14 March 2021 Posted By : Tom Carnduff

Premier League betting tips and advice: Arsenal, Conor Coady, West Brom

Arsenal's near-perfect derby preparation?

Arsenal may have been held to a 1-1 draw in their trip to Burnley on Saturday, but the huge number of clear opportunities they created for victory will give them confidence as they head into the North London derby against Tottenham next weekend.

Granit Xhaka's mistake proved costly as he lifted the ball into Chris Wood and the Clarets forward directed the ball in from close range. However, for the large parts of the second-half they were comfortable and should have taken all three points on offer.

Mikel Arteta's men finished the game with an Infogol expected goals figure of 2.76. They struck the woodwork and had a clear handball penalty shout denied, and one that somehow survived the VAR check, while the Burnley defence also made some fantastic blocks.

Nicolas Pepe is a name to consider in the anytime goalscorer market. He netted in the recent win over Leicester and should have scored at Turf Moor. Despite coming off the bench in the 69th minute, the winger had two big chances and finished with an xG figure of 0.81.

Bukayo Saka unusual lack of composure saw him have an xG rate of 0.83 from four shots but no goal to his name. Like Pepe, he can draw some confidence from his performance and may represent value to strike against Spurs.

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