- Eight of Bournemouth’s 12 home games this season have produced under 2.5 goals, including their last three starts at the Vitality Stadium.
- Ten of Sheffield Wednesday’s dozen away trips this term have also generated under 2.5 goals.
- Bournemouth have lost their last three league matches and were beaten 1-0 by the Owls in November’s reverse fixture.
Cherries Not the Right Pick This Tuesday
After losing three league games on the spin, promotion hopefuls Bournemouth are given the swerve at odds-on this Tuesday night when they entertain second bottom Sheffield Wednesday at the Vitality Stadium.
The Cherries’ season has really unravelled in recent weeks with just one win posted in their last seven Championship games (D2, L4) – a run which has seen Jason Tindall’s side drop well out of contention for a top two spot.
Bournemouth were directly challenging the likes of Swansea and Brentford going into the Christmas period but are now eight points adrift of the automatic places, and they are in danger of slipping out of the Play-Off positions unless things pick up soon.
They may well prove too good for Sheffield Wednesday this week, though the hosts simply make no appeal at around the 1/2 mark based on their current form and the visitors’ recent results.
While the Owls are without a win in nine on the road (D2, L7), they’ve won three of their last four Championship matches overall under Neil Thompson and will also be buoyed by their 1-0 success over the Cherries in November’s reverse fixture.
With Bournemouth unfancied, we’re predicting a 1-1 correct score for this Tuesday’s action at the Vitality, though our main wager is on under 2.5 goals. That’s been the outcome in eight of Bournemouth’s dozen home games this term including their last three, while all but two of Wednesday’s away trips have also generated under 2.5.
On the top of the stats, a cagey, low scoring affair seems likely as Bournemouth seek to stop the rot and Wednesday look to edge themselves towards potential safety.