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Bournemouth v Arsenal in the Premier League
Bournemouth v Arsenal in the Premier League

There have been 23 goals in Arsenal's five away games so far this season, and Paul Higham can see a few more at the Vitality Stadium against Bournemouth.

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1pt Arsenal to win & both teams to score at 9/4

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Bournemouth v Arsenal (1330 GMT Sky Sports Premier League)

There's every chance this could turn out to be one of the best games of the weekend given the way both of these teams go about their business - and we can almost guarantee goals down on the south coast (famous last words!).

They've both scored plenty but let in plenty, always look to attack and have vibrant, pacy, attacking options with questionable defending at times, so that's a recipe normally for a game full of chances and goals.

The Cherries could have been three up in the first half against Manchester United before ultimately losing that game at the Vitality, and they could easily bag a few early on against Arsenal, but the Gunners will remain a threat throughout due to their attacking prowess.

There have been 23 goals in Arsenal's five away games, a minimum of three in each and with both teams finding the net in every one. This should be no different with Bournemouth's six home games averaging three goals each.


Betting guide

Arsenal duo Alexandre Lacazette (left) and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Arsenal duo Alexandre Lacazette (left) and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Prediction: Bournemouth 2-3 Arsenal (Sky Bet odds: 18/1)
There's so much to like about Bournemouth, and I would not be surprised in the slightest if they are 2-0 up after 15 minutes, but it's a game that, for me, just smacks of the hosts playing incredibly well but just coming up short. The Gunners have perfected the art of outscoring the opposition away from home and this would be a prime example of that.

Best bet: Arsenal to win & both teams to score at 9/4
No reason to get clever when this is staring you in the face. Both teams to score here is about as guaranteed as you can get in the Premier League and while it would be no major shock if the Cherries edged it, Unai Emery is really getting to grips with this division and Bournemouth could just play into his new Arsenal's hands.

Goals: Wilson & Aubameyang both to score at 9/2
Again we are keeping this simple - Wilson's been a real menace this season and will be on top of the world after his England goal, while Aubameyang is a danger, even if he doesn't start the game. He's bagged a brace twice when coming off the bench and has an incredible record on Sundays, so side with him from the Arsenal contingent.

RequestABet: Over 2.5 goals, 10+ corners, under 40 booking points, Aubameyang to score at 12/1
I like goals and corners in this one and Aubameyang, as mentioned above, loves a goal on a Sunday, so why not combine these for your Sunday RAB.


Bournemouth v Arsenal Opta stats

Callum Wilson scores for Bournemouth against Manchester United
Callum Wilson scores for Bournemouth against Manchester United
  • Bournemouth have won just one of their six Premier League Premier League meetings with Arsenal (D1 L4), though it was in their last such match (2-1 in January).
  • Arsenal have never failed to score in their seven previous meetings with Bournemouth in all competitions, netting 17 goals in total.
  • Bournemouth have lost their last two Premier League games, as many as they had in their previous 12 in the competition (W8 D2 L2).
  • After a run of 25 Premier League games without a draw, Arsenal’s last three in the competition have all ended level. The Gunners have conceded first in all three.
  • Arsenal have scored at least twice in each of their last five Premier League away games. Only once have they had a longer such run in the competition (7 between December 2010-April 2011).
  • Bournemouth lost their last home Premier League match against Man Utd – they’ve not lost consecutive games at the Vitality Stadium since August 2017.
  • Arsenal have scored more goals via substitutes than any other team in the Premier League this season (7). Indeed, six of their last 10 goals in the competition have been scored by subs.
  • Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson has scored in all three of his Premier League appearances against Arsenal – only Charlie Austin (4/4) has a better 100% record against the Gunners.
  • Bournemouth’s Ryan Fraser has six assists in 12 Premier League games this season – no player has ever recorded more in a single top-flight campaign for the Cherries.
  • Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored 13 goals in his 15 Premier League matches played on Sunday, accounting for 76% of his total strikes in the competition (13/17).

Odds correct at 1630 GMT on 23/11/18

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