Bournemouth v Brighton: Cherries to continue winning run
All eyes are on Bournemouth after they dumped West Brom out of the League Cup and landed a quarter-final draw with Liverpool.
The Cherries have enjoyed unprecedented coverage of late and that is set to continue as they host Brighton in front of the Sky Sports cameras this weekend.
Brighton are deemed huge underdogs for the fixture, priced at 10/3 for a win, while a draw – available at 12/5, could be a tempting pick, with the Seagulls sharing the points in five of their last seven outings.
However, there are more tempting picks offering better value and here Ladbrokes news’ James Curtis highlights three of the best.
While the hosts are a short price to win the Dean Court outfit has never boasted greater confidence than at present.
A run of five consecutive wins, in which they have scored 16 goals and conceded just two, will have Eddie Howe’s men raring to go against a Brighton side that hasn’t won in seven outings.
Games between the two are usually tight, with both meetings last year ending 1-1, but the Cherries are unbeaten in five clashes with their south coast rivals and have to be backed on current form.
Bournemouth may have smashed eight past hapless Birmingham last time out in the Championship but history suggests this match will be a closer affair.
Neither side has managed to score two goals or more in the last five meetings, but with both sides netting in four of those ties, 2-3 goals looks to be the pick here.
Wilson has played well beyond expectations in his first year at Dean Court, smashing 11 competitive goals in his Cherries career thus far.
The striker is in great form, scoring six goals in his last five outings, and has shown a knack for getting games up and running.
In three of the last five games in which he has scored, the 22-year-old has opened the scoring, and in current form it should prove wise to back him again.
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