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Bournemouth vs Norwich City Betting Preview | 19 Oct 2019

Bournemouth vs Norwich City Betting Preview | 19 Oct 2019

Handed the chance to potentially climb into the top-four this weekend, Bournemouth will welcome a struggling Norwich to the Vitality on Saturday afternoon.

Although Eddie Howe may have seen his side come crashing out of the EFL Cup at the hands of League One outfit Burton last month, the mood around the South Coast remains at a high and they have lost just one of their last four Premier League appearances.

However, although the Cherries might be enjoying a battle in the top half of the table, Norwich find themselves in a very different position.

Continuing to endure an extend rut, Saturday’s guests have now free-fallen down to 19th and Head Coach Daniel Farke has seen his men lose their last three matches on the bounce.

With Bournemouth picking up a 2-1 win when the two sides met in the League Cup last season, you might be interested to know that they can be found at 4/5 with Betfair to snatch another victory this weekend.

Bournemouth look to bounce back

Although Bournemouth may have entered the international break coming off the back of a close-fought 1-0 loss away at top-four contenders Arsenal, Eddie Howe should have plenty of positives to take away.

Now priced at 12/5 with Coral to secure just their third top half finish come May, the one-time Burnley boss will also know that a return to winning ways on Saturday could see them end the weekend in the top-four.

Losing just one top-flight matchup on home soil in their last five outings, with that sole defeat coming against defending champions Manchester City, one man who should be relishing Norwich’s arrival to the Vitality this weekend is leading marksman, Callum Wilson.

The England international has recorded five goals in his last five Premier League appearances and has also bagged three in his last two on the South Coast.

You might be interested to know that Wilson can be found at 23/20 with Ladbrokes to extend on that run this weekend.

Norwich to make an immediate Championship return?

While Norwich may have picked up a shocking 3-2 win over Manchester City last month, a result that sent shockwaves across Europe, Daniel Farke has seen his side come crashing back down to earth.

Putting in a season-worst display and suffering a 5-1 hammering away at fellow top-flight returners Aston Villa a fortnight ago, the Yellows have lost their last three matches on the bounce.

A huge part of their continued issues this year has come down to some woeful displays at the back.

Norwich have already shipped 21 goals in their eight appearances, the worst defensive tally held by any side in the top-flight.

With their decision to spend just £1.1million over the summer appearing to come back to haunt them, Farke’s men now find themselves as a huge favourite for the drop come May.

Saturday’s guests are already priced as low on 5/6 with Bet365 to land an immediate Championship return this season, ahead of both Watford and Newcastle.

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