Arsenal vs Bournemouth – Betting Preview
Arsenal will host relegation-threatened Bournemouth at the Emirates on Saturday in an effort to pick up their fourth straight Premier League victory and keep their title chances alive.
Wednesday night’s 4-0 demolition of Everton by the Arsenal increased their advantage over the leaders, while the Cherries’ most recent game ended in a 4-1 loss to Manchester City.
Replicating their one-goal victory over the league leaders at Goodison Park from a few weeks ago was always going to be a tall order for Everton, who shipped goals at will to Arsenal once their resistance was finally broken in the 40th minute.
In front of their devoted supporters, the Gunners’ incredible comeback from their midseason slump continued as Gabriel Martinelli, who scored a hat trick, and Bukayo Saka both reached double digits in goals for the Premier League season. Martin Odegaard also joined the party in the second half.
The champions can close the gap for a short while when they play Newcastle United on Saturday afternoon, but Arsenal have re-established a five-point lead over Man City in first place after using up their game in hand. The Gunners have accumulated an astounding 60 points through their first 25 games of the season.
The Arsenal supporters would have cheered for Gary O’Neil’s crop to defeat Man City, but despite putting out a heroic effort on their home ground, the champions’ abundance of quality ultimately won out.
The Cherries’ demise was attributed to Erling Braut Haaland, Phil Foden, Julian Alvarez, and a Chris Mepham own goal, although a late Jefferson Lerma effort was just compensation for their valiant attempts at the Vitality Stadium, even though valiant efforts do not result in points.
With their first post-World Cup victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers two weekends ago, facing Man City, Arsenal, and Liverpool was not what Bournemouth needed to get back on track. O’Neil’s club is still below the finish line in 19th place, but they only trail Leeds United in 17th by one point.
1×2 Betting Odds
Let’s analyse the 1×2 betting market.
Last weekend, Bournemouth gave Man City a few scares and successfully pierced the champions’ defence. Nevertheless, Arteta’s revitalised crop will put up a strong fight against any future attempts to hush the Emirates fans.
Arsenal to win stands @ 1.29. They are the firm favourites.
So yes. Arsenal should maintain their insurmountable lead in first place with another easy win, scoring many goals along the way, even with midweek fatigue working against them.
The market has given Bournemouth no chance with long odds of 15.00!
The possibility of a stalemate and points shared, 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.
The difference in quality between the two sides is quite large, and given recent forms, Arsenal should be able to win this one quite easily at the Emirates!