Arsenal vs Burnley Expert EPL Picks 2/2/2020
Sunday, February 2, 2020
Turf Moor is the venue where Ashley Westwood and Burnley (9-3-12, 13th in EPL) will take on Arsenal (6-12-6, 10th in EPL) on Sunday. The probable starting goalies are Bernd Leno for Arsenal and Nick Pope for Burnley. Burnley are at at +323 while Arsenal are at -113. The O/U has been set at 2.75.
Arsenal steps onto the field with a mark of 6 victories, 12 draws, and 6 losses which is good for 10th in EPL. During the season thus far, they have racked up a total of 32 goals which has them ranked at 8th in the league. Their goal differential is -2, which is good for 9th in the league. Concerning shots on target, they have earned a total of 90 which has them ranked at 13th in the league. As a unit, Arsenal currently has a total of 258 fouls which has them averaging 10.8 fouls per contest. They have earned a total of 30 points for the year and they hold an average attendance of 60,281.
Lucas Torreira is one of the best players to watch for the Gunners. The midfielder from Uruguay has participated in 152 games over the course of his professional soccer career and has played a total of 11,667 mins. During that period of time, the 23-year-old has scored 10 goals and has assisted on 6 goals. For his career he is averaging 76.8 mins per game. Torreira has started 130 games and has totaled 153 fouls in the process. When discussing shots on target, Torreira has 35 which puts him at 205th among active players and 95th among midfielders. Alexandre Lacazette is another guy to keep an eye on for the squad from Arsenal. The 28-year-old from France has connected on 132 goals in his career which has him ranking 9th among all players still active in the league. He has played 20,846 mins in his career which has him ranking 19th among active forwards and has an average of 72.6 mins per game which has him ranking 161st in the league. Over the course of his pro soccer career, he has earned 306 shots on target which has him ranking 13th among active forwards.
In net for the Gunners is Bernd Leno from Germany. He has played a total of 31,095 mins in goal for his career. Leno has allowed 1.24 goals per 90 mins for his career which puts him at 18th out of all active goalies in the Premier League. For his career, he's given up 430 goals. He has a career save % of .694 which puts him at 23rd among active goalies.
Burnley will be the team on the other side of the pitch and for the 2019 season they have 9 victories, 3 draws, and 12 defeats. With reference to goal differential, they rank 13th in the league with -10. They have a total of 27 goals for the year. Burnley has a team save % of .645 which has them sitting 13th in the league, which means there should be some chances to score. They have an average crowd of 20,344 which is good for 19th in the league.
One of the guys to keep an eye on for the Clarets is Ashley Westwood. The 29 year-old has put 22 balls into the back of the goal in the time he's played professional soccer. He sits at 20th among active midfielders in assists with 41 and has earned 75 shot on target. He has played a total of 29,116 minutes and is averaging 81.3 mins per game. Another solid player on this squad is Chris Wood. The forward from New Zealand has netted 117 goals over the course of his pro soccer career which has him sitting in 11th among active forwards. He also has totaled 310 fouls.
In net for the Clarets is Nick Pope who has had a good career by surrendering only 1.06 goals per 90 mins and that has him 7th in the EPL. In the 13,329 mins he has played over the course of his career, he has given up 157 goals. He has a career save percentage of .746 which puts him at 4th among all goalies still active in the EPL.
Who will win tonight's EPL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Burnley (+323)
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