Arsenal vs. Burnley: Kick-off time, TV and Streaming, Match Prediction - Premier League preview
The final fixture of Matchday 12 of the 2020/21 Premier League will come our way from the Emirates Stadium on Sunday night as a struggling Arsenal side face off against relegation-threatened Burnley. Yet another loss to Tottenham last time out sees the Gunners sitting 11 points behind their table-topping rivals and just seven points off 18th-placed Burnley.
Arsenal will be hoping to get their Premier League season back on track when they host Burnley on Sunday night. Yet another loss to Tottenham last time out sees the Gunners sitting 11 points behind their table-topping rivals and just seven points off 18th-placed Burnley. However, Burnley is the form team heading into the game but no team has scored fewer goals than the Clarets.
Date, kick-off time, and venue
Arsenal vs Burnley is scheduled for a 7.15 pm GMT kick-off on Sunday, December 13, 2020.
The match will be held behind closed doors at Emirates Stadium.
How to watch Arsenal vs. Burnley
TV channel: The match will be televised on Sky Sports.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the website or Sky Go app.
Arsenal vs Burnley Head To Head History
Head to head (h2h) history and results
- Arsenal wins: 54
- Burnley wins: 33
- Draws: 22
- Arsenal has won each of their last nine home meetings with Burnley in all competitions. Only against Stoke City (16) and Barnsley (10) are they on a longer current winning run at home.
- Burnley have lost all six of their away Premier League games against Arsenal – their worst 100% losing record away at a single side in the competition.
- Arsenal is unbeaten in their last 15 league meetings with Burnley (W11 D4) since a 0-1 home defeat in September 1974. In the Premier League, only against Porstmouth (14) have the Gunners played more games without ever losing than they have versus Burnley (12).
- Burnley have netted just five goals in 10 Premier League games this season – the second time they have scored five or fewer after 10 matches in a campaign in the competition (also 5 in 2014/15).
- Arsenal has lost each of their last three Premier League home games. They last lost four consecutive matches on their own backyard in the league way back in December 1959.
Arsenal will once again be without the services of club-record signing Nicolas Pepe, who is out suspended. In addition, Thomas Partey, who was rushed back from injury for the derby last weekend, is ruled out again after hobbling off the pitch at half-time against Tottenham. David Luiz and Gabriel Martinelli are back in training but may not be risked.
Having made wholesale changes to the lineup for the midweek game against Dundalk, Arteta is expected to recall his regulars when Burnley come visiting. Bernd Leno should resume duties in goal after having been rested in midweek, while there could be a change of tactics in front of him with Arsenal likely to set up in a 4-2-3-1.
Hector Bellerin should start as the right-back even though he was disappointing against Tottenham last time out, while Kieran Tierney is a certain starter on the left. Rob Holding and Gabriel Magalhaes ought to pair up at the heart of the Gunners defense.
Dani Ceballos and Granit Xhaka ought to line up as the two central midfielders in the absence of Partey, although Mohamed Elneny could be a contender in place of the latter. Alexandre Lacazette is likely to reprise the role of the No. 10 once again on Sunday.
Bukayo Saka and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang should return to the side after not featuring in midweek. However, there could be a shift of positions with the youngster moving to the right flank while the Arsenal skipper slots in on the left to open up space for Eddie Nketiah to start as the center-forward after impressing against Dundalk.
Burnley is still without midfielder Jack Cork while summer signing Dale Stephens is closing in a return to action, but Sunday’s game might come too soon. The same goes for both Phil Bardsley and Johann Berg Gudmundsson as well. Robbie Brady, though, is fit to feature after he picked up a knock in the draw against Everton last week.
There are unlikely to be many changes made by manager Dyche given the relatively small squad at his disposal. Nick Pope is a certainty in goal for the visitors, with the back four of Matthew Lowton, James Tarkowski, Ben Mee, and Charlie Taylor shielding him.
The midfield bank of four should comprise of Brady, who scored against Everton last time out, and Dwight McNeil on the flanks, who will act as the main source of creativity for the Clarets. Ashley Westwood and Josh Brownhill will hold the fort down in the middle of the park and look to stifle Arsenal’s build-up play.
Chris Wood and Jay Rodriguez ought to form the two-pronged strikeforce for Burnley, although, Ashley Barnes is an option at Dyche’s disposal.
Arsenal vs Burnley Form
Arsenal Premier League form: LWLDLL
Arsenal form (all competitions): DWLWLW
Burnley Premier League form: LLDWLD
Arsenal vs Burnley predicted lineups
Arsenal possible starting lineup (4-2-3-1):
Leno; Bellerin, Holding, Gabriel, Tierney; Ceballos, Xhaka; Willian, Lacazette, Saka; Aubameyang
Burnley possible starting lineup (4-4-2):
Pope; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Brady, Westwood, Brownhill, McNeil; Rodriguez, Wood
Arsenal vs Burnley Prediction
Arsenal 1-0 Burnley, according to thehardtackle.com
Arsenal 2-1 Burnley, according to sportmole.co.uk
Arsenal comes into the game on the back of a fine performance against Dundalk, but goals have been hard to come by for them in the Premier League. Going up against a side like Burnley that will set up with deep defensive blocks will only make things harder. The Clarets, themselves, however, have been poor in the final third and are unlikely to pose a great threat to the Gunners’ goal.
Expect Arsenal to dominate the possession stats but given the lack of creativity within the ranks, they will be frustrated and pushed to the limits by a rigid Burnley rearguard. But they should have it in them to find the back of the net at least once, which should be enough to see them through to a much-needed victory on Sunday night.
Reason of predictions
Arsenal has won only one of their last seven Premier League fixtures.
Burnley was beaten just once in their last four Premier League games.
Arsenal has scored just two goals in seven Premier League matches.
Burnley have failed to score in each of their last three Premier League away assignments.
| Everton vs Chelsea: Kick-off time, TV and Streaming, Match Prediction - Premier League preview |
Premier League preview of Everton vs Chelsea: Frank Lampard’s in-form Chelsea squad will head to the top of the Premier League with the clash against ...
| MU vs. Man City: Kick-off time, TV and Streaming, Match Prediction - Premier League preview |
Premier League preview MU vs Man City: On Saturday, Manchester United are set to compete in the first Manchester Derby of the season when they ...