Does Arsenal live up to the role of favorites? Let’s find out together in our betting prediction below!
The home advantage in the fourth main round of the FA Cup had not brought much. On Friday and Saturday there was only one home win in the first twelve games of the sixteenth final.
Bournemouth vs Arsenal Betting Predictions and Odds
The round of the last 32 will be concluded on Monday evening with one of a total of three Premier League duels. After Norwich City won 2-1 at Burnley, there was a 1-1 draw between Southampton and Tottenham, resulting in a replay. Due to the tight schedule, this is the worst case for many teams.
This pure Premier League duel definitely deserves to be called a crisis duel. The hosts of long-term coach Eddie Howe are in the middle of a relegation battle and, according to the current state of things, would have to start the bitter course into the championship.
The guests from London are playing the weakest season in what feels like an eternity. In the current table, Arsenal is only in tenth place and international qualifications are at risk. The FA Cup could possibly be the last chance to win the title. The bookmakers see the guests as clear favorites in the FA Cup duel between Bournemouth and Arsenal according to current odds.
Bournemouth – Statistics & current form
Before the start of the season, the AFC Bournemouth was not necessarily considered a relegation candidate by the experts. The team of long-term coach Eddie Howe – in office since 2012 – has established itself in the Premier League in recent years and is considered a team that can convince above all in terms of play.
After a very respectable start, the Cherries slipped into a real crisis after their 1-0 home win over Manchester United in early November. This victory was followed by a number of setbacks – Bournemouth was only able to collect seven points in 13 games.
The negative run was slowed down at least last weekend. In the relegation duel against Brighton & Hove Albion, the Cherries celebrated a 3-1 home win. Before this success, there was only one point in six games and five times the Howe team remained without their own goal.
It was an important win that kept Bournemouth in a relegation zone, but given that it was only three goals behind the saving bank, the situation was by no means hopeless. The league will certainly be given a much higher priority than the FA Cup hit against the Gunners.
A strong rotation can be expected in any case. With Lloyd Kelly, Charlie Daniels (both full-backs) and David Brooks, three players are also unavailable due to injuries. Otherwise, top striker and international Callum Wilson and Liverpool loan Harry Wilson (unrelated to Callum) will probably only sit on the bench.
Due to the expected rotation, the weak home record (3-4-5 record) and the big problems on the offensive (23 goals in 24 games), we evaluate the odds for the tip on the home side in the FA Cup duel between Bournemouth and Arsenal (over 4.00) as too low. We do not recognize value in these betting odds.
Probable team Bournemouth:
↳ Travers – Rico, Simpson, Mepham, Francis – Wilson, Surman, Billing, Fraser – Stanislas – Solanke
Last games from Bournemouth:
⚽️ 01/21/2020 – Bournemouth vs. Brighton & Hove Albion 3-1 (Premier League)
⚽️ 01/18/2020 – Norwich City vs. Bournemouth 1-0 (Premier League)
⚽️ 01/12/2020 – Bournemouth vs. Watford 0-3 (Premier League)
⚽️ 01/04/2020 – Bournemouth vs. Luton Town 4-0 (FA Cup)
⚽️ 01/01/2020 – West Ham vs. Bournemouth 4-0 (Premier League)
Arsenal – Statistics & current form
Anyone who believed that the Gunners could no longer fall deeper was deceived. After missing the Champions League qualification in the past three years, even participating in the UEFA Europa League is currently at risk. With only 30 points from 24 games and a negative goal difference (-2), the Gunners ranked tenth.
Despite the investments worth millions, the desired results cannot be achieved. Meanwhile, the anger of many fans is so great that a fan group of the Gunners has founded a new club, which in the coming season in the Combined Counties Football League (9th League) under the name “Dial Square FC” (the founding name of the today’s Arsenal Football Club). The hatred of owner Stan Kroenke is huge – and not just because of the results, but also because the club has lost its identity.
The players showed great morale last weekend when they resisted the derby defeat until the end. Due to a catastrophic Mustafi return pass, Arsenal not only fell behind, but also had to act outnumbered. Arsenal fought hard to the end and still managed to get a 2-2 draw.
In seven competitive games under Mikel Arteta, the Gunners have only celebrated two successes. The desired turnaround after the Emery dismissal has not yet been achieved.
The FA Cup could possibly be the last chance for the Gunners – theoretically it still exists in the Europa League – to win a title. Further failures will no longer be accepted by fans who are already upset.
There will also be some rotation for the Gunners, but the Arteta team won’t want to take too much risk. A victory should have a liberating effect and bring back confidence. Therefore, in the FA Cup duel between Bournemouth and Arsenal, we find the prediction for the Gunners quite interesting.
Arsenal probable lineup:
↳ Martinez – Kolasinac, David Luiz, Holding, Sokratis – Guendouzi, Xhaka – Nelson, Özil, Pepe – Lacazette
Last games from Arsenal:
⚽️ 01/21/2020 – Chelsea vs. Arsenal 2-2 (Premier League)
⚽️ 01/18/2020 – Arsenal vs. Sheffield United 1-1 (Premier League)
⚽️ 01/11/2020 – Crystal Palace vs. Arsenal 1-1 (Premier League)
⚽️ 01/06/2020 – Arsenal vs. Leeds United 1-0 (FA Cup)
⚽️ 01/01/2020 – Arsenal vs. Manchester United 2-0 (Premier League)
Bournemouth vs Arsenal Direct comparison & statistics highlights
Since the Cherries’ promotion to the English Premier League, the two teams have faced each other ten times. The direct comparison speaks a more than unambiguous language. In seven of the ten games between Bournemouth and Arsenal, the prediction that the Gunners would win was the right decision.
Both games have already been played in the current season. At the Emirates Stadium, a David Luiz header scored the only goal and the associated Arsenal victory. The return game on Boxing Day, the debut of Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta, ended in a 1-1 draw at the Vitality Stadium. After a total of six “over 2.5” games, there was a shortage of goals this season.
Bournemouth vs Arsenal Betting Predictions and Odds Provided by PicksSocer.com
FA Cup lifeline? The FA Cup is a competition that suits the Gunners. The coveted trophy has been stretched to the sky no less than 13 times. For the long-suffering Arsenal fans, such a cup win in the current season would be balm to the soul.
Successes have to be restored and therefore a highly concentrated visiting team is expected on Monday evening in the Vitality Stadium. The FA Cup is certainly not the top priority for the Cherries. Therefore, the tip in the direction of the guests seems obvious to us between Bournemouth and Arsenal.
⭐️ Bournemouth vs Arsenal Betting odds & other interesting betting predictions:
Betting Prediction: Over 2.5 goals
Betting Prediction: Under 2.5 goals
Betting Prediction: Both teams to score/ YES
Betting Prediction: Both teams to score/ NO
Key facts – Bournemouth vs Arsenal tips
⭐️ Successful liberation – after six games without a win, the Howe team celebrated a narrow victory
⭐️ Arsenal won seven of the ten Premier League duels
⭐️ Great morale – in the derby against Chelsea, the Gunners outnumbered two times behind
The shape of the cherries is anything but outstanding and with a few changes of personnel we don’t see the Howe-Elf able to survive against the Gunners. Arsenal will not be in the best line-up, but the depth of the squad offers Arteta far more opportunities.
Due to the importance of the FA Cup (an additional chance to qualify for the Europa League), we bet six units between Bournemouth and Arsenal on the prediction of the Gunners victory.
Competition: FA Cup
Date: January 27, 2020
Betting Prediction: 2
Stake: 6/10 units