Bournemouth vs Arsenal Predictions & Betting Odds – 26th December 2019

Cherries can spoil Arteta's welcome party with Arsenal

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Bournemouth vs Arsenal Betting Tips – Premier League, 26th December 3.00 pm

Bournemouth had another major setback in their form on the weekend. They went down at home against Burnley. That was a pretty big blow for the Cherries who have slid closer and closer to the relegation zone. The Gunners have Mikel Arteta taking charge for the first time. Can he breathe some new life into them immediately? Read our predictions for Bournemouth vs Arsenal.

Bournemouth vs Arsenal Betting Odds*

Bournemouth 12/5
Draw 3/1
Arsenal 10/11

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Bournemouth News and Form – Can Bournemouth beat Arsenal?

A 1-0 loss it was that Bournemouth suffered on Sunday, at home against Burnley. That is five defeats in their last six league outings now (W1). It has been a really rough ride for the Cherries who have picked up just a W2 D3 L4 record at the Vitality in this campaign. Their goal-scoring output has been well below expectancy levels, as they are only averaging a goal per home fixtures. They don’t look like a major threat going forward.

Bournemouth Leading after 30 minutes
3/1

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The Cherries have earned two home clean sheets this season, averaging 1.4 goals per home game against them. If they do suffer a loss then it may only be a narrow one. 6 of their 9 league defeats this season have happened by just the one-goal margin. Five of Bournemouth’s league home games have been level at the half time break. Whatever is going on for Eddie Howe’s men it is just not happening for them currently. Bournemouth have opened the scoring in just three of their nine home fixtures.

Bournemouth vs Arsenal Head to Head

Arsenal are W8 D1 L1 in the overall head to head with Bournemouth
Both teams have scored in 5 of their last 7 meetings
Bournemouth are W1 D1 L2 in their four EPL home games against Arsenal
The Gunners are on a three-match winning streak against the Cherries

 

Key-Facts – Bournemouth vs Arsenal

  • The Cherries have lost all but one of their last six games
  • The Gunners have only scored the opening goal in 2 of 9 away games
  • Arsenal are unbeaten in three away games

 

Arsenal News and Form – Will Arsenal beat Bournemouth?

This will be Mikel Arteta’s first game in charge of the Gunners since leaving the side of Pep Guardiola at Manchester City. On Saturday lunchtime, Arsenal produced a really poor performance in a 0-0 draw at Goodison Park. It was another disjointed, uninspired run out by the Gunners. The away form of Arsenal this season is W2 D4 L3. Home and away combined the Gunners have taken only one victory in their last ten league outings. They will head into Boxing Day action down in the bottom half of the table, nine points outside of the top four.

Arsenal have scored 10 goals in their 9 away games with only 44% of their layaway games making it over 2.5 goals. As a positive though they have gone unbeaten in three away games (W1 D2) and then only games that they have lost out on the road have been against teams who closed out the weekend inside the top flight. Will they get an immediate lift with a new manager at the helm? The Gunners have scored 70% of their away goals after the half time break this season. They have opened the scoring in just 2 of their 9 away games.

Bournemouth vs Arsenal Tips & Odds

Draw match outright at 3/1
1-1 correct score at 8/1

* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 21st, 2019 at 3:52 p.m.)

Bournemouth vs Arsenal Predictions

Draw: There’s not much time for Arteta to come in and make drastic changes to the Gunners in such a short amount of time. They were very poor once again in a draw at Everton on the weekend. Bournemouth are in dire straits at the moment but may hold their own against the Gunners regardless.


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