Bournemouth vs Tottenham Betting Preview: Spurs to enjoy south coast showdown


TOTTENHAM travel to the Vitality Stadium on Thursday evening for a Premier League encounter with Bournemouth. Tom Beresford (@tomsportsjourno) shares his best bets.

Bournemouth vs Tottenham | Thursday 9th July 2020, 18:00 | Sky Sports

With both sides struggling for any sort of form heading into this one, goals are guaranteed, seemingly. The hosts are without a win in their last eight Premier League matches, despite scoring seven goals during that winless run.

This fixture, more often than not, presents plenty of goals. Three out of the last five meetings between the two sides have featured Over 4.5 Goals. Worryingly for Bournemouth, they’ve conceded nine goals in their previous two Premier League matches – during defeats to both Newcastle and Manchester United.

But from a Spurs perspective, Mourinho’s men have conceded four goals in their last four Premier League matches, scoring five, so they’ll be on the hunt for a convincing win. Given Bournemouth’s defensive frailties, the visitors will get plenty of opportunities in front of goal.

Given Tottenham’s current form and their defensive improvements, I can’t see anything other than a victory for the visitors, here. In terms of value, my recommended bet for this one is the visitors to win, with Over 2.5 Goals in the match, which is available at 31/20 with Coral.

As far as Spurs’ away form goes, Mourinho’s side are without a win in their last three Premier League matches on the road, with their last away Premier League victory coming in February against relegation favourites, Aston Villa.

I expect goals, with Spurs running out eventual winners. Both sides have problems from a defensive point of view, so we should be guaranteed plenty of goalmouth action, although Spurs’ firepower with the likes of Dele Alli, Harry Kane and Son Heung-min may prove too much for Eddie Howe’s side.

Bournemouth shown glimpses of capability during their 5-2 defeat at Old Trafford from an attacking perspective, but they must tighten up defensively if they’re to get anything out of this one.

Best Bets

Bournemouth vs Tottenham – Tottenham to win and Over 2.5 Goals (31/20 Coral)

Bournemouth vs Tottenham – Tottenham to win and Both Teams To Score (23/10 Coral)

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