Our snapshot previews of both of the televised Premier League games on Saturday, featuring Bournemouth v Spurs at Dean Court and Liverpool v West Brom at Anfield.
Bournemouth v Tottenham
Saturday 22nd October / 12.30pm
|Under 2.5||Total Goals||21/20||Bet365|
|Bournemouth 1-0||Correct Score||14/1||Bet365|
|Callum Wilson (ew)||First Goalscorer||13/2||Paddy Power|
After losing their season opener here at Dean Court (1-3 to Man Utd), the Cherries have won 3 consecutive home games, including a 6-1 demolition of Hull last week.
We’ll also suggest backing the hosts on the ‘Double Chance’ market at best odds of 7/8 with Unibet, whereby you collect should they win or draw this game.
Eddie Howe’s side have only conceded one goal in those last 3 homes games and we can see this being a low scoring affair (Spurs have conceded just 3 in 4 away games).
Thus, we suggest backing Under 2.5 Goals at 21/20 – only 2 of Tottenham’s 8 league games this season have seen 3 or more goals and they’ve drawn 1-1 three times.
Finally, back Callum Wilson each-way to score the first goal at best odds of 13/2 with Paddy Power – he has scored in three of Bournemouth’s last five matches.
Liverpool v West Brom
Saturday 22nd October / 5.30pm
|Under 2.5||Total Goals||4/3||Unibet|
|Liverpool 1-0||Correct Score||13/2||Bet365|
|Liverpool 2-0||Correct Score||6/1||Bet365|
|Philippe Coutinho||To Score From Outside Penalty Box||11/2||Unibet|
The Reds struggled against Jose Mourinho’s overwhelmingly negative tactics here on Monday, but their usual high octane game should be too much for WBA.
Indeed, the Baggies are as big as 12/1 with Bet365 to win at Anfield, with the draw at 5/1 and the hosts no bigger than 3/10.
But this could be another low scoring game – West Brom have conceded just 4 goals in 4 away games this season, so we like odds of 4/3 with Unibet on Under 2.5 Goals.
On the same basis we also suggest backing the 1-0 and 2-0 home wins with Bet365, with that refund of losing Correct Score bets on all games that finish 0-0.
Finally, given that West Brom will more than likely defend pretty deeply here, the front players may get frustrated and we may see more shots from outside the area.
Philippe Coutinho is averaging 2.5 shots a game from outside the penalty area and he’s 11/2 with Unibet to score from outside of the box, as he does so regularly.