Burnley vs Arsenal Prediction, 3/6/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Burnley vs Arsenal
Date: Saturday, March 6, 2021
Location: Turf Moor in Lancashire, England
Odds/Point Spread: Burnley (+300) Arsenal (-110)
Ashley Westwood and Burnley (7-8-12, 15th in the EPL) host Arsenal (11-4-11, 10th in the EPL) at Turf Moor on Saturday. The starting goaltenders will be Nick Pope for Burnley and Bernd Leno for Arsenal. Burnley are at +300 while the Gunners are at -110. The O/U opens at 2.5.
Burnley played Leicester City in their last match and walked away with a draw with a final of 1-1. In regard to passing, they finished this match with a 73.4% passes received percentage by connecting on 279 of the 380 targeted passes in their last match. Burnley attempted 13 dribbles in this matchup and were able to convert 10 of the tries for a percentage of 76.9%. In relation to shooting accuracy, Burnley walked away from the pitch at a 58.3% rate by hitting 7 shots on target of 12 total shots. Burnley averages 0.67 goals per 90 min (18 goals in total) and have accounted for 10 assists in all games for the year.
Ashley Westwood is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Burnley. He has 44 assists while tallying 59 yellow cards so far in his career. Westwood has been given a starting assignment in 369 games so far in his career and he tallies 0.07 goals per 90 minutes. The midfielder from England has earned 24 goals scored in 32,798 professional minutes played. One more guy who could decide who wins is Ben Mee, the defender born in England. Mee has been on the field for 29,395 mins in 329 starting assignments and has earned himself 65 yellow cards. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 11 times during his career and he has scored 9 goals. He averages 0.03 goals per 90 minutes for his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Burnley will be Nick Pope. Pope has played for 16,929 minutes and has 602 stops so far in his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.1 (199 goals surrendered) and he holds a save % of 76.1. The keeper from England has faced 792 shots attempted against him in 187 career starting assignments. Pope (70-57-61 record in his career) has totaled 75 shutouts, which has earned him a 40.1% clean sheet percentage.
When they last played, Arsenal walked away with a victory by a final of 3-1 against Leicester City. They finished the match by converting 457 out of their 526 attempted passes earning a percentage of 86.9%. Arsenal earned a 46.2% successful dribble rate by completing 12 of the 26 dribbles they tried. Arsenal connected on 3 shots tried out of 11 shots tried which gave them a 27.3% clip in their last match. With a total of 34 goals and 25 assists in all matches, Arsenal sports an average of 1.31 goals and 0.96 assists per 90 minutes.
Alexandre Lacazette will need to provide a spark for Arsenal. The forward hailing from France has been on the field for 22,940 mins and has scored 146 goals. He has accounted for 40 yellow cards so far in his career and has helped on a goal 39 times. He averages 0.57 goals per 90 and has been a starter in 263 games so far in his career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, the forward born in France. Aubameyang has been given a total of 23 yellow cards in 29,078 mins played (324 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average during his pro soccer career is 0.62. He has tallied 201 goals in his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 51 different times.
Bernd Leno will be looking after the net for Arsenal. Leno has racked up 112 shutouts while defending 1,497 shots attempted against him in 33,815 minutes in his career. He sports a save % of 70.7 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 29.8%. He has allowed 1.23 goals per 90 mins and he has a mark of 168-97-110. So far in his career, Leno has surrendered 461 goals and has totaled 1,054 stops in 376 starts.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Burnley (+300)
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