Bournemouth take on Chelsea at the Vitality Stadium looking to put behind the disappointing run of form that has existed for the last few months. Chelsea have been demoted to the position of being a top-four contender and the club are coming under pressure from Chelsea and Manchester United. Bournemouth are trying to return back to the top 10 places with the team just one point away from Leicester in the ninth place. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Bournemouth were able to come up with the strong home performance to beat West Ham 2-0 in the latest league encounter. Eddie Howe was pleased to see his two primary forwards – Joshua King and Callum Wilson – grab a goal each.
Chelsea reached the fifth round of the FA Cup after beating Sheffield Wednesday 3-0 in a home match. The Blues have been able to register back-to-back cup successes after beating Spurs on penalties just a few days before.
The reverse league fixture between Chelsea and Bournemouth witnessed a 2-0 win for Chelsea back in September. Chelsea’s last trip to the Vitality Stadium saw them pick up a 1-0 win for the visitors. Our betting tips and predictions would go with a Chelsea win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Chelsea win at 1.61[/bet_tip_now]
Bournemouth may have picked up a strong win over West Ham in the previous match, but the Cherries are missing a number of key players coming into the game. Chelsea will be boosted by a run of back-to-back wins in all competitions. The blues are also motivated by the arrival of Higuain, who can provide a target while improving the performances from the likes of Eden Hazard. Our preview would go with a victory for Chelsea.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Chelsea win at 1.61[/bet_tip_now]
Bournemouth vs Chelsea draw odds: 4.33
Bournemouth win odds: 5.75
Correct Score odds
Chelsea have been able to score less than 2.5 goals in each of the last nine away matches in all competitions. The last time the Blues scored more than 2.5 goals in an away match was back in October. It may take a few weeks for Higuain to integrate into this Chelsea team in the best possible manner. However, Bournemouth’s weak defence makes a strong case in our correct score prediction to go with a 2-1 win for Chelsea.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Chelsea 2-1 win at 9.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
There have been more than 2.5 goals in seven out of the last nine matches at the Vitality Stadium. Bournemouth have been struggling with a weak defence that has been unable to make a great impact. Our total goals prediction would back over 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.66[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Eden Hazard will be back on the wings where he is most effective. He has been criticised for being less motivated ever since transfer rumours linking him with a Real Madrid became too serious. However, Hazard displayed a great ability to find space in the game against Spurs and it would be likely that he would repeat the same against Bournemouth. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Eden Hazard.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Eden Hazard at 5.00[/bet_tip_now]
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