The Gunners continue their pursuit of Premier League glory when they entertain Bournemouth at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday. Our sportsbook offers the best markets and bonuses in the English top-flight league.
Arsenal: Great Run of Form
Mikel Arteta’s troops seized the initiative in the title race by making light work of Everton in a 4-0 romp to victory in the midweek action. That means Arsenal now sits five points clear of reigning champion Manchester City with just 13 rounds of fixtures left to play.
With the second-placed Citizens getting the weekend’s Premier League action underway against Newcastle on Saturday, leader Arsenal will look to maintain the gap at the top of the table with a victory over Bournemouth later in the day.
Once again, the Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli, and Martin Odegaard trio excelled against Everton, participating in every goal. This is a huge opportunity for Arsenal to extend its winning run ahead of a busy period, so we will continue to include it in our Premier League betting ticket.
Leandro Trossard has impressed in his last two starts and should continue in the starting lineup, while Thomas Partey is expected to make his first start in almost a month after playing 45 minutes on Wednesday. Arteta’s side would be well-placed to take advantage of any further slip-ups at the Etihad as it searches for a fourth consecutive top-flight win, its little early February wobble now seemingly firmly consigned to the past.
Bournemouth Avoiding Relegation
Bournemouth is fighting hard for survival in the league, currently sitting in the 19th position in the Premier League. However, the situation is definitely not hopeless, as it is just one point behind the first salvation spot occupied by Leeds.
The club has very tough games in the next period and any potential point would be huge for it. No one gives it a great chance for survival, but there is no doubt that The Cherries will fight for their goal until the last round of the season, but if you’re betting online, you shouldn’t back them, especially when they are playing against the top sides.
The congested nature of the bottom half means Gary O’Neil’s side is far from doomed, although it would be fair to say it won’t get any favors from an Arsenal side craving a first league crown since 2004. The relegation-threatened club has failed to deliver two or more goals since before the World Cup break, and it’s hard to envisage that trend coming to an end at the Emirates. The visitors will be without Lloyd Kelly, Marcus Tavernier, Lewis Cook, Stanislas, and Matis Vina in Saturday’s encounter.
Arsenal vs Bournemouth Head-to-Head
Arsenal has scored a minimum of two goals in 16 of its 25 top-flight tussles this term, including eight of its 11 matches at home. Only star-studded Manchester City has scored more Premier League goals than the Gunners this season, with the capital club clocking up 56 strikes across its opening 25 league contests.
Bournemouth has lost three of its last six league games and has failed to score in two of its last three away trips. The Gunners won five of the last six encounters between the two sides across all competitions.
Arsenal vs Bournemouth Match Information
- Game: Arsenal (19-3-3) vs Bournemouth (5-6-13)
- Day/Time: Saturday, March 4th, 10:00 a.m. ET
- Location: Emirates Stadium, London
- Arsenal vs Bournemouth Live Stream: fubo.tv
Arsenal vs Bournemouth Betting Lines
Arsenal vs Bournemouth Picks and Prediction
The Gunners enter this clash as heavy favorites, priced at -450 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest Premier League odds, while the goal line is set at three.
Arsenal produced one of its finest 45 minutes of football in the second half against Everton on Wednesday, and we expect that momentum to carry into Saturday’s clash. Bournemouth faced a major blow before the match as its manager confirmed that striker Tavernier would be unavailable for the fixture. Bournemouth has dropped all eight of its Premier League contests against sides that began the day at the top of the standings, and we expect that to repeat.
The Arsenal is listed at -450 in our Vegas Premier League lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Arsenal, you have a chance to win $22. The Bournemouth are +1200, offering a chance to win $1200 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Arsenal an 81.82% chance to win, with Bournemouth at 7.69%.