BOURNEMOUTH entertain Leicester on Sunday evening. Daniel McCulloch (@DMcCulloch1984) shares his favourite fancies.
Bournemouth vs Leicester | Sunday 12th July 2020, 19:00 | Sky Sports
Saturday's results have moved Bournemouth’s plight from deeply concerning to desperate, with the Cherries, without a win in nine, needing to beat Leicester on Sunday to have any chance of survival.
Eddie Howe’s men have struggled since the resumption of the Premier League, managing just a solitary point and scoring just three goals while conceding 12.
Thursday’s 0-0 against Tottenham was certainly the best display they have put in since the restart, but again they failed to win the game.
Their opponents today, Leicester, have not played to the levels we were seeing before the break, winning just won of their six matches in all competitions but they do have the carrot of knowing that a victory will see them go above Chelsea in to third place.
Neither of these sides have found scoring particularly easy recently, with Bournemouth failing to score in three of their last five matches and Leicester managing just six in as many matches since domestic football returned.
However, longer term statistics are a little more positive, with BTTS landing in 18 of 34 (53%) league games for both sides. Bournemouth have found the net at home to Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal this term and in Callum Wilson, Josh King and Harry Wilson they do have the firepower to cause Leicester problems.
As stated previously, their situation is now desperate and with Leicester also needing a win to cement Champions League aspirations I do not expect a cagey encounter. Given the magnitude of the game, I did consider backing second half to see more goals but I will keep it simple and go for both teams to score, which is available at 19/20 with Bet365.
Bournemouth vs Leicester – Both Teams To Score (19/20 Bet365)