draw might not have been the best result for Burnley – even if it was against one of the top sides in the league. But with Newcastle looking more like the club that will replace the Cottagers in the bottom three, Sean Dyche will have warmly welcomed a point. Another one here on Saturday would do the job too.
Arsenal was the side that gave Leicester the early advantage when they met at the weekend. But the Gunners regrouped and easily beat the Foxes in the end, thanks to the wealth of talent at Mikel Arteta’s disposal. It could well turn out to be the size of his squad that helps Arsenal in the run-in to the end of the season.
Although Emile Smith-Rowe was forced off during the Leicester game – and may miss this one on Saturday – there was much than enough in reserve to help Arsenal overcome an obviously struggling Leicester. Players like Nicolas Pepe showed their skill in that game, and Arteta will be looking at another impressive performance away from home on Saturday.
Burnley vs. Arsenal Pick
Arsenal goes into this game as understandable favorites, but I feel that there is some value in choosing the draw bet instead. Burnley has drawn four of the last six – and only lost once. The Clarets are also exactly the kind of team that Arsenal sometimes struggles against. So a point each would probably make everyone happy.