Arsenal – Bournemouth Tips Free Betting Tips
While they may not be ‘unbeatable’ this season, Arsenal are still on course to achieve something they haven’t managed since the famous team of legendary former manager Arsene Wenger in 2003/04: winning the Premier League (PL) title. The Gunners have a five-point lead at the top after beating Everton 4-0 in midweek, which was the 12th time the team has scored four or more goals against the “Toffees” in the PL, a record in this competition.
Worryingly for Bournemouth, the comparisons with Wenger-led Arsenal teams do not end there, as the north Londoners come in with eight consecutive PL wins over newly promoted teams. Only under Wenger (2002-2003) did Arsenal achieve a longer record (nine) and considering they have beaten Bournemouth in all five PL home meetings between them, by an aggregate score of 14-2, another rampant performance from the Gunners here might not come as a surprise.
That record may be exacerbated as the “Cherrie” side have never kept a clean sheet against Arsenal in the PL (G1, E2, P8) and come in with the worst defensive record in the competition this season (goals conceded: 48). That is due in part to the 4-1 thrashing they suffered against fellow title contenders Manchester City in their most recent match — a result that also left them one point away from avoiding relegation before this matchday.
If the Cherries are to secure top-flight survival, they may need to improve their away league results (G2, E2, P8), with only bottom-placed Southampton having lost more away games. However, they ended a PL away streak of eight games without a win (E2, P6) with a 1-0 win over Wolves in their last away appearance, which could propel them to their first league win over a ‘Big Six’ side since 2019.
Players to watch: Arsenal’s recent thrashing of Everton saw Bukayo Saka record a goal and an assist, as well as becoming the sixth youngest PL player to reach 50 goal contributions in the competition. He will face Bournemouth defender Marcos Senesi, who is looking for consecutive PL clean sheets away from home for the first time this season — he has a goal and a yellow card in his last three appearances.
Key stat: No team has scored more goals at home in the PL in the final 15 minutes of regulation time than Arsenal prior to this matchday, with six.
OVER 2.5 GOALS Odds: 2.00
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