AFC Bournemouth vs ArsenalEnglish Premier League, KO: 15:00 Sep 30, 2023, Vitality Stadium
Arsenal will be looking to maintain their unbeaten run as they travel to the Vitality Stadium for a Premier League clash with Bournemouth. The Gunners continue to find ways to win games and should have the upper hand over Bournemouth, who are still seeking their first victory of the season.
Bournemouth head into Saturday’s clash still seeking their first Premier League win of the season after six matches. They are currently hovering around the relegation zone and were beaten 3-1 by Brighton last time out with Dominic Solanke's early effort canceled out by the in-form Seagulls.
The good news for Bournemouth is that they continue to make progress in the Carabao Cup, although their opponents have only been Championship sides. They claimed a 2-0 victory over Stoke City on Wednesday and will be looking to build on that result.
While Bournemouth are still seeking their first Premier League win of the season, they have lost just once at the Vitality Stadium. Andoni Iraola’s men have played out two draws in three home matches, including a 0-0 scoreline in their last outing in front of their fans.
In contrast to Bournemouth’s struggles this season, Arsenal are yet to taste defeat across all competitions so far. Mikel Arteta’s men have claimed four wins from six Premier League matches but were held to a 2-2 draw by Tottenham Hotspur last time out.
Arsenal travel to the Vitality Stadium off the back of a 1-0 victory over Brentford in a Carabao Cup clash on Wednesday. They struck early in the contest through Reiss Nelson and were able to hold on for the win.
The result at Brentford extends an impressive away record for Arsenal, who have won their last three matches on the road. They also appear more solid defensively on their travels and have kept clean sheets in all three matches.
How the bookies view it
Arsenal are considered overwhelming favourites among the bookies with a win priced at 8/15 by Coral. A victory for Bournemouth is valued at 5/1 by BetVictor while a draw is set at odds of 7/2 by Paddy Power.
Head to head
Arsenal have only lost once to Bournemouth, claiming 10 wins and two draws from 13 previous matches. The Gunners did the double last season with the clash at the Vitality Stadium ending 3-0 with Martin Odegaard netting a brace.
Players to watch
Arsenal have an impressive defensive record on their travels and are yet to concede after three away matches. William Saliva and Gabriel Magalhaes have a solid partnership at centre-back and can lead the Gunners to another clean sheet at 8/5 with BoyleSports.
Bukayo Saka often carries much of Arsenal’s attacking threat and having scored three goals already this season, could be backed at 2/1 with William Hill to find the net on Saturday. Martin Odegaard is also enjoying a fine campaign and having scored a brace on his last visit to the Vitality Stadium could also be worth keeping an eye in at 9/4 with William Hill.
Anything else catch the eye?
Arsenal have won to nil in their last three away matches and could be set for a similar outcome at 2/1 with BetVictor. Having claimed a 3-0 victory on their last visit to the Vitality Stadium, a -1 handicap could also be considered at 13/10 with Betfred.
The Gunners scored in both halves in their last meeting at the Vitality Stadium and Saturday’s clash could be tipped to follow a similar pattern at 11/10 with BoyleSports.
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