Bournemouth v Burnley Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
November 28, 2017
Vitality Stadium - Premier League
Burnley face a long trip to the south coast to face Eddie Howe's resurgent Bournemouth in this week's Premier League midweek fixtures.
It was honours even in last season's Premier League games between these two sides, with both clubs winning their home games against the other. Burnley's last win at Bournemouth came back in 2000 when both clubs were playing in the third tier.
Bournemouth welcome back Simon Francis from suspension, after the defender served a one game ban in the weekend draw against Swansea. However the Cherries are still without Jermain Defoe and Junior Stanislas until December through injury, with Brad Smith, Tyrone Mings and Adam Federici all ruled out until the new year.
Burnley boss Sean Dyche has no new fresh injuries problems ahead of the trip south, but Dean Marney, Jon Walters and Tom Heaton are all sidelined until January.
Bournemouth v Burnley Preview and Predictions
Eddie Howe has stabilised Bournemouth in recent weeks, with just one defeat against Chelsea in their last four Premier League games. This has seen the Cherries move up to 13th in the table after a shaky start to the season.
Burnley's form, and the rise in Sean Dyche's managerial stock, has been one of the stories of the Premier League season so far. The Clarets have also lost just once against Arsenal in their last four Premier League games, and currently sit in 7th.
All the ingredients are there for a tight game between two developing sides, and a draw priced at 5/2 looks a good option, despite Burnley's impressive away form this season. Given the fact the neither side will want to give too much away in the early stages, this game could take a while to get going, and a 0-0 scoreline at half time is priced at 13/8.
A 1-1 draw at 6/1
Bournemouth look to be getting their confidence back at a key time in the season, and Burnley look set for a strong season under Dyche. With a fair bit at stake, neither side will want to show their hand in the early stages and will be relatively happy with a draw.
Callum Wilson to score first at 9/2
Wilson was the hat-trick hero as Bournemouth beat Huddersfield 4-0 a fortnight ago and he will be looking to get back on the scoresheet as the Cherries return to home turf on Wednesday night. He has real pace, which will be a concern for Ben Mee and James Tarkowski in the Burnley defencce.