Arsenal v Bournemouth Betting Preview: Latest odds, team news, tips and predictions

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Premier League Arsenal v AFC Bournemouth

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Sunday, October 6, 2019


Emirates Stadium

Punter's Pick

Arsenal will start this game as strong favourites and with home advantage that is understandable. However we feel that Bournemouth have a great chance of getting something from this game, especially with Arsenal lacking creativity and goals. Aubameyang has been their main player with the likes of Pepe and Saka yet to pitch in. We feel Bournemouth have the industry and talent to cause Arsenal problems in midfield as well as the pace to get away from the midfield and defenders to score goals of their own. Backing them with a Double Chance looks really good at 13/8 with Bet365, with punters winning if they manage to draw or win the game. There have also been plenty of goals in this game and you can back over 3.5 goals at 10/11 with the same bookmaker.

Arsenal welcome Bournemouth to the Emirates Stadium in what could be the game of the weekend given the attacking philosophy of both teams. These teams have shared 25 goals in their last six encounters at an average of over four goals a game and that will certainly excite football fans tuning in for this on Sunday afternoon.

Arsenal come into this game on the back of a 4-0 Europa League victory over Standard Liege and a credible 1-1 draw away at Manchester United in the Premier League. Despite only losing one game in all competitions this year, there has been much criticism and negativity from fans and pundits alike as to the credentials of the team this season. There is an over reliance on Aubameyang for his goals and the midfield and defence are seen as soft but the Gunners played well away at United and got a point from a tough fixture. The 3-1 defeat to Liverpool showed that when they come up against the top teams they are struggling to compete but they could strengthen in January if they remain in touching distance of the top four and continue to make progress in the cup competitions.

Bournemouth have enjoyed a good spell in the Premier League of late, taking seven points from their last nine games. A tough 2-2 draw against a good West Ham team was preceded by two 3-1 victories over Everton and south coast rivals Southampton away. Striker Callum Wilson has scored five in his last four games and this has helped propel the team into the top half of the table. The defence has looked more stable of late and the form of Nathan Ake will have pleased Eddie Howe, with the defender also chipping in with some crucial goals. The team know that these are the type of games they need to get something from if they are to take that next step forward and try and establish themselves in the top six.

In team news Arsenal will be in a slight dilemma as to how much of the team that played against Manchester United is reinstated after their Europa League win. Youngsters such as Gabriel Martinelli impressed with a brace and assist and Joe Willock also had a good game in which he picked up a goal against Standard Liege. But Aubameyang is almost certain to return and lead the line with Arsenal likely to opt again for the midfield trio of Torreira, Guendouzi and Xhaka. Kieran Tierney and Hector Bellerin returned for the Gunners but they may be eased back in to Premier League action as they look to regain fitness over time.

Bournemouth are without David Brooks, Charlie Daniels and Junior Stanislas. They are however boosted by the possible return of Ryan Fraser who has been a talismanic figure from midfield, often helping support and create chances for the frontmen. Adam Smith and Dan Gosling will also be hoping to make themselves available for selection.

Arsenal have historically dominated this fixture although Bournemouth have given them trials over the past few years. Last season, however was very much in Arsenal’s favour as they won 2-1 at the Vitality Stadium and followed that up with a crushing 5-1 win at the Emirates, with Ozil, Mkhitarayan, Koscielny, Aubameyang and Lacazette all scoring.

Punter's Pick

Arsenal will start this game as strong favourites and with home advantage that is understandable. However we feel that Bournemouth have a great chance of getting something from this game, especially with Arsenal lacking creativity and goals. Aubameyang has been their main player with the likes of Pepe and Saka yet to pitch in. We feel Bournemouth have the industry and talent to cause Arsenal problems in midfield as well as the pace to get away from the midfield and defenders to score goals of their own. Backing them with a Double Chance looks really good at 13/8 with Bet365, with punters winning if they manage to draw or win the game. There have also been plenty of goals in this game and you can back over 3.5 goals at 10/11 with the same bookmaker.

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