Kick-off: 1400, 06/10/2019
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Arsenal have won all four of their previous Premier League meetings with Bournemouth at Emirates Stadium, scoring 13 goals in the process.
The Cherries did at least manage to net a consolation goal in a couple of those games, though, and have yet to draw a blank in seven top-flight fixtures this term.
That all makes 13/10 for a home win and both teams to score an attractive proposition for our first Arsenal vs Bournemouth prediction.
A Look At Arsenal’s Betting Odds
Arsenal haven’t been overly convincing so far this season, but Unai Emery will be relatively content with a tally of 12 points from seven games.
The Gunners continue to look fragile when on the back foot, but some strong attacking play has helped them to secure three wins and draws against Tottenham and Manchester United.
They are aiming to avoid missing out on Champions League football for a fourth successive season and Sokratis Papastathopoulos believes turning Emirates Stadium into a fortress is crucial.
He stated: “It is a long road, I think it will be very difficult for all the teams and it is very important for us that every game we try to win at home.”
With Alexandre Lacazette injured, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s form has been a significant factor and he has scored in six league games so far.
Looking at the Arsenal vs Bournemouth odds, the Gabon striker is an obvious pick to break the deadlock at 5/2.
Last Arsenal EPL line-up: Leno, Sokratis, Chambers, Luiz, Kolasinac, Torreira, Guendouzi, Xhaka, Aubameyang, Pepe, Saka.
Arsenal made 10 changes for Thursday’s 4-0 Europa League win over Standard Liege, with the likes of Granit Xhaka, Bernd Leno, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Matteo Guendouzi all likely to return.
Striker Lacazette (ankle) and midfielder Emile Smith Rowe (concussion) are the only absentees, with forward Bukayo Saka available having suffered from cramp in the latter stages of Monday’s draw at Old Trafford.
A Look At Bournemouth’s Betting Odds
Bournemouth will travel to London full of confidence after following up 3-1 wins over Everton and Southampton by drawing 2-2 with West Ham.
Josh King and Callum Wilson were on target for the Cherries last weekend, while the latter missed another golden opportunity and Nathan Ake had a goal ruled out by VAR.
Despite the good run, Eddie Howe insisted: “I still don’t think we’ve hit our best efforts yet.
“In terms of performance, I think we’ve got more to come. Some really good signs, but a lot of room to improve.”
The Cherries do look set for a decent campaign, especially if King and Wilson stay fit up front, but defensive deficiencies do tend to be exposed by the better Premier League teams.
They have lost 3-1 to Manchester City and Leicester and 10/1 for that scoreline to come up again here is added to our Arsenal vs Bournemouth betting tips.
Last Bournemouth line-up: Ramsdale, S Cook, Ake, Stacey, Rico, Lerma, H Wilson, Billing, King, Solanke, C Wilson.
Bournemouth should have Scotland winger Ryan Fraser back following illness, while defender Adam Smith (hamstring) and midfielder Dan Gosling (hip) are both closing in on a return as they step up their recovery.
Defender Chris Mepham has withdrawn from the Wales squad with an unspecified injury, while midfielder David Brooks (ankle), left-back Charlie Daniels (knee) and winger Junior Stanislas (knee) all continue their own rehabilitation.
ARSENAL 4-0 Standard Liege – Gabriel Martinelli (2), Joe Willock, Dani Ceballos
BOURNEMOUTH 2-2 West Ham – Josh King, Callum Wilson
Head-to-head: Arsenal 5-1 Bournemouth, Bournemouth 1-2 Arsenal, Bournemouth 2-1 Arsenal, Arsenal 3-0 Bournemouth
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