Arsenal vs Bournemouth – Betting Preview
The league leaders Arsenal host Bournemouth on Saturday, who are currently in 19th place, at the Emirates Stadium on March 4.
Two team with drastic ambitions for the season… face off!
Gabriel Martinelli scored twice, along with goals from Bukayo Saka and Martin Odegaard, as the hosts defeated Everton 4-0 at home to make it three victories in a row and extend their lead over the competition to five points. The Gunners’ three-game losing streak was ended by that.
The victory over Everton marked Mikel Arteta’s team’s second victory in their last five Premier League games at the Emirates, but they are firmly back to their free-flowing best and have shown a propensity for breaking down low blocks, in large part because of the creative influence of Oleksandr Zinchenko, whose “magic” assist for Saka’s opener was praised by Arteta.
In recent league games, the Gunners have improved. In 25 league games this season, Mikel Arteta has used the same starting lineup 12 times. Nevertheless, with next week’s first leg of the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 in mind, a few vital players may start on the bench.
While Bournemouth lost 4-1 to Manchester City at home over the weekend, they were unable to capitalise on their 1-0 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers. Although they let up three goals in the first half, one of which was an own goal by Chris Mepham, Jefferson Lerma scored a consolation goal.
Bournemouth made some wise purchases in January, but they have yet to pay off. Their post-World Cup point and goal totals are the lowest in the Premier League, and they have lost all eight of their prior league matches against the team currently in first place.
Arsenal were pretty in pink at the Vitality Stadium back in August, coming up with the goods in a straightforward 3-0 victory while donning their brightly-coloured strip, but even those shirts are not as striking as their surge for Premier League supremacy.
1×2 Betting Odds
Let’s analyse the 1×2 betting market.
After their own loss to City, Arsenal has settled down and is once again scoring a lot of goals, which might make Bournemouth’s afternoon difficult.
For Mikel Arteta’s aspirants to the title, anticipate an easy three points!
Arsenal to win stands @ 1.29.
Although Bournemouth had a poor defence against Manchester City, they weren’t too bad and deservedly scored a goal; nevertheless, repeating that performance against a tough Arsenal defence might be going too far!
Bournemouth are the away underdogs in this @ 15.00.
The market odds of a stalemate and points dropped for Arsenal, stands @ 7.00.
Total goals over/under
Let’s analyse the over/under market.
The odds that the total number of goals scored will be over 2.5, stands @ 1.66.
While the odds that the total number of goals will be under 2.5, stands @ 2.44.
In the last 6 matches between the two sides, a combined total of 21 goals have been scored… which averages out to 3.5 goals per game!
And it’s no surprise, most of those goals were scored by Arsenal!
So expect a similar pattern to follow, where Arsenal secure the 3 points with utter comfort!