Bournemouth v Swansea: King can continue goals streak

Will Eddie Howe Still be smiling after Bournemouth's match with Swansea?
Will Eddie Howe Still be smiling after Bournemouth's match with Swansea?
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Dan Fitch expects Bournemouth and Swansea to serve up an entertaining game full of goals when they meet on Saturday...

"Swansea have seen three goals or more in eight of the nine Premier League games under Paul Clement."

Back over 2.5 goals at [1.76]

Bournemouth v Swansea
Saturday, 17:30
Live On Sky Sports 1


The Cherries finally got back to winning ways last weekend as they beat West Ham 3-2 at home.

It ended a run of nine games without a victory for Bournemouth, during which time they were knocked out of the FA Cup by Millwall and plunged towards the relegation zone.

A measure of a manager is whether they can turn around a crisis and having finally bagged a win, Eddie Howe will be looking to put a run of form together in the last ten games of the season. Now six points clear of the drop, Bournemouth are only three points behind Southampton in tenth place.

Howe will be without the injured Adam Federici, Junior Stanislas and Callum Wilson, while Harry Arter is awaiting the results of a scan after picking up a calf injury in the win against West Ham. Tyrone Mings is still suspended after being banned for violent conduct.


Swansea have picked up plenty of points since Paul Clement took charge of the club, but are currently struggling to win them on the road.

Clement enjoyed away wins at Crystal Palace and Liverpool early on in his reign, only for his team to lose to Manchester City, Chelsea and Hull in their last three away trips. All three were narrow defeats in which Swansea found the net, but while there is no need to panic, there is a danger that Swansea could get sucked back into the relegation zone if this run continues.

Despite their revival under Clement, the Swans are only three points clear of 18th placed Hull. They cannot rely on their home form to keep them safe when four of their remaining five opponents at the Liberty Stadium are currently in the top half of the table.

Clement is currently sweating on the fitness of a number of players. Nathan Dyer, Kyle Naughton and Angel Rangel are all definitely out, while Ki Sung-Yeung, Fernando Llorente, Jefferson Montero and Martin Olsson are doubts.

Ref Watch

Mike Dean will officiate. On the last occasion that he refereed a Bournemouth game - against Sunderland earlier this season - he showed six yellow cards and one red.

Match Odds

Bournemouth are the favourites at [2.24], with the draw at [3.55] and Swansea at [3.55].

Given Swansea's poor run away from home it's natural that Bournemouth are the favourites having finally won last weekend, but the Cherries do look a little slim when you look at their overall form.

The Draw No Bet market provides a safer bet on a Bournemouth win at [1.62], while the draw itself is tempting considering that it would represent a fairly good result for both teams.

Over/Under 2.5 Goals

Overs is the favourite at [1.76], with unders out at [2.24].

That's a good value price for over 2.5. Swansea have seen three goals or more in eight of the nine Premier League games under Clement, while Bournemouth have conceded in each of their last ten matches.

To Score

Josh King is great value at [2.8] at a time when the forward is in the form of his life.

The Norwegian's hat-trick against West Ham took his recent tally to eight goals from his last seven games. With Swansea having not kept an away clean sheet since the first day of the season, King has to be backed to find the net.

For Swansea, the doubt over Llorente's fitness means that Gylfi Sigurdsson is the pick of the bunch at [3.6].

Recommended Bets

Back over 2.5 goals at [1.76]
Back King to score at [2.8]

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