Bournemouth vs Brighton and Hove Albion – predictions and betting tips

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…

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Arsenal vs Bournemouth betting tips and predictions

Arsenal will return to the comforts of home this Saturday following back-to-back defeats on the road. The Gunners will host pointless and bottom-of-table Bournemouth at Emirates Stadium this game week. The Gunners will come into the game on the back of intense scrutiny following their embarrassing 4-0 defeat to Liverpool and also the lack of transfer activity during the window. Arsenal will be aiming for an early goal to settle the nerves as it won’t take long for the atmosphere to get toxic at Emirates. It would be interesting to…

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Bournemouth vs Manchester City predictions and betting tips

Bournemouth have made a terrible start to the new season, and it doesn’t look like getting better any time soon. The Cherries, who have lost their opening two fixtures, will host Manchester City at Vitality Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The South Coast club are yet to score a goal this season, and they must open their goalscoring account against City if they want to get something out of the game. In their last fixture, they lost 2-0 to Watford at home. The Citizens started the season on a bright note…

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AFC Bournemouth vs Watford predictions and betting tips

Bournemouth will look to put first points of the season on board when they host Watford at Vitality Stadium on Saturday. The Cherries lost 1-0 at West Brom on the opening weekend of the season. Meanwhile, the Hornets, who ended the last season with a run of six consecutive defeats, have made an impressive start to life under new manager Marco Silva. The London side pulled up a shock as they held Liverpool to a 3-3 draw in their opening game of the season. The Cherries ended the last season…

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Ibrahivomic to face three-match ban

After admitting to a charge of violent conduct, Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been hit with a three-match suspension, according to the FA’s official website. The striker was involved in a rather nasty incident with Bournemouth left-back Tyrone Mings during the United vs Bournemouth game on Saturday, an incident that saw both parties receive yellows, instead of deserved reds, and another Bournemouth player, Andrew Surman, receive his own marching orders. This suspension means that the Swede, who has scored an impressive 26 goals for the Manchester side already this…

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Arsenal midfielder unsure about future

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, currently on loan at Bournemouth, has refused to give any assurances about his future at the North London club. The England international refused to comment on his future but did say that the opportunity to play regularly would be a top priority for him next season. The 25-year-old’s current deal expires in the summer of 2018 and manager Arsene Wenger has already expressed his desire to offer a new deal to the talented midfielder. He said: “My main focus at the minute is on playing for…

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Bournemouth prepare massive bid for Blues defender and more Chelsea news

Exclusive: Bournemouth stun Chelsea with £18million bid for defender Nathan Ake – move is up to the player https://t.co/YTYsX0VNXX pic.twitter.com/U0F1IPt0r0 — Indy Football (@IndyFootball) January 31, 2017 Bournemouth are preparing a hefty £18M deadline bid for Chelsea defender Nathan Ake. The 21-year-old Dutch defender spent the first half of the season at Bournemouth on loan from Chelsea and impressed manager Eddie Howe with his solid performances at the back. BREAKING: Sky sources: @ChelseaFC interested in signing @s04_en left-back Sead Kolasinac. More on #SSNHQ now. — Sky Sports News HQ (@SkySportsNewsHQ)…

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Arsenal midfielder backed to leave the club

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, currently on loan at Bournemouth, is in the crucial stage of his career. The 24-year-old’s career has been hampered by injuries in recent years, and he had to join the Cherries on a season-long loan in the summer to get regular playing time. It’s the testament to his injury problems that Saturday’s game against Tottenham was the first time he completed 90 minutes in about two years. Now, the question that begs to be to be asked is whether the England international still has a future…

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Wilshere might stay at Bournemouth beyond summer

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Arsenal loanee Jack Wilshere could stay at Bournemouth beyond next summer when his loan move expires, according to Bournemouth chairman Jeff Mostyn. Wilshere, who has consistently struggled with injuries in recent seasons, joined the South Coast club in pursuit of regular playing time this summer. The 24-year-old has already made three league appearances for his new club following his move on the transfer deadline day. He had a forgettable day in the 4-0 defeat against Manchester City, but he was one of the better players on the pitch when the…

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Premier League 2016-17 season preview

The new Premier League season is finally upon us! Time to preview the 2016-17 campaign! Top two It seems the two Manchester clubs will battle for the English football crown this season. Manchester City have Pep Guardiola to coach them and made a couple of excellent signings this summer. Ilkay Gundogan could be gold in City’s midfield, while Leroy Sane adds pace and creativity, and John Stones is made to play in a Guadriola-led team due to his great feet. But can the Citizens play Guardiola football? That’s the big…

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A summer of club record breaking transfer fees paid by Premier League teams

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So far this summer, six English Premier League teams have paid club record transfer fee’s, with the most recent of those being the £89m Manchester United spent to sign Paul Pogba from Juventus. Pogba rejoins United In doing so, Manchester United also set a new world record transfer fee. That previously stood at £85.3m, which was the fee Real Madrid paid Tottenham for Gareth Bale in 2013. Prior to acquring Pogba, United’s record transfer fee which the club paid was £59.7m to Real Madrid for Angel de Maria in August…

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Latest poll has revealed the most hated club in Premier League

Football fans love to hate the opponent clubs. However, some clubs are more hated than others. Manchester Evening News and its sister titles recently organized a poll to find out the most hated club in the Premier League. The poll focussed on the upcoming season in the English top flight and hence included recently promoted sides Burnley, Middlesbrough and Hull City. The results of the poll have now been revealed by MEN. West London club Chelsea has topped the poll for the title of the most hated club in Premier League.…

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Big Liverpool bid revealed, defender set to depart from Anfield

It has been revealed that Liverpool made an unsuccessful bid of £33.4 million for Sporting Lisbon midfielder Joao Mario earlier this summer. Mario’s father João Mário Eduardo has claimed that both Liverpool and Inter Milan have made official bids for his son this summer. Eduardo added that both bids were turned down by Sporting. The Portugal international was one of the standout players for his country in their successful Euro 2016 campaign. The 23-year-old has also attracted interests from Chelsea and Manchester United. Eduardo told Portuguese newspaper Diario de Noticias: “The proposals…

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Five of the best free transfers from the 2015/2016 Premier League Season

English Premier League clubs notoriously spend vast sums of money in the transfer market, with last season representing a prime example of that. Specifically after the 2016 January transfer window closed, it was revealed that Premier League clubs had spent more than £1bn on transfers during a single season for the first time. Whilst the Premier League clubs 2015 summer spending reached £870m, they spent a further £175m during January, to give a total transfer expenditure for the season of £1,045bn. That exceeded the previous record of £965bn, which was…

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Jordan Ibe departs Liverpool, Joe Allen could soon follow

AFC Bournemouth have signed winger Jordan Ibe from Liverpool for a club-record transfer fee of £15 million. The 20-year-old signed a four-year deal with the Cherries after completing his medical on Wednesday and will now fly to Chicago to join the club’s pre-season training camp. Ibe was once considered to be the biggest upcoming talent at Liverpool and was awarded a new five-year deal by the Merseyside club last May. However, he struggled for a regular starting berth following the arrival of Jurgen Klopp at Anfield and was widely tipped…

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Bournemouth busy in the transfer market

One of the major success stories of the Premier League last season, aside from Leicester City winning the title, was the performance of newly promoted Bournemouth. The Cherries comfortably retained their top flight status by finishing in 16th place, whilst achieving some remarkable results in order to do so. For instance Eddie Howe’s side recorded back-to-back victories against Chelsea and Manchester United in December, whilst at the start of March they won three consecutive games to climb to 13th in the table and 13 points clear of the relegation zone.…

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Liverpool accept high bid for winger, ready to move for two midfielders

With the likes of Manchester United and Manchester City making big moves, Liverpool can’t stay behind and have been looking for reinforcements themselves. Manager Jurgen Klopp is hoping to be reunited with Jakub Blaszczykowski, who was one of the German’s star performers at Borussia Dortmund, according to report by Bild. The 30-year-old Poland international, who played for his country at Euro 2016 and scored two goals, is available for around £4.9 million after spending last season on loan at Fiorentina. He’s under contract until 2018. In addition, Liverpool have made a £12.8 million…

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West Ham make improved bid for winger after signing La Liga star, to shelve striker bid

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West Ham are set to make an improved bid of £8 million for Matt Ritchie after having an initial approach turned down by Bournemouth, according to a report by The Telegraph. The Hammers originally made a bid of £25 million for both Ritchie and striker Callum Wilson last month, but will make a new offer of £8 million, potentially rising to £10 million, for the 26-year-old winger. Ritchie is believed to have met with Cherries boss Eddie Howe shortly after the end of the season and expressed an interest to…

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Premier League Season Review – AFC Bournemouth

AFC Bournemouth: 16th FA Cup: Round Five Capital One Cup: Round Four As Bournemouth came into their first ever season in the English top-flight, there were regular reminders that this particular bow came just six years after narrowly escaping relegation from the Football League itself, amid severe financial difficulties. It is an incredible rise led by the mercurial Eddie Howe, who epitomises the spirit of the club and was always up to the task of preventing an instant return to the Championship. In a rather better financial position these days,…

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Bournemouth won’t add extra capacity to smallest Premier League stadium

Bournemouth have delayed their redevelopement plans for the Vitality Stadium ahead of their second Premier League season, according to a report by the BBC. The Cherries enjoyed a successful first season in the English top flight, avoiding relegation by finishing 16th in the standings. They won 42 points over the course of the season, despite losing top players Max Gradel and Callum Wilson for a long period of time due to injuries. However, Bournemouth survived and are ready to cash in on the new TV deal that is about to kick in from…

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Twitter celebrated Wayne Rooney’s historic goal at Old Trafford

Manchester United had to play Bournemouth two days after a fake bom was discovered at Old Trafford, as their encounter on Sunday was abandoned. The Red Devils couldn’t afford a loss against The Cherries, as they were eager to jump Southampton and claim the fifth place in the Premier League standings, securing a spot in the Europa League even if they don’t win the FA Cup. Wayne Rooney helped his team by putting them up 1-0 just before the break, scoring his 100th goal at Old Trafford. Not surprisingly, Twitter…

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Man Utd vs Bournemouth – Premier League preview and team news

After the original fixture was postponed in unprecedented fashion on Sunday, Manchester United take on Bournemouth in the ignominious knowledge that a top four finish is now beyond them. Only a defeat for bitter rivals Manchester City away to Swansea City could have enabled United to snatch a spot in next season’s Champions League, but they came away with a draw, so it looks set to be a major failure for both the club and manager Louis van Gaal. It remains to be seen whether this will be the Dutchman’s last league…

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Bournemouth vs West Brom – Premier League preview and team news

Both Bournemouth and West Bromwich Albion are finding wins hard to come by as the Premier League season heads towards its conclusion, so will be equally determined to claim the spoils when they meet at the Vitality Stadium. The game at Everton last weekend will definitely have gone down as one Bournemouth should never have lost as they conceded two goals that were out of keeping with the general pattern of the game, while proving a little too wasteful at the other end. Benik Afobe was the main culprit as…

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Liverpool have to pay big for “free transfer”

Liverpool have been told they must pay Burnley up to £8m for striker Danny Ings, a record for a tribunal ruling, according to The Guardian. The 23-year-old striker arrived at Anfield in the summer of 2015 on a free transfer. However, it turns out there was nothing free about the transfer at all. Ings left the Championship club last season as his contract had expired, but because he was under 24 years of age, his former employers were entitled to compensation from the Reds. However, a tribunal was needed as…

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Everton vs Bournemouth – Premier League preview and team news

It looks set to be a sombre atmosphere at Goodison Park on Saturday as Everton begin to play out their season of dismal underachievement by taking on a Bournemouth side that has lost four of the last five games. After such a miserable showing in being embarrassed at the home of bitter rivals Liverpool just three days prior, credit has to go to Everton for the manner in which they battled so hard in their FA Cup semi-final at Wembley. A goal down at half-time, they took the game to…

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