Southampton v Bournemouth betting tips from our tipster who as analysed the markets for the 16:00 Premier League game on Sunday and picked out the best 3 bets for the weekend.
Southampton v Bournemouth betting tips:
Southampton are in decent form at present, and head into this weekend's clash unbeaten in their last five matches in all competitions. Last weekend they produced an excellent defensive display in their 1-1 draw at Liverpool, even if their late equaliser was a little fortuitous.
Nevertheless, The Saints followed this up with a comfortable win in midweek to advance to the quarter finals of the League Cup and now enter a kinder run of fixtures in the lead up to Christmas.
Their opponents Bournemouth have been dealt a rough set of cards following their promotion to the Premier League. Eddie Howe's men have seen a number of severe injuries rock several of their key players in recent weeks, with the likes of Callum Wilson and Max Gradel ruled out for the rest of the season.
Although The Cherries have produced some fine displays already this campaign, the January transfer window is likely to hold added significance for the team from the south coast. Their last two matches have ended up 5-1 thumpings and they now sit perilously outside the relegation zone ahead of a tough set of fixtures.
If recent results are anything to go by then Southampton should be taking the points home on Sunday. However, despite their recent beatings at the hands of Spurs and Manchester City, Bournemouth have managed to score in their last eight Premier League games and Southampton's last five league matches have finished with both teams scoring. With this in mind, back a Saints' win and both teams to score
The first of my Southampton v Bournemouth betting tips is Southampton to win and Both Teams to Score. It can be backed at 12/5 with William Hill
Moving over to the goalscoring market and Grazianno Pelle's fine run of scoring this season has not gone unnoticed. The Italian marksman has ten goals in all competitions for club and country, and should certainly fancy his chances against a team that has shipped ten goals in their last two outings.
Therefore, back Pelle to score the first goal of the match at 7/2 with Ladbrokes. Should he do so in the first 25 minutes, the bookmaker will double your odds. Considering Bournemouth have the joint worst record in the league for goals conceded in the first half an hour, this promotion has a decent chance of paying off.
The second of my Southampton v Bournemouth betting tips is Grazianno Pelle to score first. It's 7/2 with Ladbrokes
Finally for a bit of a punt in the anytime scoring market and Virgil Van Djik is fetching nice price of 6/1 to score anytime in the match on Sunday. The Dutchman has scored in his last two home league games and also notched an impressive ten goals for Celtic last season.
The third of my Southampton v Bournemouth betting tips is Virgil Van Dijk to score anytime. He is 6/1 with Coral
Southampton v Bournemouth betting tips
Southampton win and BTTS – 12/5 William Hill
Grazianno Pelle to score first – 7/2 Ladbrokes
Virgil Van Dijk to score anytime – 6/1 Coral
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