Bournemouth's current form has been less than ideal, with no wins in their first six games. They have managed to secure 3 draws but have suffered 3 losses as well. As a result, they are currently sitting in 17th place in the league table with 3 points.
Last week, despite taking the lead against Brighton, they ultimately lost 3-1. Bournemouth will be eager to turn their fortunes around and secure their first win of the season, especially in front of their home crowd.
On the other hand, Arsenal has had a relatively strong start to the season, remaining undefeated in their first six games. They recently played in the North London Derby against Tottenham Hotspur, which ended in a thrilling 2-2 draw.
Arsenal currently sits in 5th place in the Premier League standings with 14 points. The team will be looking to maintain their unbeaten streak and continue their momentum by securing a victory against Bournemouth. The top bookmakers in India have competitive EPL odds with them.
With a remarkable 48% of the team's shots on target attributed to them, Odegaard and Saka stand out as the most likely candidates to score.
The betting tip is...
Arsenal to score 1.5+ goals
Solanke is poised to be a formidable threat to Arsenal's defense, and his ability to find the back of the net will be a key factor in Andoni Iraola strategy as Bournemouth seeks their elusive first victory of the season. Furthermore, the spotlight also shines on Marcus Tavernier, who has enjoyed a stellar start to the campaign, consistently demonstrating his prowess on the field.
Meanwhile, Ryan Christie assumes the pivotal role of the creative engine, responsible for generating scoring opportunities. Remarkably, Christie has accounted for 13.6% of the total shots on target within the Bournemouth squad, underscoring his significance. However, there are injury concerns looming over Bournemouth's midfield, with doubts surrounding the availability of Tyler Adams and Alex Scott for this crucial encounter.
Billing might be replaced by Hamed Traore in this game.
Predicted Lineup: Neto, Aarons, Zabarnyi, Kelly, Kerkez, Billing, Cook, Tavernier, Christie, Kluivert, Solanke
Although they remain undefeated, the team has already let points slip through draws against Fulham and Tottenham, emphasizing the importance of consistency in their quest for the league crown.
The absence of key players like Trossard and Martinelli due to injuries leaves a void on the left wing, which could prompt a tactical adjustment. One option is the deployment of Gabriel Jesus, who may be tasked with filling the left-wing role.
Fabio Viera likely to start ahead of Kai Havertz.
Predicted Lineup: Raya, Ben White, William Saliba, Gabriel, Oliver Zinchenko, Martin Odegaard, Declan Rice, Viera, Bukayo Saka, Jesus, Nketiah
Facing an undefeated Arsenal side is undoubtedly a daunting task for the struggling Bournemouth team, which has yet to secure a win this season. The memories of last season's thrilling encounter, a 3-2 victory for Arsenal despite coming from behind twice, must serve as a glimmer of hope for the Cherries. It's a reminder that they can be a potent attacking force and create scoring opportunities, even against formidable opponents.
However, given their current form and Arsenal's dominance, Bournemouth is likely to adopt a more cautious approach, sitting deep and patiently waiting for their chances to counter-attack. Arsenal, on the other hand, is expected to control the proceedings, but they must be careful and create a significant number of opportunities against the Cherries' defense. Arsenal are expected to win this game.