Goldsands Stadium, Saturday 14th February, 15:00
AFC Bournemouth (Last Starting XI): Boruc; Francis, Cook, Elphick, Daniels; Ritchie, Arter, Surman, Pugh; Kermorgant, Wilson.
Huddersfield Town (Last Starting XI): Smithies; Smith, Hudson, Wallace, Robinson; Scannell, Coady, Butterfield, Bunn; Miller, Vaughan.
Bournemouth’s Form (Last 6 League Games): DWWLWL
Huddersfield Form (Last 6 League Games): LWLWLW
This article is going to look at the betting odds for the game between Bournemouth and Huddersfield.
- Match Odds: Bournemouth 8/15, Draw 3/1, Huddersfield 11/2
Despite Bournemouth being one of the sides setting the pace for the past few months at the top of the Championship table, when comparing them to the other sides fighting for promotion, they struggle to keep clean sheets. They have only kept 2 clean sheets in their last 8 games and their opponents, Huddersfield, have scored in their last 4 games. Therefore, my first tip for this game would be both teams to score.
- Both Teams To Score: 13/20
The hosts have a tendency to get off to a fast start in their home games, taking the lead very early on a regular basis. They broke the deadlock in the 12th minute in their last game against Derby and therefore my next tip would be for the time of the first Bournemouth goal to come in the opening 15 minutes.
- Time of First Bournemouth Goal – 1st to 15th Minute: 3/1
Since signing a new deal in January, Matt Ritchie has scored in three successive home games for the Cherries. He scored his 9th league goal of the season during the week and is the second highest scoring midfielder in the league, behind Middlesbrough’s Grant Leadbitter (11). Therefore, the tip for first goalscorer in this game is Bournemouth’s Ritchie.
- First Goalscorer – Matt Ritchie: 6/1
In the last 5 meetings between these two clubs, there have been 21 goals, averaging out at just over 4 goals per game. In games involving Bournemouth this year, there have been 95 goals, the most in the division and in games involving Huddersfield, there has been 92 goals. When looking at these stats, this game promises plenty of goals and therefore my next tip is for there to be more than 3 goals in this match.
- Total Match Goals – Over 3.5: 13/8
Although Bournemouth are doing so well this year, they sometimes struggle to keep hold of leads. They have dropped a total of 19 points from leading positions with 17 of those coming in front of their own fans at the Goldsands. Because of this, my final tip is for Huddersfield to come from behind to get a result.
- Come from Behind to Win or Draw – Huddersfield: 13/2
(All of the odds in this article were taken from William Hill)
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