Kick-off: 1500, 22/02/2020
Stadium: Turf Moor
Burnley head into Saturday’s Premier League clash with Bournemouth brimming with confidence after picking up 10 points out of a possible 12 over the past month.
The Clarets can also take heart from a fine head-to-head record against the Cherries, having won their last three encounters by an aggregate score of 8-1.
All that makes 23/20 for a home win the way to go with our opening Burnley vs Bournemouth prediction.
A Look At Burnley’s Betting Odds
Burnley are sitting comfortably in mid-table after continuing a recent hot-streak by prevailing 2-1 at Southampton.
Danny Ings cancelled out Ashley Westwood’s early opener at St Mary’s Stadium, but a superb strike by substitute Matej Vydra on the hour mark clinched victory for the Clarets.
Since losing seven of nine league games between the end of November and mid-January, Sean Dyche’s side have rallied impressively.
They beat high-flying Leicester and Manchester United last month, before drawing with Arsenal and then edging out the Saints.
Dyche said: “We had a tough run and there was a lot of noise beginning, but the group never disbanded and the group were together.
“They were like ‘We’re ready and we’ll take it on’, and I think that is another powerful thing about our group.”
The Clarets have been coming on strong in the second period of late, while their next opponents do not tend to flourish after the break.
Looking at the Burnley vs Bournemouth odds, we reckon 3/2 for the hosts to outscore the Cherries in the second half is another solid option.
Last Burnley line-up: Pope, Taylor, Tarkowski, Mee, Bardsley, Cork, McNeil, Hendrick, Westwood, Wood, Rodriguez.
Chris Wood is facing a battle to be fit due to a hamstring injury and could join Ashley Barnes (hernia) on the sidelines.
Midfielder Johann Berg Gudmundsson is available after a hamstring injury, but Matt Lowton (knee) is still definitely out.
A Look At Bournemouth’s Betting Odds
Bournemouth boosted their survival hopes with back-to-back home wins over Brighton and Aston Villa, but then slipped to a 2-1 defeat at Sheffield United.
Callum Wilson put the Cherries ahead at Bramall Lane, but Billy Sharp levelled on the stroke of half-time and John Lundstram grabbed a late decider.
Eddie Howe’s team are just two points above the relegation zone and still have Chelsea, Liverpool, Wolves, Manchester United, Tottenham, Leicester and Manchester City to play this season.
The 42-year-old said: “It’s a challenge we will relish. The attitude and endeavour is there and we still have a great chance with the quality we have in the squad.”
Turf Moor is never an easy place to visit, though, and they have already lost to Burnley at home this term.
Jay Rodriguez grabbed the only goal of the game in the 89th minute that day and is fancied to score last here at 4/1 in our Burnley vs Bournemouth betting tips, while 17/2 for a 2-1 home win also appeals.
Last Bournemouth line-up: Ramsdale, Francis, Ake, Smith, Rico, Gosling, Surman, H Wilson, Fraser, Billing, C Wilson.
Bournemouth will have Jefferson Lerma back from suspension, but David Brooks will not be ready following an ankle injury.
Lloyd Kelly, Arnaut Danjuma and Chris Mepham remain on the sidelines.
Southampton 1-2 BURNLEY – Ashley Westwood, Matej Vydra
Sheff Utd 2-1 BOURNEMOUTH – Callum Wilson
Head-to-head: Bournemouth 0-1 Burnley, Bournemouth 1-3 Burnley, Burnley 4-0 Bournemouth, Burnley 1-2 Bournemouth, Bournemouth 1-2 Burnley
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