Arsenal v AFC Bournemouth Betting: Leaky defences will mean goals galore in London

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Both of these sides are in need of a morale-boosting result and our tipster is anticipating a goal-laden game when the Gunners host the Cherries

Arsenal are aiming to kickstart their Premier League campaign when they play host to AFC Bournemouth on Saturday afternoon.

Arsene Wenger's charges started the season on a positive note, claiming a thrilling 4-3 win against Leicester City in north London, but the Gunners have been beaten in both outings since - 1-0 against Stoke City, before suffering a chastening 4-0 loss against Liverpool at Anfield.

Wenger's men, therefore, will hope that a return to home soil will see them return to winning ways and, despite their struggles so far this season, Arsenal can be backed at just 41/100 (1.41) with Betsafe to pick up all three points from this match.

Jermain Defoe Bournemouth

Bournemouth have never before beaten Arsenal, but Eddie Howe's men came agonisingly close the last time that these teams met; on that occasion, the Cherries surrendered a 3-0 advantage at Vitality Stadium, with Olivier Giroud salvaging a share of the spoils in stoppage time for Wenger's men.

The Cherries are still looking for their first Premier League point of this campaign and Howe's side again suffered late agony before the international break when Raheem Sterling broke Bournemouth hearts with a last-gasp winner for Manchester City; Betsafe offer 27/4 (7.75) that the Cherries claim a famous win against Arsenal, while the same firm go 89/20 (5.45) that Howe's team pick up their first point of the Premier League season.

There have been more than two goals scored in the last two Premier League meetings between these teams, with the Gunners grabbing three goals in both of those games; Betsafe offer a generous 107/100 (2.07) that Wenger's men score more than two goals in this renewal.

There is certainly plenty of potential for the goals to flow; Bournemouth have conceded in each of their four competitive fixtures so far this season, while Wenger's side have shipped eight goals in their three Premier League games thus far this term.

Arsenal Bournemouth graphic

Betsafe offer 59/100 (1.59) that both teams are on target this weekend, while they also go 11/25 (1.44) that there are more than two goals in the game - a play that would have landed comfortably in both Premier League clashes between these teams last season.

Bournemouth could add to Wenger's woes with victory in north London, but better value lies in backing the goals to flow when this rivalry is renewed; the two meetings between these teams yielded no fewer than 10 goals last term and with neither side's defence looking particularly secure, backing another goal-laden game could provide a path to profit this weekend.

It is, therefore, Betsafe's 11/10 (2.10) quote for more than three goals to be scored that could offer best value ahead of Saturday's showdown in north London.

Over 3.5 goals at 11/10 (2.10) for a 1pt stake with Betsafe
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