Bournemouth vs. Tottenham Hotspur Prediction, 7/9/20
Embroiled in a battle for survival in the Premier League, 19th-placed Bournemouth will be hoping to end a five-game skid while hosting 8th-placed Tottenham Hotspur, who are fighting for a place in Europe. Kick-off - at 13:00 PM ET on Thursday, July 9.
Bournemouth Lose Another One
The losing skid of Bournemouth extended to five Premier League games and eight in the league on the road after the team dropped a 5-2 decision against in-form Manchester United away at Old Trafford on Saturday. The Cherries opened the scoring in both halves (Junior Stanislas and Joshua King - the marksmen), only for the hosts to reply with three and two strikes in the first and second frames respectively. Bournemouth is winless in eight successive EPL fixtures (D1 L7), currently sitting 19th in the standings with a W7 D6 L20 record, on level points with 18th-placed Aston Villa, four points below safety.
English striker Callum Wilson is back from a two-match suspension, leading his team with eight league markers. Goalie Aaron Ramsdale, meanwhile, sits 2nd in the EPL with 113 saves. He has collected four clean sheets in 32 games this season and allows a goal every 51 minutes of play. Bournemouth has netted the 4th lowest quantity of goals during the ongoing campaign (32) while taking the 4th lowest number of shots per game (10.1). The team is 13th in both ball possession (46.5%) and passing accuracy (76.4%).
Tottenham Hotspur Edges Everton
A second win in the last three matches (W2 L1) was on the cards for Tottenham Hotspur, who edged out Everton with a count of 1-0 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Monday. Neither team particularly excelled during the matchup, with Spurs controlling the ball 52% of the time, outshooting the visitors by a single attempt (12-11), with an own-goal by the Toffees, redirecting Giovani Lo Celso’s strike into the net in the 24th minute, proving all the difference. The victory gave manager Jose Mourinho his 200th Premier League win, as Tottenham have moved to the 8th place in the standings (W13 D9 L11), chasing the top-seven by two points, but with a game in hand.\r\n
English striker Harry Kane tops Spurs’ scoring table with 13 Premier League markers, having netted twice in his past three appearances. Goalie Hugo Lloris, meanwhile, resides 16th in the league with 64 saves. He has recorded four clean sheets in 16 contests during the current campaign and gives up a goal every 75 minutes on average. Tottenham are 6th in most goals scored this season (52), 10th in most shots delivered per game (12.1), 8th in ball possession (52.2%), and 7th in passing accuracy (81.4%).
Currently spending their fifth season in England’s top tier, Bournemouth is enduring the worst of times, having already dropped 20 decisions during the rolling year - the most they have in any of their Premier League campaigns. With five contests left and relegation looming, expect a desperate team to step it up a notch. The Cherries don’t have a particularly good EPL record against Tottenham Hotspur (W1 D1 L7). But neither do Spurs when playing on the road this season. Tottenham have managed to win just three of their 16 travels in the league during the ongoing campaign (W3 D6 L7), triumphing in just one of seven road games in other competitions (W1 D3 L3).
Bournemouth Double Chance (Win or Draw) (-110)