Bournemouth will celebrate their promotion to the Premier League with fireworks if visitors Bolton can keep up their recent high-scoring away form.
The Cherries’ goal difference is some 16 strikes better off than third-placed Middlesbrough, the only side who can theoretically still catch them for automatic elevation if they land odds of 29/100 by besting the Trotters on the south coast.
Neil Lennon’s side are a lengthy 8/1 for what would be a second victory in their last ten away games at the Goldsands Stadium, while the draw is a 5/1 shot.
For all Wanderers are in poor form and without four first teamers through injury, odds about a home win remain prohibitive.
Backing Bournemouth to prevail in a match of over 2.5 goals at 3/4 is far more like it.
Unbeaten in 11 second-tier outings, they’ve won four of their last five in front of their jubilant followers.
However, it’s the regularity with which those fans have been treated to goal-laden humdingers that makes the wager so enticing.
Overs backers have trousered the readies in the last five fixtures at the Goldsands, with more than 3.5 goals hitting the net in three of those matches.
While Eddie Howe’s bag-happy hordes were responsible for the majority of those strikes, Birmingham and Sheffield Wednesday have helped themselves to a brace apiece inside the last two games.
The Cherries have now conceded twice or more in ten of their 22 league outings on home turf in 2014/15.
Bolton seem more than ready to oblige on their part of the goalscoring bargain, for all they will likely slip to an honourable defeat.
Despite winning a moderate two their last six games, the Whites have scored in all but one of those outings.
Meanwhile, they’ve struck five times in their last couple of away days, at Cardiff and Brentford, suggesting they’re more than capable of piercing what is only the Championship’s 11th-best home rearguard.