Bournemouth vs Middlesbrough Odds – Saturday 22nd April 2017 – 15:00
Bournemouth are 5/6 with the draw at 5/2 and Boro are 16/5
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Bournemouth welcome Middlesbrough to the Vitality Stadium in another Premier League match, with both sides looking to recover.
Eddie Howe’s side come into this match on the back of a 4-0 defeat against Tottenham at White Hart Lane.
The Cherries were utterly outclassed by their North London counterparts, who moved to within four points of Chelsea.
Moussa Dembele (16) opened the scoring for Tottenham early in the first half, with the midfielder scoring a rare goal.
Heung-Min Son continued his fine recent scoring record (19), with his third goal in two matches.H Kane
Harry Kane scored his first goal after his injury lay off (48), before Vincent Janssen added to his tally late on (90+2).
Cherries In Mixed Form
Bournemouth come into this match on the back of successive defeats, given the calibre of opponents it comes as no surprise though.
Defeats against Chelsea and Tottenham were to be expected, but the manner of both defeats will annoy Howe.
Bournemouth will be looking to better those results, with Middlesbrough struggling at the foot of the table.
The Cherries come into the match in 16th place in the Premier League, they have collected 35 points from their 33 games.
Bournemouth go into this match as the favourites, with Middlesbrough form of late informing the odds.
The Cherries will need a win here, it will go a long way to securing their place in the Premier League for another season.
Bournemouth will be looking to register only their second ever win against Middlesbrough.
Middlesbrough come into this match in poor form, although they have an excellent account of themselves in the 2-1 defeat against Arsenal.
Boro fell behind courtesy of an excellent free kick from Alexis Sanchez (42), although Brad Guzan’s positioning of the wall was questionable.
Alvaro Negredo (50) equalised for the hosts just five minutes after the restart, after more terrible defending from Arsenal.
Daniel Ayala had a golden chance to head Middlesbrough in front soon after, but he was unable to find a way past Cech.
They were ultimately made to pay, with Sanchez turning provider, Ramsey chesting down and Ozil (71) smashing into the bottom corner for 2-1.
Certainties For The Drop
Boro have struggled since the turn of the year, they are yet to register a win in 2017 and their recent record is poor.
They have lost four of their last six matches, picking up just two points from a possible 18 available.
Middlesbrough remain six points from safety, with just six games remaining they are one of the favourites to be relegated.
They put in a much-improved performance against Arsenal, but they still have to find a way to score goals.
Middlesbrough come into this match as underdogs, with their poor form this calendar year informing the odds.
Boro will be looking to register their first win this year, it may be too little, too late in terms of avoiding relegation now.
Middlesbrough will be looking to register only their second win against Bournemouth in five meetings.
Both teams are 8/11 on to score. The first goalscorer odds for Bournemouth are Joshua King at 9/2 with Benik Afobe at 11/2. For Middlesbrough, Alvaro Negredo is at 13/2 with Rudy Gestede at 7/1.
The last time that these two sides met Middlesbrough won 2-0 and the odds of the same result are 22/1.
Bournemouth vs Middlesbrough Odds
Tip 1 – King to score first @ 9/2
Tip 2 – 2-2 draw @ 14/1