Arsenal Looking to Continue 10 Game Unbeaten Streak
Last updated: November 23, 2018 by Leon Marshal
|Last Meeting:||Bournemouth 2 – 1 Arsenal|
Bournemouth have had a fantastic start to this season and Eddie Howe has found himself being showered with praise from across the football world for how well he has moulded The Cherries into a strong top-half contender. Only one place and four points separate the two team going into the match on Sunday. Following the poor performances of both teams before the internation break, Bournemmouth back-to-back losses and Arsenal struggling to find a win: it will be a chance to return strongly for both sides.
Bournemouth has been playing a very unique brand of attacking football and showing how strong they are in front of their own fans they have transformed the Vitality Stadium into a fortress these past months. It will be certainly more of the same as Howe’s men step out onto the turf against Arsenal. Even with the loss of Joshua King, The Cherries still have plenty to offer going forward, and they’ll most certainly need star player Callum Wilson to be playing his best football if they are to make a dent in the Arsenal defence. But with the current acrobatics of Leno between the sticks for Arsenal, it will definitely take a very clear opportunity for Bournemouth to break through this strong Arsenal defence.
Arsenal have been blowing teams away this season. Most heavily was the huge away defeat they inflicted on Fulham, showing that they are a team that when given half the chance, can seriously punish out-of-form sides in front of goal. Unai Emery has transformed the club it seems, having the backing of the fans is vitally important to any manager, and it is fair to say he most certainly has that.
Both teams had plenty of players tied up in the various international fixtures of the previous weekend, it is, therefore, quite a difficult time for both teams. Prodgidy David Brooks is looking to bring a spark to Bournemouth with the absence of Joshua King, and it will be a difficult fixture for Arsenal who are not comfortable with teams that play very direct attacking football whilst pressuring high up the pitch.
Bournemouth are on a 9 home game undefeated streak.
Star striker Joshua King is suffering an injury and wont be available.
Arsenal are without Lacazette, Koscielny and Elneny as all three remain on the sidelines.
Arsenal are 10 games without a loss in the Premier League.
|Bournemouth (4-4-2):||Begovic, Smith, Ake, Cook, Francis, Fraser, Cook, Lerma Solis, Brooks, Wilson, Ibe|
|Subs:||Stanislas, Gosling, Boruc, Surman, Defoe , Rico, Daniels|
|Arsenal (4-3-3):||Leno, Kolasinac, Holding, Mustafi, Bellerin, Torreira, Xhaka, Aubameyang, Özil, Mkhitaryan, Iwobi|
|Subs:||Cech, Smith-Rowe, Ramsey, Maitland-Niles, Welbeck, Lichsteiner, Monreal|
So Far This Season
|Bournemouth This Season||Arsenal This Season|
|6 (3)||Wins (away)||7 (3)|
|0 – 4 v Watford||Biggest Win||1 – 5 v Fulham|
|2 (0)||Draws (away)||2 (1)|
|4 – 0 v Burnley||Biggest Defeat||0 – 2 v Man City|
|Wilson (6)||Top Goal Scorer||Aubameyang (7)|
|Y19, R1||Discipline||Y20, R0|
|3||Failures to Score||1|
|56%||Both Teams to Score Games||72%|
|58%||Over 2.5 Goals||75%|
|42%||Under 2.5 Goals||25%|
- Jefferson Lerma has more yellow cards (4) than any other player at Bournemouth. Granit Xhaka has collected 4 for Arsenal.
- Arsenal have lost none of their last 6 away matches.
- Callum Wilson is Bournemouth’s top scorer with 6 goals. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored 7 times for Arsenal.
- There is only one place between the two teams, but 4 points separate the two teams so there is no possibility for Bournemouth to overtake Arsenal this weekend.
Head to Head
|Last 5 meetings between the two sides|
|Date||Competition||Game Result||First Goal-scorer|
|14/01/2018||EPL||Bournemouth 2 – 1 Arsenal||Bellerin 52’|
|09/09/2017||EPL||Arsenal 3 – 0 Bournemouth||Welbeck 6’|
|22/04/2017||EPL||Bournemouth 3 – 3 Arsenal||Daniels 16′|
|27/11/2016||EPL||Arsenal 3 – 1 Bournemouth||Sanchez 12’|
|07/02/2016||EPL||Bournemouth 0 – 2 Arsenal||Ozil 23’|
Conclusion & Betting Tips
Goals look to be the most likely outcome in this game, Arsenal has really been strong in front of goal this season and their attacking players seem to be responding well to the Emery philosophy. We would suggest taking Arsenal & over 2.5 goals. Get the best odds at bet365.