Bournemouth v Tottenham Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
March 08, 2018
Vitality Stadium - Premier League
Bournemouth look for their first win in four matches as they host Tottenham on Sunday afternoon in the Premier League. Spurs' defeat to Juventus in the Champions League will have been demoralising, but they will have a point to prove against the Cherries.
A goal from Christian Eriksen helped Tottenham to defeat Bournemouth back in October. Spurs dominated the match, with over 70% of possession and six shots on target, however Eddie Howe's side were resolute in defence and will hope to keep a clean sheet this week.
Jordan Ibe and Marc Pugh are both major doubts for this weekend's match with hamstring and calf injuries respectively. Howe is also without long-term absentee Tyrone Mings, who has been suffering with a back problem.
Maurizio Pochettino has just one missing player, but Toby Alderweireld's hamstring is a big loss for Tottenham, who have just Davinson Sanchez as a replacement.
Bournemouth v Tottenham Preview and Predictions
After a terrible end to the year, Eddie Howe's side has dispelled any relegation talk with just one league defeat in 2018. However, the Cherries have taken just two points from their last three games and the manager will be desperate for a few wins to ensure his team's safety.
Against Tottenham, the south coast side may have to push aside their need for three points and instead focus on their defensive duties. Pochettino's side will be devastated to have been knocked out of the Champions League on Wednesday, and the manager has a big task ahead of him to maintain positivity in the camp.
Their trip to Bournemouth really is a must-win game for Spurs, in order to avoid players' heads from dropping, and keeping their fans on their side. The likes of Harry Kane, who may have been rested having played the full match on Wednesday, will likely start, and the Cherries will face Tottenham at their strongest.
Harry Kane to score first at 5/2
The Tottenham striker is not the type of player to let disappointment affect his game and will be playing with extra motivation.
Tottenham to win both halves at 13/5
Pochettino will be pushing his players to prove themselves on Sunday.