Bournemouth are at the Vitality Stadium hoping for much-needed relief from a string of defeats and they host Brighton this weekend. Bournemouth have dropped out of the top 10 places for the first time this season and it is reflective of their recent struggles. After having started out as contenders for relegation, Brighton find themselves just two points behind Bournemouth coming into this game. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Bournemouth lost for a third consecutive match in all competitions after Chelsea came up with a late 1-0 win in the League Cup quarter-finals. During the weekend, the Cherries lost against Wolves at the Molineux Stadium.
Brighton fell to back-to-back losses for only the second time in the last two months after a 2-1 loss against Chelsea at home. Hughton was pleased with the reaction from his team after a poor first-half.
Bournemouth and Brighton recently met each other at the AMEX Stadium with the teams playing out a 2-2 draw. Brighton’s last visit to the Vitality Stadium was part of a League Cup match that ended in a 1-0 win for the hosts after extra time. The recent league meeting between these two teams on the ground produced a 2-1 win for Bournemouth. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 3.60[/bet_tip_now]
Bournemouth and Brighton are not great picks for a victory due to different reasons; Bournemouth have been unable to get any joy in the last two months of action as the Huddersfield victory stands amidst a sea of losses for the team. Even more worrying has been their inability to stop the opposition from scoring a handful of goals. Meanwhile, Brighton have largely been excellent in home matches. The opposition’s form will excite Brighton at the prospect of taking something out of this game and their recent form makes them more than capable. Our preview would back a stalemate.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 3.60[/bet_tip_now]
Bournemouth win odds: 1.90
Brighton win odds: 4.50
Correct Score odds
Brighton are not renowned for goals while Bournemouth have been unable to score in the last three matches of all competitions. The Cherries have been solely dependent on two players for their goals – Wilson and Joshua King. The latter’s poor form this season coupled with Bournemouth’s current plight make our correct score prediction go with a 1-1 draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]1-1 draw at 7.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
This match features two teams that have struggled for goals of late – more so in the case of Bournemouth who have only come up with five goals in the last six matches. Brighton are a threat from set pieces and this should hand them at least a goal, but both teams do not have enough threat to make this as a high-scoring encounter. Our total goals prediction expects under 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.90[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Callum Wilson may be subjected to intense transfer speculation linking him to Chelsea but the 26-year-old forward remains a key player for the Cherries. He has come up with goals in two out of the last four matches at the Vitality Stadium. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Wilson.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Callum Wilson at 5.00[/bet_tip_now]
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