Bournemouth vs Tottenham HotspurEnglish Premier League, KO: 12:30 Aug 26, 2023, Vitality Stadium
SPURS fans appear to have bought into the Angeball hype as they celebrated last weekend's excellent win over Manchester United.
And they should brace themselves for another entertaining affair this weekend away at Bournemouth.
Despite being met with a wave of skepticism and distrust because he had ‘only' managed in Scottish football and having to sell club legend Harry Kane, Ange Postecoglou can be very satisfied with the start he's made.
He's promised attacking football and he gave the fans that in their deserved win over United last week.
However, a trip down the south coast is arguably an even bigger test this weekend because it's exactly the sort of match Spurs would struggle with in recent seasons.
Andoni Iraola's men got off to a reasonable start with a draw against West Ham before shocking Liverpool at Anfield after taking an early lead before succumbing to a 3-1 loss.
Bournemouth splashed out a fair chunk of money this summer – Alex Scott for £25 million, Hamed Traore for £20 million, Milos Kerkez for £15.5 million and Tyler Adams for £24 million were the main eyecatchers.
And they are aiming to avoid another relegation battle this season.
How the bookies view it
Tottenham Hotspur are odds-on across the board here with a touch of 20/21 with BetVictor the closest to evens.
Recent head to heads
Curiously, both games finished in a 3-2 win for the away side last term.
And five of the last seven meetings between the club have featured exactly five goals in them.
Players to watch
Dominic Solanke opened his account for the season with a goal against West Ham on the opening day of the season. The former Liverpool striker is 16/5 to score anytime with Paddy Power.
Pape Sarr was outstanding last week and capped his display with the opening goal against Manchester United. He's a big price at 7/1 with bet365 to score anytime.
Anything else catch the eye?
This is historically a fixture with goals anyway and with Postecoglou at the wheel, that's unlikely to change any time soon.
Over 3.5 goals has to have a real chance at 6/4 with bet365.
Spurs at odds-on look far too short. They are still very much a work in progress and they are minus Kane of course. You wouldn't want to be taking them at that price even if the England striker was still in North London.
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