Reigniting their European charge with what was a hard-fought 2-1 win away at Southampton last weekend, Burnley will look to keep up the party atmosphere around Turf Moor when they host Bournemouth on Saturday afternoon.
Now enjoying a four-match Premier League unbeaten run and winning three of those contests, the Clarets are on the verge of climbing back into the top half after securing eye-catching back-to-back victories against Leicester and Manchester United last month.
On the flip side, while Bournemouth did appear to have turned a corner when opening February, the Cherries came crashing back down to earth last weekend and still sit firmly at the heart of a relegation scrap.
Throwing away a one-goal lead against Sheffield United and leaving Bramall Lane empty-handed, Eddie Howe’s men have a growing reputation for their issues on the road and they also hold a woeful record against Saturday’s hosts.
Hit with a 1-0 defeat when they faced off against Burnley earlier in the season, Bournemouth have lost their last three straight meetings against the Clarets and a similar home victory can be found priced at 21/20 with Bet365.
Burnley on the charge
Landing back-to-back victories against Leicester and a famous 2-0 win at Old Trafford last month, Burnley have skyrocketed away from any potential relegation scrap and now find the mood around Turf Moor on the rise.
With only their goal difference keeping them outside the top half after collecting 10 points out of a possible 12 over the past month, Sean Dyche’s side are suddenly dreaming of mounting what would be another stunning European push.
Keeping up the growing atmosphere around Lancashire thanks to a 2-1 win away at Southampton last time out, there is no doubt that Dyche will be most impressed by his side’s new-found clinical edge in the final third.
Coming off the bench and bagging a superb strike at St. Mary’s last weekend, Matej Vydra’s first goal since September 2018 has helped Burnley now bag a pair of strikes in three of their last four Premier League appearances.
Also boosted by their stellar record against Saturday’s guests, you might be interested to know that betting offers like the Clarets can be found pencilled in at 5/4 with Ladbrokes to bag over 1.5 goals this weekend.
Bournemouth – The away day strugglers
Hit with late heartbreak away at Bramall Lane last time out after watching the Blades snatch a late winner, Bournemouth were unable to capitalize on their back-to-back victories against fellow strugglers Brighton and Aston Villa last month.
Holding just a two-point buffer over the drop zone and still firmly looking over their shoulder, Head Coach Eddie Howe will also be hugely concerned by his side’s continued issues away from the Vitality.
Along with losing their last four straight Premier League matches away from the South Coast, including a 4-0 hammering against West Ham on New Year’s Day, the Cherries have lost seven of their last eight top-flight away days.
Even more worrying for Howe’s squad, Saturday’s guests have landed just a sole Premier League strike on the road in over 400 minutes of action and have recorded just two away goals since the end of November.
While England international Callum Wilson might have bagged two in his last three, you might be interested to know that Bournemouth can be found priced at 6/4 with 888sport to draw another blank this weekend.