Arsenal vs Bournemouth: Match Odds, Betting Tips & Predictions

Martin Green

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 5:36 AM UTC

Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019 5:36 AM UTC

The form book points to a goal fest...
<div><h2>Arsenal vs Bournemouth</h2><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Sunday, October 6, at The Emirates</strong></a></p><p>Arsenal eased back into the top four when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s goal earned them a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford on Monday night. They have only lost once all season, against title chasing Liverpool, and they are particularly strong at home. They have two wins and a draw from three games at The Emirates so far this season, scoring seven and conceding five in the process. Bournemouth are in excellent form, as they beat Everton 3-1, then beat Southampton 3-1 before a 2-2 draw against West Ham at the weekend. They are great going forwards, but poor at the back, and you could say the same thing about Arsenal, so this should be an entertaining game.</p><h2>Team News</h2><p>It will be interesting to see how long Unai Emery keeps faith in Arsenal’s misfiring record signing Nicolas Pepe. The Senegalese has only scored once and that came from the penalty spot, while his passing, crossing and touch have all been poor. Arsenal have plenty of exciting academy graduates waiting to take his place, including Bukayo Saka, Reiss Nelson and Joe Willock. Forgotten man Mesut Ozil could also stake a claim for a place in the team. Emery will surely give young players a game when Arsenal host Standard Liege in the Europa League on Thursday, meaning his big names will be fresh for Bournemouth. Kieran Tierney, Hector Bellerin and Rob Holding are on the brink of a return, which could galvanise Arsenal’s defence.</p><p>Bournemouth have plenty of long-term absentees through injury, including David Brooks, Junior Stanislas, Dan Gosling and Lloyd Kelly. But it does not seem to have unduly bothered the Cherries, who are eighth in the table. Main men Callum Wilson and Nathan Ake are both in good form, but questions might start to be asked of Dominic Solanke. The forward is yet to score in 17 appearances for Bournemouth after making a £17 million move from Liverpool, and he may soon be axed. Simon Francis is back from injury, which should give the club a boost.</p><h2>Betting Analysis</h2><p>Arsenal have been extremely strong at home under Unai Emery and they should be able to get the job done. It is easy to imagine them conceding against Bournemouth, but they have the firepower to gun down a Bournemouth defence that have not kept a single clean sheet this season.</p><p><strong>Tips: <a href=";a=acd6b93a-905e-45af-90ef-7eb1df661829&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Coral">Arsenal to win and over 2.5 goals at 1.80 (4/5) with Coral</a>; <a href=";a=95095aa3-ae41-43ba-886d-99a97893c4a3&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Boyle Sports">both teams to score and over 2.5 goals at 1.73 (8/11) with Boyle Sports</a></strong></p></div>
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