AFC Bournemouth vs Preston North End
Date: 1 December 2020, Tuesday
Kick-off 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Vitality Stadium.
Promotion chasing Bournemouth look to bounce back to winning ways when they welcome Preston North End to the Vitality Stadium on Tuesday night.
The Cherries were held to a 2-2 draw by Rotherham on the weekend and missed the chance to go top of the Championship standings with Norwich enduring a similar result against newly promoted Coventry.
Sitting at second in the standings with 27 points, Bournemouth are engaged in a red hot automatic promotion race with the likes of Norwich, Watford, Reading, Bristol City, Swansea and Stoke City, all teams inside a 6 point bubble.
Jason Tindall’s men come to Tuesday’s clash on the back of a four match unbeaten run having won three on the trot before Saturday. They are unbeaten at home in the season bagging 5 wins and 2 draws from 7.
Meantime, Preston lost 1-4 to Watford and continue to struggle at the bottom half of the table. The team have lost 2 on the bounce and 8 of their 14 overall this season.
Preston remains as the second best away team in the league, but they are 18th in the overall standings. This is because they were unbeaten in the first 5 away games with 4 wins and a draw, but the latest two to Rotherham United and the Hornets.
Bournemouth vs Preston Head-to-head
The teams met 8 times in League One between 1999 and 2013 and Bournemouth slightly ahead with 4 wins, but they drew 1 and lost 3.
At home, the record is 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss.
Preston did manage to score in 3 of those four visits to the Dean Court or the Vitality Stadium.
Bournemouth vs Preston Prediction
The Vitality Stadium has been a fortress of the Cherries this season. And with their key players performing at the highest level, Preston could have their work cut out on Tuesday night.
We can also expect a high scoring affair since all expect one of Preston’s away games registered 3 or more goals at the final whistle. Meantime, 3 of the last 4 matches of Bournemouth saw an whooping over 3.5 goals at ft.
Bournemouth vs Preston Betting Tips
Home win @ 1.55 odd
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.90.