AFC Bournemouth v Sunderland – Dean Court at 15:00
It’s now do or die for Sunderland manager David Moyes this weekend as he is just about holding on to his job, and heads to Dean Court to take on Eddie Howe’s AFC Bournemouth. So, what better time to give my Asian Handicap betting recommendation.
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Bournemouth head into this clash with a good record under their belt at the moment, only one defeat from their last five in the Premier League and sitting tenth in the table. Howe and co were unfortunate in their last match considering they suffered a 2-0 defeat away to Middlesbrough.
Yet, considering the start the Cherries had it was looking all doom and gloom, wondering where the quality was going to come from. But since the blip they remain unbeaten in their last four matches at home. This includes an impressive 6-1 victory against Hull City a couple of weeks ago.
I like Eddie Howe as a manager, and I think he can lead the south coast side to some great success in the future, but it would be good to see them have a good run in a cup competition as well as a solid finish in the table. Much like Watford and Quique Sanchez Flores last season.
Furthermore, I’d like to see Callum Wilson do more as this striker has enough in his locker to go on and get double figures in the Premier League, it’s just whether he takes his chances. Last year he suffered a bad injury and was sidelined for a majority of it, so now it’s about getting back to his best.
Poor old Sunderland
You sort of feel for the people involved with Sunderland football club now because it’s becoming every season where they fail to make a solid footprint in the Premier League. For years they have just escaped relegation by the skin of their teeth, but I think this year they will face the drop.
David Moyes’s side sit bottom of the Premier League table and have not won a game yet this campaign. Very poor, and it didn’t get any better in their last fixture at home to Arsenal; after drawing level, the hosts fell to pieces and lost the game 4-1 in the end.
Furthermore, the Black Cats are hit with more bad luck as both Lee Cattermole and Jan Kirchoff are part of a list of seven players who are sidelined through injury, also it doesn’t help when you have a player like Jack Rodwell in your squad who has not won a Premier League game in three years.
But overall, one player I feel sorry for is striker Jermain Defoe. The former Tottenham man has been clinical in front of goal and, on most occasions, has kept Sunderland in matches all by himself. So I hope he turns up against Bournemouth in what should be a goals galore encounter.
The last time these two sides met at Dean Court, Bournemouth won 2-0; Wilson scoring the opener within four minutes. In fact, from Sunderland’s last five visits down to the south coast they have only secured one win; losing two and drawing two.
I can’t really see Bournemouth losing this one mainly because spirits will be high, especially after their defeat to Middlesbrough. Yet, with Moyes and Sunderland I reckon he will go and park the bus while playing on the counter-attack. It seems like the best method of attack for his team at this time.
Asian Handicap Betting recommendation: AFC Bournemouth -1 @ 2.08 with Betvictor
Prices correct at time of writing.