The Cherries will be hoping to make the most of this home fixture to start the new season with as they take on the newly promoted Cardiff. The Cherries did well at home last season against sides in the bottom half of the table which is where the Bluebirds are expected to end up. Will Cardiff’s battling qualities translate into any points in this opener?
* (Betting Odds were taken from August 8th, 2018 at 8:12 p.m.)
The Cherries posted a W7 D5 L7 record on the south coast last season at home in the Premier League and six of those seven defeats were against sides who finished in the top seven at the end of the season. So really outside of that, they handled themselves well on home soil. Of the sides who may be pegged for a bottom half of the table finish this season, Bournemouth are just the ones who you don’t really have concerns over when it comes to goals. They play a free enough, open enough game to get them on the board but as their defence had their struggles last term we are looking at both teams to score at 10/11 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from August 8th, 2018 at 8:12 p.m.).
Cardiff will be direct against them and we’re not sure how the Cherries will handle that. Plus there have been over 2.5 goals scored in 17 of Bournemouth’s last 21 Premier League games as well, so a high return of goals is something to look for. The Cherries splashed some big money around in the summer to get David Brooks from Sheffield United and Diego Rico from Leganes. They broke their club record in landing Jefferson Lerma, a midfielder from Levante. Callum Wilson is the 6/4 anytime goalscorer favourite* (Betting Odds were taken from August 8th, 2018 at 8:12 p.m.).
So Cardiff’s well-drilled game plan got them up to the Premier League. They would have finished bottom of the league if the standings were based on completed passes. That’s not something they are going to bring to the table, but you can expect them to deliver a physical, direct presence. They will probably have a bit of a bite about them as well and not be afraid to get stuck in. This isn’t the worst opening game of the new season that they could have landed for themselves, but it is a tricky one all the same. That’s because Bournemouth like to get the ball down and pour forward.
The Bluebirds have made a lot of changes to their squad over the summer, notably bringing in Bobby Reid from Bristol City to try and get them the goals that they will need to survive. We are backing them in Bournemouth v Cardiff betting tips to get on the board but appealing in the bet365 correct score market is a Bournemouth 2-1 win at 17/2 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from August 8th, 2018 at 8:12 p.m.). The Bluebirds will probably give a good account of themselves but it may not be enough for them to get a point out of this opener.
This will be the first meeting between Bournemouth and Cardiff since they were together in the 2014/15 Championship. Bournemouth collected four points from those games, landing a 5-3 win on home soil against the Bluebirds. The overall head to head stands in favour of the Cherries at 17-13 with eleven drawn games. Cardiff have won just one of the last six meetings with Bournemouth in all competitions. Eight of the last nine meetings have gone over 2.5 goals.
Cardiff will deliver a lot of route one type of stuff and we can see Bournemouth handling themselves on the day well enough. The Bluebirds are a hard-working team under Neil Warnock as you would expect, but the Cherries have the extra quality and can take a win, but back both teams to score.
9th August 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Clarets will close out their season in seventh place in the table regardless of what happens to them in this final fixture. It has been a huge success for them all the way this season in having booked such a high finish. The Cherries are safe for the season and so they can take things easy.
Burnley 11/10, Draw 9/4, Bournemouth 5/2* (Betting Odds taken at 10:55 p.m. on May 9th, 2018)
It has been a great season from Burnley who have every right to celebrate at the end of this no matter what. The Clarets have lost just one of their last six home games in the top flight (W2 D3) so are in pretty good shape there. They are looking to improve on a W7 D5 L6 record on home soil this season. The Clarets have scored in five of their last six at Turf Moor and both teams to score at bet365 is at 7/10 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 5:33 a.m. on May 10th, 2018). At home, they have lost just one game against all the sides beneath them in the table which is a great return from them. They have only tallied the fifteen goals in their eighteen home games though and defensively they have conceded at under a goal per game too. Just 28% of their home fixtures have made it above the 2.5 goal line. In total, they have taken a clean sheet in 39% of their home fixtures and of the goals that they have scored at home, 60% of them have been in the second half of matches. Six of their seven home wins were by a one-goal margin.
Bournemouth snapped a run of three straight defeats and five winless matches with a success at home against Swansea last weekend. They are safe for the season but they aren’t carrying much away form into this. They are without a win in their last five away games (D2 L3) and their defence has been pretty questionable. In the bet365 correct score market, the 1-1 draw at 11/2 is the shortest-priced option available there. The Cherries have lost six of their seven games so far (W1) against sides currently in the top right and have only managed to win three times away from the Vitality as it is. They have not taken a clean sheet in any of their last five away games and they have averaged less than a goal per game on the road so this may well end up being a low scoring game. There has been a clean sheet for the Cherries in just 17% of their away games. Only three teams have conceded more goals than Bournemouth have in this season’s top flight going into the final weekend of action.
Burnley were 2-1 winners at the Vitality earlier this season. From the three previous Premier League meetings then that leaves the Clarets 2-1 ahead. In the overall head to head from the history between them, Burnley are 11-5 up with five drawn matches. Both teams have scored in each of the last five league meetings and Burnley have never lost a home game against the Cherries.
The could be a good celebration for Burnley in signing off for the season with a win in front of their home support. They are good enough to get it against a Cherries side who haven’t produced a tremendous amount of form lately.
11th May 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Cherries are stuck in a poor run of form with them having lost three straight games, including last weekend’s south coast derby at Southampton. But they have been playing alright, just without the rewards. Swansea will be looking for survival points at the Vitality Stadium on their visit on Saturday as the Welsh club head into the next round of matches just a point away from safety.
Bournemouth 6/5, Swansea 21/10, Draw 12/5* (Betting Odds taken at 8:08 p.m. on April 30th, 2018)
The form of the Cherries just isn’t there at the moment and they are winless in five and have lost their last three straight. They did alright against rivals Southampton at St Mary’s last weekend but still ended up losing 2-1 because their defence has lost its way considerably. The Cherries have conceded at least two goals in each of their last five league games. They are W6 D5 L7 this season on home soil and their last two defeats there have been excusable ones against top four sides. Only two of their home losses this season have been against sides currently sixth or lower. So that’s pretty respectable. They don’t have a clean sheet in any of their last twelve at home, which isn’t. Both teams to score with Ladbrokes is at 7/10 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 7:44 p.m. on May 1st, 2018). 72% of Bournemouth’s home games this season have gone over 2.5 goals so that is another decent trend you could follow. The Cherries mathematically are not safe with two to play, but three points can get them there.
The Swans are in bigger trouble as they are only a point above the drop zone so they are a little more desperate for the three points. They will have huge games coming up after this against Southampton and Stoke at home, so there is still a good chance of survival. Anything out of this would be a bonus. The Swans have won only two away games all season (D6 L10) so it’s hard to back them with a lot of confidence really. They are currently on a seven-match winless streak of form away from home in the top flight and they are without a clean sheet in any of their last three. Overall they have only managed to tally the 11 goals away from the Liberty Stadium this season. In the Ladbrokes correct score market the shortest priced option is the 1-1 draw at 6/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 7:44 p.m. on May 1st, 2018). Given what is ahead of them still, the Swans may be a little more focused on avoiding defeat in this one. A point could be pretty precious for them. They have conceded 1.7 goals per away game this season though.
There was a 0-0 draw when the two met at the Liberty Stadium back in November. That snapped a three-match winning streak that the Cherries were on against Swansea. They are unbeaten in their five previous Premier League encounters with the Swans and the Cherries have netted at least two goals in each of their four Premier League successes against them. Seven of the last nine meetings have gone over 2.5 goals.
Swansea have come through a couple of difficult games without success and they are just struggling again. Bournemouth does look the more likely of the two to go and snap their winless streak. They have far more to offer going forward and their defence may have an easier time in this. Home win.
2nd May 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
This is a huge south coast derby coming up on the weekend. Losing against their rivals would be a bitter way for Southampton to sink towards relegation if that were to happen on the weekend. The Saints simply have to win this to keep their survival hopes alive. They may get a chance to ally themselves with the Cherries not quite firing at the moment.
Southampton 13/20, Draw 14/5, Bournemouth 4/1* (Betting Odds taken at 6:25 p.m. on April 23rd, 2018)
Southampton are in desperate need of three points in this one. They head to the weekend four points away from safety and with just the four games to go. They have to pull out the stops. After their FA Cup semi-final defeat to Chelsea over the weekend, they get back to Premier League survival which is far more important for them. The Saints are D3 L5 in their last eight league games now and the goals are just not flowing from them. They have failed to score in four of their last six league outings and they can’t even look to home form for solace. The Saints are without a win at St Mary’s in their last nine there and have only managed the three wins in total there all season (D7 L7). Overall the Saints have scored 18 goals in 17 home games this season but have netted in just one of their last three on home soil. Just 35% of their home games have made it above the 2.5 goal line. Under 2.5 goals at bet365 is at 11/10 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 0:41 p.m. on April 24th, 2018). At the back, they have conceded an average of 1.4 goals per home game and have taken a clean sheet in just 18% of games at St Mary’s. Will the occasion of his being a south coast derby gee them up a bit to get a positive result?
The Cherries have slipped to back to back defeats in the top flight, albeit against Man Utd and Liverpool. But they are winless in four, taking just one victory in their last nine league games so they have gone off the boil. They are without a win in their last four on the road as well and during that sequence have shipped ten goals. So they are there for the taking and in the bet365 correct score market a Southampton 1-0 is at 15/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 0:41 p.m. on April 24th, 2018). Bournemouth have not come up with many wins on their travels this season, just three in a W3 D6 L8 record. In total, they have averaged just a shade under a goal per game away from home, but have had trouble getting those clean sheets. The Cherries have shipped an average of 1.6 goals per away game and have a clean sheet in just 18% of their road games. They don’t have a clean sheet in any of their last ten top-flight games home and away combined. They could really hurt their rivals if they produce an away win here.
There was a 1-1 draw between the two south coast rivals earlier in the season and that is back to back drawn results between them. From the last five Premier League meetings it is the Saints who are narrowly ahead with a W2 D2 L1 record against the Cherries. The Saints are unbeaten in their two previous Premier League home games against the Cherries (W1 D1) and they are undefeated in their previous 13 home games against the Cherries in all competitions throughout history. Bournemouth have failed to score in their last four visits to St Mary’s.
The Saints have to get themselves up for this one. They are lacking some quality in the final third, but they have to go for it from here. Even though they have had their struggles, back the Saints to get three points which could put pressure on those above them.
25th April 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Cherries couldn’t handle the attack of Liverpool at Anfield on the weekend, but then again, who can? They are still well on course of a mid-table finish and will fancy their chances at the Vitality in midweek against a Man Utd side who lost at home against West Brom on the weekend. It was such a strange result from United, losing against the bottom side in the league after having just beaten the league leaders.
Man Utd 7/10, Draw 14/5, Bournemouth 4/1* (Betting Odds taken at 6:57 p.m. on April 15th, 2018)
The Cherries were blown away 3-0 at Anfield on the weekend leaving them with only the one victory in their last eight league games now (D4 L3). At home they have suffered just the one defeat though in their last eight games at the Vitality, winning four of those so it’s not been from them on the south coast. It is well worth looking at the half time draw cropping up here as Bournemouth have been level at the break in 10 of their home games this term including their last two. A half-time draw at William Hill is at 6/5 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 8:57 p.m. on April 15th, 2018). The Cherries have scored in each of their last eight home games in the top flight and have netted exactly two in six of their last seven there. The problems have been at the back though because they are without a clean sheet in their last eleven home fixtures which isn’t good. It has led to 75% of their home games this season going over 2.5 goals which is a pretty high percentage. Overall they have taken a clean sheet in just 12% of their home games. 72% of Bournemouth’s home goals have been in the second half of matches.
The Red Devils lost at home against West Brom on the weekend in a strange result. With spirits high after beating Manchester City, United just went back into their shell, looked pretty lifeless and suffered the consequences. Away from home United are W9 D3 L4 for the season and have won their last two on the road at Crystal Palace and then that epic comeback at the Etihad. They have actually not managed to pick up a clean sheet in any of their last four away games so both teams to score at William Hill for 7/10 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 8:57 p.m. on April 15th, 2018) may be worth a flutter. They have averaged 1.75 goals per game on their travels and 61% of their away goals have been after the half time break. They have actually conceded more goals away from home in the opening 30 minutes of games than they have scored. It’s just all very strange from United’s players who look restrained and resigned at times. Romelu Lukaku is the 21/20 anytime goalscorer favourite* (Betting Odds taken at 8:57 p.m. on April 15th, 2018) at William Hill.
The Cherries suffered only a 1-0 loss on their visit to Old Trafford earlier this season and that leaves them with a W1 D1 L3 record from their previous five Premier League games against the Red Devils. Both teams scored in four of those five meetings and from the previous two at the Vitality, it is one win each with both games going over 2.5 goals.
The Cherries may well have enough to rouse themselves for a good home performance in his one. They play with plenty of energy and pace, something that the Red Devils have been lacking a lot of lately. Draw.
16th April 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
This may well end up being one of the most entertaining Premier League games of the weekend. Liverpool have been in fantastic form at Anfield this season and they get to take on Bournemouth who have been involved in a lot of thrilling, high scoring games recently. So there should be, once more, plenty of goals flying around on Merseyside.
Liverpool 2/11, Draw 6/1, Bournemouth 12/1* (Betting Odds taken at 11:22 p.m. on April 9th, 2018)
Liverpool are on a three-match winning streak at Anfield in the Premier League, having returned a total of eleven goals from that run of games. They are still unbeaten on home soil for the entire term with a fantastic W10 D6 record. Overall home and away they have posted a W6 D2 L1 record in their last nine games, a much-changed starting line-up drawing at Everton last weekend. Liverpool have averaged 2.4 goals per home game across their sixteen league games for the season and there is a strong chance that this is going to end up being a high scoring game and over 3.5 goals at bet365 is at 10/11 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 3:30 p.m. on April 10th, 2018). The Reds have scored in each of their last seven home fixtures, netting at least two goals in each of those. Liverpool have collected a clean sheet in over half of their home games this season but for the visit of Bournemouth, who like to get forward it is probably worth looking at the both teams to score option. This could be a really open and entertaining fixture. Liverpool incidentally have scored 66% of their home goals and have conceded 70% of their home goals in the second half of matches.
It’s been a dramatic little run from Bournemouth. They scored an 89th-minute winner at home against West Brom in mid-month, then rescued a point at Watford following that thanks to a 90th-minute goal from Jermain Defoe and last weekend at home against Crystal Palace, Joshua King netted an 89th-minute equaliser for them. That’s a lot of late drama but it does show that the Cherries just don’t give up. They are fun to watch at least. The Cherries have scored in each of their last fourteen league fixtures and in each of their last six on the road. They have not kept a clean sheet in their last eight. In the bet365 correct score market an entertaining 3-1 win for Liverpool is only at 10/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 3:30 p.m. on April 10th, 2018) and not a bad proposition. The Cherries have averaged a goal per game on the road this season but have netted at least two in half of their last six. Overall this season Bournemouth have produced a W3 D6 L7 record.
Liverpool produced a fantastic 4-0 win on their travels earlier this season when they went to Bournemouth. They only managed to get one point off the Cherries last season though, drawing 2-2 at Anfield. Each of the last four meetings have produced at least four goals and each of the last four have produced at least three goals. Liverpool holds a W8 D3 L1 record against Bournemouth from all previous meetings in all competitions.
Bournemouth just don’t have a lot of defensive guile about them and this should be a good solid home win for the Reds. You would have to back the goals to fly around in the fixture though so look for Liverpool to win and over 2.5 goals.
11th April 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Cherries are holding their ground in the middle of the table and should be safe for the season. The same cannot be said of the Eagles though who will be banking on something of a favourable fixture list in their run-in to the end of the season to get themselves safe. They are only two points above the drop zone heading into the weekend so have plenty still to sweat on.
Bournemouth 6/4, Crystal Palace 15/8, Draw 11/5* (Betting Odds taken at 00:26 a.m. on April 5th, 2018)
Bournemouth have only suffered the two defeats since Christmas so it has been a hugely positive second half of the season for them. They picked up a point last weekend at Watford thanks to a last-minute equaliser from Jermain Defoe. They have produced a W1 D3 L1 record in their last five league games now. Their home form is solid with just one the defeat in their last seven at the Vitality and they beat down West Brom in their last home fixture. Overall for the season, Bournemouth are W6 D4 L6 for the season at home where they have averaged 1.4 goals per game but have only managed to collect a clean sheet in 12% of their games. Both teams to score at bet365, therefore, is a decent proposition at 4/6 odds* (betting odds taken on March 5th, 2018 at 4:17 p.m.). In total, only 25% of Bournemouth’s home games have finished under 2.5 goals and each of their last eight home games have made it to at least three goals, so there is a good trend there. The Cherries are on a seven-match scoring streak at home but are without a clean sheet in ten there. Of the goals that they have produced at the Vitality this season, 70% of them have come in the second half of matches. The Cherries are on a thirteen match scoring streak in the top flight home and away combined.
Crystal Palace have gone W1 L5 in their last six Premier League games, but to be fair they had three really tough games in that sequence against Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United to deal with. The fixture list opens up ahead of them now until the end of the season and that will boost their chances of getting safe. They produced a 2-0 win at Huddersfield in their last away game, snapping a four-match winless streak of road from that they were on. The Eagles have netted in each of their last eight road games and are good value to get on the scoresheet against Bournemouth’s slack defence. Palace have only managed to return the 12 away goals for the season while they have conceded an average of 1.5 per road game. It is worth looking
over 2.5 goals with bet365 is at 17/20 odds* (betting odds taken on March 5th, 2018 at 4:17 p.m.). Of the goals Palace have scored on the road, 67% of them have come in the second half of matches this season and Luka Milivojevic is their top scorer away from home this season with a five-goal haul. Christian Benteke (2) is the only other Palace player with more than one goal on the road this term.
Palace won this corresponding fixture 2-0 last season and they are unbeaten in their last three duels with the Cherries in the top flight (W1 D2). There was a 2-2 draw between them at Selhurst Park back in December and from the five previous Premier League meetings between the two clubs, it is actually Bournemouth who are 2-1 ahead with two drawn matches. They have only taken one point from their previous two Premier League home games against the Eagles though, failing to score in both.
A draw wouldn’t be out of the picture in his one. As last weekend proved, Bournemouth have a lot of resilience and fight about them and winning games on the road is still a tough thing to do for the Eagles in their situation. They would probably take a point out of this one.
5th April 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Hornets and Bournemouth are locked together on points in the middle of the table and therefore this should be a pretty even contest when they meet at Vicarage Road on the weekend. Both look more than safe enough from the drop but Watford lost their last two before the international break while the cherries have won just one of their last five. Who will come back stronger?
Watford 29/20, Bournemouth 2/1, Draw 5/2* (Betting Odds taken at 05:25 a.m. on March 26th, 2018)
The Hornet’s suffered back to back heavy losses against Arsenal and Liverpool just before the international break, but those losses were on the road. At home they have won their last three games, their last two by a 1-0 scoreline. In the Betvictor correct score market at Watford 1-0 option is at 6/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 05:19 p.m. on March 26th, 2018). The Hornets are actually unbeaten in their last four at Vicarage Road and have lost just one of their last six there (W4 D1) so are the clear favourites to win this game. Overall this season Watford are W6 D4 L5 on home soil in the Premier League where they have averaged about 1.5 goals per game. They have conceded at an average higher rate than that though but have clearly tightened up a little bit at the back recently, at home at least. Watford have found the back of the net in each of their last ten home games now and 60% of their home fixtures have made it above the 2.5 goal line.
The Cherries have had a good spell since Christmas, losing just two games since then and they have done enough to keep themselves safe after looking in real trouble at one point. They don’t have much away form to speak of though, winning just three times away from the Vitality this season. They have only lost one of their last five though away from home (W1 D3) and they have struck the back of the net in each of their last five away games and in each of their last twelve home and away combined. While their goal output has definitely gotten better over the course of the season, their defence has gotten a little bit worse and they have gone without a clean sheet in any of their last six. You will be looking at odds of 8/13 at Betvictor* (Betting Odds taken at 05:19 p.m. on March 26th, 2018) on both teams to score. The Cherries have averaged under a goal per game away from home this season and have collected a clean sheet in just 20% of their road fixtures.
Watford were 2-0 winners at the Vitality earlier in the season and that leaves them unbeaten in their five previous Premier League games against the Terriers (W1 D4). So there has been a history of recent draws between the two and in fact, six of the last eight between them in all competitions have ended level. The Hornets are unbeaten in seven against the Cherries at home.
Watford can land the three points in this one. They are on a nice streak of winning home form and that should carry them through this. Bournemouth were just blowing a little bit cold ahead of the break and may take time to warm up again.
27th March 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
West Brom are still rooted to the foot of the table without a win in sight and salvation a long way off. They go into the weekend eight points clear of safety and with nothing going for them. Bournemouth are on a four-match winless streak of form but will fancy their chances of bagging more survival points of their own in this one.
Bournemouth 17/20, Draw 5/2, West Brom 16/5* (Betting Odds taken at 5:48 p.m. on March 13th, 2018)
The Cherries have lost just two games in the league since Boxing Day but they are without a win in their last four (D2 L2). Overall this season they have produced a W5 D4 L6 record at home and they have managed to net in each of their last six home games. In the bet365 correct score market a Bournemouth 1-0 option is in at 13/2 odds with only the 1-1 shorter at 6/1* (Betting Odds taken at 5:48 p.m. on March 13th, 2018) and a win would move them on to 36 points and towards the middle of the table. They start the weekend six points away from safety so extending that gap is going to be huge for them. The Cherries have averaged 1.4 goals per game at home this season and each of their last seven games at the Vitality have gone over 2.5 goals. That’s because they have been poor at the back with no clean sheet in their last nine games. Both teams to score is trading at 4/5 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 5:48 p.m. on March 13th, 2018).
After another big collapse, a 4-1 loss against Leicester, West Brom are now eight points from safety at the foot of the table and look doomed to life in the Championship. It is a six-match losing streak that they are on at the moment, winless in seven and they have confused at least three goals in four of their last six games. They are just falling apart and with little chance of turning this all around. They have won just one of their last 28 league games and their away form isn’t going to offer much relief. The Baggies have lost their last three on the road and are winless in their last fourteen away from the Hawthorns, part of a W1 D4 L10 away record for the season. They have no goals in their last three and Bournemouth to win to nil at Bet365 has to offer some appeal at 21/20 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 5:48 p.m. on March 13th, 2018). West Brom have managed to come up with only the seven goals so far this season as it is, which is less than half a goal per game on average.
The Cherries are unbeaten in their last three home games against West Brom (W2 D1), but they did suffer a 1-0 loss out at the Hawthorns against the Baggies earlier this season. West Brom have won their last two games against the Cherries now and both by a one-goal margin. In the five previous Premier League meetings, things are level with two wins each and one draw. All wins in that sequence were by a one-goal margin only.
Bournemouth have a great chance here to bag three points on home soil and are just value to get over the line and win this by a one-goal margin. Their own safety is fully in their own hands in this fixture.
14th March 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Tottenham get all of their focus back on a top-four finish in the league now after crashing out of the Champions League in midweek. They will get a good test out on the road against a Bournemouth side who have improved considerably in the new year. The Cherries go into the weekend six points clear of safety after a good revival.
Tottenham 1/2, Draw 13/4, Bournemouth 5/1* (Betting Odds taken at 04:45 a.m. on March 8th, 2018)
Bournemouth have shaped up well since Christmas really having lost just once since Boxing Day in the league. So they are ticking over nicely and look pretty solid to survive against relegation. They are without a win in three though, drawing their last two against Newcastle and Leicester. They have great form at the Vitality going on at the moment though with an unbeaten W3 D2 record going and they have scored at least two goals in each of those home fixtures as well. Over 3.5 goals at Ladbrokes for 29/20 odds* (betting odds taken on March 8th, 2018 at 5:35 p.m.) may well be worth a little flutter in this one because while the Cherries are scoring well, they haven’t taken a clean sheet in their last eight home fixtures. Plus their last six games at home have gone above the 2.5 goal line and both teams to score looks a really viable option to roll with in the game. The Cherries have upped their average to 1.4 goals per game at home this season and 70% of those have come after the halftime break. So this should be a really good contest and with Bournemouth having scored in each of eir last ten games home and away in the top flight, they could put up quite a good challenge to the Lilywhites in this one.
Tottenham saw their Champions League dreams ruined in midweek by Juventus so now it is back to the business to try to lock down a top-four finish in the Premier League. They haven’t lost since a defeat against Man City back in mid-December and they are on a three-match winning streak at the moment in the league, each with a clean sheet. Away from home, they are unbeaten in their last five (D3 D2) part of an overall W7 D3 L4 away record that they have posted this term. Spurs are up at an average of 1.7 goals per game away from Wembley and they have scored in each of their last eight on the road and in each of their last seventeen Premier League games home and away combined. Harry Kane is naturally the Ladbrokes first goalscorer favourite at 5/2* (betting odds taken on March 8th, 2018 at 5:35 p.m.) and the Lilywhites have scored in 86% of their away matches. They start the weekend in fourth place, five points clear of fifth-placed Chelsea so have a nice cushion. They just have to make sure that there is no Champions League hangover.
Spurs edged their way to a 1-0 home victory over the Cherries earlier in the season and that is a big five-match unbeaten streak of form that they are on against Bournemouth. The Cherries have failed to score in any of their last four against Spurs now (W3 D1). The Cherries did hold out for a 0-0 draw in this corresponding fixture last season. This is just the seventh game between them with Spurs 4-1 ahead with one drawn game.
This has the makings of being an entertaining clash down on the south coast. Tottenham’s European dreams were left in tatters in the week and may struggle to lift themselves in this one. This is a good chance for Bournemouth to sneak a point.
9th March 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting