Bournemouth vs Southampton 1 March 2016: EPL Preview and Predictions
Bournemouth (15th) Southampton (7th)
1 March 2016/1445ET
Home: 19/10 Draw: 23/10 Away: 13/8 See the Latest Odds
Bournemouth are rated by the bookmakers as one of the best teams at home and to be honest they have proven that this season by pulling off some amazing results in front of their home fans. This weekend they will be playing Southampton who are a good team themselves so I am expecting a truly incredible contest between the teams.
Bournemouth are coming off an away draw and they will happy with that since they got a point of the road against a Watford team that are very strong at home.This week they will be at home and that will make a massive difference as in such they will have a huge advantage with such a strong home crowd behind them. The players will get a huge boost out of this but they are up against stronger opposition so it will be interesting to see how things go.
Southampton were really good on the weekend I thought and they were very unlucky not to get anything out of that game. They led for a long time only to end up losing 2-1 to a Chelsea side who are determined to make up for their early season debacle. This game will give the Saints a chance to rectify their loss and they will go in with all guns blazing. Bournemouth is a tough place to visit but I think that they will do well.
I think that this game will end in a draw. Southampton are the better side here but I think the home crowd will play their part and pull their team over the line for a draw here. We are getting a really good price on the draw and this is the obvious choice for a bet here. It seems safe and there is value so it is where my money will be come match day.