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Betting Preview: Bournemouth vs Arsenal: Back the Gunners to win the first-half

11:35 EAT 13/01/2018
Danny Welbeck Sead Kolasinac Arsenal Bournemouth
The Gunners will be looking to return to winning ways when they clash with the Cherries following their recent unimpressive form

Arsenal make a trip to the Vitality Stadium on Sunday afternoon as they confront Bournemouth in the English Premier League.

It has not been the best of times for Arsene Wenger’s men following their exit from the FA Cup in the hands of Championship outfit Nottingham Forest.

However, after playing out a 0-0 stalemate with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night in the first leg of the League Cup semi-finals, they will be looking to build on their confidence and bolster their chances of a top-four finish with a victory. Bet365 is backing them to return to the Emirates Stadium with the maximum points at odds of (1.72).

Both sides have met five times with one ending in a draw. A chance to share the spoils once again at the end of 90 minutes is available at the price of (4.00).

Bournemouth have never defeated  Arsenal in all their meetings and with their present state where they are winless in their last two games, they will have a mountain to climb to turn the table against the Gunners at an offer of (4.50) with the betting firm.

Goals will be expected to be at premium knowing that the last five meetings between both sides produced 17 goals and (1.50) has been quoted for over 2.5 goals to surface in the tie.

Eddie Howe’s charges have not failed to net in all their previous four games and the bookmakers are putting up (1.53) for both sides to score.

Arsenal have come out on top in the first-half in four of their last five outings with the Cherries and Bet365 is tipping that period to swing in their favour once more at the price of (2.20).

*Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.