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ENGLAND PREMIER LEAGUE
Arsenal to beat Bournemouth @ 2.08 (888Sport) – 2.5 points
Arsenal will be looking to turn around their fortunes that have been struggling in the Premier League taking 3 points from a possible 12; with them not scoring in any of their last 3 games. With the return of Alexis Sanchez and Walcott on the wings, the team should be in a good state now to give this good pace to Giroud and Ozil to find players to attack the goal. Wind the clock back to earlier in the season against Manchester United when Ozil, Walcott and Sanchez destroyed Man Utd with 3 goals in 19 minutes; they did so with the pace and creativity of those 3; which is something they need to bring back. They conceded one goal due to the red card against Chelsea, but have been good defensively otherwise.
Bournemouth had made a good transfer in the winter window signing Benik Afobe who has now scored in each of his last 3 games, and has helped Bournemouth win 2 out of those 3 games. Defensively Bournemouth still have a lot to improve as they have conceded in each of their last 3 games, which might give Arsenal all the confidence they need to go and get a goal. Those string of wins got Bournemouth out of the jailhouse and into 15th spot, 7 points ahead of safety, showcasing their good performances. Bournemouth have put on better performance at home rather than away, grabbing 8 out of their last 15 points at home.
Arsenal will be extremely motivated to put on a victory as it has gotten out of the race from 3rd spot and also the title, and slipped them all the way to 4th position. A victory is required before they play 3 challenging games in Leicester, Barcelona and Manchester United; so I expect them to turn around their fortunes and put out a solid victory. Grab this price earlier before it goes away.