Looking to build off of what was an incredibly scrappy 1-0 win against Everton earlier in the week, Tottenham will make the trip to relegation scrappers Bournemouth on Thursday evening.
While Spurs might have picked up what was a much-needed victory in the capital on Monday night, Jose Mourinho’s side have managed to win just a pair of their last 10 matchups across all competitions and are a squad seeking stability.
On the flip side, throwing away the lead away at Old Trafford over the weekend, the Cherries find themselves in the midst of what is a real crisis at the Vitality.
Eventually shipping five against Manchester United on Saturday afternoon, Bournemouth have lost each of their last five Premier League appearances either side of the enforced break.
With an unenviable end to the season, Thursday’s hosts also hold what is a worrying record against the top-six outsiders. Including a 3-2 defeat earlier in the campaign, Spurs have won five of their last six meetings against the South Coast outfit.
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Howe’s defensive crisis
Despite taking a shock lead away at Manchester United over the weekend, Bournemouth once again found themselves on the wrong end of a 5-2 hammering and the mood around the Vitality remains at a season-low.
Losing each of their four Premier League matchups since returning from the break last month, the Cherries have now managed to snatch just a sole top-flight point over their previous eight appearances.
Likely still reeling from what was a season-worst display in an abysmal 4-1 defeat against Newcastle seven days ago, Eddie Howe’s side have gained a worrying reputation for their glaring issues at the back.
Now sat four points adrift of safety with five contests remaining, Thursday’s hosts have conceded nine goals in back-to-back defeats and hold the third-worst defensive record in England’s top-flight.
Shipping at least a pair of strikes in each of their last three consecutive matchups at the Vitality, you might be interested to know that a struggling Bournemouth can be found priced at 4/6 with Paddy Power to be hit with a similar outcome in midweek.
Elsewhere, after being reprimanded by Howe for his comments about the club last week, Steve Cook looks set to once again miss out in midweek along with fellow defenders Chris Mepham and Simon Francis.
Spurs scrape three points
Although on paper it might show that Spurs picked up a 1-0 win against Everton on Monday night, Jose Mourinho’s men were far from convincing and are still struggling to find their feet under the former Manchester United boss.
With just a pair of wins to their name since February 16th and also crashing out of the Champions League thanks to a 4-0 aggregate hammering against RB Leipzig prior to the break, the Lilywhites now find themselves sat four points adrift of the top-six.
While a Michael Keane’s own goal earlier in the week may have helped Spurs pick up a much-needed three points, Thursday’s guests have continued to show some glaring issues in the final third.
With their most recent issues highlighted by a 3-1 defeat against Sheffield United last week, Tottenham have only managed to score more than a single goal in one of their last six matches across all competitions.
Also managing to land just a single strike in one away contest since opening 2020, you might be interested to know that Spurs can be found priced at 11/10 with William Hill to score under 1.5 goals on the South Coast in midweek.