Vitality Stadium - Premier League
Bournemouth come into Tuesday night’s game at the Vitality looking to stop the rot, while Huddersfield are aiming to bounce back. The Terriers had their three-match unbeaten run ended at the weekend, leaving them a point above the drop zone.
Both teams scored four goals in beating the other at home last season, with Huddersfield ending a four-match winless run against the Cherries in the second meeting of the campaign. Before that run though, the Terriers spanked Bournemouth 5-1 in the Championship.
Adam Smith is set to miss around three months of action after undergoing knee surgery, while Dan Gosling also misses this game with a knee issue. apart from that, Eddie Howe has a full complement of players to choose from.
Chris Lowe misses this game for the visitors, who could also be without Alex Pritchard for this trip to the south coast. He’s currently rated as 50/50, while Steve Mounie is definitely out after his sending off against Brighton.
Bournemouth v Huddersfield Town Preview and Predictions
Bournemouth have finally come to the end of a tough run which has seen them play Arsenal and both Manchester clubs in their last four fixtures. The Cherries will expect to return to winning ways here, but Huddersfield won’t make it easy.
The Terriers may have lost at home to Brighton on Saturday, but they were looking good for the win until Mounie’s slightly harsh red card in the first half. That completely changed the game, and brought an end to Huddersfield run of two wins and a draw in their last three matches.
The visitors are 47/10 for the win, so there’s no question who the favourites are. Bournemouth are priced at 3/4, and they should take the points despite their little slump in recent weeks. Even though it’s been four losses on the bounce, Howe’s men gave a decent account of themselves against Manchester City at the weekend, and only went down to a last-minute goal against United.
The draw is priced at 29/10, and the home fans would be disappointed with that. The Cherries have slipped down to ninth after their poor run, although they’re certainly still in the hunt for a European place come the end of the season.
Callum Wilson to score first at 21/5
The Cherries striker is in great form this term and hit a hat-trick against Huddersfield last season. He’s 40/1 for another treble here.
Bournemouth to win and over 2.5 goals at 9/5
Both teams have been susceptible at the back at various points this season, but the hosts should be able to engineer the win nonetheless.