Kick-off: 1230, 04/05/2019
Stadium: Vitality Stadium
TV: Sky Sports
Bournemouth have only picked up one point from seven previous Premier League meetings with Tottenham but are heavily favoured by the timing of Saturday’s encounter.
With this game coming in between two Champions League battles against Ajax, Spurs could well be there for the taking at Vitality Stadium.
Punters can get 31/10 for the Cherries to prevail and that is tempting enough to be our first Bournemouth vs Tottenham prediction.
A Look At Bournemouth’s Betting Odds
Bournemouth put in another decent away performance when drawing 3-3 at Southampton last weekend, following on from a 5-0 romp at Brighton and March’s 2-0 triumph at Huddersfield.
Dan Gosling’s strike and a Callum Wilson brace earned the Cherries a point from an entertaining encounter at St Mary’s Stadium.
“There were a lot of tactical shifts from both teams and it was very challenging and enjoyable to coach in that game,” said Eddie Howe.
“We had a big chance to win the game at the end, but I’m really pleased with the fighting characteristics and pride that we showed.”
Howe’s men now owe their home fans a good day out, having not won at this venue since beating Chelsea 4-0 at the end of January.
Wilson has 14 Premier League goals to his credit this season and 9/2 for the England striker to net first takes the eye from the Bournemouth vs Tottenham odds.
Last Bournemouth line-up: Boruc, Cook, Ake, Clyne, Simpson, Mepham, Gosling, Lerma, Brooks, Wilson, King.
Cherries midfielder Gosling (calf), forward Dominic Solanke (hamstring), defender Adam Smith (knee) and winger David Brooks (ankle) will be checked.
Junior Stanislas (hamstring), Diego Rico (ankle), Charlie Daniels (knee), Andrew Surman (calf), Simon Francis and Lewis Cook (both knee ligaments) are out.
A Look At Tottenham Hotspur’s Betting Odds
Tottenham may still have a little bit of work to do to wrap up a top-four finish, but they do have some leeway thanks to other teams repeatedly slipping up.
That may prove a necessary blessing, because Spurs will surely have one eye on next Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final second leg at Ajax, having gone down 1-0 in the opening encounter.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men had to put an awful lot of effort in just to stay in that tie after being run ragged by the Dutch outfit early on in London.
Harry Kane, Harry Winks, Erik Lamela and Serge Aurier missed that match through injury, Jan Vertonghen was forced off due to a clash of heads and Moussa Sissoko has been hampered by a groin strain, so Tottenham’s resources are being stretched.
Pochettino admitted his side lacked energy in the opening exchanges and showed where his priorities lie by stating: “Now it is about preparing for the second leg and go there and try to win the game.”
Spurs will still put out a solid team here, but it must also be noted that they have lost eight of their last nine away games in all competitions and went down 1-0 at home to West Ham in the Premier League a week ago.
The Cherries will be fired up to improve on a dismal head-to-head record and 19/20 they avoid defeat is another solid selection for our Bournemouth vs Tottenham betting tips.
Last Tottenham line-up: Lloris, Trippier, Rose, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Sanchez, Wanyama, Alli, Eriksen, Moura, Llorente.
Son Heung-min is available after missing the tie with Ajax through suspension, but Vertonghen will be rested and Kane (ankle), Aurier, Lamela (both hamstring) and Winks (groin) are again out.
Southampton 3-3 BOURNEMOUTH – Dan Gosling, Callum Wilson (2)
TOTTENHAM 0-1 Ajax
Head-to-head: Tottenham 5-0 Bournemouth, Bournemouth 1-4 Tottenham, Tottenham 1-0 Bournemouth, Tottenham 4-0 Bournemouth, Bournemouth 0-0 Tottenham
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