Burnley v Bournemouth Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
September 18, 2018
Turf Moor - Premier League
Burnley welcome Bournemouth on Saturday, with The Clarets desperate to pick up their first Premier League win of the season.
Both sides won 2-1 away from home against each other in their two Premier League meetings, with Josh King and Chris Wood scoring in both games.
Burnley will have Stephen Ward back up to full fitness for this game, after the Republic of Ireland international was only fit enough for a place on the bench in their last game.
However Robbie Brady, Steven Defour, Nick Pope and Ben Gibson are all still sidelined through injury.
Bournemouth are still without full back Charlie Daniels and midfielder Junior Stanislas, who both have knee injuries.
Burnley v Bournemouth Preview and Predictions
Sean Dyche's side have struggled so far this season, possibly as a result of their participation in the qualifying rounds of the Europa League, and he will be keen to get them up and running as soon as possible.
No wins so far, and just one point on the board has created a slight panic around the club, with a likely return to their safety-first principles in the coming weeks.
Bournemouth, on the other hand, are in excellent form, with three wins from their first five games so far in 2018-19, as Eddie Howe looks to get them into the top half for the second time under his management.
The home side are set to batten down the hatches in this clash, and a draw, priced at 2/1 , looks to be the way to go.
Also Burnley have not scored first in any of their first four games of the Premier League season, and the visitors to net first comes in at 10/11.
A 1-1 draw at 5/1
Despite Bournemouth's impressive start to the season, Dyche needs to steady his Burnley ship quickly to prevent them slipping into a potential relegation scrap. They do not look to have the confidence at the moment to collect all three points, but they will be driven not to lose again.
Ryan Fraser to sore first at 5/2
Scottish international Fraser is on fire for Bournemouth so far this season, with four goals in six games from midfield, including two in the win over Leicester City last weekend. He is set to continue to start, with Howe praising his impact following the victory over The Foxes.