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    Premier League Preview: Arsenal host Watford and Tottenham Hotspur travel to Bournemouth

    Arsenal vs. Watford

    The Gunners have been in crisis mode for longer than anyone can remember but they appeased most of their disgruntled fans this week with a solid 2-0 win away at AC Milan in their Europa League last-16 first leg.

    The trip to the San Siro came on the back of four consecutive defeats but a confident and controlled display against the Rossoneri yielded an absolutely crucial victory for Arsenal.

    There remains a lot to remedy for the Gunners, what with losing 10 league games this season, appearing in danger of missing out on the Champions League again and everything else, but they go again on Sunday against a tricky opponent.

    Watford have won three of their five league games under new manager Javi Gracia and could win three successive matches for the first time since December 2015.

    On the flip side, they have drawn one and lost six of their last seven away league matches and have scored just twice during this run.

    The Hornets won the reverse fixture 2-1 at Vicarage Road back in October but with their form on the road being so poor, the logical result would be a home win for a big side.

    In truth, it all depends which Arsenal turns up, and Watford will be eager to squeeze the life out of their opponents and force their heads to drop - which hasn't exactly been hard this season.

    Score prediction: Arsenal 1-1 Watford

    Bournemouth vs. Tottenham Hotspur

    Tottenham will be eager to put their midweek Champions League elimination to Juventus behind them as they seek to leapfrog third-placed Liverpool in the Premier League table with a win at Bournemouth.

    But Eddie Howe's charges are in good form - they have lost just one of their past 10 league fixtures, and they have scored in 10 consecutive league games for the first time.

    On the other hand, their defence is a little suspect - their only clean sheet in their last 16 top-flight matches came in their 3-0 win at Chelsea on 31 January.

    As for Spurs, they are unbeaten in 11 Premier League games, the longest current run in the division, and Harry Kane has scored six goals in his four league games against Bournemouth, including a hat-trick on his only previous visit to the Vitality Stadium in 2015.

    Although the Cherries will be a tough match, I think Spurs will be able to get the better of their opponents, though it does depend on how quickly they can put the Juve defeat behind them. I reckon they'll be okay though.

    Score prediction: Bournemouth 0-2 Spurs

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