Bournemouth v Stoke City Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
February 01, 2018
Vitality Stadium - Premier League
Eddie Howe's improving Bournemouth host Stoke City this weekend, in visiting boss Paul Lambert's first away game in charge.
Bournemouth are unbeaten in their last three games against Stoke City, including a 2-1 win at the BET365 Stadium earlier this season. Stoke's last win away at Bournemouth came back in 2016, with the visitors collecting a 3-1 win, with goals from Joselu, Ibrahim Afellay and Gianelli Imbula.
Bournemouth are still without three long term injury casualties, with Jermain Defoe, Adam Smith and Tyrone Mings all set to be out of action until the end of February.
Stoke have no injury concerns ahead of the trip to Bournmeouth, with Lambert set to name an unchanged line up for the second successive game, meaning a place on the bench for Peter Crouch and Sadio Berahino.
Bournemouth v Stoke City Preview and Predictions
Bournemouth are performing very strongly at the moment, unbeaten in their last six games, including wins over Everton, Arsenal and Chelsea, which has alleviated their relegation fears for now.
Stoke have stepped up a level since Lambert took charge, picking up four points from his first two games at the club, and injecting some confidence into the side in the process.
The Cherries will fancy themselves here in what will be a tight contest, and a home win is priced at 10/11.
Stoke are fighting for their lives and they will make it very tough going for Bournemouth, and despite netting six goals in their last three Premier League games, Bournemouth will not have it easy.
Stoke have not conceded a goal since Lambert took over, and this game should be a low scorer, with an under 2.5 goals bet priced at 19/20.
Bournemouth to win 1-0 at
Howe will just want to keep Bournemouth ticking along, and he will be wary of balancing expectations following some big scalps in recent weeks. A win will be the priority here, by any means necessary for the hosts.
Callum Wilson to score first at
Wilson is Bournemouth's leading scorer this season, with seven goals in 2017-18 and he has netted three goals in his last four Premier League appearances.