Bournemouth - Arsenal
Possible starting lineups:
Travers; Smith, Francis, Ake, Rico; Wilson, L Cook, Surman, Gosling, Fraser; Wilson
Martinez; Maitland-Niles, Sokratis, Holding, Saka; Torreira, Guendouzi; Pepe, Ceballos, Martinelli; Lacazette
I expect a low scoring match at Vitality. Bournemouth will not give up easily, however they are focused on the Premier League. They won in the last round against Brighton. Even more, the Cherries scored their first league goals since the match with Arsenal in December. Howe has lot of injury issues as Joshua King, Jack Stacey, Arnaut Danjuma, Charlie Daniels, David Brooks and Chris Mepham remain sidelined.
Arsenal are playing a poor season. The Gunners are far away from the Champions League spots and the fans are frustrated. The ex-manager Unai Emery was sacked, as wwell as interim coach Fredie Ljungberg. With Arteta in charge some improvement is visible, though the results are still poor. The key striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in banned anad this is a huge handicap. David Luiz will also serve one-match ban after being shown a straight red card against Chelsea in midweek.Few more players are injured.
I expect a low scoring match here.
*Odds are correct at the time of publishing and subject of change.
Match start: 27.01. 21:00h