AFC Bournemouth vs BurnleyEnglish Premier League, KO: 15:00 Oct 28, 2023, Vitality Stadium
AFC Bournemouth welcome Burnley to the Vitality Stadium on Saturday with both teams looking to find the spark for their campaign. Burnley have shown flashes of quality on their travels this season and should have the edge over Bournemouth, who are still winless this season.
It has been a difficult campaign for Bournemouth, who are still seeking their first win of the season. Andoni Iraola’s men have been stuck in the bottom three throughout the campaign and while there is still plenty of time left in the season, they are looking like prime relegation candidates.
Bournemouth are coming off a 2-1 home defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers in their previous Champions League fixture. The Cherries led at halftime thanks to an early effort from Dominic Solanke but capitulated after the break.
That result highlights a poor home record for Bournemouth, who have suffered three defeats in their last four matches at the Vitality Stadium. Among their defeats in that run is a 4-0 hammering to Arsenal while they were also beaten 2-0 by West Ham.
Burnley have also found things difficult so far as they are struggling to cope with the elite quality in the Premier League. Vincent Kompany’s men also appear set for a long season of relegation battles as they sit in the bottom three, just a point above Bournemouth.
The Clarets travel to the Vitality Stadium off the back of a 3-0 defeat to Brentford in their Previous Premier League fixture. They were second best for much of the encounter and could only muster a single attempt on target.
A slight positive for Burnley is that they appear to do their best work on the road as they are unbeaten in four of their last six away matches across all competitions. Their only Premier League win was a 2-1 triumph at Luton Town, while they also picked up a 1-0 victory at Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup.
How the bookies view it
Head to head
Burnley have a 13-6 advantage with six draws from 25 previous matches against Bournemouth. The Clarets have won five of the last six meetings, including a 4-2 victory at the Vitality Stadium in an FA Cup clash back in January.
Players to watch
Dominic Solanke has been a shining light in a difficult campaign for Bournemouth having scored four goals so far. The striker was also on target in the January FA Cup meeting and is priced at 2/1 by bet365 to find the net on Saturday.
Lyle Foster is the leading scorer for Burnley this season with three goals and could be worth keeping an eye on. The striker often leads the line for the Clarets and is priced at 10/3 by bet365 to find the net on Saturday.
Anything else catch the eye?
The last meeting between Bournemouth and Burnley produced over 3.5 goals, which is priced at 9/4 by Unibet. Over 2.5 goals could also be considered at 5/6 with 888Sport while Unibet is offering odds of 8/11 on both teams to score.
Burnley have opened the scoring in four of their last six matches across all competitions and could be set to grab the first goal on Saturday at 13/10 with Paddy Power.
This English Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Burnley will be played on Oct 28, 2023 and kick off at 15:00. Check below for our tipsters best AFC Bournemouth vs Burnley prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.