Bournemouth vs Chelsea – Prediction, and Match Preview
Bournemouth vs Chelsea – After a run of four victories in the previous five league games, Bournemouth climbed into a point tie with Chelsea for 12th place in the Premier League rankings.
When the Cherries defeated the struggling Leeds United by four goals six days ago, they dispelled any lingering doubts about their ability to compete in the top division the next year.
Since few analysts had projected the Cherries to stay up in such a close race in the bottom half, Gary O’Neil may be proud of the work he has done with this group of players.
As strange as it may sound, Bournemouth will have a great opportunity to maintain their excellent record when they play Chelsea in the 35th round of the competition on Saturday afternoon.
After nine straight losses, the visitors will enter the match in a very different frame of mind.
They’ve drawn two games and lost seven, and on Tuesday night, a 3-1 loss to Arsenal in a different competition marked their sixth straight loss overall.
Frank Lampard’s situation has gotten worse because they have dropped their last three games by a combined score of at least two goals.
There is simply nothing to suggest a promising scenario for Lampard and his team this weekend in Dorset, as Chelsea have only managed two goals in their last eight games.
Bournemouth vs Chelsea – Betting Analysis
Prior to the 15th matchup versus Bournemouth, Chelsea is ahead of the overall head-to-head tie by 5 victories. The Blues have faced Bournemouth on the road six times in the past, winning four, drawing one, and losing one.
This season, the Blues defeated Bournemouth 2-0 at Stamford Bridge. In each of their last three head-to-head encounters with the Cherries, Chelsea scored at least two goals.
In its last nine games across all competitions, Chelsea has suffered seven losses and two draws. We just cannot consider them as favorites on Saturday at Vitality Stadium because the team’s chemistry is at the lowest possible level.
We will support the home win or draw double chance choice at the 1.72 odds since the Cherries have won four of the last five Premier League games. Dominic Solanke to score anytime for the hosts is another option that offers excellent value at 3.25 odds.
What are the best odds for this match?
Looking at the betting prices for the match in the win-draw-win market, staking on Bournemouth is available for 12/5, betting on a drawn result is 13/5 and staking on a win for Chelsea can be had at 6/5. These are the best of the returns offered at present.
Bournemouth vs Chelsea – Head-to-Head
Our Prediction: Home Win or Draw