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Premier League preview and odds: Bournemouth vs. Tottenham Hotspur

Published on: 23/10/2015

Premier League preview and odds: Bournemouth vs. Tottenham Hotspur

October 25, 2015 12:00pm – Vitality Stadium

Premier League

Bournemouth will be attempting to halt their slide towards the relegation zone when they host European contenders Tottenham Hotspur on the South Coast on Sunday.

Bournemouth heading south

After winning the Championship in such style last season, many pundits predicted that Bournemouth would stand a great chance of staying in the Premier League this term. And while they haven´t set the world on fire, they have managed to accumulate enough points to keep themselves out of the danger zone.

However, if they fail earn any points this weekend, they could find themselves dragged into the bottom three should Newcastle overcome Sunderland in the Tyne-Wear derby. After a heavy defeat against league leaders Man City last time out, they now face a Spurs side that has only lost once all season.

Spurs stunned by Europa League defeat

Tottenham maybe unbeaten in eight Premier league games but a midweek defeat to Anderlecht in the Europa League left Coach Mauricio Pochettino feeling: “angry, frustrated” and “disappointed,” according to the Guardian.

Despite their unbeaten streak, Spurs have only won three league games all season - and of the five games they have played against teams that are below them in the league, they have won just one (against Sunderland), having drawn the other four. Last time out, they held a Jurgen Klopp led Liverpool to a goalless draw at White Hart Lane. That was their second consecutive draw having been held 2-2 at Swansea the week before.

Team news

The Cherries still have a significant injury list but could be boosted by the return of Lee Tomlin and Andrew Surman. Meanwhile Artur Boruc and Harry Arter both face late fitness tests and remain doubtful.

Spurs could welcome back Ryan Mason but Nabil Bentaleb is unlikely to feature. Meanwhile the injured pair of Nacer Chadli and Hueng Min Son will continue to watch from the sidelines.

Recent form (League)

Bournemouth: LDLWL

Tottenham Hotspur: DDWWW

Betting odds and tips

Bournemouth have played two home matches against teams above them in the league and they drew both. Their only home win came against struggling Sunderland. Meanwhile, Spurs’ only away win also came against the Black Cats and they have drawn half of their four games on the road.

The bookies are backing Spurs all the way in this game but the stats are pointing towards a stalemate. The draw can be backed at 5/2 with Bet365.

Published on: 23/10/2015

Any odds displayed within this preview were correct at the time of publishing (23/10/2015 13:09:00) but are subject to change.