AFC Bournemouth v Chelsea Preview

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Bet365 - £200 Matched Bonus Bets for New Customers Registering an AccountEnglish Premiership action Saturday evening comes from the Vitality Stadium and features AFC Bournemouth versus Chelsea.

View our Betting Preview, Tips, Predictions and Match Odds for the game which can be seen Live on BT Sports 1 High Definition with a scheduled 17:30pm (BST) Kick Off Time.

AFC Bournemouth v Chelsea Preview, Premiership, 8th April 2017

AFC Bournemouth head into this game having had a very average season so far and currently occupy13th position in the league table with 35pts having secured 10 wins, 5 draws and 16 defeats from their 31 matches played.

However at the moment the club does look on track to avoid a relegation fight for survival as they are currently 7pts clear of Swansea City who occupy the third and final relegation place.

The hosts head into this game having picked up 9pts points from their last five league matches played and have remained unbeaten in all of them, so the confidence of the players will be high despite the difficult task at hand and I do expect AFC Bournemouth to provide Chelsea with a tough test come Saturday evening.

Chelsea head into the game having had an excellent season so far and already have one hand firmly planted on the premiership league title as they lead the way at the top of the league table with 72pts having secured an impressive 23 wins, 3 draws and 4 defeats from their 30 matches played.

The visitors have picked up 12pts from their last five league matches played, but did suffer a defeat at home against Crystal Palace a couple of weeks ago that does seem to show that there is some cracks starting to appear as the pressure mounts and it will be interesting to see how they cope with that in this one, going up against a well organised side in AFC Bournemouth.

AFC Bournemouth Team News :

Bournemouth midfielder Dan Gosling is rated as only 50/50 because of a knee injury. Ryan Fraser comes back into contention for a starting place after his substitute appearance at Liverpool, but Andrew Surman is out with a knee problem.

Winger Junior Stanislas has been carrying a groin injury, while defender Tyrone Mings serves out his five-match suspension for a stamp on Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Forward Callum Wilson, goalkeeper Adam Federici and defender Rhoys Wiggins all continue their recoveries from knee injuries.

(Team news courtesy of Sky Sports)

Chelsea Team News :

The visitors have almost a full squad available for this game and have been given a boost by news that Victor Moses could be available for a return after missing the last two games with a toe injury.

(Team news courtesy of Sky Sports)

AFC Bournemouth v Chelsea Head to Head Statistics:

Saturday’s evening game from the Vitality Stadium will become only the 4th meeting between the two clubs over the years, of which Bournemouth have won 1 time overall with 0 of those victories having came with home advantage.

Chelsea have managed to secure 2 victories overall with 1 of those having came away from home, but with these two clubs having played so few games against each other, these statistics are yet to really show a pattern.

As we can see from our head to head to head statistics table shown below, the last five recent meetings shows Chelsea with a slight advantage having won 2 times, compared to AFC Bournemouth who have won just the once.

08/04/17 PRL AFC Bournemouth – Chelsea
– : –
26/12/16 PRL Chelsea – AFC Bournemouth 3 : 0
23/04/16 PRL AFC Bournemouth – Chelsea
1 : 4
05/12/15 PRL Chelsea – AFC Bournemouth
0 : 1

Previous Average Goals Per Game Statistics

9 Goals have been scored in the previous 3 meetings between the two clubs and this provides us with an overall average goals per game statistic of 3.00.

5 of those Goals have came in the 1 previous matches played at the Vitality Stadium and this generates us an average goal scoring statistic of 5.00.

Based on both sets of data shown above it does seem to suggest that this game should see at least a few goals scored and the betting market Total Goals Scored Over 2.5 looks a good option for this game.

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AFC Bournemouth v Chelsea Recent Form All Competitions (Left to Right)

AFC Bournemouth: D W W D D

Chelsea: W W W L W

Chelsea have a clear advantage on the recent form statistics having won four and lost one of their previous five matches played in all competitions, compared to AFC Bournemouth who have won two and drawn three of their previous five matches played.

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AFC Bournemouth v Chelsea Match Betting Odds Market

AFC Bournemouth are in good form at the moment and will fancy their chances of causing a big upset in this game with home advantage and look good value at their current best price of 11/2 with Bet365 – Receive £200 Matched Bonus Bets for New Customers Registering an Account.

The Draw is a current a best price of 3/1 with with with BetFred – Bet £10 & Receive £30 Free Bets for New Customers Registering an Account and although none of the previous three matches between the two clubs have finished all square, some would argue that one is definitely overdue.

Chelsea can take another step closer to securing the premiership league title in this game and I expect plenty of people will be getting on the visitors to win this game at their current best odds of 8/13 with BetVictor – Bet £10 & Receive £60 Free Bets & Spins when Registering a New Account.

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AFC Bournemouth v Chelsea Match Predictions, Banker Tips & First Goal Scorer Bets

AFC Bournemouth probably only need another 6pts to guarantee them premiership football next season and with the club in good form at the moment and unbeaten in their last five league matches, they certainly have a chance of causing a big upset in this game, especially with home advantage and a packed out Vitality Stadium fully behind them.

Chelsea are on the brink of securing their 6th premiership league title and 3pts from this game would certainly take them another step closer to achieving that come Saturday evening.

However with their defeat a couple of weeks ago at home against Crystal Palace, there are some that are beginning to see the pressure showing on the players and if they were to lose this game and Spurs win there match, then this title race would be blown wide open again.

Onto some predictions then and my Banker Free Tip for this game is going to be for Both Teams to Score & Chelsea to Win as if we look at the previous three encounters between the two sides, we see that Chelsea are certainly the more dominant team, but AFC Bournemouth have managed to score in two of those three games, which makes this tip certainly worth getting on at great odds.

My First Goalscorer Free Tip for this game will be for AFC Bournemouth striker Joshua King to Score the 1st Goal of the Game as with him being AFC Bournemouth’s top goalscorer this season with 12, he will be relishing the chance to put one past the current premiership leaders.

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