The English Premier League is back on Christmas day as Bournemouth will host Arsenal at the Dean Court.
Bournemouth is heading into this game after a 1-0 home defeat in the game against Burnley. And on the other side, Arsenal played a goalless draw in their last game which was against Everton at Goodison Park.
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The Cherries are heading into this game after a disappointing defeat at home in the game against Burnley.
Moreover, they are not playing well as they have only 1 win in the last 5 games in the league. Therefore, they are at the 14th spot in the Premier League with only 4 points above the relegation zone. Therefore, young head coach Eddie Howie will have to improve the form of the team as they hope to avoid another relegation battle this season.
On the offensive side of the game, the Cherries scored 19 goals so far this season.
As for their defensive record, Bournemouth has conceded 25 goals so far this season. Therefore, their goal difference stands at -6 at this point in the season.
The Gunners are starting a new era in this game. After a disappointing start of the season, the North London club have appointed former club captain Mikel Arteta as their new manager. However, the 37 years old former Manchester City assistant coach will have plenty of work as the team lack confidence. After all, the Gunners have only one win in the last 2 months. Moreover, their away form has been poor as they only beat Newcastle and West Ham away so far this season. Nevertheless, the team seems to be in good spirits as head coach Arteta will take the reigns for this game. It will be interesting to see if the Spaniard can get the best out of the current Arsenal squad.
On the offensive side of the game, the Gunners score an average of 24 goals per game. As for their defensive record, Arsenal have conceded 27 goals at this point of the season. Therefore, their goal difference stands at -3.
The Cherries have not been playing well so far. However, they are strong at home and they have a good chance. As for Arsenal, the team will be led by Arteta for the first time. Also, their major attacking players such as Aubameyang and Pepe will be in the squad for this game. The only problem for the Gunners is that they do not have a fit left-back. Therefore, 18 years old left-winger Saka may have to cover at left-back. Nevertheless, I expect that the Gunners will take the momentum with their new head coach and win this game.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Bournemouth vs. Arsenal 12/25/2019 is: take the Arsenal (Moneyline)
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