Bournemouth vs. Tottenham / Premier League – Second Sunday’s match of the 30th round of English Premier League is duel between 12th-placed Bournemouth and 4th-positioned Tottenham, which has big 25 points more at the moment. However, this match comes for the Spurs after a bit shocking elimination from the Champions League, while on the other hand Bournemouth didn’t lose last six home matches. Let’s add that their match played in London last autumn had ended as Tottenham’s minimal victory 1-0. Begins: 11.03.2018 – 17:00 CET
On the other hand Bournemouth had managed to win one point at home against very good Spurs as it drew 0-0, which is reason why its fans hope that their team might surprise a bit tired guests from London. We have said that team led by manager Howe won three and drew three out of last six home matches. In each of those matches the Hornets scored minimally by two goals, which indicates that in front of their fans they are always offensive and play to win.
True, they are aware that their guests are one of best English teams, which has the first scorer of the Premier League in its ranks, Kane, but given that six points currently separates Bournemouth from the drop zone it is realistic to expect that on Sunday they try to outplay much stronger Spurs. Let’s add that due to injuries still out of action is stopper Mings, while not fully recovered midfielders Ibe and Pugh are questionable for this match.
Probable lineups Bournemouth: Begovic – Francis, S. Cook, Ake – Smith, L. Cook, Gosling, Daniels – King, Stanislas – Wilson
We have said in the introduction that the guests from London goes to south of England after shocking elimination from the Champions League as they had everything under their control up to 64 minute of home match with Juventus, but then all their dreams about reaching the quarter-finals remained just that as in the end multiple champions of Italy won by aggregated 4-3. It confirmed once again that young Tottenham team needs more experience as they felt apart right in moment when they had full control over the match.
The Spurs don’t have too much time for mourning as they still haven’t qualify for the Champions League through the Premiership although after the latest three-game winning streak they moved from 5th-placed Chelsea to even five points. Besides, Tottenham will soon face Swansea in the quarter-finals of FA Cup and they have to adequately use available players, so against Bournemouth we may very easily to see several changes in the starting line-up, where out of action are only injured defenders Dier and Alderweireld.
Probable lineups Tottenham: Lloris – Aurier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Rose – Wanyama, Dembele – Lamela, Alli, Eriksen – Kane
Bournemouth – Tottenham PICK
Although the guests from London are regarded as favourites to win the match we should take into consideration that they are still a bit tired and under impression from being eliminated from the Champions League. It means that very combative and offensively oriented Bournemouth might create problems for them on Sunday.
Pick: both teams to score
Odds: 1.74 at 10bet (down to 1.67 can be played)