2nd Jan 2017 | Premier League
Bourn Again In 2017
The Cherries beat Liverpool here last month and could benefit from the extra recovery day during the hectic festive phase.
We’ve been touting Bournemouth ever since backing them for a top-10 finish at 8/1 pre-season and they haven’t let us down.
With home advantage the Cherries are worth a look to cause an upset and beat Arsenal at best odds of 9/2 with Betfred.
Eddie Howe’s boys have won five of their nine games at the Vitality Stadium already, most notably claiming the scalp of Liverpool last month. They also won by a convincing 3-0 scoreline at Swansea on New Year’s Eve and crucially have had an extra recovery day over Arsenal.
For their part, the Gunners have lost their last two on the road and weren’t exactly vintage Arsenal at home to WBA and Palace since then. They’re not quite clicking so don’t rule out some Wenger moaning about the fixture list come Tuesday night.
Odds correct at time of publishing: 13:59 2nd Jan, 2017 but subject to change