AFC Bournemouth - Arsenal FC betting tip & odds comparison 27.01.2020
Gameweek 0 in the FA Cup will see the clash between AFC Bournemouth and Arsenal FC at Vitality Stadium. Kick-off time is at 9:00 PM on Jan 27, 2020, and the match will be refereed by Martin Atkinson. In our preview of AFC Bournemouth vs. Arsenal FC we will provide you with all the important facts and stats for this FA Cup fixture. Let’s start by having a look at the current form of the two teams involved.
In their last five FA Cup encounters, AFC Bournemouth managed to get 1 win against Arsenal FC, while Arsenal scored 3 wins. On 1 occasion, there was no winner. If we focus exclusively on the home games that AFC Bournemouth played against Arsenal FC in the FA Cup, we get the following record: 1 win for AFC Bournemouth, 2 draws and 2 wins for Arsenal FC.
Bournemouth – Arsenal
Bournemouth and Arsenal tackle each other for a chance to progress beyond the FA Cup fourth round when the two sides meet at the Vitality Stadium on Monday evening. Both sides have their struggles in the Premier League, and the FA Cup offers a welcome distraction and a shot at a trophy for both clubs.
Bournemouth have struggled this season in the Premier League, and are involved in a relegation dogfight. Prior to their 3-1 win over Brighton in the Premier League, Eddie Howe’s team had gone 11 matches without a win in the league, with the only draw against their Monday opponent. Of course, that run of form was punctuated by a 4-0 FA Cup third round success over Luton Town with goals from Dominic Solanke, Callum Wilson and a Philip Billing Brace.
Bournemouth have issues at both ends of the field. They are conceding goals for fun, and aren’t scoring enough. In the league this season, they have conceded 37 goals and have only scored 23 goals, the third-worst record in the league after Watford and Crystal Palace. That’s why the team finds itself in 18th position fighting for survival in the league.
Premier League survival should be a priority for Eddie Howe and that could reflect in how he approaches this game. He could opt to a well-rotated team, and he could as well go all out for a win, considering how big a boost they could get from beating a team such as Arsenal.
Arsenal come into this match off the back of a creditable draw away at Chelsea in which the team had to twice come from behind despite a red card to David Luiz in the first half. While they can take moral victory from the match, the point game didn’t do much to help the Gunner’s push for European football next season.
Mikel Arteta’s men currently find themselves on 30 points in the EPL, 10 points behind Chelsea in fourth place and four points behind fifth and sixth-placed Manchester United and Tottenham.
Arsenal qualified for the fourth round thanks to a 1-0 win over Leeds in the previous round. In that match, the Gunners were under the cosh for most of the first half, but managed to turn things around in the second half to score the only goal of the match thanks to a Reiss Nelson finish. Thanks to David Luiz’s red card in the Chelsea game, the North London club will be without the former Chelsea player and Aubameyang for this match.
This means Arteta will not have enough room to rotate his squad. Also, a good cup run would be a measure of Arsenal’s progress under Arteta and could prompt him to field a strong side.
Bournemouth vs Arsenal Probable Lineups
As mentioned above, both teams have their primary focus on the EPL, and could affect how both managers approach this match. Added to this, are the suspensions and injuries both teams are facing which could make rotation a tad difficult for the managers. That said, the possible line ups for both sides is given below:
|Injured: Brooks, Daniels, King, Stacey and Tierney, Kolasinac, Chambers, Nelson Aubameyang (suspended), Luiz (suspended)|
Bournemouth vs Arsenal Betting Predictions and Tips
The last match between both teams ended 1-1 and, to be fair, both teams were going through a rough patch. Not that things have improved that much since then, but both teams played out results that could serve as a confidence booster.
That said, Arsenal have the better of the head-to-head record between the two teams. Arsenal have won three of the last five matches between the two clubs, with one win for the Cherries. Three of those games ended with more than 2.5 goals but the last two games have seen less than 2.5 goals.
Based on the current form and the squad depth available to both teams, we lean towards a favourable performance from the Gunners. At 22bet you can bet with the following odds on Arsenal: 1.88. If you are a new customer the bookmaker offers you the 22bet Bonus. You can visit our betting tips page for more betting tips and predictions on the Bournemouth vs Arsenal FA Cup match.