AFC Bournemouth vs FulhamEnglish Premier League, KO: 15:00 Dec 26, 2023, Vitality Stadium
Following a surprise home defeat last time out, Fulham will be looking to get things back on track as they travel to Bournemouth for a Boxing Day Premier League fixture. The Cottagers have been poor on their travels this season and should find things difficult against Bournemouth, who have been near perfect in recent weeks.
Bournemouth are currently one of the most in-form teams in the Premier League as they are unbeaten in their last six matches. They have claimed five wins in that run and sitting 11th on the table, are looking to break into the top half.
The Cherries showed their character last time out as they claimed a 3-2 victory at Nottingham Forest. They were made to work hard by Forest with Dominic Solanke sealing the win with a hat-trick, including a dramatic injury time winner.
Bournemouth have also done some good work at the Vitality Stadium, where they are unbeaten in their last three matches. Andoni Iraola’s men have claimed two wins in that run but have kept just one clean sheet in their last five matches in front of their fans.
Fulham are coming off a surprise 2-0 home defeat to struggling Burnley in their previous Premier League fixture. They saw plenty of possession and created a number of goalscoring opportunities but were let down by poor finishing in attack.
While manager Marco Silva may want to blame the poor finishing, a closer look at Fulham’s recent fixtures shows an erratic form. They have picked up just three wins from their last 10 Premier League matches suffering six defeats in that run.
A major problem for Fulham this season is their away record having picked up just one win on their travels so far. They have lost four of their last five matches on the road, conceding two goals or more in all four defeats.
How the bookies view it
Bournemouth have the upper hand among the bookies and are priced at 6/5 by Unibet to claim the win on Tuesday. A victory for Fulham is valued at 9/4 by Paddy Power while a draw is set at odds of 13/5 by bet365.
Head to head
Bournemouth have a 7-2 advantage with six draws from 15 previous matches against Fulham. The Cherries claimed a 2-1 victory in the last meeting at the Vitality Stadium back in May with Dominic Solanke netting the winner.
Players to watch
Dominic Solanke will be the one to watch on Tuesday after taking us tally to 11 Premier League goals with the hat-trick last time out. The striker was also on target in the last meeting with Fulham and is priced at 2/1 by bet365 to maintain his scoring run.
Raul Jimenez remains suspended for Fulham, so Willian will be the one to watch as they look to capitalise on Bournemouth’s defensive frailties. The forward has three goals in his last five Premier League matches and is priced at 9/2 by Unibet to find the net.
Anything else catch the eye?
There were over 3.5 goals in Bournemouth’s previous fixture and a repeat is valued at 43/20 with Unibet. Over 2.5 goals is valued at 4/5 by 888Sport while Unibet is offering odds of 7/10 on both teams to score.
Bournemouth have opened the scoring in four of their last five matches and are priced at 4/5 by BoyleSports to grab the first goal on Tuesday.
This English Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Fulham will be played on Dec 26, 2023 and kick off at 15:00. Check below for our tipsters best AFC Bournemouth vs Fulham prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.