Burnley enjoyed a decent campaign in this term of the Premier League, but they kind of ruined the solid impression with the poor streak coming towards the very end of the competition. They’ll enter the last round’s tie with AFC Bournemouth winless in four and off the back of a demolishing 5-0 loss to Arsenal away at Emirates Stadium seven days ago.
Nevertheless, the demolishing loss won’t affect their seventh-place finish, meaning Sean Dyche and his troops will play the Europa League football next term, regardless of the outcome of Sunday’s clash with the Cherries.
The visitors don’t have much to play for either here, but they’ll try and push for the potential top half finish with a three-pointer at Turf Moor and a bit of luck in some other matches on the same day.
Burnley vs Bournemouth: Head-to-head
Burnley were the more successful outfit in the history of head to head meetings with the Cherries.
Clarets won 8 and lost 4 of 18 meetings with AFC Bournemouth.
The Cherries have never won a match at Turf Moor and they have played as many as nine times there so far.
Both teams scored in each of last five head to head encounters.
Burnley came on top when the two sides met in this term of the Premier League, back in late-November last year (1-2 at Vitality Stadium).
Burnley vs Bournemouth: Prediction
The Cherries ended the three-loss streak by beating Swansea City 1-0 last weekend on the home patch. Such result will likely sent the Swans down to the Championship, following the fact the Welsh outfit lost the mid-week’s tie to direct relegation rivals Southampton at Liberty Stadium.
Eddie Howe’s men will thus head into the final day as the form favourites and we see a nice value in backing them to avoid a loss at Turf Moor at the odds of 1.70. Dyche has huge issues with his attacking line given that neither Ashley Barnes nor Chris Wood are expected to be on the pitch from the first minute on Sunday. Also, Burnley won just two of last nine home matches in the league.
Bournemouth are anything but a string side on travels, having lost three and drawn two of last five in the elite class. This is mainly because of the lack of the meticulousness at the back which combined with the most recent H2H trend and the fact the game has no importance for any of two managers suggest we could see both teams on target here.
Burnley vs Bournemouth: Bet Tips
AFC Bournemouth or Draw Double Chance @ 1.70
BTTS @ 1.70.
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