There aren’t many Premier League matches kicking off at 3 p.m. on Saturday afternoon but what’s on offer are all interesting clashes. The title favourites face a tough away match, or is it tough really? We’ll have to examine that.
Then, we have a manager who loves 18th-century tactics like cynical defending and late tackles going up against a Sean Dyche team and a Watford side playing now for their survival.
Most people think Bournemouth are good, or decent at least. Then again, most people think the same of Coldplay. People can’t be trusted and neither can Bournemouth. They’ve lost four of their last Premier League matches in a row. At home their form is a little better though, winning two, drawing two and losing one of their last five PL matches at home.
The Cherries are averaging 1.29 goals per match at home in the league and conceding 1.29 as well.
Liverpool will come strutting into this match on the back of their 5-2 demolition of Everton midweek. The Reds are averaging 1.86 goals per match on their Premier League travels and conceding 0.71. In their last four Premier League meetings at the Vitality, the home side have won one and lost three, scoring five goals to Liverpool’s 13.
Bournemouth are in decent goal scoring form and Liverpool have conceded in 7/10 previous away matches in all competitions and even though Allison is back from suspension here there’s good value in backing Both Teams to Score and Over 2.5 goals at 5/6.
This will be the 42nd league meeting between these sides, Spurs have won 22, while Burnley have won just 10. The away side haven’t beaten Spurs away from home since 1975 and while records must be broken at some time, it’s hard to see Sean Dyche’s Clarets getting anything here.
Spurs are unbeaten at home in their last five PL matches, winning three and drawing two, scoring 11 goals and conceding five. They’ve averaging 2.0 goals per match and conceding 1.0.
Burnley have won just one of their seven away league matches this season, drawing three and losing three. They’ve been in decent goalscoring form on the road, averaging 1.29 goals and conceding 1.57. Over 2.5 goals has landed in 3/5 previous Spurs home matches and in 4/5 away Burnley matches. Overs is the logical bet here, so we’re backing Over 2.5 goals at 4/7.
Watford are still winless at Vicarage Road in the league this season, they’ve had three draws and four losses, scoring just four goals and conceding 13. Former Betis and Las Palmas manager Quique Setien is the current favourite to land the Watford job. He’s going to have a tough job on his hands but they’re only seven points from safety; two wins and a draw and they’re back in it.
Palace’s away form in the league is decent, they’ve won three, drawn one and lost three on their travels this season, scoring eight and conceding 11.
Both teams aren’t scoring enough for us to confidently back either of them though and over their last five league meetings there have been three draws and one win apiece. With that in mind, we’re backing the Draw at 11/5.
These three picks into a Treble will give us odds of just over 8/1.
- Bournemouth vs Liverpool: BTTS (Yes) & Over 2.5 Goals – 10/11
- Spurs vs Burnley: Over 2.5 Goals – 4/7
- Watford vs Crystal Palace: Draw – 11/5
A £/€1 treble on these three selections returns £/€9.16 including stake on pp.com. Odds correct at time of posting, subject to change.