Bournemouth v Burnley Predictions, Betting Tips & Previews
May 09, 2017
Saturday 13 May – Dean Court – Premier League
Burnley only need a point to secure safety in the Premier League after holding West Brom last week, so expect Sean Dyche to try to seal the deal. However, the away side’s leaky defence presents a great chance for Bournemouth’s Joshua King to add to his impressive goal haul.
Burnley won the first meeting this season 3-2, and as both games last season finished 1-1, we can expect another close game. Dyche’s men also have a better historical record, winning seven of their 16 meetings, losing only three.
The home side have been struggling with injuries recently and are still missing a few as Callum Wilson, Andrew Surman, Dan Gosling, Adam Federici, Jack Wilshere and Benik Afobe. Junior Stanislas should return from a leg problem.
Dean Marney, Michael Keane and Ben Mee are all likely to miss Saturday’s meeting, while Joey Barton is currently sitting out through an FA ban from betting related charges. Dyche’s 4-2-3-1 system should remain untouched, but expect them to press higher than usual.
Bournemouth vs Burnley Preview and Predictions
Eddie Howe may have failed to further Bournemouth’s Premier League status this season, but avoiding relegation can be considered a reason to celebrate. The Cherries have spent considerably less than already relegated Sunderland and have proven a tough nut to crack for fellow lower mid-table clubs. Favourites at odds of evens, the home side may have a little more trouble against Burnley than the others.
The away side were unlucky not to confirm safety last week as they outplayed West Brom in a 2-2 draw, but Hull’s failure to win means only a point is necessary. The draw is at 11/4, but Burnley will more likely be out take all three points, this also presents a greater chance to make profit as they are 3/1 underdogs.
Josh King has been in fine form this season and is favourite to open the scoring at 4/1. The Norway international has 15 league goals this season and is a rumoured target for Tottenham Hotspur, so one more big performance could be enough to encourage the Londoners to splash out.
1-1 draw at 13/2
Burnley will be desperate to take all three points but their lack of quality will likely prove a stumbling block. Bournemouth are already safe so it will likely be a subdued performance, but they should do enough to earn a point.
Sam Vokes to score anytime at 9/4
The Wales international scored a brace to rescue a point last week and appears to be entering form. The Euro 2016 hero would write himself into Burnley folklore if he saves them from the drop, so there is plenty of motivation.