Arsenal – Burnley: prediction for the match of the championship of England
In the match Arsenal – Burnley on December 22, 2018, the home team must rehabilitate themselves in front of their fans for the defeat in the previous round. Fans will hear the starting whistle at the Emirates Stadium at 15:30 Moscow time.Arsenal The Gunners ended their 22-match unbeaten streak in the previous round. The series was interrupted by the modest Southampton, which is now in the struggle for survival. Despite the status of an outsider, the home team actively went on the attack, and their efforts were not in vain. Southampton took the lead in the 20th minute as Danny Ings closed the cross from the flank to open the scoring with a shot into the near corner. Arsenal players ran to recoup and did it in eight minutes, Nacho Monreal hung from the flank, and Henrikh Mkhitaryan headed from the penalty mark exactly into the far corner. However, despite a quickly scored return goal, the last word in the first half was still with the home team, Ings managed to put Southampton ahead again, the striker again played with a header and scored a double in the 44th minute of the game. After the break, Arsenal players ran to restore parity. At first, Aubameyang had a great chance to score a goal, the Gabonese jumped out to meet the goalkeeper, but failed to beat the opponent’s goalkeeper. Mkhitaryan managed to level the score for the second time, the Armenian decided to shoot from outside the penalty area, the ball hit the defender’s leg and did not allow the goalkeeper to react to the rebound – 2:2 in the 53rd minute. The scored ball added confidence to the players of the guests and they ran to score the third. The Gunners had good chances, but sometimes the goalkeeper of the Saints managed to make incredible saves, or the ball flew wide of the goal. The efforts of the Arsenal players did not bring results, but the Southampton players took advantage of their moment, the hosts caught the Gunners on the counterattack, and striker Charlie Austin snatched the victory for Southampton with a header in the 85th minute. The result is 3:2, the defeat, because of which the Londoners let Chelsea go, they will have a chance to catch up with the Blues in case of a winning result in the Arsenal-Burnley match. Burnley “Burgundy” in the previous round were close to taking points from another team from the top 5 – Tottenham. Burnley went to visit the Spurs and was clearly set on a positive result for himself. First of all, the guests were focused on defending their own goals, because the Burnley players practically did not leave their half of the field, and during the whole game they managed to deliver only four shots towards the Spurs goal. Most of the work in the “burgundy” was done by their goaltender Joe Hart. The goalkeeper made some great saves and rescued his team. Still, Hart failed to help the “burgundy” and pull out a draw, the goalkeeper was powerless after Christian Eriksen’s kick in stoppage time, the Dane took the ball and powerfully shot into the near corner. The result – 1:0, the defeat which threw the wards of Sean Daish into the relegation zone, however, the victory in the Arsenal – Burnley match will help them get out of there. Odds for the Arsenal vs Burnley match December 22, 2018 Bookmakers from the Pari-Match company give full advantage to the team of Unai Emery. Odds for the match Arsenal – Burnley: Arsenal win – 1.20; Draw – 6.90; Burnley win – 13. Arsenal – Burnley match prediction The Gunners will clearly want to show a different game in front of their fans and do their best to win the upcoming game. Arsenal have been beating Burnley for a long time, and this game is unlikely to be an exception, especially considering the mood of the Londoners after the previous round. Odds for the match Arsenal – Burnley: Arsenal handicap -2.5, odds – 2.55.