Arsenal vs Bournemouth prediction, odds & betting tips – 04/05/2024

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Arsenal vs Bournemouth prediction
Arsenals Declan Rice is pulled back by Bournemouth's Dominic Solanke – Photo by Icon Sport

Here are our Premier League predictions for Saturday's early kick-off at the Emirates Stadium between Arsenal and Bournemouth.

The Gunners head into this weekend's Premier League action top of the table but Man City are only a point behind and have a game in hand so the hosts simply can't afford to drop any points against the Cherries.

Arsenal vs Bournemouth predictions: Gunners to outscore the Cherries

Arsenal vs Bournemouth Predictions
Our pick

🔥 Hot Tip

Over 3.5 Goals

⚽ Correct Score prediction

Arsenal 3-1 Bournemouth

💥 Both Teams to Score prediction

Yes

Key Stats

  • Over 3.5 goals have been scored in each of the last two league meetings between these two clubs, while three of Arsenal's last six fixtures and two of Bournemouth's last four outings have also produced at least four goals.
  • Arsenal have scored at least three goals in their last two league games, as well as their last two matches against Bournemouth, while the visitors conceded three goals in a recent away game at Aston Villa but have found the back of the net in each of their last six league games.
  • Four of the last seven encounters between Arsenal and Bournemouth in all competitions have finished with both teams scoring, while both teams have also scored in four of the Cherries last five league games.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Arsenal the overwhelming favourite

  • HOME: 1/5 (1.20) – 83.3%
  • DRAW: 7/1 (8.00) – 12.5%
  • AWAY: 15/1 (16.00) – 6.3%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Arsenal are the expected winner of this game with a win probability of 83.3%, and we can't see this game ending in anything but a home win.

The Gunners won 3-2 in the North London derby at Tottenham last weekend, while Bournemouth crushed Brighton 3-0 at the Vitality Stadium.

For more football betting tips on the game, check out the Anytime Goalscorer market. Arsenal's Bukayo Saka is the favourite to score in this game at 6/5 (2.20) with a probability of 45.5%, but if you want to back a Bournemouth goalscorer then Dominic Solanke is priced at 7/2 (4.50) which has a probability of 22.2%.

Last five H2Hs: Gunners dominate

England Premier League 30/09/23

Bournemouth

Bournemouth

0
Arsenal

Arsenal

4

England Premier League 04/03/23

Arsenal

Arsenal

3
Bournemouth

Bournemouth

2

England Premier League 20/08/22

Bournemouth

Bournemouth

0
Arsenal

Arsenal

3

England FA Cup 27/01/20

Bournemouth

Bournemouth

1
Arsenal

Arsenal

2

England Premier League 26/12/19

Bournemouth

Bournemouth

1
Arsenal

Arsenal

1

Arsenal have won 11, drawn two and lost just one of their previous 14 meetings with Bournemouth, and claimed a 4-0 win in the pair's reverse league fixture in September.

Team news and form guide

Arsenal: Aiming for fourth straight win

Jurrien Timber looks set to miss the Bournemouth game but is getting close to a recovery from a long-term injury.

Predicted lineup: Raya (GK), Tomiyasu, Gabriel, White, Saliba, Partey, Ødegaard, Rice, Havertz, Trossard & Saka

England Premier League 19/05/24

W

Everton

Everton

1

Arsenal

Arsenal

2

England Premier League 12/05/24

W

Man Utd

Man Utd

0

Arsenal

Arsenal

1

England Premier League 04/05/24

W

Bournemouth

Bournemouth

0

Arsenal

Arsenal

3

Portugal Primeira Liga 01/05/24

W

Man City

Man City

0

Arsenal

Arsenal

1

England Premier League 28/04/24

W

Tottenham

Tottenham

2

Arsenal

Arsenal

3

Bournemouth: Lost two of last three on the road

Chris Mepham, Antoine Semenyo, Ryan Fredericks, Marcus Tavernier, Luis Sinisterra and Romain Faivre all have injuries that should keep them out of the trip to the capital this weekend, while Milos Kerkez is suspended.

Predicted lineup: Travers (GK), Smith, Senesi, Kelly, Cook, Scott, Ünal, Solanke, Kluivert, Semenyo & Ouattara

England Premier League 19/05/24

L

Chelsea

Chelsea

2

Bournemouth

Bournemouth

1

England Premier League 11/05/24

L

Brentford

Brentford

2

Bournemouth

Bournemouth

1

England Premier League 04/05/24

L

Arsenal

Arsenal

3

Bournemouth

Bournemouth

0

England Premier League 28/04/24

W

Brighton

Brighton

0

Bournemouth

Bournemouth

3

England Premier League 24/04/24

W

Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton

0

Bournemouth

Bournemouth

1

Player to watch – Bukayo Saka

Bukayo Saka has been Arsenal's main man this season, top-scoring and providing the most assists in the league for the Gunners.

Bukayo Saka player to watch
Saka to increase his scoring tally against Bournemouth? – Photo by Icon Sport

Saka has netted 15 goals and provided nine assists so far this season, scoring against Bournemouth when Arsenal thrashed the Cherries 4-0 in their own backyard earlier in the campaign.

A key player in Arsenal's title challenge

The 22-year-old has scored three times in his last seven appearances in all competitions and we're backing him to star this weekend against a Bournemouth side that have nothing really left to play for.

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A lifelong Evertonian, James started writing for an Everton fan site in the mid-2000s and then developed his own blog covering football transfers from across Europe's big leagues before becoming a regular match preview and betting tips writer for Biggest Free Bets. James moved to Free Super Tips next, and then Racing Post, where he worked as a full-time betting tips writer for a few years. Following that, James joined Football Whispers in December 2020 and has been a permanent fixture ever-since, currently covering the Premier League amongst other things