Bournemouth v Arsenal Prediction & Betting Tips, 14th January 201813th January 2018 / lee
Bournemouth v Arsenal Premier League Preview, 14th January 1.30pm
The Cherries are unbeaten in their last two home games in the top flight now and they have to keep scraping out the points because they are in that cluster of teams in the bottom half of the table where it’s really tight. Arsenal have been poor on the road this season but they have now gone unbeaten in their last five road games and will expect something out of this. Bournemouth are 7/2 underdogs, with the draw at 16/5 and Arsenal in at 4/6 odds-on* (Betting Odds taken from January 11th, 2018 at 4:11 am)
Bournemouth News and Form
The Cherries are in a scrap above the relegation zone but they have shown some character and fight recently with a W1 D2 record on the board. While they have remained unbeaten they will probably be a little disappointed that they did not get more out of that easy run of games in which they faced West Ham, Everton and Brighton. The win in the sequence came at home against Everton. So the Cherries have lost just one of their last four on home soil in the top flight (W1 D2 L1) so it’s not been a bad return. Overall they are only W3 D3 L5 at the Vitality and clean sheets have been hard to come by. They haven’t kept a home clean sheet since November 18th when they beat Huddersfield and have conceded three goals in their five home games since (at least two in four of those five). They are a spirited side and they work hard but are just lacking a touch of quality. 64% of their home games have seen at least three goals so over 2.5 goals at Paddy Power is well worth considering at 1/2* (Betting Odds taken from January 11th, 2018 at 6.53 pm). Bournemouth are without a clean sheet in nine games home and away and have shipped at least one goal in 82% of their home games. As a positive, they have scored at least two goals in each of their last three games themselves.
Arsenal News and Form
The Gunners have not had a great season on the road, but they have at least managed to remain undefeated in their last five road games (W2 D3). So that’s a positive from them but in that sequence, they have dropped points at Southampton, West Ham and West Brom, teams struggling in the bottom third of the table. Overall home and away the Gunners are unbeaten in seven now but they have conceded in each of their last four and in that sequence, they have conceded eight goals. Both teams to score at Paddy Power is a quote of 8/15 odds* (Betting Odds taken from January 11th, 2018 at 6.53 pm) and that looks likely to happen. The Gunners have conceded more than they have scored away from the Emirates this season so they are going to be a little bit vulnerable and they have injuries stacking up and they had an extra game in midweek, their EFL Cup semi-final first leg against Chelsea. Arsenal have scored 77% of their away goals this season in the second half of matches and 11 of their 16 away goals conceded have been after the break in games. Alexandre Lacazette, who looks short of confidence is the anytime goalscorer outright favourite.
Bournemouth v Arsenal Head to Head
Well, there is not a lot of history in the head to head to look back on here. This will be just the seventh league game between. From those previous encounters, Arsenal are W5 D1 and they took a comfortable 3-0 home win over the Cherries earlier this season. The Gunners have scored exactly three goals in each of their last three games against the Cherries and at least two in all of them.
Who will win – Bournemouth v Arsenal Predictions
The draw isn’t totally unappealing in this one. Arsenal are just struggling with injuries at bit at the moment and the Cherries know how to dig in and scrap, especially on home soil and they know they need to fight. After a busy week for the Gunners, the Cherries could get a precious point for themselves out of this. Draw.
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