Prediction: Arsenal to win 3-0
Bournemouth and Arsenal will lock horns with each other in the Premier League this coming weekend. The match between Andoni Iraola’s side and Arsene Wenger’s team will be held at the Vitality Stadium and is scheduled to kick off at 3pm UK time on Saturday.
Bournemouth were in danger of getting relegated to the Championship at the end of last season, and things are likely to be the same this time around, Even under new manager Andoni Iraola, the club will be among those aiming to survive in the Premier League.
The Cherries are 17th in the Premier League table at the moment with three points from six matches. They are only two points above the relegation zone. Bournemouth are in real danger of going down to the Championship at the end of the season.
Bournemouth suffered a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Brighton and Hove Albion away from home in the Premier League last weekend. It came after a goalless draw with Chelsea in front of their own fans in the league and followed a 2-2 draw with Brentford on the road in the Premier League.
Bournemouth manager Andoni Iraola is likely to line up his team in a 4-2-3-1 formation. Neto will be in goal for the Cherries. Max Aarons, Illia Zabarnyi, Lloyd Kelly and Milos Kerkez will be the four defenders. Lewis Cook and Philip Billing will be the two defensive midfielders. Dominic Solanke will lead the line for the Cherries and will have Marcus Tavernier, Ryan Christie and Justin Kluivert behind him in attacking midfield.
Arsenal are one of the biggest clubs in the world and are getting back to their best after years of flirting with mediocrity. The Gunners pushed Manchester City hard for the Premier League title last season, and it looks as though the North London club will be doing the same this time around as well.
The Gunners are fifth in the Premier League table at the moment with 14 points from six matches. Mikel Arteta’s side are level on points with fourth-placed and North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur and are four points behind leaders and defending champions Manchester City.
Arsenal played out a 2-2 draw with Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates Stadium in the North London derby last weekend. It came after a 4-0 victory over PSV at home in the UEFA Champions League and followed a 1-0 win against Everton away from home at Goodison Park in the league.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is likely to line up his team in a 4-3-3 formation against Bournemouth. David Raya is likely to line up in goal again, with Aaron Ramsdale set to stay on the sidelines. Ben White, William Saliba, Gabriel and Oleksandr Zinchenko will be the four defenders. Martin Odegaard, Declan Rice and Fabio Vieira will be the three midfielders and will have Bukayo Saka, Eddie Nketiah and Gabriel Jesus in front of them in attack.
Key Factors to Consider
- Bournemouth have scored 5 goals in 6 Premier League matches.
- Bournemouth have conceded 11 goals in 6 Premier League matches.
- Arsenal have scored 11 goals in 6 Premier League games.
- Arsenal have conceded 6 goals in 6 Premier League games.
- Bukayo Saka has scored 3 goals and given 2 assists in 6 Premier League matches for Arsenal.
Arsenal have one of the best and strongest squads in the Premier League, and it is hard to see the Gunners drop points against Bournemouth. While the Cherries have home advantage and will make it tough for Arsenal, the North London club will have more than enough to get the job done and pick up all three points from the match.
Prediction: Arsenal to win 3-0
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