English Premier League
Kick Off: Sunday, 12 May at 7.30 PM IST
Stadium: Turf Moor
Free English Premier League Picks Burnley vs. Arsenal
Arsenal are looking to finish of their Premier League campaign in style against Burnley at Turf Moor on Sunday. Unai Emery’s side reached the finals of the UEFA Europa League beating Valencia 7-3 on aggregate – having said they’re top four finish in the Premier League is unlikely. The Gunners only kept one clean sheet away from home in the Premier League this season – the last time they only kept one clean sheet on the road in a top-flight campaign was back in 1967-68 under manager Bertie Mee. Burnley are nine points clear from 18th placed Cardiff City on 15th in the table and will look to upset their opponents on Sunday. Sean Dyche’s side finished seventh in the league last season which increased the expectations of the Clarets fans – but they would feel relieved their side has done the job this season by securing a place in next season’s Premier League.
The highlight for Burnley this season was their – important one point at Stamford Bridge when they frustrated the Blues, another London team await them at the weekend against whom their record has been poor – Burnley have lost their last nine meetings with Arsenal in all competitions – only against Wolves have they ever lost more consecutively (11 between 1987-2002). Burnley go into the match suffering back to back against Manchester City (0-1) at home and away to Everton (2-0). The Clarets are known for their resilient defence – but that has changed this season Sean Dyche’s side have conceded 65, which is 26 more than in their entire 2017-2018 campaign. Youngster Dwight McNeil has been a revelation for the Clarets this season, scoring three goals and five assists – who also remains in contention to start on Sunday. Phil Bardsley is expected to play in the starting line up. Meanwhile, Aaron Lennon, Robbie Brady and Steven Defour are unavailable for Burnley.
The Gunners main objective would be to win the Europa League which will guarantee them a place in next year’s Champions League, although Arsenal can still find a place in the top four but for that to happen Spurs will need to loss to Everton at home and Arsenal will need to overturn a 8 goal difference. Arsenal’s downfall started when they lost at home to Crystal Palace (3-2) and away thrashes at the hands of Wolves (3-1) and Leicester City (3-0) – Emery’s side have now lost 5 of their last 6 matches in all competitions and three losses from 4 games in the Premier League. Arsenal’s lethal duo Lacazette and Aubameyang will once again be the key for the Gunners. Gabon International Aubameyang scored a hat-trick against Valencia, who’ll also look to add to his tally of 20 goals in the Premier League this season. A loss here would see Arsenal finish sixth in the table, if United are to beat the Cardiff City at Old Trafford. Sead Kolasinac and Ainsley Maitland-Niles both face fitness issues after injuries in on Thursday night.
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Arsenal have won their last three Premier League away games against Burnley, all by a 1-0 scoreline. In the last two campaigns, they’ve scored a 90th minute winner at Turf Moor.
Burnley have lost their last two Premier League games on the closing day of the season, losing 1-2 against West Ham and Bournemouth despite taking the lead both times.
Arsenal haven’t lost on the final day of a Premier League season since 2004-05 (1-2 vs Birmingham), winning each of the last seven in a row.
Burnley striker Peter Crouch has scored on the final day of six separate Premier League seasons, including each of the last two – only Andrew Cole (8) and Les Ferdinand and Teddy Sheringham (7) have done so more often.
Burnley 2 – 3 Arsenal