Bournemouth are desperate for points as they prepare to face their South Coast rivals Brighton at Vitality Stadium on Friday night.
The Cherries are without a point this season and currently sit second-from-bottom in the league. The combined striking talent of Jermain Defoe, Joshua King and Benik Afobe has failed to find the net, and Cherries’ only goal this season was scored by Charlie Daniels in the 2-1 defeat to Manchester City. In their last fixture, they were comfortably beaten 3-0 at Arsenal, but manager Eddie Howe would be hoping for a much better performance from his players on Friday.
Meanwhile, the Seagulls will come in to the game high on confidence after registering the first Premier League win in the history of the club last weekend. Seagulls are undefeated in their last two games, and last weekend, they defeated West Brom 3-1 at home to take their point-tally to four. Ahead of the trip to Bournemouth, they are placed 14th in the league table. The Seagulls started their season with two successive defeats, but their performances in the last two games must have given manager Chris Hughton a boost for the season ahead.
Last time, these two sides faced each other in the league was during the 2014-15 Championship season. The Cherries completed a double over their opponents and won the corresponding game 3-2.
Bournemouth vs Brighton – Match Facts
The hosts are unbeaten in their last six league meetings with their opponents.
The Cherries have scored only one goal this season while the Seagulls failed to score in their opening three games.
The Seagulls are yet to win an away game in Premier League.
Bournemouth vs Brighton – Team News
The hosts will be without Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser for the game while Junior Stanislas and Adam Federici are doubts.
The visitors will be without the likes of Beram Kayal, Sam Baldock, Steve Sidwell and Isaiah Brown for the short trip to Dean Court.
Bournemouth vs Brighton – Match Odds
The Cherries are favourites to win the game at 6/5 odds. Eddie Howe’s side are pointless this season, but they were impressive at home against City, and we are backing them to get the better of Seagulls on Friday. You can get the best odds for our prediction at PaddyPower.
A draw is available at 12/5 odds while an away win can get you up to 14/5 odds.
Bournemouth vs Brighton – Correct Score Odds
A 1-1 draw is the most likely result at 6/1 odds. However, we are backing a 2-1 home win as our betting prediction. You can back our betting tip at the best odds of 9/1 at Bet365.
Bournemouth vs Brighton – Anytime Goalscorer Odds
Joshua King is the favourite to score at 15/8 odds while Benik Afone is available at 11/5 odds. For the visitors, Glenn Murray is available at 5/2 odds.
In our preview, we are backing Afobe to find the net. You can visit PaddyPower for the best odds on our prediction.
Bournemouth vs Brighton – Over/Under 2.5 Goals Odds
We are going for more than 2.5 goals in the game as our prediction. You can get the best odds of 23/10 for our betting tip at Coral.