AFC Bournemouth vs West Bromwich Albion
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 17 March 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK
Venue: Vitality Stadium (Bournemouth).
West Bromwich Albion are sinking deeper and deeper with each new Matchday and the streak of seven straight losses in all competitions sees them sit at the very foot of the Premier League standings miles away from the safe zone. Alan Pardew’s men have suffered another disaster last Saturday when they grabbed an early lead only to concede four goals later on against Leicester City at The Hawthorns.
Can The Baggies force at least a glimmer of hope on Saturday when they travel to Vitality Stadium to take on AFC Bournemouth? The hosts have also been struggling for results lately and they are winless in last four league ties mainly thanks to the lack of meticulousness at the back. The Cherries have shipped 11 goals in last four league fixtures and they will come into this off the back of a demolishing 1-4 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur last Sunday at Vitality.
However, it was only the first home defeat in six matches for Eddie Howe’s men who have been pretty inspired in the final third recently at Vitality. Before the mentioned failure against the Spurs, the Cherries have win three and drawn two of last five league ties in front of the home fans netting two or more goals in all games in the process. Team’s top scorer Callum Wilson has recovered from the injury and he made appearances in last two league affairs against Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur. The match against the rock-bottomed side should give him a nice chance to instill some confidence into him and add to his seven-goal tally in this term of the Premier League.
AFC Bournemouth vs West Bromwich Albion: Head-to-head
AFC Bournemouth have the chance to make it all square at 4 wins apiece ahead of their 9th H2H encounter with WBA.
The Cherries have picked up 2 wins and only 1 defeat in 4 home meetings against the Baggies.
Five of last seven H2H ties have seen both teams in the scoreline.
AFC Bournemouth vs West Bromwich Albion: Prediction
We should really witness goals on Saturday at Vitality Stadium given that both teams have been struggling badly to keep things tight at the back lately.
Apart from backing goals at both ends, we’ll shoot for the home win since the Cherries have been pretty impressive in front of the home crowd before the loss to Tottenham Hotspur last weekend.
AFC Bournemouth vs West Bromwich Albion: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.80
AFC Bournemouth to win @ 1.85