Bournemouth vs Arsenal Odds, Preview and Tips
When? Saturday 20th August, 17:30 BST
Where? Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth
Broadcast: Sky Sports Main Event and Premier League
Latest result: Bournemouth 1-2 Arsenal, FA Cup 4th Round, 2020
Bournemouth will be taking the Mikel Arteta test in their next Premier League fixture. Arsenal have started the 2022/23 season brilliantly with two wins out of two. Bournemouth have also had a good start despite their loss to Manchester City.
It’s a battle of young managers, Mikel Arteta vs Scott Parker. Spanish vs English. Both former midfielders who still have it all to prove at managerial level.
Bournemouth fighting for survival
Bournemouth will be hoping to survive their Premier League return and they have every chance to do so if they can stay on track. They started their 2022/23 Premier League campaign with a remarkable win over Aston Villa. They swept away the East Midlands side with goals from Jefferson Lerma and Kieffer Moore.
They then travelled to Manchester to face the champions. This was an almost impossible task for the Cherries, City are simply relentless. Especially with new boy Erling Haaland up top. As you’d expect, they were blown away.
They now face Pep’s apprentice and they’ll be more than determined to secure three points. If you’re looking to back the Cherries, you’ll be glad to hear that the Bournemouth vs Arsenal odds will return you plenty. 888Sport have Bournemouth at 33/5 to win (around 6.6/1). Meaning you’ll make £66 profit from £10!
Arsenal with a positive start
Arsenal have expectations on their shoulders this season. After a decent transfer window and a positive pre-season, we’re expecting the Gunners to be back this season. In the first game of the season, they met Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park, which is in no way an easy fixture but they made it look like a breeze.
They then hosted Leicester City, who despite making no signings this transfer window, still have a decent squad. They managed to score twice but it wasn’t enough, Jesus bagged his first two league goals for Arsenal with Martinelli and Xhaka also scoring.
The football Arsenal are playing is very impressive. They are starting to look like a serious team, pressing high, winning challenges and most importantly – winning football matches. Beating Bournemouth would mark 3/3 wins so far and give them a huge boost.
The Bournemouth vs Arsenal odds are very heavy in Arsenal’s favour. 888Sport have them at 4/11 to win, this would require a high stake for a good return. Instead of this, we’d suggest a correct score bet. We can see 0-2 Arsenal happening, Bournemouth simply do not have enough quality to make it worth backing them to score. It’s Arsenal’s to lose.
Bournemouth vs Arsenal odds: Our Picks
Finally, let’s discuss our picks for the game. As previously discussed, we believe Arsenal will have what it takes to win the game with a clean sheet – the question is, who will score?
Gabriel Jesus and Gabriel Martinelli have both grabbed two so far, the pair will both have the confidence to do so again but our pick isn’t one of them.
Instead, we will be going for the correct score. 1-2 Arsenal is 7/1, Bournemouth will be able to penetrate Arsenal’s defence just once before losing.
Will the Gunners continue their hot streak or will the Cherries rain on their parade.
Author: Jude Sutcliffe