The Magpies are on the climb after taking a very good away win at West Ham last weekend. Can they keep their form going as they welcome Bournemouth to St James’ Park this weekend? The Cherries also picked up three points last weekend as they took down Manchester United to snap a four-match winless streak. Read our Newcastle vs Bournemouth betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on 7th November 2019 at 1:26 p.m.)
There probably wasn’t a lot of punters who would have expected Newcastle to go out and get three goals on the board to take a win at West Ham last weekend. That leaves them undefeated in two league games and with just one defeat in their last four. That was a big lift that they took last weekend. The question is, can they add to their tally at home this weekend? Newcastle are now six points better off than they were at this stage of last season’s campaign.
Newcastle are W1 D3 L1 this season at St James’ Park in league action. Each of their five home games this season have ended under 2.5 goals. However, each of their last three games against Bournemouth have made it over 2.5 goals. The sensible betting head would probably lean towards this going under the goal line, however.
Newcastle’s win over West Ham last weekend is the only league game in which they have scored more than one goal this season. All three of the league victories they have taken have been by one goal margin only. It has been two clean sheets by Newcastle at home this season and they have been level at half time in four of their five at St James’ Park. The Magpies have conceded 71% of their away goals in the second half of games.
The Magpies took four points against Bournemouth last season
Bournemouth have lost one of their last five against Newcastle (W2 D2)
Both teams have scored in four of the last five meetings
Newcastle are just W1 D1 L2 in their last four at home against the Cherries
The Cherries have suffered only one defeat in their last seven league outings, which happened on a trip to Arsenal at the beginning of October. Last weekend they snapped out of a four-match winless streak by taking a good 1-0 home win over Manchester United. It is now three straight clean sheets that Bournemouth have taken in the top flight.
They have conceded only one goal in their last four games in total. But the goal against Man Utd, scored by Joshua King is their only goal in their last four games. Out on the road, this season Bournemouth have taken a W2 D1 L2 record and the two defeats which they have suffered have been against current top five sides (Leicester and Arsenal).
They have won at Villa and Southampton, who are both in the bottom six alongside Newcastle. Bournemouth have taken one clean sheet away from home this season. Of the six goals that they have scored on their travels, five of them have come in the first half of matches. They have been hard to break down lately, so will their defence stand strong against Newcastle?
Both took a good boost of confidence last weekend and this is likely to be a tight game. There have not been a lot of goals scored at St James’ Park this season and goals are probably going to be at a premium and this could just play itself out as a draw.
8th November 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Manchester United snapped a four-match winless streak of league form last weekend with a success at Norwich. Can they follow it up with anything on their trip to the Vitality to face Bournemouth? The Cherries have shipped just one goal in their last three games, but are winless in four in the league. Read our Bournemouth vs Manchester United betting tips for more.
Man Utd 5/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 29th, 2019 at 1:15 p.m.)
Goals for the Cherries have dried up considerably. It is a three-match streak without having hit the back of the net now. That fortune, of course, has to change at some point. Last weekend Bournemouth played out a 0-0 draw at Watford, leaving them with a D3 L1 record in their last four league games.
The home form of Bournemouth this season is W1 D3 L1 and they are on a three-match undefeated streak of form at the Vitality. Bournemouth have produced seven goals in their five home games in this campaign, taking a clean sheet in just one. The Cherries have been level at the break in four of their five home games (L1).
Their last home was a 0-0 draw against Norwich, the only home game in which they have failed to score. Callum Wilson has scored three of Bournemouth’s last five league home goals. While the goals have not been flowing, the positive for them is that they have only conceded one goal in their last three league fixtures. Leaving each of their last three ending under 2.5 goals.
Man Utd won both league meetings last season
Bournemouth are on a four-match losing streak against United
Both teams have scored in four of the last six meetings
The Cherries are winless in six against the Red Devils
The Red Devils broke their four-match winless streak of league form with a 3-1 win at Norwich. That was their first away win of the season. It’s hard to take a lot from that really considering how poor Norwich’s form and defence has been this season. But a win is a win and perhaps something that United can build on. They away record of United this season in the league is now at W1 D2 L2.
That was just the second time this season in league action that Untied have scored more than one goal in a game. Two of the goals in the game for United came in the first half and six of their last seven league goals have been in the first period of matches. United have conceded 80% of league goals this season after the halftime break.
Manchester United have tallied five goals on the road now, they had failed to score in back-to-back away games before the trip to Carrow Road. The Red Devils are still looking for their first clean sheet away from home. They have not earned one in any of their last five, home or away. United’s half time away record is W3 D1 L1. Despite their lack of success this season, the Red Devils have opened these coring in 7 of 10 league games.
This looks as if it will be a tight, low scoring game. The Cherries should handle themselves well and may just be able to find something in attack to steal the three points. United still have some way to go to prove their form.
30th October 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Hornets are still on the search for their first league win of the season. They have drawn back to back league games, so are at least digging out points. Bournemouth have failed to win any of their last three games now, so they have lost a bit of momentum. But they will fancy their chances against the Watford defence at Vicarage Road. Read our Watford v Bournemouth betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 23rd, 2019 at 9:12 p.m.)
Still no league win for Watford. But four drawn games in their last six has been an improvement. Those are the only four points that they have earned this season, however. Last weekend they got what was a decent point out at Spurs in a 1-1 draw. The goal, by Abdoulaye Doucoure, is the only goal that the Hornets have scored in their last four league games.
They have failed to score in five of their nine league fixtures this term. It is five goals in total that Watford have produced in this season’s top flight, three of those came on home soil. Watford have conceded an average of two goals per home game this season with 75% of fixtures at Vicarage Road going over 2.5 goals.
Just twice this season have Watford scored the opening goal of a Premier League game. They have been leading for an average of 13 minutes per match this season. There is barely a positive stat that you can find for them. It is a thirteen match winless streak of form that they are currently on and that is why. Can they turn it around? They have lost Jose Holebas through suspension for this one and Danny Welbeck is out through injury along with Troy Deeney.
Bournemouth took four points against Watford last season
Five of the last six EPL meetings have gone over 3.5 goals
Six of the eight previous EPL clashes have ended in a draw
Bournemouth have scored at least two goals in five of their last six against Watford
The Cherries played out a 0-0 home draw against Norwich last weekend, which they will probably have been disappointed by. That is back to back league games without a goal from them as well. Bournemouth had scored in each of their first seven games of this campaign. So can they like themselves back up? The away form of Bournemouth is W2 L2 this season.
Their last game out on the road ended in a 1-0 loss at Arsenal. The two wins that the Cherries have taken on their travels have been against sides who are currently sitting in the bottom half of the table. So that bodes well for them in this one. Bournemouth are yet to collect a clean sheet on their travels though. Their 0-0 draw against Norwich at the Vitality last weekend was their first clean sheet of the season.
75% of Bournemouth’s away games have gone over 2.5 goals. Of the six away goals that Bournemouth have scored, five of them have come in the first half of games. Four of the six have been netted within the first fifteen minutes of fixtures. They have opened the scoring in four league games this season. They can be unpredictable but should be a threat at Vicarage Road.
Watford produced a much-improved performance against Spurs last weekend but still couldn’t get the win. They aren’t not at full strength and Bournemouth doesn’t look like a side that are going to stay quiet for long. Away win.
25th October 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Cherries will see this as a good opportunity on home soil to get a little bit of momentum going again after having lost their last league outing. Norwich started the weekend sitting second from bottom in the league and on a three-match losing streak. The goals continue to flow against them. Read our Bournemouth v Norwich betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 17th, 2019 at 4:35 p.m.)
The Cherries had a setback in their last game as they lost 1-0 away at Arsenal. It was a pretty good defensive showing from Bournemouth though against a good Arsenal attack. But they are still without a clean sheet on the board this season in the top flight. The home record of the Cherries is W1 D2 L1. The one win that they took was against Everton who are currently sat down in the bottom three, one place above Norwich. So there should be something here for the Cherries.
Bournemouth have averaged 1.75 goals per home game this season, with 75% of their games at the Vitality ending over 2.5 goals. Two of the three league wins this season that the Cherries have taken have been by a two-goal margin. There has been a trend of the Cherries drawing at half time in three of their four home games. Both teams have scored in each of Bournemouth’s home games this season. The Cherries have scored at least two in each of their last two.
This is the first league meeting since the 2015/16 EPL
There have been over 2.5 goals in each of the last four meetings
Bournemouth beat Norwich in last season’s League Cup
Each of the last three meetings all competitions have ended in a home win
Norwich are not in a good place at the moment, as their defence continues to be a major Achilles heel for them. They are on a three-match losing streak now, conceding nine goals and scoring just one in that sequence. Norwich have lost all four of their away games this season and have only managed to net the one away goal. Problematically for them, they have conceded at an average of 2.5 goals per road game.
They have failed to score in their last three away games and they have conceded at least two goals in all four road games played. That has happened in each of their last six top-flight fixtures, home and away combined. Norwich have also been losing at halftime in all four of their away games. Eight of the ten goals that they have conceded on their travels have come in the first half of fixtures. The Canaries have scored in two of their last five games only now.
The Cherries may well be able to come out and express themselves with a big win in this one. Norwich are not as big of a threat away from home as they are at Carrow Road. A convincing Bournemouth win could well be on the cards.
18th October 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
This is a top-six clash in the Premier League. Both West Ham and Bournemouth will be happy with their respective outputs so far. This fixture sets up the chance for one of them to guarantee a top-six finish at the close of the weekend. It could be one of the highlights of the Premier League weekend. Read our Bournemouth v West Ham betting tips for more.
West Ham 17/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 24th, 2019 at 5:35 p.m.)
The Cherries took back to back 3-1 victories over Everton and Southampton to fly up the table into the top six. That was a really good response by them because they had lost their previous two fixtures. It leaves them at W3 D1 L2 this season. Each of their last four league games have produced a 3-1 scoreline (W2 L2) which is pretty remarkable. There have been no clean sheets for the Cherries this season and both teams have scored in all fixtures.
Their form at Dean Court hasn’t been great in the top flight. They have won only two of their last nine Premier League home games. There have been only the one clean sheet for Eddie HOwe’s men in that sequence of form. Bournemouth have scored four goals this season in the opening fifteen minutes of fixtures. Two-thirds of all their goals have been in the first half of fixtures. Callum Wilson is in great form up front, scoring in his last three league games (4 goals).
The Cherries won both league meetings against West Ham last term
West Ham are winless in five league games against Bournemouth
Both teams have scored in four of the last five meetings
Bournemouth are undefeated in their last three at home against the Irons
West Ham have looked very solid this season for Manuel Pellegrini. They eased to a comfortable 2-0 home success over Manchester United last weekend to take their undefeated streak to five games in the top-flight (W3 D2). Impressively they have clocked three straight clean sheets as well, so they will be backing themselves for this trip to the south coast. Out on the road so far the Hammers have gone W1 D2, the lone success in that sequence happening at Watford.
The Irons have scored at least two goals in three of their last four top-flight games. Andriy Yarmolenko has scored in two of his last three of the club. West Ham are unbeaten in their last five away games in the Premier League, rolling over from the back end of last season. That was after a shocker of a sequence taking one point from eight away games. But they are looking for a strong unit now. All three of their league victories have been by a two-goal margin this season. West Ham have been level at half time in all three road fixtures.
This should be some fixture. Both are carrying some nice form at the moment so it’s worth backing a goal at both ends. There’s really no easy pick in this one, but the head to head form suggests that Bournemouth can get the victory.
27th September 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
A south coast derby kicks off the Premier League weekend. This is Friday night action from the top flight and the two of them are sat level on seven points from five games inside the top ten. So that suggests that it is going to be a competitive encounter at St Mary’s. After both won their games last weekend, who will come out on top in this derby? Read our Southampton v Bournemouth betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 17th, 2019 at 7.12 a.m.)
The Saints collected a very good three points last weekend with a 1-0 success at Sheffield United. That leaves them with an unbeaten W2 D1 record in their last three played. The two wins in that sequence were away from home with clean sheets. At St Mary’s this season Southampton are D1 L1 in the top flight. Those were two tough home fixtures though, the Saints going down 2-1 against Liverpool and earning the draw against Manchester United.
So they have been competitive and that makes them slight favourites on home soil for the visit of the Cherries. It is a four-match scoring streak that Southampton are on in the top flight, but they are looking for their first home clean sheet of the season. All five of the league goals that Southampton have produced this season have come in the second half of matches.
Four of the six that they have conceded have been after the halftime break. The sSaints have suffered just two defeats in their last eight home fixtures in the top-flight (W3 D3). However they are currently on a four-match winless streak at St Mary’s. That run started with a 3-3 draw against Bournemouth back in April. Southampton have not taken a clean sheet in any of their last seven home games in the Premier League action.
Four of the last five Premier League meetings have been drawn
The Saints are undefeated in their last six against the Cherries
The last two meetings at Southampton have gone over 2.5 goals
Both teams have scored in four of the last six meetings
The Cherries also got themselves a win last weekend as they eased to a 3-1 home victory over Everton. That snapped a run of back to back defeats for Bournemouth and it means that a 3-1 scoreline has appeared in each of their last three league fixtures (W1 L2). There has not been a clean sheet earned by Eddie Howe’s men yet in this campaign, but they have outscored Southampton by three goals.
But then that balances out as Southampton have conceded three fewer goals than Bournemouth have done this season. Bournemouth had some serious struggles on the road last season. At one point they went on a nine-match losing streak on the road in the top flight and have therefore won only three of their last 16 away games in the Premier League (D1 L12).
Bournemouth have conceded at least two goals in each of their last eight away defeats in the Premier League. The Cherries have netted the opening goal in three of their five league games this season, leading at half time in just one. All three of the away goals that they have scored have happened in the first half of road games. Each of Bourmeouth’s last five away games have gone over 2.5 goals.
The way things have shaped up early in the season, we can see Southampton and Bournemouth playing out a draw in this Friday night fixture. Bournemouth do have defensive issues, particularly away from home that may hamper then. The Saints are good enough to defend home soil. Draw.
18th September 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Cherries have lost their last two games so need to make the most of this home soil advantage. Will their leaky defence be able to stand up to the visiting Everton? The Toffees are the second-lowest scoring team in the top half of the table but have only been beaten once this term. Read our Bournemouth v Everton betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 13th, 2019 at 9:02 p.m.)
The Cherries are W1 D1 L2 this season, the two defeats happening back to back just before the international break. The losses were both by a 3-1 scoreline against Manchester City and Leicester. Each of their last three games have gone over 2.5 goals, while both teams have scored in all four of Bournemouth’s league games this season.
Four of their five goals scored this season have been in the first period of fixtures. Boss Eddie Howe has a pretty chunky injury list to have to deal with here with at least eight players out of action. So it’s a pretty tough situation that they are in, especially without the form behind them and their already looking a little bit ropey.
Bournemouth’s home form in the Premier League is not good. They have only claimed one victory in their last eight at the Vitality Stadium (D3 L4). Three of their last four played there though have ended up going under 2.5 goals. That actually may be a good betting angle for this game, given that the visiting Everton are struggling for some potency in front of goal this season.
Everton took four points from their meetings with Bournemouth last season
Each of the last five meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
The last six meetings have all been won by the home team
Both teams have scored in four of the last five
Everton start the weekend up in seventh place in the table, having scored just four goals in their four games played. It’s not exactly been the prolific output that was expected of them. Everton’s two wins this season in their overall W2 D1 L1 record happened at Goodison Park. Their away efforts so far have seen them take a 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace and suffer a 2-0 loss at Aston Villa. So that is no away goals from them which is worth noting. It has been a trend of their road fixtures.
They are without a win in their last five on the road now (D3 L2) in the Premier League and the Toffees have failed to score in four of those. There have been under 2.5 goals in five of Everton’s last six away games. So it all points to this being a low-scoring game on their trip south. Of the four goals that Everton have scored this season, three of them have been inside the first fifteen minutes of fixtures. Just as Bournemouth have very little home form going for them, Everton don’t have much away form.
There may not be too much to choose between the two of them on the day. Everton don’t have road form and are struggling to put the ball in the back of the net. Bournemouth usually give a good account of themselves on home soil, but their defence remains very suspect. Draw.
14th September 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Foxes have had a steady start to the new season, remaining unbeaten over their opening three matches. They picked up their first win of the season last weekend out at Sheffield United. Bournemouth have had their ups and downs with four points on the board, excusably losing against Man City last weekend. Read our Leicester v Bournemouth betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 29th, 2019 at 6:35 p.m.)
After back-to-back draws to open the season with, Leicester discovered their winning ways last weekend. They bagged themselves a 2-1 away win at Sheffield United. So five points on the board leave Leicester up in the top four heading into the weekend. There’s clearly going to be something about Brendan Rodger’s Foxes that is going to be hard to beat.
They will want maximum points here because following this game they face Man Utd, Spurs and Liverpool in three of their four following fixtures. Jamie Vardy got his first goal of the season, opening for the Foxes against Leicester, while Harvey Barnes won the game for them with a special effort. It has not been spectacular stuff from them but it has been steady and plenty of room for growth.
The Foxes sent out an almost full-strength side against Newcastle in midweek in the EFL Cup and won a penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw. Leicester have not conceded in any of their last three league home games and are currently on a five-match undefeated streak against the Cherries. Under 2.5 goals has happened in 8 of their last 9 games against Bournemouth across all competitions.
The two traded home wins last season
None of the last eight meetings have produced an away win
All but one of the last 9 meetings have gone under 2.5 goals
Bournemouth have lost just one of their last eight against the Foxes
The Cherries are dealing with a pretty big injury list at the moment. Adding to that was Charlie Daniels last weekend, who joins the likes of David Brookes, Dan Gosling and Junior Stanislas on the sidelines. It could be about 8 first-team players that boss Eddie Howe will be missing for this trip to the King Power. Bournemouth are on four points from the season.
They collected a point in their opener against Sheffield United before taking a good win at Aston Villa. Last weekend they played host to Manchester City and unexpectedly lost that one 3-1. That’s at least one goal in all three of their games so far though which is a huge positive for them. However, both teams have scored in all three of Bournemouth’s games this season, so there’s been no clean sheet.
They lost 2-0 at Leicester last season, part of a poor W5 D1 L13 record that they collected on their travels. They finished last season’s campaign averaging 2.4 goals per away game against them. Another big trend of Bournemouth’s away form last season was that they were losing at the halftime break in 11 of their 19 road fixtures. Given all the injuries working against them at the moment, this is going to be a difficult trip to the King Power. In midweek the Cherries needed a penalty shootout to get past Forest Green Rovers in the EFL Cup.
Leicester clearly are going to be a difficult side to beat this season and even more so at the King Power. We are expecting this to be a low-scoring contest as Leicester look pretty efficient at the back. Home win by a one-goal margin.
30th August 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Cherries have had a decent start to the new Premier League campaign with four points from two games. They will have a tough task on their hands on the weekend when Manchester City come for a visit. Only a VAR intervention prevented the Citizens from making it two wins from two for the season as they were held to a draw by Spurs last weekend. Read our Bournemouth v Manchester City betting tips for more.
Manchester City 2/11
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 20th, 2019 at 1.22 p.m.)
Bournemouth have made an unbeaten start to the new Premier League season. They have managed four points from their two fixtures so far. They will have been slightly disappointed with their opening home draw against Sheffield United though, because the Cherries had been leading in the second half of that fixture against the newly promoted Blades.
Bournemouth then managed to make the most of some defensive errors by Aston Villa to claim a 2-1 away win last weekend. So a pretty good start by Eddie Howe and his men. But there has not been a clean sheet for them so how are they going to stand up against the might of Manchester City on the weekend? This is where the season is about to get real for them.
The Cherries posted a W8 D5 L6 record at home last season but they lost four of their six fixtures at the Vitality Stadium against the top six finishers. One of those was a 1-0 loss against Manchester City. Three of the four losses which they suffered against the top six were by a one goal margin only. Bournemouth managed to take a clean sheet in one third of their home fixtures last season.
Man City won both league meetings against Bournemouth last season
The Cherries are on an eight match losing streak against City
Manchester City have scored at least two goals in 7 of their last 8 against Bournemouth
Bournemouth have never recorded a win against the Citizens (D2 L12)
Manchester City would have six points from their opening two games of the season were it not for VAR. The technology denied them a late winning goal at home against Tottenham for an accidental handball offence that nobody saw. Anyway that aside, Manchester City have looked very good once again this season. They opened their new campaign, which is another title defence of course, with a 5-0 away victory at West Ham.
They then looked to be on course as they dominated Spurs, but somehow didn’t manage to come away with the victory. Little adversities like that always seem to just push Manchester City on to even heightened degrees of brilliance. They will be keen to not let last weekend’s result affect them. Given that they have scored five away goals in one road game so far, they have every reason to be confident.
Manchester City earned an away record of W14 D2 L3 last season. They averaged exactly 2 goals per game away from home last term. Raheem Sterling has been their star performer in front of goal with four goals to his name already and the England forward is at 5/6 in the anytime goalscorer market* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 20th, 2019 at 8:15 a.m.)
This is likely to be a lot of one way traffic in the direction of the Bournemouth goal. Manchester City appear to be on their game at the moment, which is no real surprise. The Cherries haven’t made a bad start but keeping up with the Citizens is another matter.
23rd August 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Villains will be aiming to deliver their first win back in the top flight. They couldn’t hold onto a lead at Tottenham last weekend. Will they get an easier time at Villa Park as Bournemouth come for a visit? The Cherries had to settle for a draw in their opening game of the new season. Read our Aston Villa v Bournemouth betting tips for more.
Aston Villa 13/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 14th, 2019 at 6:12 p.m.)
Villa did a pretty good job against Spurs on the first weekend of the season. They took the lead early in the game and with less than ten minutes on the clock were heading for a 1-1 draw. Villa however, then conceded two late goals to Harry Kane and ended up losing. But there were positives from Dean Smith’s men regardless, against one of the top teams in the country. There were enough positives that bookmakers make Villa favourites on Saturday.
Villa were good on home soil in the Championship last season. They posted a W11 D8 L4 record there. Much has been made of their summer spending, racking up over £100 million in new acquisitions to try and boost their survival hopes. It is a home game like this where they will expect to mostly reap the rewards of the heavy investment. Aston Villa averaged over two goals per home game last season, with 74% of all fixtures at Villa Park seeing over 2.5 goals.
The last Premier League meetings were in the 2015/16 season
Villa lead the overall head to head with a W4 D1 L2 record
Four of the seven previous meetings have ended in a 2-1 scoreline
The Cherries took a 2-1 win in their last visit to Villa Park
Bournemouth had a quiet and understated start to the new Premier League season. They played out a 1-1 home draw with the newly-promoted Sheffield United. Boss Eddie Howe will probably have been disappointed with that. This on paper was a nice fixture list at the start of the season, coming out against two newly-promoted sides. They’ll just be feeling a little bit of pressure now on their trip to Villa Park. Chris Mepham opened the scoring for the Cherries last weekend, but they couldn’t see the game out.
Away from home in their top-flight travels last season, the Cherries did not have a good time of things. They ended with a W5 D1 L13 record, losing nine of their final twelve away games of the campaign in a terrible run of form. 68% of Bournemouth’s away games last season made it over 2.5 goals and a large chunk of that was down their defence which conceded at an average of 2.4 goals per road game. They also lost away at two of the three newly promoted sides in the last campaign (Wolves and Cardiff).
The Villains should be able to challenge and push for three points here. The Cherries had a terrible time of things away from home in the last campaign. It’s a big day for Aston Villa in their first home game back in the top flight. Home win.
16th August 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting