AFC Bournemouth v Sunderland Asian Handicap Betting Preview – Saturday 4th November By @J_RKeith

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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AFC Bournemouth

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.

 

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Callum Wilson

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.

Conclusion

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.

By @J_RKeith.

 

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Premier League Asian Handicap Betting Preview – Saturday 1st October by @tashason21

Watford v Bournemouth – Vicarage Road at 15:00

My latest Asian Handicap betting preview focuses on a Premier League clash between Watford and Bournemouth.

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Watford

The Hornets will be looking to bounce back from Monday’s 2-0 defeat at Burnley, after a poor performance put an end to their back-to-back Premier League wins.

However, taking 7 points from their opening 6 matches, which have included fixtures against Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal is still a decent start for Mazzarri’s side.

2 weeks ago Watford beat Manchester United for the first time in 30 years after an extraordinary performance which rendered Jose Mourinho to his 3rd successive defeat as United boss.

Watford also came from 2-0 down at the London Stadium to beat West Ham 4-2 in another emphatic win.

Etienne Capoue is currently the Hornets’ top scorer with 4 goals to his name and he is also the joint second top scorer in the Premier League. Capoue, who failed to score a single goal last season has been able to play a more attacking role under new boss Walter Mazzarri and as a result Watford are reaping the benefits!

The key to their success last year was the strike partnership of Troy Deeney and Odion Ighalo and although they are now both off the mark in the Premier League this season, they’ve only scored 3 goals between them.

New signing Issac Success has also looked a handful when coming off the bench and he may well have earned a place in the starting line up vs. Bournemouth.

Bournemouth

Eddie Howe’s men have 2 wins under their belt and last weekend beat an in-form Everton side (1-0), who were enduring their best ever start to a Premier League season. The winning goal came in the 23rd minute when Junior Stanislas scored a cracker from 25 yards out.

The Cherries’ other win came against West Brom and was also won by a 1-0 scoreline, with Callum Wilson scoring a late goal.

Bournemouth have also taken 7 points from their opening 6 matches, not a terrible start to the new campaign, but they are struggling to score goals. The away side are currently the joint lowest scorers in the league and have scored just 4 goals in their 6 games played.

Despite this, the squad Howe has at his disposal has strengthened from last year, especially through the additions of Jordan Ibe and Jack Wilshere.

Callum Wilson, who was prolific before his injury last season has made a slow start to the new campaign, but Bournemouth will be hoping he’ll start firing on all cylinders soon!

The Cherries are without a league win away from Dean Court so far this season and it will be a tough ask to beat Watford, who surely can’t perform any worse than they did against Burnley on Monday night!

 

Conclusion

When these 2 sides met last season, a 0-0 draw at Vicarage Road was the result and a 1-1 draw was the outcome of the reverse fixture. Will we finally see a winner this time around? I think so and I recommend backing Watford -0.25 on the Asian Handicap betting market as I’m expecting a response by the home side in light of their defeat against Burnley.

 

Asian Handicap Betting Recommendation: Watford -0.25 @ 2.05 with Pinnacle

 

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Troy Deeney

West Ham v Middlesbrough – London Stadium at 15:00

In my 2nd Asian Handicap betting preview I’ve found some value in the game between West Ham and Middlesbrough at the London Stadium.

West Ham

What has happened to West Ham? After getting to the Europa League qualification stages with a 7th place finish last season, there were no limits placed on what The Hammers could achieve this time round. However, there is no other way to describe the start to their new campaign other than a nightmare!

Slaven Bilic’s side have only won 1 of their opening 6 Premier League games and that was against Bournemouth (1-0). Their other 5 matches have all ended in defeat and they’ve conceded 16 goals in the process!

In addition, West Ham also failed to qualify for the Europa League when they were knocked out by Romanian side Astra Giurgiu.

The Hammers’ poor start means they currently find themselves in the relegation zone.

Last weekend, the home side were once again thrashed, this time by Southampton (3-0) after another disappointing display and therefore the players will be hoping that they can give the home crowd something to cheer about this time round.

 

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough are certainly finding life tough back in the Premier League, despite playing some decent football.

The away side similarly have a single win under their belt (against Sunderland), although they have also picked up a point against Stoke (1-1) and West Brom (0-0).

Cristhian Stuani’s brace against The Black Cats was enough to seal a victory, as Patrick Van Aanholt could only supply Sunderland with a consolation goal.

Boro currently find themselves sat 16th in the Premier League table on 5 points.

Striker Alvaro Negredo has only scored 1 goal so far this campaign, but he always looks a threat in front of goal.

Last weekend Middlesbrough lost 2-1 in a tough game at home to Spurs. Boro went 2-0 down after Heung-min Son scored a brace, although Ben Gibson did manage to grab a goal back. Ultimately it wasn’t enough however, with Spurs managing to hold out.

Conclusion

I am expecting this to be a close game and can see each side taking a point away from the match. However, Boro will be fancying their chances against this under performing West Ham team and as a result, I recommend backing Boro +0.25 on the Asian Handicap betting market.

Asian Handicap Betting Recommendation: Middlesbrough +0.25 @ 2.08 with Pinnacle 

Prices correct at time of writing.

By @tashason21.

 

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Bournemouth v Everton Asian Handicap Betting Preview – Saturday 24th September by @tashason21

Bournemouth v Everton – Dean Court at 15:00

My latest Asian Handicap betting preview focuses on a Premier League clash between Bournemouth and Everton.

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Bournemouth

It’s been a busy week for Bournemouth, who will be playing their third game in the space of 7 days. Last weekend Eddie Howe’s side lost 4-0 to Manchester City in the Premier League and mid-week they also suffered a shock 3-2 defeat inside extra-time to Preston in the EFL Cup.

Bournemouth were one of the surprise packages in the Premier League last campaign and did well to finish in 16th place, 5 points clear of relegation.

This season however hasn’t started off as they would have hoped! The Cherries only have a single win under their belt and that was against West Brom (1-0), courtesy of Callum Wilson who scored a late winner.

However, with just 4 points from their opening 5 games, Bournemouth are currently 17th in the Premier League table and will be looking to avoid a case of second-year syndrome! A win against an in form Everton side is going to be a tough ask however, but I should think Eddie Howe would be happy taking a point away from the game.

Bournemouth will be hoping that striker Callum Wilson can replicate his pre-injury strike rate from last season, as there is no doubt that his contribution will be crucial in regards to the way Bournemouth’s season is going to pan out.

 

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Callum Wilson

Everton

Everton under new manager Ronald Koeman have had a flying start to the season!

Since their 1-1 draw on the opening day of the new campaign against Spurs, Everton have won their following 4 matches and have looked impressive in the process.

Although it seemed as if Romelu Lukaku was going to leave the club in the summer, he remains at Everton and will no doubt be vital to The Toffees success this season. The Belgium international has already got 4 goals to his name, which includes a hat-trick that he scored against Sunderland a couple of weeks ago.

Their last game was a 3-1 victory at home to Middlesbrough, thanks to goals from Gareth Barry, Seamus Coleman and Romelu Lukaku.

Everton have scored 10 goals in their opening 5 Premier League games, whilst only conceding 3 and so I can’t help but feel Bournemouth are going to be up against it on Saturday.

One surprise however is that Everton were knocked out of the EFL Cup this week after losing 2-0 at home to Norwich, with ex-Everton striker Steven Naismith opening the scoring for the Championship side.

Exiting the League Cup at this early stage could benefit Everton in the long run, as continued participation may well have proved an unwelcome distraction to Koeman’s side, who have had their best start to the season since 1978.

Conclusion

If Everton continue to play the way we have seen in recent weeks they should win this match, although Bournemouth always give teams a good game, especially on home turf. I think that Everton will nick this game 2-1, but Bournemouth will certainly make it difficult for The Toffees and as a result, I can see goals in this game from both sides. I recommend backing over 2.5 goals as I am expecting an entertaining clash!

Asian Handicap Betting Recommendation: Over 2.5 goals @ 2.00 with Pinnacle

Prices correct at time of writing.

By @tashason21.

 

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