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Arsenal vs Burnley

, KO: 12:30 Aug 17, 2019, Emirates Stadium
Burnley

Saturday's lunchtime kick-off in the English Premier League comes from the Emirates as Arsenal entertain Burnley.

Both of these sides picked up opening day victories last weekend but it's Arsenal who are odds on favourites here at 1/3 (BetVictor) to make it two wins from two.

The Clarets travel to the English capital having lost their last 10 tussles with the Gunners and that is perhaps reflected in Burnley being priced as high as 10/1 (BetVictor) to win and 5/1 (Betfred) to leave London with a point.

Despite delivering a commendable fourth successive season of top-flight football at Turf Moor Sean Dyche's side were again amongst the pre-season favourites for relegation

However, that won't phase Dyche's or his troops who made an impressive start to their league season last Saturday after cruising to a 3-0 victory over Southampton.

An Ashley Barnes double put the Saints to the sword in Lancashire and buoyed from that result Burnley will go into this battle high in confidence.

After a bad bout of travel sickness last season Arsenal uncharacteristically ground out a 1-0 win away to Newcastle last Sunday.

It's unusual to see an Unai Emery side win ugly but the Gunners dug deep on a day where they were without a host of first team players.

The home side won't be as depleted this weekend with Summer signings David Luiz, Dani Caballos and Nicolas Pepe all in contention to feature from the off.

One man who is almost certain to start for Arsenal is the prolific Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

The Gabon hit-man grabbed the only goal of the game on Tyneside to get up and running for the season and will be coming up against a team that he has terrorised in the past.

Aubameyang has faced Burnley on three occasions since moving to Arsenal and has scored a double against Dyche's men every time he has come up against them.

If you fancy the Arsenal front-man to repeat the feat he is 4/1 (Boylesports) to score or two or more goals and Aubameyang  is 3/1 (William Hill) to score the first goal of the game.

The Gunners goal-getter featured heavily in my profitable preview last Sunday and after scoring 31 goals in all competitions last season I'm backing Aubameyang to find the net at home to Burnley at 3/4 (BetVictor)

Following his brace last time out Burnley will turn to the aforementioned Barnes to get goals in north London after he clinically converted two of the Clarets four shots on target last time out.

With that in mind the 4/5 (Boylesports) on offer for Burnley's record Premier League goalscorer to have a shot on target at the Emirates looks tempting.

Barnes is also partial to a booking – he racked up eight last season – and is 12/5  (BetVictor) to be carded by referee Mike Dean.

Burnley bookings in general could be worth considering for what should be a typically stubborn Sean Dyche side and stern test for Emery's men.

Be that as it may the Gunners superiority should fire them to victory and a repeat of last seasons meetings where Arsenal won with both teams scoring appeals at 19/10 (Betway)

However, an alternative angle I prefer the look of is combining an Arsenal win and Aubameyang to score anytime at 10/11 (Bet 365)

This match between Arsenal and Burnley will be played on Aug 17, 2019 and kick off at 12:30

Arsenal vs Burnley Betting Tips & Predictions
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Score Anytime
3/4
BetVictor
Ashley Barnes To Have A Shot On Target
4/5
Boylesports
Arsenal To Win and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Score
10/11
Bet365

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