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Burnley v Arsenal: Clarets’ defence can frustrate Gunners

| 25.11.2017

Sean Dyche’s high-flying Burnley are the talk of the town at present, and they host Arsenal for Sunday’s 2:00pm kick-off in what could prove to be a low-scoring affair.

Arsenal have landed the spoils in their last two visits to Turf Moor winning 1-0 on both occasions and the Gunners head into the weekend’s game off the back of an impressive victory in the North London derby.

Although a line can be struck through their midweek Europa League defeat to Cologne after fielding a weakened side, it will have come as an unwelcome distraction to Wenger’s plans.

Now they face an in-form Burnley outfit that have put together a run of three consecutive victories without conceding a goal.

The Clarets are resolute, well organised and possess the armoury capable of hurting the top teams.

It could pay to keep faith with the hosts’ who are currently a 5/1 chance, while the draw is 16/5, and it’s 8/15 about the visitors.

However, the safer bet could come in the handicap market where Burnley +1 is 6/4.

But for those with the opinion that the North-Londoners can continue their rich vein of Premier League form, Arsenal -1 is available at 29/20.

Wenger’s men will spend much of the game on the front foot, with the Burnley back line likely to sit deep – they achieved just 39% possession in their 2-0 home victory over strugglers Swansea City.

This suggests Alexandre Lacazette may not enjoy the space he received against Spurs’ and we believe 7/2 for Alexis Sanchez to be the first goalscorer could prove a solid alternative.

Jeff Hendrick can be the value in the anytime to score market, he has two Premier League goals to his name already this season and it’s 7/2 that the Irishman adds another to his tally.

Meanwhile, 23/20 for under 2.5 goals looks a good bet in what may prove to be a frustrating afternoon for the Gunners’.

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All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing

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Ben Jefferies

Currently studying Sports Journalism at the University of the Arts London, Ben loves his football, horses and NFL. Chelsea, Finian's Oscar and the Green Bay Packers are his ones to follow.