AFC Bournemouth vs Wolverhampton WanderersEnglish Premier League, KO: 15:00 Oct 21, 2023, Vitality Stadium
AFC Bournemouth host Wolverhampton Wanderers in a Premier League fixture on Saturday with both teams aiming to find some spark for their campaign. With both teams looking erratic this season, a closely fought encounter could be on the cards.
It has been a difficult season for Bournemouth, who are still winless after eight Premier League matches. The Hornets are currently second from bottom and while there is still time to turn their fortunes around, they are already looking like prime relegation candidates.
Bournemouth went into the international break off the back of a 3-0 defeat to Everton last time out in the Premier League. That was their second straight defeat having lost 4-0 at home to Arsenal in their previous fixture.
Seven goals conceded in two matches, highlights the major problem for Bournemouth, who have struggled to keep things tight at the back this season. Andoni Iraola’s men are also winless at the Vitality Stadium this season but will be looking to build on home draws with West Ham and Chelsea.
While not as bad as Bournemouth, Wolverhampton Wanderers have also been far from their best this season. They have picked up just two wins from eight matches and are currently in the bottom half of the standings, two points above the relegation zone.
Wolverhampton Wanderers appeared to be putting together a decent run of results prior to the international break having gone unbeaten in their last three Premier League matches. Among their results is a 2-1 win over champions Manchester City while they played out a 1-1 with Aston Villa in their previous fixture.
One similarity between Bournemouth and Wolverhampton Wanderers is that Gary O’Neil’s men have also struggled to keep things tight at the back this season. They have kept just one clean sheet in eight Premier League matches.
How the bookies view it
Despite their problems this season, Bournemouth have the slight edge among the books with a home win priced at 11/8 with William Hill. A victory for Wolverhampton Wanderers is valued at 2/1 by BetVictor while a draw is set at odds of 5/2 by Unibet.
Head to head
Bournemouth and Wolves have claimed three wins each and two draws from eight previous meetings. The Hornets were unbeaten in this fixture last season, playing out a 0-0 draw at the Vitality Stadium before picking up a 1-0 win in the reverse fixture back in February.
Players to watch
Dominic Solanke is often involved in most of Bournemouth’s attacking plays and could be worth keeping an eye on. The striker has three goals this season and is priced at 21/10 by BetVictor to find the net on Saturday.
Hwang Hee-Chan has been the standout player for Wolverhampton Wanderers this season having found the net five times so far. The forward will be the one to watch on Saturday and is priced at 3/1 by BoyleSports to maintain his scoring run.
Anything else catch the eye?
Bournemouth and Wolverhampton Wanderers have struggled defensively and both teams could be backed to score at 4/6 with William Hill. Wolves have seen over 2.5 goals in their last three matches and a repeat is priced at 4/5 with 10bet while bet365 is offering odds of 2/1 for over 2.5 goals.
Both teams have been level at the break in their last three meetings and could be set to produce another halftime draw at 13/10 with Unibet.
This English Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Wolverhampton Wanderers will be played on Oct 21, 2023 and kick off at 15:00. Check below for our tipsters best AFC Bournemouth vs Wolverhampton Wanderers prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.