Bournemouth vs Arsenal predictions and betting tips for the Premier League fixture on Sunday afternoon. Can the Gunners continue their excellent record against the Cherries?
Bournemouth are still deeply entrenched in a relegation battle but are unbeaten in four matches coming into this tie. Eddie Howe’s side have become harder to beat but have only won once in ten Premier League outings. They don’t have a good record against Arsenal and they’ll be hoping to change that at the Vitality Stadium on Sunday. Arsenal kept another clean sheet against Chelsea in midweek but many of their fans are still reeling from last weekend’s defeat to Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup. Alexis Sanchez has been linked with a move to Manchester United and that will further weaken the side if he departs. See our Bournemouth vs Arsenal predictions below and see who we fancy coming out on top in this Premier League clash.
Arsenal’s away form is very poor and have dropped points at Stoke, Watford and Southampton this season already. The goals have dried up for Lacazette whilst both Mezut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez have both been linked with moves away from the club. They don’t come here in good form and it wouldn’t surprise many people if Bournemouth walked away with something. The first of this weekend’s Bournemouth vs Arsenal predictions is Bournemouth +1 Handicap
The Cherries haven’t kept a clean sheet since the end of November in any competition and they are liable to concede here. Arsenal have been better in defence lately but they still are capable of collapse and this fixture ended 3-3 when these sides met last year. The second of our Bournemouth vs Arsenal predictions is for Over 2.5 Goals and Both Teams to Score.
Callum Wilson is back with a bang and his pace could trouble the Arsenal defence. He is a natural finisher who should find space around the back. For our final Bournemouth vs Arsenal prediction, we’re looking at Callum Wilson to score anytime.
Josh King is a doubt for this clash and he would be a big miss for the hosts. Jermaine Defoe remains an absentee alongside Junior Stanislas and Tyrone Mings. Andrew Surman is back for the Cherries.
Arsenal have a raft of injuries which isn’t showing any signs of abating. Jack Wilshire picked up a knock in midweek making him a doubt for this clash. Alexis Sanchez was left on the bench in midweek but should return. Olivier Giroud, Santi Cazorla, Sead Kolasinac and Aaron Ramsey are all out.