Bournemouth vs Swansea City
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 18th March 2017
Kick off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Vitality Stadium.
Eddie Howe experienced huge troubles with his defensive line which has been the main reason for the poor streak Bournemouth has had lately.
The team, however, managed to bounce back winning their first game in 2017 last weekend when they saw off West Ham United 3-2 on the home pitch.
The Cherries will have a nice chance to make it two on the trot this Saturday when they host the relegation strugglers Swansea City.
Bournemouth miraculously managed to save a point against in-form Manchester United against all odds two weeks ago. The Cherries even had a man down through the entire second half, but they managed to hold on to a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford.
This has obviously given them the wings to claim the super important victory over West Ham which keeps the team in the safe zone and away from the relegation scrap.
Joshua King stole the show completing his first hat-trick in Bournemouth’s shirt. The Norwegian striker has been in a magnificent form lately netting five goals in last three matches.
Swansea City are three points behind the Cherries and they should not allow a defeat which would push them into the relegation zone once again.
The only Welsh side in the competition has been super easy to break down, much like the Cherries.
Truth be told, the Swans had a pretty tough schedule facing Liverpool, man City and Chelsea in three of their last four away fixtures, which have all seen the option of both teams scoring.
AFC Bournemouth vs Swansea City: Head to head
AFC Bournemouth lead the head to head tie by two wins thanks to back-to-back victories over the Swans in 2016.
The Cherries scored three goals in each of the mentioned matches. Afobe, Fraser and King were on target in a demolishing 0-3 win for Eddie Howe’s side in the last day of 2016.
AFC Bournemouth vs Swansea City: Prediction
It will need a miracle to happen for this match to end with low number of goals. Both teams have plenty of holes to be exploited at the back and we do not doubt that this match will see both teams on the score-sheet.
The hosts are somewhat closer to claiming the victory, but we’d be nuts not to take advantage of the high-value 8/5 odds offered on the red-hot Joshua King to score anytime.
AFC Bournemouth vs Swansea City: Bet Tips
Over 2.5 goals & BTTS is the first pick offered at the odds of 20/21.
Joshua King is 8/5 to score anytime.