Bournemouth vs West Ham
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 19 January 2019
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Vitality Stadium (Bournemouth).
Bournemouth and West Ham come into Saturday’s 23rd round tie at Vitality in completely opposite moods following last week performance.
The Hammers finally managed to keep things quiet at the back and they did it against nobody else but Arsenal.
Unai Emery’s men thus failed to find the net for the first time since the opening Matchday which is why we have to praise Manuel Pellegrini’s troops’ defensive efforts seven days ago.
The job at the other end was done by Irish youngster Declan Rice who only got his maiden goal of the season in 19th appearance. His superb finish came after a nice delivery from Samir Nasri three minutes after the interval.
West Ham were very dangerous in the final third during the entire course of the game as Marko Arnnautovic, Felipe Anderson and Samir Nasri were all close when the affair was goalless.
The Hammers thus made it back-to-back clean sheet wins following the FA Cup 2-0 success against Birmingham City.
Can they keep it going against struggling AFC Bournemouth on Saturday?
Bournemouth vs West Ham: Head-to-head
We should really see goals here at Vitality judging by the history of heads to head games between these two likes.
Six of past seven head to head affairs saw goals scored at both ends.
AFC Bournemouth clinched a 1-2 victory when two teams met each other at the start of the season in mid-August.
The Cherries are unbeaten in past four ties with the Hammers.
Bournemouth vs West Ham: Prediction
Bournemouth fell down to 12th place after yet another failure on Sunday when they lost 2-0 to Everton away at Goodison.
Eddie Howe’s men just failed to create up front without their key man and top scorer Callum Wilson. The striker is injured and he should not be ready to make the start against the Hammers either.
Bournemouth lost seven, drew one and won one of past nine outings across competitions. They conceded two or more goals in all of past five affairs.
It will be the music to the ears of recovered Arnautovic, Anderson & company who should have plenty of space to keep their strong spell of form going here at Vitality.
The value is huge with West Ham not to lose at the 1.60 odds, while you can also try with the visitors to score two or more goals on the day at 2.20.
Bournemouth vs West Ham: Bet Tips
West Ham or Draw @ 1.60 (3/5)
West Ham Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.20 (6/5).