A.F.C. Bournemouth, often abbreviated to simply Bournemouth, are a Premier League team who play their home games at Dean Court. Founded 117 years ago, Bournemouth has spent almost all of its previous season outside the English soccer top tier, but they were promoted at the end of the 2014-15 season after finishing top of the Championship, securing their first-ever top division berth. The 2015-16 was Bournemouth’s first taste of top flight action, and they did themselves and their supporters proud.
A record of 11 wins, nine draws, and 18 losses may not look the best on paper, yet it allowed them to finish in 16th place, five points above the relegation zone, which was a fantastic achievement for such a small club.
Surprisingly, Bournemouth’s away form (12th best in the Premier League) was better than its home record (19th in the league), something that needs to change for the 2016-17 campaign.
Something else that needs to change is its leaky defense that allowed 67 goals last season, and only kept seven clean sheets. Bournemouth conceded three goals or more in 11 of their 38 games last season.
In manager Eddie Howe, Bournemouth have someone who loves to play soccer the way it should be played, and the quartet of additions to “The Cherries” squad this summer definitely give Howe’s squad more strength in depth.
Whether or not they can stay in the Premier League for another season remains to be seen, but one thing is for sure, Howe and his Bournemouth side will give everything they have got and more.
Bournemouth Next Regular Season Game
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What Are The Current Bournemouth Standings
If the bookmakers preseason odds are anything to go by, and they usually are, Bournemouth should finish in 14th place in the Premier League.
Do the current Bournemouth standings reflect that?
Bournemouth Online Betting Tips
Bournemouth can be pleased with their 16th place in the 2015-16 season because it was their first taste of top flight football in their 117-year history, but they need to ensure that they put in more heroic performances this season if they are to continue being in the limelight.
Defensively, Bournemouth were awful last year, leaking 67 goals the joint 18th worst with Norwich City, and only fewer than Aston Villa (76). They only kept seven clean sheet all season, too. Expect goals in game involving Bournemouth.
Going forwards, Bournemouth looked dangerous and managed to find the back of the net 45 times, although they failed to score in 11 of their 38 games.
This poor record should be helped this season with the £15 million signing of Jordan Ibe from Liverpool, the £5.4 million signing of French youngster Lys Mousset, and the £7 million capture of former Leeds United star Lewis Cook.
Bookies price Bournemouth as +300 seventh favorites to be relegated, the same odds on the Cherries finishing in the top half of the table come the end of the season.
We believe that Bournemouth are a much better side than the three newly promoted clubs, and some of the lesser fancied teams, too, so should be safe. However, the -455 odds on them staying up are too shot for us to invest any serious bets on.
One market we will be betting on is the over 2.5 goals market because 22 of Bournemouth’s league games in 2015-16 ended with this bet being triggered, and with no defensive signings being made as yet, there could be much more of the same in 2016-17.
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