Arsenal vs. Bournemouth prediction, odds, line: Expert reveals 2022 English Premier League picks for August 20

Arsenal aims for their third straight win to start the season as they visit upstart Bournemouth Saturday in a 2022-23 English Premier League match at Vitality Stadium. Arsenal finished fifth in the Premier League table last season, just two points behind Tottenham, and they have bigger aspirations this time around. They have gotten off to a strong start, easing to a 2-0 victory against Crystal Palace in the opener before a comprehensive 4-2 victory against Leicester City last Saturday. Bournemouth was promoted after finishing second in the Championship last season. They opened their first EPL season in three years with a 2-0 victory against Aston Villa. Then came a reality check, as reigning league champion Manchester City mauled Bournemouth 4-0 last Saturday at Etihad Stadium. City outshot the Cherries 19-3 and had a 7-1 advantage in attempts on target.

Kickoff is set for 12:30 p.m. ET in Bournemouth, England. Caesars Sportsbook lists Arsenal as the -245 favorite (risk $245 to win $100) on the 90-minute money line in its latest Bournemouth vs. Arsenal odds. Bournemouth is the +700 underdog, a regulation draw is priced at +360 and the over/under for total goals scored is 2.5. Before locking in any Arsenal vs. Bournemouth picks or English Premier League predictions, you need to see what proven SportsLine soccer insider Martin Green is saying

After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Since then, his European soccer picks have been stunningly accurate. Green has generated almost $35,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season, and he has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.

Now, Green has broken down Bournemouth vs. Arsenal from every angle and just locked in his picks and EPL predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see Green’s picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Arsenal vs. Bournemouth:

  • Bournemouth vs. Arsenal spread: Arsenal -1.5 (+110)
  • Bournemouth vs. Arsenal over/under: 2.5 goals 
  • Bournemouth vs. Arsenal money line: Bournemouth +700, Arsenal -245, Draw +360 
  • BRN: Bournemouth has seven clean sheets in their past 10 league matches 
  • ARS: Arsenal has outscored opponents 22-14 in their past 10 league games 
  • Bournemouth vs. Arsenal picks: See picks here.

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Why you should back Arsenal

The Gunners have gotten a huge spark from a pair of former Manchester City surplus players. Manager Mikel Arteta, a former assistant to Man City manager Pep Guardiola, brought in striker Gabriel Jesus and defender Oleksandr Zinchenko to better employ his tactics, and it has paid off so far. Jesus scored twice and set up the other two goals in last week’s victory against Leicester, and Zinchenko is playing more of a midfield role from his back-line spot. Their energy also has sparked the players around them, none more so than 21-year-old forward Gabriel Martinelli.

Jesus started 99 of his 159 appearances with Man City, so being the main guy has rejuvenated the 26-year-old. That has rubbed off on fellow Brazilian Martinelli, who has a goal in each game. The attackers can build off the creativity of midfielders Martin Odegaard and Bukayo Saka, who combined for 18 goals and 11 assists in 2021-22. Bournemouth’s back line had a lot of trouble with Man City, and the Gunners can be nearly as devastating. The Cherries have done little to improve for the return to the EPL, and Arsenal has the talent to make them look as if they don’t belong.   

Why you should back Bournemouth

The Cherries had the best defense in the Championship last season, allowing 39 goals in their 46 matches. They had the third-most shots on target in the league (212) while allowing the third-fewest overall (429) and sixth-fewest on net (155). Dominic Solanke was the clear leader of the attack, scoring 29 goals and setting up seven. He missed last week’s game with a foot injury, but the team is hopeful he can be fit in time for Saturday’s matchup. Kieffer Moore, who scored one of the Cherries’ two goals against Aston Villa, also can carry the offense if needed.

Moore had four goals in four games with Bournemouth last season after coming over from Cardiff City. He scored 25 in 55 starts (64 total games) over two seasons with the Bluebirds. The Cherries also have a strong playmaker in 26-year-old midfielder Philip Billing, who had 10 goals and set up 10 more in 2021-22. Bournemouth used the crowd to their advantage in the opening victory against Villa, and they lost just three times in 23 matches at Vitality Stadium last season. Bournemouth’s last home meeting against the Gunners came in 2019, and that ended in a 1-1 draw.     

How to make Bournemouth vs. Arsenal picks

Green has scrutinized the Bournemouth vs. Arsenal match from every angle, and he is leaning Over on the goal total. He also provides his two confident best bets and a full breakdown of the match. He’s only sharing his coveted Premier League picks here.

So, who wins Arsenal vs. Bournemouth? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for Bournemouth vs. Arsenal, all from the European soccer expert who has generated almost $35,000 for $100 bettors over the past four seasons, and find out.

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