Bournemouth v Wolves Betting Preview, Odds & Tips | 23/02/19
Ben Swain (@Swaaainn) previews Bournemouth v Wolves and provides us with his best bets for this Premier League fixture, by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.
Bournemouth v Wolves Betting Preview, Odds & Tips
- Date: 23/02/2019
- Time: 15:00
- Venue: Vitality Stadium
- Channel: N/A
Bournemouth are having worries in front of goal of late, ahead of hosting Wolverhampton in the Premier League on Saturday.
The Cherries have failed to score in three of their last five matches amid missing key personnel. Top scorer, Callum Wilson is missing through injury so Josh King and David Brooks are likely to partner each other up front.
Both were on target the last time Bournemouth found the back of the net, a 4-0 victory over Chelsea.
Wolves struggled at home to Newcastle in their last premier league fixture, rescuing a point in just the last minute of the game. Despite just the one goal, however, Wolves managed 22 shots in total.
Ruben Neves was instrumental that day, as was Joao Moutinho, providing the assists for the intelligent movement of the other attackers.
Leading scorer Raul Jimenez was denied on numerous occasions in that fixture, having scored 9 goals in the league this season.
Top scorer Callum Wilson is sidelined due to an injury for Bournemouth.
Nuno Espírito Santo is set to have a full squad available.
Potential Bournemouth Starting XI: Boruc, Clyne, Cook, Ake, Smith, Stanislas, Surman, Gosling, Fraser, Brooks, Wilson
Potential Wolves Starting XI: Patricio, Bennett, Coady, Boly, Doherty, Dendoncker, Neves, Moutinho, Jonny, Jimenez, Jota
Key Stats & Facts
- Bournemouth’s record against the Premier League’s current top 8: Played 13, Won 2.
- Wolves have scored in seven consecutive competitive matches.
- The best of the rest: Bournemouth are the highest scoring team outside the top 6, Wolves are joint third.
Head To head
- These two sides have met on just three occasions, with Bournemouth winning twice against Wolves’ solo victory.
- Bournemouth 19/10
- Draw 12/5
- Wolves 17/10
Bournemouth’s record against the top 8 in the league doesn’t put them in good stead against 7th placed Wolves. The Cherries are currently in 11th place but have only won four matches out of 17, against sides above them, including against West Ham twice.
Wolves have scored 3 or more goals in three of their last five matches and even when leaving it late in a 1-1 draw with Newcastle, the away side proved they pose a serious attacking threat. The creativity in midfield is the main threat for the away side while the home side are missing their main goal threat.
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