Arsenal is one of only two teams in the Premier League who started the season with two wins and are sharing the top of the standings. The game in Bournemouth may give the Gunners their best start in the past decade.
- Bournemouth vs Arsenal
- English Premier League – Round 3
- Date – 20/08/2022
- Starting time – 06.30 PM CET
- Venue: Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth, UK
Bournemouth Stats & Form
Bournemouth is in 11th place in the standings after the opening two rounds of the new season with one win and one loss.
The Cherries started excellent defeating Aston Villa 2-0 in the season opener. In the last round, they lost 4-0 on Etihad which was expected and Bournemouth’s start so far can be seen as successful.
Anyway, Bournemouth has 4 losses in the last five games including the preseason friendly games. Still, the Cherries had a great season in the Championship last year and they have the needed quality to stay in the Premiership.
Bournemouth possible lineup: Travers, Zemura, Kelly, Mepham, Lerma, Smith, Tavernier, Billing, Pearson, Solanke and Moore
Ryan Fredericks and Joe Rothwell will not play for Bournemouth against Arsenal.
Arsenal Stats & Form
Arsenal is having a great start of the season as they are on top of the standings with Manchester City as the only teams that have two wins after two rounds.
Arsenal started with a 2-0 road win against Crystal Palace with Gabriel Martinelli and Albert Sambi Lokonga scoring. The home opener brought an even more exciting game as the Gunners defeated Leicester City by 4-2.
Since the 5-1 win over Everton in the last game of the 2021-22 season, Arsenal has won 9 of the last 10 games including the preseason friendly games. The only team that has defeated the Bunners in that span is Brentford.
Arsenal possible lineup: Ramsdale, White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko, Partey, Xhaka, Saka, Odergaard, Martinelli and Jesus
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta will not be able to count on Fabio Vieira and Reiss Nelson for the game against Bournemouth.
Bournemouth vs Arsenal Head-to-Head Stats
Arsenal has won 4 of the last 5 games against Bournemouth with the other one finishing 1-1. The last time these two met was in the FA Cup in 2020 when Arsenal won 2-1 on the road.
Three of the last five games between these two teams have finished over 2.5 goals.
Bournemouth vs Arsenal Betting Odds
Arsenal is the favorite to win this game with -244 odds in their favor while Bournemouth is at 660. The odds for the draw are at 370.
The total goal margin is set at 2.5 with -130 for over and 105 for under.
Arsenal is having its best start in the team’s recent history and if they manage to win this one, the Gunners will be in a great situation after three rounds. There are a lot of new names in Mikel Arteta’s roster but the youngsters are playing really well and they are capable of winning on the road as they showed in the season opener against Crystal Palace. Bournemouth has a respectable roster and they will certainly not lack motivation. However, they are still one huge step behind the top teams in the Premier League which was obvious in their last week’s game against Manchester City. Arsenal will dominate the possession in this game and will find a way to win and add another three points.
Expert betting tip: Arsenal to win (-244 by 22bet)