Liverpool have just had a few wobbles with their form. It is just two victories in their last five league games now. Can they rediscover their winning touch as they host Bournemouth on the weekend? The Cherries had their little upturn in form snapped with a defeat at Cardiff last weekend. Read our Liverpool v Bournemouth betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 5th, 2019 at 11:38 p.m.)
Are Liverpool getting title nerves again? After such a fantastic season, since the turn of the new year, Liverpool have played out a W2 D2 L1 record. Not the worst record out there but it has been certainly a drop-off by their high standards season. Liverpool have actually earned just one clean sheet in their last six league games, home and away combined. On Monday night they looked a shadow of themselves in a 1-1 draw out at West Ham. That was the same scoreline when they faced Leicester in their previous match.
Liverpool have a W10 D2 home record in the Premier League this season so really they cannot be faulted. There draw against Leicester in their last home game snapped a seven-match winning streak they were on in the EPL at Anfield. Liverpool have scored 32 home goals this season, conceding just seven. They have however conceded in each of their last three home games. 50% of Liverpool’s home games this term have ended up over 3.5 goals. Liverpool have earned a clean sheet overall in 58% of league home fixtures. Sadio Mane is on a three-match scoring streak at home for Liverpool.
Liverpool ran out 4-0 winners at Bournemouth back at the start of December
Liverpool are on a three-match winning streak (to nil) against the Cherries
Bournemouth have conceded 16 goals in their last five games against Liverpool
The Cherries hold just a W1 D3 L10 record against Liverpool from all previous meetings
Bournemouth are clearly one of those teams which you just never know quite what you are going to get from them. They have been going really well on home soil, including giving Chelsea a right old hammering on the South coast. But then after that big win against the Blues, Bournemouth hit the road and lost 2-0 at the relegation-threatened Cardiff. Bournemouth are currently on a seven-match losing streak on their travels. Despite them scoring well at home Bournemouth have managed just one goal in their last five games out on the road in the top flight.
Overall this season Bournemouth’s away record reads W3 L9 from their 12 played. So they are certainly vulnerable, to say the least. Bournemouth have conceded at an average of over two goals per away game this season, with 42% of their road fixtures finishing over 3.5 goals. Bournemouth have failed to score in exactly half of their 12 away games this season. The Cherries have conceded at least two goals now in each of their last seven out on the road. Anfield may not be the greatest place to go when trying to snap a big away funk.
Bournemouth have been really poor on the road this season, and they can be thankful for their great home form. Liverpool have had a few wobbles but there should be more than enough gaps in the Bournemouth back line for them to expose. But as Liverpool have been a little shaky at the back lately, it may be worth considering both teams to score.
7th February 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Cardiff came away from a trip to the Emirates against Arsenal empty-handed in midweek. That leaves them rooted in the bottom three of the Premier League table. Will they be able to experience any home joy on the weekend when they take on Bournemouth? The Cherries will be in high spirits after hammering Chelsea 4-0 in midweek. Read our Cardiff v Bournemouth betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on January 29th, 2019 at 4:59 p.m.)
Cardiff left the Emirates Stadium with nothing on Tuesday night as they suffered a 2-1 reverse against Arsenal. So that leaves them going into the weekend still stuck in the bottom three in the Premier League. They are just struggling for form now. The Bluebirds have taken one point from their last four league games, home and away combined.
Overall this season Cardiff have produced a W4 D2 L6 record in south Wales. They have collected just one point from their last three home games, that point coming from a 0-0 draw against Huddersfield which saw Cardiff miss a big opportunity to grab survival points. Cardiff have failed to score in their last two home fixtures.
67% of Cardiff’s home games this season have managed to get above 2.5 goals. They do deserve a bit of credit for having taken a clean sheet in a quarter of their home fixtures this season. In none of their home games played have Cardiff managed to find themselves leading at the halftime break.
In fact, Cardiff have been drawing at half-time in eight of their league home fixtures. Four of the five victories that they have recorded in the top flight this season have been by a one-goal margin only. Cardiff have only opened the scoring in one home game this season and Huddersfield are the only side who have scored fewer league goals than they have.
The Cherries took a 2-0 win over Cardiff in the season’s first meeting
Bournemouth have won three of the last four meetings in all competitions
The Bluebirds are winless in five home games against Bournemouth
Cardiff have conceded eight goals in their last three league games against the Cherries
After conceding so much possession early in the game against Chelsea in midweek at home, Bournemouth turned the entire fixture on its head as they ran out 4-0 victors over the Blues. That is back-to-back wins now that Bournemouth have landed for themselves in the top flight. It leaves them with just one defeat in their last four games.
So there are definite signs of improvement in their form. Away from home this season Bournemouth hold a W3 L8 record only. They have strung together some poor form away from home as well, having lost each of their last six on the road. They have scored 12 goals in 11 away games, but they have conceded a total of 25 which is an average of 2.3 per game against.
Also, the Cherries have been struggling in front of goal on their travels lately having scored just one goal in total in their last four away Premier League fixtures combined. 73% of Bournemouth’s away games this season have ended up over 2.5 goals though. Six times this season away from home, Bournemouth have been losing at the halftime break. The Cherries have conceded at least two goals in each of the games in that sequence. But will their defence get hurt badly by the Bluebirds?
The Cherries actually look a bit of value in this one even though their current form could be a lot better than it is. They may just have enough going forward to sneak a victory in South Wales by a one-goal margin.
31st January 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
This could be a tricky away game for Chelsea. The Blues are trying to defend a place inside the top four, but lost ground with a loss against Arsenal last time out. They have blown a bit hold and cold on the road and the Cherries do have a bit of home form. This could be very interesting. Read our Bournemouth v Chelsea betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on January 25th, 2019 at 11:54 p.m.)
Come the start of November last year Bournemouth’s season pretty much fell apart in the Premier League. They have won just three of their last 13 League fixtures. However, all three of those in that sequence have been home and they are W3 D1 L1 in their last five at the Vitality Stadium. So that’s not so bad and overall this season at home Bournemouth hold a W6 D3 L3 record. The Cherries have tallied 21 goals in their home games at an average of 1.75 per game. 67% of their home League games have gone over 2.5 goals.
Bournemouth have scored at least two goals now in four of their last five on home soil, their last two wins both by a 2-0 scoreline. They have only failed to score in two home games this season while they have taken a clean sheet in 33% of their home fixtures. Four of the six home wins that they have posted have been by a two-goal margin. Just once this season have Bournemouth been losing at the halftime break at home. Bournemouth have scored 62% of their home goals this season in the first half of matches and they have opened the scoring in seven of their 12 home games. Only the current top five actually have better home records than Bournemouth this season.
Chelsea have beaten Bournemouth twice this season, in the EPL and EFL Cup
Both teams have scored in only one of the last five meetings in all competitions
Bournemouth have won one of their last eight against the Blues
Chelsea have won all four previous EPL away games at Bournemouth
Chelsea suffered a bruising 2-0 loss at Arsenal last time out in the Premier League. That puts their push for a top-four finish in a bit of jeopardy. The loss against the Gunners ended a four-match undefeated streak that Chelsea were on, having won three of those. They had also been on a three-match winning streak away from home before that loss at the Emirates. Overall this season Chelsea are W7 D1 L3 away from home in the EPL. Each of those three away defeats have happened in their last six well games.
There are positives there are of course though for Chelsea who have averaged 1.7 goals per away game this season. They have only conceded 10 away goals as well, under an average of a goal per game against. 73% of Chelsea’s away games this season have ended over 2.5 goals. The Blues have earned a clean sheet in 45% of their away fixtures this season only failing to score in two of their road games. Chelsea haven’t been involved in an away draw in any of their last eight games. The Blues have opened the scoring in eight of their 11 away games.
There could be a little something in this for Bournemouth who haven’t done too badly on home soil. Looking at the bigger picture of Chelsea’s slip in away from, a Double Chance on the home side looks a bit of value at 11/8* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on January 25th, 2019 at 11:54 p.m.)
28th January 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Cherries continued their slide for the season last weekend in a loss at Everton. Bournemouth are in desperate need of a good little run behind them. They get a chance to land a home success on the weekend as they welcome the Hammers. West Ham produced a composed home win over Arsenal last weekend. Read our Bournemouth v West Ham betting tips for more.
West Ham 19/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on January 14th, 2019 at 9:40 p.m.)
The Cherries suffered a 2-0 loss out at Everton last Sunday
That was their third defeat in their last four games (D1)
Bournemouth are now just W1 D1 L5 in their last seven games in the top flight
The Cherries have failed to score in four of their last seven matches
Overall this season on home soil in the EPL Bournemouth are at W5 D3 L3
They have won two of their last four home games (D1 L1)
They have produced 19 goals at home, conceding 17
73% of their games at the Vitaly have gone over 2.5 goals
Only once have they been trailing at the halftime break in a home game
They have scored 68% of their home goals in the first half of matches
Bournemouth have now conceded at least two goals in each of their last four league fixtures
Just Burnley and Fulham have conceded more league goals than the Cherries in the EPL
The Cherries took a 2-1 away win at West Ham back in August
Bournemouth are unbeaten in four against the Hammers now
West Ham are W1 D1 L1 in three previous EPL trips to Bournemouth
Both teams have scored in six of the last seven meetings
The Hammers earned a great three points with a 1-0 home win over Arsenal last weekend
That leaves them with five wins in their last eight Premier League fixtures (D1 L2)
On their travels in the top flight this season the Hammers are W4 D2 L4
Their last away game ended in a 2-0 loss at Burnley but was on a three-match away winning streak before that
They were unbeaten in five on their travels before losing at Turf Moor
West Ham have scored 13 away goals, conceding 14
They have banked only the two clean sheets away from home so far
Both of those occasions produced an away win for West Ham
The Irons are actually nine points better off than they were at this stage of last seasons’ campaign
Their half time away record in the league is W4 D2 L4 this season
They have opened the scoring in exactly half of their road games
Only three teams have better form than West Ham over the last eight rounds of league action
The Cherries have actually come up with the goals on home soil this season to potentially make a run at a win in this. That is our prediction. West Ham were exceptionally well drilled at the back against Arsenal last weekend, but they may not carry the same focus forward. Home win.
17th January 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Everton are sat in midtable but they are badly out of form at the moment having lost four of their last five Premier League games. The season is turning sour for them and this is a big game against Bournemouth. The Cherries too have been out of form but a point earned to start the new year sees them sitting level on points with the Toffees. Read our Everton v Bournemouth betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on January 8th, 2019 at 9:42 p.m.)
Everton’s struggles continued with a 1-0 home loss against Leicester on New Year’s Day
That is a W1 L4 record in their last five EPL games now
Everton have managed the one win in their last eight top-flight fixtures
Their home form has seen them go winless in four at Goodison (D2 L2)
They have scored an average of 1.6 goals per home game this season
Along the way, at home, they have taken three clean sheets at Goodison
36% of league games at Goodison Park have gone over 2.5 goals
Everton have not won a home game against anyone 12th or higher
Seven of Everton’s home league games have been level at half time (W2 L2)
The Toffees have not collected a clean sheet in any of their last eight games
Everton have opened the scoring in seven of their eleven home fixtures
In the last 8 rounds of Premier League action, only Huddersfield (0) have collected fewer points than Everton
Everton earned a point a 2-2 draw at Bournemouth earlier in the season
Things are even with two wins each and drawing the last five meetings
Both teams have scored in each of the last four meetings
Everton have won all five previous home games against the Cherries
The Cherries earned a point from a 3-3 draw against Watford to start the new year
They have gone W2 D1 L5 in their last eight league games
Bournemouth’s away form reads W3 D0 L7
They have come up with 12 away goals, conceding 23
80% of their away fixtures in the EPL this season have gone over 2.5 goals
In total, they have collected just the two away clean sheets
The Cherries have conceded in both halves of half of their home games
Bournemouth’s half time away record is just W2 D2 L6
They are without a clean sheet in any of their last five away fixtures
They have conceded at least two goals in each of their last five road games
The Cherries have opened the scoring in two of their away games
Only three teams have conceded more EPL goals than Bournemouth this season
A win would do wonders for either one of these. It is a little tricky to see who will get it. Both are clearly having problems so the only thing that we can lean on perhaps is home advantage. Everton to win & both teams to score.
9th January 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Cherries continued their slide on the weekend with a loss against Manchester United. That’s four defeats in six now for Bournemouth. Watford pay a visit after earning a draw against Newcastle. Will they have fun against the leaky defence of the Cherries? Read our Bournemouth v Watford betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 31st, 2018 at 1:08 a.m.)
The Cherries suffered a big 4-1 defeat out at Manchester United on Sunday
That’s nine goals conceded in their last two Premier League games
They have lost six of their last eight league fixtures now (W2)
The Cherries have won two of their last three at home though, beating Brighton and Huddersfield
Bournemouth have conceded at least two goals in six of their last eight
Their overall home form for the season is W5 D2 L3
The Cherries have gone W2 L3 in their last five home fixtures
They have tallied up the sixteen home goals, conceding fourteen
70% of fixtures at the Vitality this season have gone over 2.5 goals
The Cherries have taken three clean sheets at home this season
They have been leading at halftime in exactly half of their home fixtures (D4 L1)
Bournemouth have conceded 71% of their home goals in the second period of games
Only four teams have a worse defensive record in the EPL than the Cherries
Bournemouth won 4-0 at Vicarage Road in early October
The Cherries have lost only one of their last ten against Watford
Five of the last seven meetings have been drawn
Four of the last five meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
The Hornets played out a 1-1 draw at home against Newcastle on the weekend
They have only lost one of their last five league games (W2 D2)
Their overall away record of W3 D3 L3
The Hornets have gone undefeated in their last two road games
They have scored 11 goals on their travels, conceding 10
Just 22% of their away games have gone above 2.5 goals
Watford have scored in each of their last six league fixtures home and away
Two-thirds of their away games have finished with exactly two goals scored
All three of their away wins this season have been by a two-goal margin
They have scored at least two goals in each of their last two on the road
All season Watford have lost just two games against sides currently 10th or lower
The Hornets have taken one clean sheet in their last five away games
The Cherries are really unpredictable defensively and even though Watford tend to go hot and cold, there may be enough to warrant backing them to get the away win. That is basically down to how bad Bournemouth are at the back.
31st December 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The change of manager has had an immediate effect on Manchester United who have won back to back games under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Frankly, though they have been games which they would have been expected to win anyway. Bournemouth go to Old Trafford on the weekend looking to stop their slide down the table. Read our Manchester United v Bournemouth betting tips for more.
Manchester United 4/11
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 28th, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.)
The Man Utd revival may be on after winning back to back league games
United took a 3-1 home win over Huddersfield on Boxing Day
That is eight goals scored in their last two league matches now
Their overall home form for the season is W5 D3 L1 in the EPL
They have tallied 17 goals in their home games, conceding 12
44% of games at Old Trafford have gone over 3.5 goals
United have won their last two on home soil, tallying seven goals
They are unbeaten in their last seven at Old Trafford (W4 D3)
There has been just the one home clean sheet for United this season though
Both teams have scored in 78% of league games at Old Trafford
United have no clean sheet in their last six games home and away combined
They are on a six-match scoring steak in the top flight
Their half time home record this season is a positive W5 D3 L1
Of the home goals that they have conceded, 75% of them have been in the second half of matches
The Red Devils earned a 2-1 away win over the Cherries back in November
United are on a three-match league winning streak against Bournemouth
Bournemouth are winless in six EPL games against United (D1 L5)
The Cherries have scored in two of their three previous EPL visits to Old Trafford
The Cherries suffered a 5-0 loss at Tottenham on Boxing Day
That was their sixth defeat in their last eight games (W2)
It was also their fourth straight away defeat in the EPL
Bournemouth have scored 11 goals on their travels, conceding 19
That is an average of over two goals per game conceded away from home
78% of away games that Bournemouth have been involved in have gone over 2.5 goals
The Cherries haven’t taken a clean sheet in any of their last four away games
They have shipped at least two goals in each of their last four away games
Bournemouth have been trailing at the half time break in five of their nine road games
The overall away form of Bournemouth is W3 L6 this season
Bournemouth have lost all six games this season against current top-six sides
The Cherries have now failed to score in three of their last four league games
Over 3.5 goals at 11/8
Manchester United to win & both teams to score 7/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 28th, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.)
Bournemouth’s defence is really leaky and they were torn apart by Spurs in midweek. Manchester United are immediately looking more positive since Mourinho left and they should be able to secure three home points. Man Utd to win & both teams to score.
29th December 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Spurs impressed once again on the weekend as they went to Goodison Park and put six goals past Everton. It was another big show of power for them as they continue to trend towards a top three finish. Bournemouth took a much-needed win on the weekend as they beat Brighton. Read our Tottenham v Bournemouth betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 23rd, 2018 at 2:12 p.m.)
Spurs collected a fantastic 6-2 win at Everton on Sunday
That was their third straight win in the top flight
Tottenham have won six of their last seven league games (L1)
Their form on home soil in the top flight this season reads W5 L2
Tottenham haven’t been involved in a drawn league game this season
They Lillywhites have scored 12 goals in their seven home games
43% of their games at Wembley have gone over 3.5 goals
There has been a clean sheet for Spurs in 29% of their home fixtures
They have conceded 67% of their goals at home in the second period of matches
The Lilywhites have been winning at halftime in four of their seven home games (D1 L2)
Spurs have scored in each of their last seven league games
Son Heung-min has scored in three of Tottenham’s last four games
The two home defeats which Spurs have suffered this season were both against the current top two of Liverpool and Man City
Only three teams have conceded fewer league goals than Spurs have this season
Tottenham have opened the scoring in five of their seven home fixtures
Spurs won both league meetings with the Cherries last season
Tottenham are on a three-match winning streak against Bournemouth
The Cherries have lost five of the six previous EPL meetings with Spurs (D1)
Spurs have four clean sheets in their last five against Bournemouth
The Cherries collected a home win over Brighton on Saturday
That leaves them with a W2 L6 record in their last eight Premier League games
Their away record for the season is W3 L5 from eight games
They have lost all five games against sides currently inside the top six
The Cherries are on a three-match losing streak away from the Vitality
They have conceded at least two goals in each of their last three road games
Bournemouth have been losing at half time in four of their eight away games
The Cherries have produced eleven goals on their travels, conceding 14
In 75% of Bournemouth’s away games, there have been at least three goals
Bournemouth have scored in four for their last five road games
Three of their four away losses this season have been by a two-goal margin
They have conceded the open goal in six of their eight away games
Bournemouth have not drawn any of their last nine league games
When Spurs are on song as they have been lately, they are so hard to pin down. The Cherries don’t appear to be tight enough to hold out at Wembley. It has to be a win for Spurs and with a clean sheet.
24th December 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
After such a bright start to the season, things have turned sour for Bournemouth who have lost five of their last six Premier League games. They are sinking down the league table at the moment and need to get some form back together. Brighton have done better than expected this season but have slipped to back to back defeats. Read our Bournemouth v Brighton betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 18th, 2018 at 1:37 p.m.)
Bournemouth suffered an away defeat at Molineux against Wolves last weekend, moving them onto back to back wins. Their form is really down at the moment after having made such a strong to the league season. The Cherries are now W1 L6 in their last seven league outings. Their form for the season at home is W4 D2 L3. Looking at little closer at their current form at home though, the Cherries are W1 L3 in their last four games at the Vitality. To be fair, each of the defeats in the sequence were against sides currently in the top six. Just once at home this season have they been trailing at half time, despite conceding 71% of their home goals in the first period of matches.
The Cherries have won four of their five home games against sides currently in the bottom half of the table so they do have that going for them. Bournemouth have scored 14 and conceded 14 home goals this term. 78% of league games at the Vitality have gone over 2.5 goals so that’s a big trend. Bournemouth’s defence has conceded at least two goals in five of their home fixtures and has taken just two clean sheets at the Vitality all season. They haven’t grabbed one in their last four there. Bournemouth have conceded in each of their last seven league games. The Cherries have opened the scoring in five of their nine home fixtures
The Cherries took a 2-1 home win over Brighton last season in the EPL
They also earned a 1-0 EFL home win over the Seagulls
The Cherries are unbeaten in their last nine against Brighton in all competitions
Brighton have lost their last three visits to the Vitality
Brighton hosted Chelsea last weekend and suffered a 2-1 loss, getting their consolation goal late on. That leaves them having lost back to back games. Brighton are W2 D1 L4 in their last seven league games so their form has been hit and miss lately. They have only collected the two away wins all season in a W2 D1 L6 record at the Amex. In total, they produced the seven away goals on their travels this season. They have shipped a total of 14 goals in their nine road games. Less than half of their away games have gone over 2.5 goals
The Seagulls have failed to score in 44% of their games away from the Amex this season so they have come up a little bit short there. They have banked the one clean sheet on their travels this season in the top flight. They have not settled on a draw in any of their last six games on the road. Brighton are without a clean sheet in four away games. The Seagulls have been losing 1-0 at half-time in five of their away games this season. That’s a pretty strong half time betting trend which may warrant a good look.
The Cherries have to bust out of their slump and their best chance is at home. They are taking on a side who haven’t travelled all that well, so it makes sense to have a look at the Cherries getting a much-needed home win on the board.
19th December 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
After back to back wins in the top flight things are looking much better for Wolves at the moment. They have moved up to within a point of Bournemouth actually. That is because the season has been falling apart for the Cherries who have suffered five defeats in their last six games. Read our Wolves v Bournemouth betting tips for more.
Wolves even money
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 11th, 2018 at 8:43 p.m.)
Wolves have had a positive upturn in form after a 2-1 win at Newcastle last weekend. That is back to back wins (both 2-1 scorelines) that they have picked up now. Considering they had gone D1 L5 in their six games prior to that, it’s a massive upturn from them. At Molineux this season Wolves are W3 D2 L3 this season. In their last home game, they defied the odds in putting a 2-1 victory over Chelsea on the board after having been trailing 1-0 at the break. That snapped a three-match losing streak at home. Wolves have tallied 10 home goals, conceding 11
Only 38% of their home games have gone over 2.5 goals and in the league fixtures at Molineux this season, both teams have scored in 50% of those games. Wolves have not found themselves being ahead at the halftime break in any of their home games this season (D4 L4). Of the 10 home goals that they have scored, nine of them have been after the half time break. Wolves have opened the scoring in 3 of 8 league home games this term. As a huge positive for Wolves, only each of the current top four have a better defensive record than Wolves have
This is the first meeting since the 2014/15 Championship season
Bournemouth took back to back 2-1 wins over Wolves in that season
The Cherries are on a three-match winning streak against Wolves (all 2-1 wins)
Wolves are winless in five against Bournemouth (D2 L3)
The Cherries took a 4-0 battering at the Vitality last weekend as Liverpool paid a visit. That is just a poor W1 L5 record that the Cherries have bagged in their last six games now in the EPL. In their last away game, they suffered a 3-1 loss at Man City but that’s almost a given for anyone going there. Bournemouth’s overall record this season on their travels is W3 L4 and in that run of away games, they have scored 11 and conceded 12 goals. A big 86% of their road games have made it above the 2.5 goal line.
43% of away games involving Bournemouth this season have ended up over the 3.5 goal line in fact. The Cherries have taken a clean sheet in 29% of their away games and they have scored the opening goal in two of their seven road games. In five of their last six league outings, Bournemouth have conceded at least two goals and they have lost their last two EPL away games. They have put together a four-match scoring streak away from the Vitality in the top flight (W2 L2) and have been a threat in front of goal all season.
* (betting odds taken from December 11th, 2018 at 10:03 pm)
The draw in the match outright appeals the most for us in this one. Wolves have done much better lately, but they aren’t a high-scoring side. Bournemouth have plenty of goals in them and may be able to do enough to bag themselves a point at Molineux.
14th December 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting