Burnley vs Arsenal Prediction, 9/18/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Burnley vs Arsenal
Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021
Location: Turf Moor in Lancashire, England
Odds/Point Spread: Burnley (+285) Arsenal (-105)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Arsenal (1-0-3, 16th in the EPL) travel to Turf Moor on Saturday where they'll meet Burnley (0-1-3, 18th in the EPL). The goalies protecting the net will be Nick Pope for Burnley and Bernd Leno for Arsenal. Arsenal are at at -105 while the Clarets are priced at +285. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
Burnley played Everton in their last match and took a loss by a score of 3-1. Burnley attempted 11 dribbles in this contest and were successful in 6 of those tries for a percentage of 54.5%. In regard to passing, they finished this match with a 74.1% rate by completing 292 out of their 394 targeted passes last game.
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In terms of shooting accuracy, Burnley walked away from the pitch at a 45.5% rate by putting 5 shots on target out of 11 shots. Burnley has an average of 0.75 goals per 90 min (3 total goals) and have accounted for 3 assists in all contests for the season.
Chris Wood is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Burnley. Wood has been a starter in 295 matches so far in his career and scores 0.46 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from New Zealand has racked up 134 goals in 26,169 mins. He has 35 assists while tallying 9 yellow cards thus far in his career.
One more player who could decide who wins is Ashley Barnes, the forward who represents England. He has assisted on a goal 22 times so far in his pro soccer career while he has scored 98 goals. Barnes has accumulated 25,990 mins in 289 starting assignments and has been given a total of 71 yellow card cautions. He averages 0.34 goals per 90 so far in his career.
The guy defending the goal for Burnley will be Nick Pope. Pope has defended the goal for 17,829 minutes and is sitting with 630 stops during his soccer career. His GA/90 is 1.1 (214 goals allowed) and he has earned a save percentage of 75.6. The goalkeeper from England has faced 836 shots sent in his direction in 197 starting assignments. Pope (73-59-66 mark during his soccer career) has tallied 77 shutouts, which has earned him a 39.1% shutout rate.
For their last match, Arsenal got the victory with a final of 1-0 against Norwich City. Arsenal had a 48.1% successful dribble percentage by converting 13 out of the 27 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 395 of the 441 passes they attempted earning a rate of 89.6%. Arsenal connected on 6 shots tried out of 32 shots tried which had them at a 18.8% clip in their last game. With 1 goal and 1 assist in all their matches, Arsenal is averaging 0.25 goals and 0.25 assists per 90 minutes.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will need to provide a lift for Arsenal. The forward hailing from France has accumulated 29,825 mins while scoring 204 goals. He has totaled 23 yellow cards thus far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 53 times. He scores 0.62 goals per 90 and has had a starting assignment in 333 matches so far in his career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Alexandre Lacazette, the forward who represents France. He has tallied 150 goals during his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 39 times. Lacazette has been given 41 yellow card cautions in 23,479 minutes played (268 starting assignments). His G/90 average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.57.
Bernd Leno will reside in front of the net for Arsenal. So far in his pro soccer career, Leno has allowed 481 goals while earning 1,082 stops in 389 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.24 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a mark of 174-99-115. He is the owner of a save percentage of 70.3 and his shutout rate is 29.6%. Leno has totaled 115 shutouts while seeing 1,546 shots against him in 34,985 career mins.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Arsenal (-105)
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