Bournemouth have been in horrible form in almost three months and they just can’t seem to catch a break. But they fought greatly in their last match, despite losing to Everton on the road. They will now return at home for their next match, where they will host West Ham on Saturday. West Ham did great to beat Arsenal over the weekend and have actually been really good lately.
Date/Time: 1-19-2019, 10:00 EST
Spread: West Ham +0.25
Total: 2.75 Goals
Bournemouth (8-11-3) fought valiantly in their away match against Everton over the weekend but they were in for some tough luck. They were much better throughout the whole match but just couldn’t break their opponents defenses. They eventually conceded twice in the second half to lose by 0-2. That was their fourth loss in their last five (0-4-1), and 11th in their last 14 matches in all competitions. After a nice start in the season, Bournemouth have been simply tragic over the past three months. They are now sitting at the 12th spot of the league table with 27 points, four behind West Ham and nine ahead of the relegation zone. Bournemouth are always really competitive at home (5-3-3), but have won just two of their last seven matches there (2-4-1).
On the other hand, West Ham (9-9-4) didn’t play a very good match at home against Arsenal but still won by a slim 0-1. After a goal-less first half Rice scored the only goal of the match off an assist by Nasri at the 48th minute. West Ham have been tremendous in their last 10 matches, losing just two in that span but also keeping four clean sheets. West Ham are now sitting at the 9th spot of the league table with 31 points, just one behind Watford. But they are already 10 points behind the top-five spots that grant entrance to the European competitions next season. They have been quite competitive on the road so far (4-4-2), where they’ve lost just once in their last six (3-1-2).
Bournemouth beat West Ham by 2-1 earlier in the season and are now undefeated in the last four against the Hammers (2-0-2). The overall record is pretty balanced between the two teams (3-3-2), with five of those matches featuring at least 3 goals.
Results in this venue have also been pretty balanced (1-1-1), with all three matches featuring goals from both sides and Over 2.5 Goals. I will gladly take the Over 2.75 Goals here, as both teams are highly interested in a win and they usually score a lot against each other.
Premier League Bournemouth vs West Ham Prediction: Over 2.75 Goals (-122)
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