By Thomas Reynolds
Last Updated: 22nd September 2018
Burnley will be hosting Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth at Turf Moor this Saturday as part of the teatime kickoffs. While Bournemouth will be buzzing after last week’s victory over Leicester, Burnley will be looking to cement a victory against Bournemouth and spoil the victory for them.
Burnley vs Bournemouth: Predictions and Odds
If the William Hill traders are to be believed, the mist could soon be thickening for Sean Dyche, after a series of dissapointing defeats, with the resulting bet tipping the Cherries 6/4 favourites in the match.
Howe’s side are on a high after last week’s decimation of Leicester where they performed brilliantly as an attacking unit. Key to the victory were Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser; Fraser picked up a brace against the Foxes, whilst Wilson was in the thick of the action, and has been tipped to score with odds of 5/1 as part of our Burnley vs Bournemouth predictions.
The hosts are tipped 9/5 for a victory that their current malaise makes hard to rate a possibility among our Burnley vs Bournemouth predictions, while the draw is priced up as a 23/10 pick.
The Clarets will have to be working at peak efficiency if they are to turn the fortunes in their favour, and key to that will be the performance of Chris Wood. The New Zealand striker had been prolific for Dyche before a series of sour performances, nevertheless he is still our pick to score with odds of 5/1.
Burnley vs Bournemouth predictions: Head to head
Recent performances have seen the two sides level-pegging with points and results, but betting tipsters have predicted that this Saturday’s clash will be different.
Bournemouth could seal a historic victory over the Clarets with their attacking lineup, and we’ve tipped them to edge what will be a close game as part of our Burnley vs Bournemouth predictions
Burnley vs Bournemouth betting tips: Predictions, best bet, scorer
Predicted score: Over 2.5 goals, trading @ EVS
With both teams possessing attacking outlets, predictions based on prior form suggests that we’re in store for a goal-fest.
Eddie Howe’s troops’ wins have come against obviously-doomed Cardiff, a lackluster Manuel Pellegrini West Ham and a Leicester side that conceded four of their five shots on target, but they have their own defensive issues so it’s entirely plausible that Burnley could capitalise on it.
We’ve tipped both teams to score and over 2.5 total match goals, which have been copped in all four encounters between the sides since the Clarets returned to the Premier League in 2016/17.
Goals inside the final ten minutes from the Cherries’ Adam Smith, Leicester’s James Maddison and Marc Albrighton at the Vitality Stadium last weekend served up a timely reminder that the south coast club are one of this division’s go-to teams for late goals.
Last season, only five sides netted more often between 76th minute and full time in the Premier League, while just five conceded more during the same timeframe.
The Clarets are one of two sides yet to bag a second-half goal in the Premier League in 2018/19, while their guests scored in the 79th minute or later home and away against them last term and have bagged four goals after the 76th minute already this term.
A match goal in the 76th minute to full time rewards William Hill punters with odds of EVS should it cop, but let’s go in search of a bigger tip with our Burnley vs Bournemouth predictions.
Scorer betting tip: James Tarkowski to score first @ 28/1
Some would say that the fact that James Tarkowski has notched with both efforts on target this term suggests he’s scoring at an unsustainable rate, but that’s not the mentality that nets 28/1 winning picks.
At first goalscorer odds of 5/1 (Wood) and 13/2 (King), both are solid Burnley vs Bournemouth predictions but, at a bigger price, the Clarets’ unlikely top league marksman is our scorer-betting pick for our Burnley vs Bournemouth predictions.
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- Bournemouth’s haul of 10 points from their first five games is their best start to a league season since the 2009/10 League Two campaign, when they had 12.
- Bournemouth have kept just one clean sheet in their last 14 Premier League away games, a 3-0 win at Chelsea in January.