Dean Court

11/03/2018 | 4:00 pm

Tottenham Hotspur


Dean Court

11/03/2018 | 4:00 pm

In a sentence:  Spurs head to the south coast feeling a little sick after seeing their Champions League hopes go up in smoke, but at least they know they have it in their own hands to have another crack at it next season with league form strong – for Bournemouth, safety is almost assured with a free-flowing game expected at the Vitality.

Last time: The Lilywhites came away from Bournemouth with a point after an uneventful draw at the Vitality in October 2016. More action is certainly expected this time.

This time: Bournemouth are 5/1 to win with Tottenham at 1/2 and the draw 10/3.

You might remember: In a 2015 Premier League clash, Spurs ran riot at the Vitality as a Harry Kane hat-trick was the basis of a 5-1 Lilywhites win. Moussa Dembele and Erik Lamela were the other two scorers for Spurs after Matt Ritchie had put the Cherries in the lead in the first minute.

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Betting Tips & Predictions

Harry Kane was unable to get the better of Giorgio Chiellini as Tottenham were dumped out of the Champions League by Juventus, but he’s still the Premier League’s joint-top scorer

Champions League defeat for Spurs was a blow but now it is back to the bread and butter of Premier League action this Sunday. How Tottenham react against Bournemouth will be a telling feature as to how the remainder of the season pans out, but do not expect the Cherries to roll out the red carpet. Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe has worked wonders yet again and looks like he will keep the Cherries up for another crack at top flight life.

Bournemouth are 5/1 to win and for a side that have a 36% home win rate this season, it may be worth a look. Although the Cherries have never beaten Tottenham home or away in the Premier League era, now might be the time as Spurs heads are currently hanging low.

Tottenham are 1/2 to win and it is easy to see why that will see plenty of action. Spurs have won five of the last six meetings between the two with the only other result being a draw. Two of those victories came at the Vitality so much depends on the attitude of the away side.

The draw is 10/3 and that will certainly suit the home team where any points are valuable. However, neither side have been draw specialists this season meaning a victor is a more likely scenario.

Over 3.5 goals is 11/8 and if there is one thing these two provide when they meet up, it is plenty of goalmouth action. In three of the last six encounters between the two, four or more goals have been scored and that looks like occurring once again.

A goal to be scored before the 25 minute mark is 5/6 and that looks real value. In three of the last five games that exact scenario has occurred and twice a goal has been scored in the first minute.

Match Summary


Look out for:

Goals. The Cherries have scored six in their last four while Spurs have found the back of the net a healthy 10 times in their last four in all competitions. Both teams to score in the first half is 3/1 and with a history of fast starts between the pair, it could be a very profitable opening 45 minutes.


We fancy:

Tottenham to win and both teams to score at 15/8, and that could be the bet of the day. Despite the blow of their midweek Champions League loss against Juventus, Tottenham’s record against the Cherries and recent league form makes them a daunting prospect for anyone to face.


It’s a long shot, but:

Tottenham to win 5-1 is 40/1, and why not at that price? They did it at the Vitality in 2015 and with Harry Kane seeking to break his own goalscoring record for a season, few would be surprised to see a wounded Spurs romp home to another three points.

Written by Ian Waterhouse

Ian Waterhouse is a sports, fitness and betting writer with extensive experience in all sectors of the gambling industry. When he’s not trawling through the odds, you’ll probably find Ian on the golf course – probably the bunker!