Leicester vs Bournemouth: Tired Foxes there for the taking


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Kick Off: 1500, 21/05/2017

Stadium: King Power Stadium

Leicester looked shattered after Thursday night’s drubbing by Spurs and that could make Bournemouth a value bet to close the Premier League season with a positive result at King Power Stadium.

Eddie Howe has made no secret of how much it would mean to him to finish in the top half of the table and the Cherries could reach as high as eighth if they win and other results go their way.

That hunger and desire makes 29/10 for an away victory worth putting in our Leicester vs Bournemouth betting tips.

A Look At Leicester City’s Betting Odds

Leicester were a touch unlucky to catch Tottenham in such devastating form at this stage of the season, but it has to be said that they did also contribute to their own downfall in that 6-1 debacle.

Injuries have left the Foxes short on numbers at the back and some of the defending on show against Spurs was awful, while Craig Shakespeare’s substitutions hardly helped shore things up.

“The disappointing thing for me was when they scored their third, I didn’t see enough desire from my team and it really drained us of any belief,” said the interim manager.

“From then, there was only one team in it and they looked like scoring every time – and I have to take some responsibility for that.”

The Foxes still looked a threat going forward throughout that game, but we’re going with 23/4 for an away win and both teams to score from the Leicester vs Bournemouth odds.

A Look At Bournemouth’s Betting Odds

Bournemouth have benefited from having no other distractions at the business end of the campaign, playing eight matches since the start of April compared to Leicester’s 11.

That and a run of games against lesser teams has clearly helped them to finish strongly, with a 2-1 win over Burnley giving them 10 points out of 12 over the last four Saturdays.

“It would mean everything to be in the top half of the Premier League and it didn’t seem realistic a few years ago,” said Howe. “But we are here on merit and we have one game left to finish the job.”

Josh King has been the catalyst for much of Bournemouth’s success, with 14 goals in his last 19 games for the club, so let’s snap up 7/4 he strikes at least once more here.

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Last result:

LEICESTER 1-6 Tottenham – Ben Chilwell

BOURNEMOUTH 2-1 Burnley – Junior Stanislas, Josh King

Head-to-head: Bournemouth 1-0 Leicester, Leicester 0-0 Bournemouth, Bournemouth 1-1 Leicester, Bournemouth 0-1 Leicester, Leicester 2-1 Bournemouth.

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Tony has been a journalist for more than 25 years, with past positions including Press Association betting editor, Teletext Sport betting editor and Sport Newspapers deputy racing editor. A Manchester United and Salford Red Devils supporter, he spends much of his spare time walking his two pet greyhounds.