Bournemouth v Arsenal Betting Tips & Predictions
On the one hand, it might seem difficult to back an Arsenal team who have won just two of their eleven games on the road this season. Despite having lots of talented attacking players, the Gunners have averaged little more than a game per goal and have Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang suspended at the moment.
However, we are still taking a chance on the London team for Monday’s FA Cup clash at the Vitality Stadium, with Mikel Arteta likely to treat this competition with respect considering that it’s been several seasons since Arsenal actually won any silverware.
There was a relatively strong team out in force against Leeds in the previous round of the competition and we can be fairly sure that they’ll possess more quality than the Bournemouth team fielded by a manager who is currently favourite on the Premier League Sack Race market.
The Cherries are in a world of trouble at the foot of the table and the two home games either side of this clash against Brighton and Aston Villa represent their cup finals rather than an actual cup competition.
Howe’s side claimed a 4-0 win over Luton in the previous round although we can’t read too much into that scoreline and feel as though whatever 11 are selected by the home side will be comfortably beaten in this clash.
Arsenal have a gap of nearly a week after playing Chelsea before this match comes around, while they will also have several days of rest before tackling Burnley at Turf Moor, with Arteta keen to have a long run in the FA Cup.
Gabriel Martinelli and Alexandre Lacazette could continue in advanced roles, with Nicolas Pepe also earning a run of games in the team, with Arsenal’s odds potentially shortening after team news emerges.
Arsenal @ 1.85 with bet365