Bournemouth v Tottenham Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
April 30, 2019
Vitality Stadium - Premier League
Top four chasing Tottenham Hotspur head to Bournemouth this weekend, either side of their Champions League semi final with Dutch side Ajax. The Cherries are looking to end the season on a high after a dire run of form.
Tottenham hammered Bournemouth 5-0 at home earlier this season, with Christian Eriksen, Harry Kane, Son Hueng Min and Lucas Moura all on the score sheet.
Spurs are unbeaten in all seven of their Premier League meetings with Eddie Howe's side.
Howe has a growing injury list ahead of the end of season run in, with Nathaniel Clyne and Dan Gosling both withdrawn with injuries in he weekend draw at Southampton. Both are doubtful for visit of Spurs, with Andrew Surman, Lewis Cook, Charlie Daniels, Simon Francis, Diego Rico, Adam Smith and Junior Stanislas all out.
Defender Jan Vertonghen should be fit to return after a rest, alongside Harry Winks and Moussa Sissoko. However, Kane, Serge Aurier and Erik Lamela are all sill sidelined.
Bournemouth v Tottenham Predictions and Preview
The Cherries secured their Premier League safety weeks ago, and they battled back to draw 3-3 with Southampton last weekend to prevent back to back defeats. Howe will aim to keep his players motivated for the final two weeks of the season, however Spurs have far more to play for on the south coast.
Mauricio Pochettino will be confident that his side can remain in the top four, with a four point lead on old rivals Arsenal, with two games to play. Anything other than a defeat should ensure they have Champions League football at their new stadium next season, and that is the aim for the North London side.
With Spurs having half an eye on their Champions League semi final second leg in Amsterdam, Pochettino will rest players for this, and Bournemouth are strong at home - so a draw, at 11/4, looks to be a good shout.
The goals have not been flying in for Pochettino's side in recent weeks, with three 1-0 scorelines in a row in league action ahead of the weekend. With that in mind, an under 2.5 total goals scored be comes in at 13/10.
A 1-1 draw at 7/1
Spurs know that a draw will be enough to see them over the top four line for the end of the season, and will leave them enough time to concentrate on their huge trip to Amsterdam a few days later.
Callum Wilson to score anytime at 4/2
England international Wilson has been in excellent form for the Cherries in recent weeks, with three goals in hiss last three appearances. His partnership with Ryan Fraser continues to bear fruit, and Spurs will need to keep an eye on them both.