Bournemouth v Wolverhampton Wanderers Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
February 19, 2019
Vitality Stadium - Premier League
Bournemouth are looking to recover from back-to-back defeats as they face an in-form Wolves side at the Vitality on Saturday. The Wanderers are into the FA Cup quarter-finals and on a solid run in the league too.
Wolves beat Bournemouth 2-0 when the teams met at Molineux earlier this season, with Raul Jimenez and Ivan Cavaleiro getting the goals. That was the first time the teams have played each other since the 2014/15 Championship season, with Bournemouth winning both fixtures 2-1.
Eddie Howe is without two of his top performers, with Callum Wilson and David Brooks both sidelined through injury. Charlie Daniels misses out through personal reasons, while Simon Francis and Lewis Cook are both injured. Junior Stanislas is also a doubt after feeling his thigh in training.
Nuno Santo has lived a charmed life on the injury front this season, but has doubts over Diogo Jota and Matt Doherty coming into this weekend’s trip to the south coast. Both players have been struggling with knocks, although they’re both expected to be fit for this game.
Bournemouth v Wolverhampton Wanderers Preview and Predictions
Bournemouth may have lost their last two matches, but both of those were away from home. They had a stunning result in their last game at the Vitality, yet Wolves will pose a serious threat thanks to the incredible season they’re having.
The Cherries thrashed Chelsea 4-0 the last time they played in front of their home fans, and the scoreline didn’t flatter them one bit. Howe’s side have followed that up with defeats at Cardiff City and Liverpool, failing to score in those two games.
It’s not easy with Wilson out, but Bournemouth’s top scorer also missed the victory over Chelsea. The hosts have the capacity to give anyone a good game on home soil, and they are 15/8 to get the win this weekend.
Wolves meanwhile are 8/5, which means they start as the slight favourites in the betting. The Wanderers won at Bristol City in the FA Cup last weekend, and are unbeaten in their last seven games in all competitions, winning five. They’re flying high in seventh place, with the prospect of European football on the horizon.
Although Wolves are in fine form, Bournemouth are still a threat at home. With that in mind, the draw could be a solid bet for Saturday’s encounter on the south coast, and it’s priced at 12/5.
Score draw at 7/2
These teams could cancel each other out this weekend, but Bournemouth scored four in their last home game and there’s been over 2.5 goals in five of Wolves’ last six Premier League away matches.
Josh King to score first at 11/2
The Norwegian has scored three goals in his last two home games, and needs to step up to the plate once again with fellow forwards Wilson and Brooks out of action.