Bournemouth vs Arsenal Odds – Tuesday 3rd January 2017 – 19:45 – Sky Sports 1
Bournemouth are 100/30 with the draw at 29/10 and Arsenal are 3/4
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Bournemouth welcome Arsenal to the Vitality Stadium in another round of festive fixtures, continuing with the first period of New Year Premier League action.
Eddie Howe’s side come into this match on the back of a comprehensive win, beating managerless Swansea at the Liberty Stadium.
Benik Afobe (25) opened the scoring for the Cherries, after some comical defending from the Swans, with Jordi Amat and Fabianski the culprits.
Ryan Fraser scored Bournemouth’s second just before half time (45+1), with the Cherries going into the break 2-0 up.
Joshua King (88) completed the scoring late on, with Swansea enduring another poor result, incoming manager Paul Clement has a huge job on his hands.
Cherries In Mixed Form
Bournemouth come into this match in mixed recent form, with three wins and three defeats in their last six matches.
Wins against Swansea, Leicester and Liverpool, have been cancelled out by defeats against Chelsea, Southampton and Burnley.
Bournemouth will be looking for far greater levels of consistency, they will be delighted to secure such an emphatic away win though.
The Cherries come into the match in 9th place in the Premier League, they have collected 24 points from their 19 games so far.
Because of recent mixed results, Bournemouth go into this match as the underdogs, especially given Arsenal’s excellent form.
They will be looking to register their eighth win of the season, in turn avoiding a fourth defeat in seven matches.
Bournemouth will be looking to make history when they face Arsenal, they have failed to win any of their three previous meetings.
Giroud The Star
The Gunners come into this match in good form, securing a hard-fought 2-0 win against Crystal Palace on New Years Day.
Olivier Giroud (17) scored the opening goal of the game for the Gunners, it was one of the goals of the season, a scorpion kick that was more than a match for Mhkitaryan’s effort.
Alex Iwobi (56) capped another start this season with the winner, although it was nowhere near as spectacular as the opener.
Arsene Wenger will be delighted, the opening goal decided the match in emphatic style, securing another excellent three points.
Gunners At The Double
The Gunners have now provided the perfect response to successive defeats against Everton and Manchester City.
Wins against Crystal Palace and West Brom, whilst both were at home and expected are far from easy.
Olivier Giroud came to the Gunners rescue again, with the Frenchman in excellent goal scoring form now.
Arsenal come into this match as favourites, with their excellent record this season informing those odds.
The Gunners will be looking to avoid three defeats in five games, they will be looking to keep in touch with the top two.
Arsenal will be looking to continue their excellent recent record against Bournemouth, they are yet to taste defeat against the Cherries.
Both teams are 8/13 on to score. The first goalscorer odds for Bournemouth are Callum Wilson at 7/1 with Joshua King at 15/2. For Arsenal, Alexis Sanchez at 7/2 with Olivier Giroud at 4/1.
The last time that these two sides met Arsenal won 3-1 and the odds of the same result are 12/1.
Bournemouth vs Arsenal Odds
Tip 1 – Giroud to score first @ 4/1
Tip 2 – Arsenal to win 2-1 @ 15/2