Kick-off: 1330, 25/11/2018
Stadium: Vitality Stadium
TV: Sky Sports
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What Trueform says for Bournemouth vs Arsenal
Bournemouth and Arsenal are very closely matched on our Trueform ratings over the past five rounds of Premier League fixtures.
The Cherries can also take heart from having beaten the Gunners at Vitality Stadium last term, as well as drawing 3-3 here the season before after leading 3-0.
We wouldn’t put anyone off going for a draw here but just feel 5/2 for a home win is a more generous price for our opening Bournemouth vs Arsenal prediction.
A Look At Bournemouth’s Betting Odds
Bournemouth looked like a team that would benefit from the international break when suffering back-to-back losses against Manchester United and Newcastle.
The Cherries played some fine football in defeat when sunk by Marcus Rashford’s stoppage-time sickener, but then seemed a touch jaded at St James’ Park, although a serious injury to Adam Smith didn’t help.
“I was pleased with aspects of the second half, we were on the front foot more and we had the ball in some dangerous areas,” said Eddie Howe.
“We will use this time to assess the injuries and come back fresh.”
With a number of players enjoying a fortnight off to recover, the hope is that they will now rediscover the sparkle which saw Howe named Premier League manager of the month for October.
Howe’s side picked up 10 points out of 12 during that period and earned plenty of plaudits for their attacking style of play.
Callum Wilson has hit the headlines with six top-flight goals this term and is an obvious choice to net first at 11/2 from the Bournemouth vs Arsenal odds after also scoring for England versus the USA.
Last Bournemouth line-up: Begovic, Francis, S Cook, Ake, Smith, Lerma, Ibe, L Cook, Brooks, Fraser, Wilson.
Bournemouth striker Joshua King could return after missing the last four Premier League games due to an ankle injury.
Full-back Smith is definitely out and faces a long spell on the sidelines.
A Look At Arsenal’s Betting Odds
Arsenal are unbeaten in 16 matches but the early excitement regarding Unai Emery’s reign has just begun to wear off during a run of four draws in five games.
The Gunners have been paying the price for starting too slowly and are yet to be ahead at half-time in any of their Premier League fixtures so far this season.
They conceded the first goal for the fourth successive top-flight outing when going behind against Wolves at Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal managed to snatch a fortuitous late equaliser when Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s 86th-minute cross went straight past Rui Patricio.
Emery insists he is happy with the attitude shown by his players when rallying, but Bournemouth will see this as something to exploit, especially after starting so brightly against Manchester United here recently.
Punters can get 6/5 for the Cherries to open the scoring and that is added to our Bournemouth vs Arsenal betting tips.
Last Arsenal line-up: Leno, Bellerin, Holding, Mustafi, Kolasinac, Ozil, Torreira, Iwobi, Xhaka, Lacazette, Aubameyang.
Arsenal will be without defenders Laurent Koscielny (Achilles), Konstantinos Mavropanos (groin), Nacho Monreal and Stephan Lichtsteiner (both hamstring), but Sokratis Papastathopoulos has recovered from an ankle injury.
Danny Welbeck (ankle) is a long-term absentee but Mohamed Elneny is fit again following a thigh complaint.
Newcastle 2-1 BOURNEMOUTH – Jefferson Lerma
ARSENAL 1-1 Wolves – Henrikh Mkhitaryan
Head-to-head: Bournemouth 2-1 Arsenal, Arsenal 3-3 Bournemouth, Bournemouth 3-3 Arsenal, Arsenal 3-1 Bournemouth, Bournemouth 0-2 Arsenal, Arsenal 2-0 Bournemouth
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