Bournemouth v Leicester Preview | Football Betting Tips

Bournemouth v Leicester Preview | Football Betting Tips

by 26th August 2015

Bournemouth v Leicester Match Preview, Betting Odds And Tips

Bournemouth 23/20 – Draw 12/5 – Leicester 23/10
Odds shown are from William Hill and are subject to change

Bournemouth hosts Leicester at the Goldsands Stadium in the Premier League on Saturday, as the visitors look to continue their good start to the campaign.
Bournemouth secured their first ever Premier League victory last time out in the top-flight, winning 4-3 at West Ham. It was a game to remember for last season’s top scorer Callum Wilson, as he grabbed a hat-trick.
In truth the Cherries deserved their victory at the Boleyn Ground and Eddie Howe’s team have probably been unfortunate not to have picked-up more points this season. Their first win and performance at West Ham will increase the confidence of everybody connected with the Dorset club.
Leicester have enjoyed a very encouraging start to their Premier League campaign, picking up two wins and a draw so far this season. Last time out the Foxes drew 1-1 with Tottenham at the King Power Stadium.
The side from the Midlands have one of the in-form players in the top-flight in Riyad Mahrez, who has now scored four goals in three top-flight appearances this season. The Algerian winger scored in the Spurs game and will be looking to add to his goal tally in this clash.

Facts And Figures

Leicester and Bournemouth have never met in the top-flight.
In fact the two teams have only ever met twice in other divisions, with the Foxes winning both of the games.
Leicester won the only game against the Cherries at Dean Court, with a 1-0 victory in 2014 when the Foxes were promoted to the top-flight from the Championship.
Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe has a terrible record against the Foxes, losing on five out of the six occasions he has faced the side from the Midlands and drawing the other game.
Leicester are currently on an unbeaten run of seven games in the Premier League.

Bournemouth v Leicester Team News

The home side have only one injury problem in the shape of midfielder Harry Arter, who is doubtful with a groin strain. Howe could pick the same starting line-up from the West Ham game after his team produced such a good attacking display in the capital.
Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri has a near fully-fit squad to choose from for this clash, with injured midfielder Matty James the only absentee. The Foxes Italian boss Ranieri has so far not lived up to his reputation as ‘The Tinkerman’ in his opening games and he could field an unchanged starting line-up in this one.

Possible Bournemouth line-up: Boruc, Francis, Elphick, Cook, Daniels, Ritchie, O’Kane, Surman, Gradel, Wilson, King

Possible Leicester line-up: Schmeichel, De Laet, Morgan, Huth, Schlupp, Mahrez, King, Drinkwater, Albrighton, Vardy, Okazaki

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Bournemouth v Leicester Prediction

Leicester have started the campaign in good style, but that win against West Ham will have given the Bournemouth players and fans a big lift. I can see the Cherries gaining a point from this clash.
Another shrewd punt would be to go for the both sides to score, as both teams play open attacking football. The Cherries did not score in their first two Premier League games, but look to have found their feet in front of goal following that West Ham victory.

Our Big Match Tip

Our big match tip on the Premier League clash between Bournemouth and Leicester is to back the draw at 12/5 with William Hill.