Bournemouth vs Leeds
English Premier League
Date: 30 April 2023, Sunday
Kick-off at 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: Vitality Stadium (Bournemouth).
Bournemouth made another massive step towards securing the top-flight survival on Thursday night when they dispatched direct relegation rivals Southampton 0-1 away at St. Mary’s Stadium.
Dominic Solanke and Marcus Tavernier combined for the game’s lone goal five minutes after the break to give the Cherries their third win in the last four league rounds.
Gary O’Neil’s troops are now seven points above the red zone and they will not return to the Championship football next season unless something miraculous happens in the final five games of the campaign.
The Cherries will have a chance to officially confirm their place in the elite with a win over Leeds in another six-pointer on Sunday afternoon at Vitality Stadium.
The Peacocks are in a much more complicated situation as they sit just one point above Leicester City in the danger area.
They’ve just shared spoils with the Foxes in a 1-1 stalemate on Tuesday evening at Elland Road. Head coach Javi Gracia can’t be satisfied with the defensive display his men have put up once again, allowing their counterparts an xG higher than 2 goals on the occasion.
Leeds’ defense has been all over the place this month as the team have conceded five goals to Crystal Palace and six goals to Liverpool along the way.
We have seen goals at both ends in each of Leeds’ previous eight affairs in the Premier League and we are by no means confident in them keeping things quiet defensively this weekend in Dorset.
Bournemouth vs Leeds Head-to-head
- Leeds will rely on tradition going into this tie as they have won six of seven head to head matches against the Cherries.
- Their positive streak includes this term’s 4-3 victory in November last year at Elland Road.
- The Over 2.5 goals FT & Both Teams To score bet lanced in four of the previous five head to head outings between Bournemouth and Leeds.
Bournemouth vs Leeds Prediction
Bournemouth have shown much more mature football than their counterparts of late and we have to consider them favorites to get the job done in their own backyard on Sunday.
The home win is well worth backing at the 2.55 odds, while we will alternatively take the 2.75 odds offered for Dominic Solanke to find the back of the net past the leaky Leeds’ defense.
Bournemouth vs Leeds Betting Tips
Bournemouth to win @ 2.55 (31/20)
Dominic Solanke to score anytime @ 2.75 (7/4) odd.