Arsenal vs Bournemouth EPL Picks & Predictions 12/26/2019
Thursday, December 26, 2019
Alexandre Lacazette and Arsenal (5-8-5, 11th in EPL) are headed to Vitality Stadium on Thursday where they'll take on Bournemouth (5-4-9, 14th in EPL). The goalies expected to start are Bernd Leno for Arsenal and Aaron Ramsdale for Bournemouth. The moneyline on this game has Arsenal coming in at -117 and the Cherries are at +297. The total has been set at 3.25.
Arsenal comes into the game with a record of 5 victories, 8 draws, and 5 defeats which is good for 11th in EPL. So far this year, they have earned a total of 24 goals which is 6th in the league. Their goal differential is -3, which is good for 9th in the league. In the matter of shots on target, they have earned a total of 76 which is 11th in the league. As a unit, Arsenal has compiled a total of 185 fouls which has them averaging 10.3 fouls per game. They have earned a total of 23 points for the year and they are averaging an attendance of 60,269.
Alexandre Lacazette is a great player to watch for the Gunners. The forward from France has appeared in 281 games in his professional soccer career and has totaled 20,330 mins. Over the course of that time, the 28-year-old has tallied 132 goals and has assisted on 34 goals. He's earned a career average of 72.3 minutes per appearance. Lacazette has started 232 games and has a total of 416 fouls over that period. In respect to shots on target, Lacazette has produced 303 which is 16th out of all players still active and 13th among forwards. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is another scorer to watch out for on the squad from Arsenal. The 30-year-old from Gabon has a total of 182 goals in the time he's played soccer which puts him at 4th out of active players in the Premier League. He has played a total of 25,793 minutes in the time he's played soccer which puts him at 10th among active forwards and has an average of 77.9 mins per game which puts him at 108th in the Premier League. In his professional soccer career, he has totaled 474 shots on target which puts him at 3rd among active forwards.
Protecting the goal for the Gunners is Bernd Leno from Germany. He has played a total of 30,555 minutes protecting the goal for his career. Leno has given up 1.25 goals per 90 mins for his career which ranks him 17th out of all active goalies in EPL. During his career, he's surrendered 423 goals. He's earned a career save % of .695 which ranks him 21st out of all active professional goalies.
Bournemouth is the team on the other side of the pitch and for the current year they have 5 wins, 4 draws, and 9 defeats. in respect to goal differential, they currently sit 12th in the league with -6. They have earned a total of 19 goals for this season. Bournemouth has a team save % of .709 which currently has them ranked 8th in the league, which means they are a tough team to score against. They are averaging an attendance of 10,564 which is good for 20th in the league.
One of the guys to watch for the Cherries is Ryan Fraser. The 25 year-old has delivered 24 balls into the back of the net in the time he's played soccer. He is sitting at 30th among active midfielders in assists with 34 and has a total of 105 shots on target. He has totaled 13,290 mins and has an average of 63.0 minutes per appearance. Another player to watch out for on this squad is Joshua King. The forward from Norway has racked up 51 goals in his professional soccer career which is 33rd among active forwards. He also has committed 291 fouls.
In goal for the Cherries is Aaron Ramsdale who has had a tough career by allowing 1.47 goals per 90 mins and that places him 24th in professional soccer. In the 5,130 minutes he has been on the field as a goaltender in his career, he's given up 84 goals. He's earned a career save % of .543 which has him ranked 26th among active goalies in professional soccer.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Arsenal (-117)
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