Our football match prediction:
Arsenal desperately needed a win against Swansea City at the weekend and they got one. The Gunners hammered the Swans at Liberty Stadium (4-0), with youngster Iwobi producing probably his best performances of the season. Arsene Wenger’s charges have been scoring goals for fun of late and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play in Sunday’s football match against Burnley. Arsenal are eight points behind league leaders Chelsea in the Premier League standings, meaning that this has to go down as a must-win game for the hosts. Burnley have been impressive at their Turf Moor so far this season and the Clarets did well to beat Southampton at home in their last league match. Nevertheless, the team’s away record is poor and they are unlikely to claim a major scalp on Matchday 22. Alexis Sanchez found the net in the 4-0 win over Swansea City and we predict that the opposition defenders are likely to have their work cut out for them when facing “El Nino Maravilloso”.
Highlighted Player (Granit Xhaka):
Granit Xhaka is widely regarded as one of Europe’s most talented central midfielders at the moment and he is on the radar of quite a few high-profile sides. Just two seasons at FC Basel proved enough to attract interest from Borussia M’gladbach, who secured his signature in the summer of 2012. The Switzerland international had a slow start to his career in Germany, causing many pundits to start doubting his credentials, but he eventually turn things around to show he is more than capable of playing at the highest level. Acting as a deep-lying playmaker, Xhaka impressed fans and pundits alike with his performances in Bundesliga and European competitions, and he even managed to score a couple of important goals in the process. Despite his fragile age, the highly regarded footballer has been a key member of the Switzerland national team for quite some time now, scoring 6 goals in his first 40 caps to establish himself as a real leader of the Rossocrociati. The 2014 World Cup, where he scored one goal in four starts, should prove just the first of many major tournaments to come.
Highlighted Team (Burnley):
Burnley were one of the founding members of the Football League back in 1888. The Clarets did remarkably well to win the FA Cup trophy back in 1914 and the club owners have been trying to bring glory days back to Turf Moor ever since. Burnley defeated Liverpool in the 1913/1914 FA Cup final and, no doubt, this is regarded as the greatest achievement in the club’s history. The Clarets finished the 2015/2016 Championship campaign in top position in the standings and, as a result, they will participate in the English Premier League in the 2016/2017 season. Burnley play their home games at Turf Moor and the capacity of the stadium is 21,401. The Clarets have won two Community Shield trophies so far, in 1960 and 1973, but they have yet to clinch the Premier League title. Claret is the dominant colour of the team’s home shirts.