Saturday 4 May, kick-off 12.30pm
Vitality Stadium – Premier League
Two teams struggling for form right now come together in this Premier League preview, as Bournemouth host Tottenham at the Vitality Stadium in Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off. Spurs were disappointing in their Champions League semi-final on Tuesday night, while the Cherries have seen their season fizzle out.
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What’s the story with Bournemouth vs Tottenham?
Is Bournemouth vs Tottenham on TV? Yes, it’s being shown live on Sky Sports.
What happened last time? There was a Boxing Day massacre at Wembley as Tottenham thrashed Bournemouth 5-0. Christian Eriksen opened the scoring early on, before Son Heung-min (2), Lucas Moura and Harry Kane all got in on the act.
What are the Bournemouth vs Tottenham odds? Bournemouth are 3/1 in your Premier League predictions this weekend, while Tottenham are the 22/25 favourites with the draw 14/5. All of those football betting odds are with 888sport, where you can pick up £30 in free bets when you open a new account here.
Remember that time…Bournemouth didn’t lose to Tottenham? The only time the Cherries have avoided defeat against Spurs in the Premier League was a goalless draw at the Vitality in October 2016.
Team news and form
Last six: DLLWLD
Cherries boss Eddie Howe is set to be without at least seven players for these Bournemouth v Tottenham predictions. Simon Francis, Charlie Daniels, Lewis Cook, Andrew Surman, Diego Rico, Adam Smith and Junior Stanislas are all injured, while Nathaniel Clyne and Dan Gosling are both rated as doubtful for this weekend’s fixture too.
Last six: WLLWLL
Jan Vertonghen will miss these weekend football predictions after taking a blow to the head against Ajax on Tuesday night. Harry Kane remains on the sidelines with an ankle injury, while Harry Winks has had season-ending groin surgery. Serge Aurier is also injured, although Erik Lamela has a slim chance of being fit.
Bournemouth vs Tottenham prediction, preview and betting tips
Tottenham have an almost flawless record against Bournemouth in the Premier League. Spurs have won six of the seven meetings between the sides in the competition. They’ve scored 22 goals in those six matches, including nine in the last two. Mauricio Pochettino’s side aren’t firing on all cylinders at the moment though, which could give the Cherries a chance in these football predictions.
The visitors have been awful on the road recently. They’ve lost their last five Premier League fixtures away from home, and eight of their last nine in all competitions. The bubble’s burst around their new stadium too, after back-to-back 1-0 defeats to West Ham and Ajax. Pochettino’s side are in danger of throwing away their place in the top four, but a victory in this Bournemouth v Tottenham prediction would guarantee Champions League football for next season.
While Spurs have been poor on the road, Bournemouth aren’t faring much better on home soil. They haven’t won any of their last five in front of their own fans, losing three of those games. That includes a disappointing 1-0 defeat against relegated Fulham on their last outing at the Vitality. The Cherries have only won two of their last 12 matches, against bottom club Huddersfield Town and struggling Brighton. That’s seen them drop to 14th in the Premier League table.
With a tough Champions League semi-final second leg in Amsterdam next Wednesday, Tottenham need to focus on this game. If they do, they have the quality to get the win that secures their top-four spot. We’re backing them to do just that at 22/25 in your free betting tips and predictions. We don’t think the visitors will have it all their own way though. Bournemouth scored three times away at Southampton last weekend, with both teams to score here priced at 4/7.
Spurs to win and both teams to score is 47/20 with 888sport in your Bournemouth vs Tottenham betting tips. That bet would’ve paid out in last season’s corresponding fixture. We’re going for a 2-1 away win in your football score predictions, which is available at 8/1. If you add the returning Son Heung-min as the first goalscorer, those odds rise to 33/1.
Bournemouth vs Tottenham first goalscorer predictions
Son was suspended for Tottenham’s Champions League defeat to Ajax, which was a major blow to their attacking options. The South Korean has scored 20 goals this season, with two of those coming against Bournemouth. Son is the 4/1 favourite with 888sport to break the deadlock on Saturday. If you want to back a Cherries player in the first goalscorer odds, top scorer Callum Wilson is 6/1. He has three in his last three games, and 14 in 28 Premier League appearances this season. It’s 63/1 for Wilson to open the scoring with Tottenham coming back to win 2-1.
Tottenham to win
Tottenham to win and both teams to score
Son Heung-min to score first
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Although he loves the fact that he shares his name with his favourite player of all time, Jon wishes he had half the talent of former Manchester United maestro Paul. Instead, Jon has turned to writing about the game he loves, and is superstitious about never backing his team, United, when it comes to his weekly bets.