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Betting Tips for Today: Slow-starting Burnley set for another Premier League defeat

13:34 SAST 2018/09/21
Eddie Howe Bournemouth
Sean Dyche's side have struggled so far this campaign and the visit of an in-form Bournemouth side is unlikely to improve the Clarets' fortunes

Burnley's 2017-18 Premier League campaign saw the Clarets qualify for the Europa League. This season though, Sean Dyche has seen his side really struggle to get up to speed in the early stages.

While the European qualifier schedule combined with a new domestic campaign is a legitimate excuse for a downturn in results, one point in five games is poor by any standard and even after being knocked out things haven’t improved.

888Sport make Burnley 24/13 (2.85) to secure three points on Saturday as Bournemouth visit Turf Moor.

An away win is priced at 17/11 (2.55) for a Cherries side that come into the weekend in fifth position. The draw is available at 40/17 (3.35).

Dyche's side have home advantage, but their performances of late have been toothless and they face another tough examination against a side who play a high-tempo attacking style.

The hosts have scored just three times in five games and the margin of their previous defeat to Wolves could have been much more emphatic.

Bournemouth on the other hand have scored at least twice in four of their five Premier League games so far and hit four last time out against Leicester. The only exception was a trip to Chelsea and that's understandable given how well Maurizio Sarri's side have started.

The Cherries are 7/5 (2.40) to score twice once more and while that does appeal, the 17/11 (2.55) on an away win looks even better.

Burnley had a great defensive record last term, leaking just 39 goals but that solidity seems to have somewhat deserted them. It would be natural to expect some regression given the style and personnel haven’t changed hugely, but there are few signs that such a shift will happen immediately and it could pay to keep opposing them on that basis.

What's more, in such a thin squad, the absence of summer signing Ben Gibson plus Steven Defour and Robbie Brady is likely to be keenly felt.

Joe Hart put in an impressive performance at Molineux but Wolves had 30 shots and while Bournemouth are unlikely to rack up quite that many, their attacking players are in a rich vein of form.

The 17/11 (2.55) on a Bournemouth win looks solid enough given what we’ve seen from these sides so far and should be backed accordingly.

Bournemouth to win at 17/11 (2.55) for a 2pt stake with 888Sport