Kick-off: 1500, 22/09/2018
Stadium: Turf Moor
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What Trueform says for Burnley vs Bournemouth
Bournemouth were really impressive when securing a third Premier League win of the season last weekend and look worth following at Burnley.
The Clarets have yet to hit peak form this term and go into this game at the foot of the table, with just one point from five matches.
Confidence can be a huge factor in sport and the Cherries have all the momentum here, so 8/5 for an away win is our opening Burnley vs Bournemouth prediction.
A Look At Burnley’s Betting Odds
Sean Dyche will have been hoping for an upturn in fortune following the end of Burnley’s Europa League run but it hasn’t happened yet for last season’s surprise seventh-place finishers.
The Clarets showed little going forward in a 2-0 home loss to Manchester United and were fortunate to only go down 1-0 at Wolves when returning from the international break.
Dyche’s side were indebted to goalkeeper Joe Hart for keeping the scoreline respectable at Molineux as Wolves had 30 shots on goal.
The manager insisted: “It’s roughly the same group that got us to seventh in the Premier League last year, we’re not a million miles away but the margins are so fine for us.
“The biggest thing of all is to free the focus of the players. When the players are playing with confidence, everything flows a bit easier, but to bring that flow back you have to be strong physically and mentally.”
Previous encounters with the Cherries have at least been entertaining, with 14 goals netted in four meetings over the last couple of seasons.
Last Burnley line-up: Hart, Taylor, Tarkowski, Mee, Bardsley, Cork, Gudmundsson, Hendrick, Lennon, Vokes, Barnes.
Burnley will be without defender Ben Gibson, who has undergone minor hernia surgery and is set to be sidelined for several weeks.
Midfielder Steven Defour and winger Robbie Brady continued their comebacks from long-term absences with appearances in a game at the training ground on Thursday but are not yet ready for the first team.
A Look At Bournemouth’s Betting Odds
Bournemouth have enjoyed a complete contrast to last year’s slow start, picking up 10 points from five games to lie in fifth place.
Early wins over Cardiff and West Ham set the tone, with a 2-2 draw versus Everton maintaining the momentum.
The Cherries had their limitations exposed in a 2-0 loss at Chelsea but bounced back in emphatic fashion when beating Leicester 4-2.
Ryan Fraser’s double plus Joshua King’s penalty and a goal from Adam Smith had Bournemouth in complete control before the Foxes produced a late rally.
Eddie Howe said: “I think the beauty is we win the game but we learn a lot from the last period, which will stand us in good stead for the rest of the season.”
The Cherries won 2-1 on their last trip to Turf Moor in May and 9/1 for a repeat of that scoreline completes our Burnley vs Bournemouth betting tips.
Last Bournemouth line-up: Begovic, Cook, Ake, Smith, Rico, Gosling, Lerma, Brooks, Fraser, Wilson, King.
Bournemouth defender Charlie Daniels (knee) and midfielder Kyle Taylor (calf) are both fitness doubts.
Winger Junior Stanislas made a welcome return from a serious knee injury with a run-out in the Hampshire Senior Cup on Tuesday, so could feature in the squad.
Wolves 1-0 BURNLEY
BOURNEMOUTH 4-2 Leicester – Ryan Fraser (2), Josh King (pen), Adam Smith
Head-to-head: Burnley 1-2 Bournemouth, Bournemouth 1-2 Burnley, Bournemouth 2-1 Burnley, Burnley 3-2 Bournemouth
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