Bournemouth v Wolverhampton Wanderers Betting Preview: Latest odds, team news, tips and predictions

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Saturday, February 23, 2019


Dean Court

Punter's Pick

This is actually a difficult one to call but we feel that with Wolves’ excellent form, it may be worth backing them for victory via the ‘Draw No Bet’ market. Bet365 are currently offering 4/5 on a Wolves victory, where the bet will be voided and the punter will get their money back if the game results in a draw.

Bournemouth welcome Wolves to the Vitality Stadium and The Cherries will be looking at finishing the season strongly after a highly inconsistent run which has seen them win just four out of their last 18 games in all competitions. Wolves on the other hand have been one of the surprise packages of the season and have excelled under Nuno Espirito Santo. They have gone seven games unbeaten in all competitions, winning five of those games in the process.

Eddie Howe would have been happy with the start Bournemouth had made to the season, losing just twice in their first 13 games in all competitions. However the team have consistently been stringing back to back defeats throughout the season, coupled with occasional moments of brilliance such as the 4-0 victory over Chelsea. This has been their core frustration as the team is capable of playing entertaining football, but too often get found out whilst always trying to play on the front foot.

Wolves however have managed to build a solid foundation from defence and become a difficult opponent to play against and beat. They have however managed to ensure there is an element of flair and killer instinct through their playmakers Joao Moutinho and Ruben Neves and the finishing skills of Raul Jimenez and Diogo Jota. This has enabled them to sit comfortably in seventh place with a view to cracking the top six next season.

In team news, Bournemouth will be without star striker Callum Wilson and David Brooks. Junior Stanislas also faces a late fitness test to see if he has recovered from a thigh problem. The Cherries will be able to welcome back Charlie Daniels and right back Nathaniel Clyne, who was ineligible against his parent club Liverpool last time out.

Wolves will be boosted by the news of Diogo Jota being made available for selection, having recovered from a dead leg last time out. Matt Doherty is also set to feature alongside Ruben Neves, who was a substitute in last week’s performance.

In the reverse fixture this season, Wolves ran out 2-0 winners at Molineux, with Raul Jimenez and Ivan Cavaleiro both registering. Nuno Espirito Santo will be confident that his side can repeat the trick given Bournemouth’s poor form and the fact they are missing their main striking talent in Callum Wilson.

Bournemouth however have not lost at home against any team outside the top six for a few years and their home form is what has kept them away from relegation danger. Eddie Howe will be hoping that his team can kickstart a strong finish to the season and finish in the top half come the end of the season.

Punter's Pick

This is actually a difficult one to call but we feel that with Wolves’ excellent form, it may be worth backing them for victory via the ‘Draw No Bet’ market. Bet365 are currently offering 4/5 on a Wolves victory, where the bet will be voided and the punter will get their money back if the game results in a draw.

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