In an all-Premier League FA Cup showdown, Arsenal will make the trip to the Vitality on Monday night with a spot in the fifth round of this year’s FA Cup up for grabs.
Showing some much-needed resolve to snatch the most dramatic of 2-2 draws away at London rivals Chelsea in midweek, the Gunners have begun to show some signs of improvements under new boss Mikel Arteta, even if they have drawn their last three Premier League matches on the bounce.
On the flip side, putting in their most impressive performance in recent memory, Bournemouth managed to pick up a 3-1 win over Brighton on the South Coast in midweek and brought an end to their four-match top-flight losing run.
Simply with their sights set on extending the Premier League status this year, there is no doubt that the Cherries should take some solace from their most recent meeting against the former champions.
Playing out a 1-1 draw when they faced off at the Vitality last month, you might be interested to know that another stalemate on Monday can be found priced at 13/5 with Ladbrokes.
Bournemouth bounce back
Praising his side’s “dominant” display in Bournemouth’s 3-1 win over fellow scrappers Brighton at the Vitality in midweek, Head Coach Eddie Howe is desperate to steady the South Coast ship.
Now with only their goal difference keeping them in the bottom-three and desperate to improve the fragile mood in his camp, Howe will be hoping for his side to continue showing some improvements in the final third.
Bournemouth ended a run of 450 minutes without a goal in the Premier League on Tuesday and bagged just their first strikes of 2020.
If the Cherries are to build off of their midweek display, fans around the Vitality could be looking for Liverpool loanee Harry Wilson to lead their charge.
Finding the net against Brighton on Tuesday night, arguably the Championship’s standout performer last season is now the club’s top goalscorer in the Premier League with seven goals, averaging a goal every 173 minutes – the best such ratio among Premier League midfielders this season.
You might be interested to know that the Welshman can be found priced at 3/1 with Coral to extend on that tally on Monday night.
Martinelli steals the show
Despite seeing David Luiz sent off in the first-half at Stamford Bridge in midweek, new Gunners boss Mikel Arteta was rightfully full of praise for his side’s new-found resolve.
Although Arsenal may have thrown away a late equalizer against Sheffield United last weekend, the Londoners came from behind twice to snatch a point in West London on Tuesday night.
While the former champions may have drawn their last three Premier League matches on the spin, there is no doubt that fans around the Emirates will be most impressed by the on-going success of attacking starlet, Gabriel Martinelli.
Scoring a wonderful solo goal at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday, the Brazilian has now found the net in back-to-back top-flight appearances and has done an eye-catching job of filling the suspended Pierre-EmerickAubameyang’s void.
Rumoured to be offered a lucrative new deal with Arteta’s side, Martinelli can be found priced at 13/10 with Paddy Power to make it three strikes in as many matchups this weekend.