Both sides are in need of a positive result but our tipster thinks that backing a high-scoring game is a solid option for punters ahead of this match
AFC Bournemouth’s Premier League fixture against Swansea City on Saturday evening looks certain to be a captivating contest.
The Cherries claimed their first win of 2017 in dramatic style last weekend, as Josh King’s hat-trick – capped by a last-gasp goal – secured a vital 3-2 victory against West Ham United at Vitality Stadium.
It was a breathless 90 minutes on the south coast, with Eddie Howe’s side twice failing to score from the penalty spot – and there is likely to be yet more entertainment on Saturday evening when Paul Clement’s Swans provide the opposition.
The side from south Wales are scrapping for survival, but their bid to preserve their Premier League status suffered a setback last weekend as Clement’s charges suffered a damaging defeat against Hull City at KCOM Stadium.
Swansea have won just two of their last 13 Premier League matches away from home and Betway offer 23/10 (3.30) that the visitors buck the trend by coming out on top of this crucial clash, while the same firm go 6/5 (2.20) that Bournemouth bag back-to-back Premier League victories and claim the spoils from Saturday’s showdown; the odds compilers offer 12/5 (3.40) that the match ends all square.
There have been more than two goals scored in 17 of Swansea’s last 19 Premier League matches – including in 10 of their last 11 top flight fixtures away from home.
Furthermore, there have been more than two goals scored in nine of Bournemouth’s last 12 Premier League games, with at least four goals having been scored in five of the Cherries’ last eight league fixtures on home turf.
Betway’s 8/11 (1.73) quote for at least three goals to be scored here, therefore, appears to offer decent value, while the 4/7 (1.57) quote for goals to be scored at both ends, whilst skinny, could be a solid selection.
With so much at stake for both clubs, these sides will surely be pushing for victory and that means that there is every chance that Saturday’s match will be another open and entertaining tussle between two teams who have been involved in a number of goal-laden games of late.
The 8/11 (1.73) quote for more than two goals to be scored, therefore, could provide punters with a path to profit ahead of Saturday’s crunch clash.