Match: Bournemouth vs Arsenal
League: English Premier League
Date: Thursday, 26 December 2019
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Vitality Stadium.
Bournemouth vs Arsenal: Great things were expected from these two teams at the beginning of the season, but for now, they have been inclined to the level of a team that would simply avoid relegation. This cannot continue, and as such, a fierce encounter is at stake by all means.
Bournemouth did the best he could on the last day to avoid a home loss against Burnley. But the visitors spoiled the plans with their winner in the 89th minute.
Meanwhile, Everton kept the Gunners in a goalless draw, the latter on the road the week of the previous game.
As things stand, this next week of games, each team will be desperate to win. The year is about to end and the league campaign is halfway. None of the teams are close to the fitness level they had targeted at the beginning of the season.
In terms of results, keep in mind that Arsenal is going through a period of disturbances. They have just fired Unai Emery from the player position and have not yet accepted the style of Freddie Ljungberg.
In addition, they have a victory in their last thirteen games, and they are also on tour. Above all, keep in mind also that they have a total of three wins as a visitor this season, all competitions combined.
On the other hand, although Bournemouth struggles to consistently show points, they have the advantage of trusting them and the experience of defeating Manchester United, the Everton, etc. on this site in recent months.
Also note that Bournemouth has lost at this time only four times during the season and that two have arrived against Liverpool and Manchester City, respectively.
As such, the troubled Arsenal is having a difficult afternoon, and even if they manage to record a victory, it will be a closed decision. Probably, when we present the disability, Bournemouth should be victorious.
Continuing, understand the fact that Bournemouth cannot take on a challenge at this time. They have lost six of their last seven games and have won two games in their thirteen previous games. They are also in a three-game defeat for the local audience.
In addition, Arsenal has been the best dog in h2h clashes in the last decade. In fact, the Gunners have never failed to find the bottom of the net on this site in the last ten years, and only once have they failed to score two or more goals in that period.
In addition, the Gunners also won seven of the previous nine games and scored a total of 23 goals in the previous nine h2h battles.
Given these results and the current difficulties in Bournemouth, the hosts are unlikely to keep a clean sheet.
Therefore, the BTTS appears as a strong bet this Thursday.