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Betting Tips for Today: Rhodes overpriced to strike against Bournemouth

19:17 EAT 30/10/2018
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The 28-year-old has been in fine form and looks a great bet to make his mark against Eddie Howe's rotated Cherries side at the Vitality Stadium

Bournemouth have been in fine form domestically so it's understandable to see the Cherries priced at just 11/20 (1.55) with 888Sport to beat Norwich in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday.

The visitors are 4/1 (5.0) underdogs to win the game in normal time with a draw - which would trigger a penalty shootout - available at 17/5 (4.40).

While Eddie Howe's side have kept things tight in their previous three outings, the likelihood of rotation means a high-scoring clash is on the cards.

In defence, Artur Boruc, Tyrone Mings and Jack Simpson all started in the 3-2 win over Blackburn Rovers in the last round.

As a result of a re-jigged back line, the Cherries could well give up plenty more opportunities in the final third than their first-choice line-up has recently. Norwich are expected to make changes too of course; the Championship schedule is a hectic one and the promotion charge will surely remain the focus for a high-flying Canaries side.

888Sport are 13/20 (1.65) about over 2.5 goals in the game but there looks to be better value elsewhere, especially with regards to the visitors and their attacking options.

Teemu Pukki hasn't played for Norwich since the international break and manager Daniel Farke indicated that while the striker is back in training, he's unlikely to feature from the start.

One man who could be set to profit from another opportunity to lead the line is Jordan Rhodes. The Scot took his chance in the last round, notching a hat-trick against Wycombe Wanderers and it has kick-started his form in front of goal.

Rhodes scored twice against Aston Villa two games ago and at 3/1 (4.0) with 888Sport he looks a fine bet to take advantage of any chances afforded by Bournemouth's defence.

That price is an industry-best and while team news is important in cup clashes, the opportunity to back Rhodes at those prices given his current hot-streak looks too good to pass up.

Jordan Rhodes to score anytime at 3/1 (4.0) for a 1pt stake with 888Sport