Bournemouth vs Arsenal Preview

November 24, 2018
By: Deke Hardman

Sunday’s Premier League action kicks off at the Vitality Stadium where Bournemouth take on Arsenal.

The Cherries go in to the game on the back of back-to-back defeats though start the weekend in sixth place thanks to their fine start to this – their fourth season in the top flight.

Victory here would take them to within a point of their opponents while defeat could see them end the weekend in tenth, such is the tightness of the top half.

Forward Josh King could return for Eddie Howe’s side after missing the last four games with an ankle problem though full-back Adam Smith is set to be out until at least February after undergoing knee surgery.

Callum Wilson, who scored on his senior England debut during the international break is 7.0 (6/1) to open the scoring ahead of Ryan Fraser, who can be backed at 15.0 (14/1) with Sky Bet.

The home win is as highly priced as the 3.6 (13/5) on offer from Betfair, and the same firm have the draw at 3.9 (29/10) with the visitors favourites at a widely available 2.1 (11/10).

The Gunners’ unbeaten run now stands at sixteen games in all competitions, though they have drawn their last three and go in to the weekend three points off the top four.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette are both expected to overcome minor problems in time to be considered for selection though Stephan Lictsteiner is a doubt and could join Laurent Koscielny and Danny Welbeck on the sidelines.

Lacazette is favourite to open the scoring at 5.5 (9/2), with Aubameyang slightly better value at 6.0 (5/1) with Sky Bet.

The south coast club came from behind to win last season’s corresponding fixture while it was the North Londoners who triumphed when the pair met at the Emirates Stadium four months earlier.

The last four meetings have seen at least three goals and you can bet on that being the case this time around at 1.53 (8/15) with Betfair, while several firms offer 1.44 (4/9) for both teams to score in the game.

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