The Spurs got knocked out of the Champions League last week, so the only thing left for them is to try to finish the Premier League season on one of the top 4 spots. Their fans are hoping they can be the runner-up again, same as the last season. The problem is that a few other teams have the very same plan in their minds.
So, in order to achieve that goal, Tottenham need to play well in each of 9 remaining games, starting with the one against AFC Bournemouth. The game in question takes place this Sunday at the Vitality Stadium in Bournemouth, Dorset. To learn more about this duel, make sure to read this AFC Bournemouth vs. Tottenham match preview!
AFC Bournemouth vs. Tottenham: Match Preview
With 33 points after 29 rounds, AFC Bournemouth are in the mid-section of the table, but their relegation worries aren’t over yet. They have just 6 points more than Crystal Palace and Stoke City, two teams that are currently in the danger zone. What this means is that literally every point matters to AFC Bournemouth, so you can be sure they’ll give their utmost on Sunday.
This team started the season poorly, which is one of the reasons why they’re not higher on the table. The good news for their fans is that they’ve been playing pretty well lately. In fact, this team won some pretty big matches this year, like the one against Chelsea at the Stamford Bridge, or the one against Arsenal at home.
Obviously, AFC Bournemouth like playing against tougher sides, so the Spurs aren’t going to have an easy job on Sunday. However, comparing the quality of these two teams, Tottenham must be considered the favorite.
The Spurs might feel down after losing to Juventus last Wednesday, in a match which they were very close to winning. But, life goes on – they have many other battles to fight in the Premier League. They’re currently on the 4th place on the table, with a few points less than Manchester United and Liverpool, the teams that are occupying the 2nd and the 3rd spot, respectively. What this means is that if the Spurs play well in the remainder of the season, they have a great chance to finish on the second spot on the table.
They definitely have the player quality needed for that. Harry Kane, currently the most prolific scorer in the Premier League, is one of the players who can help them out with that. The English striker is currently one of the top 3 most-valued players on the planet, according to Transfermarkt.
Of course, he’s not the only one who can win points for Tottenham. This team is full of super-talented players, many of whom are in a superb form at the moment. One of those is Korean forward Heung-Min, who’s scored 5 goals in his previous 3 matches.
AFC Bournemouth absentees:
- Tyrone Mings (injury)
- Jordon Ibe (doubtful)
- Marc Pugh (doubtful)
- Toby Alderweireld (injury)
AFC Bournemouth: Begovic – Francis, Steve Cook, Ake, Alan Smith – Lewis Cook, Daniels, Gosling – Stanislas, Wilson, King
Tottenham: Lloris – Sanchez, Vertonghen, Aurier, Davies – Dembele, Dier, Eriksen – Ali, Son – Kane
AFC Bournemouth vs. Tottenham Match Prediction
The Spurs need to win this match in order to stay in the competition for the 2nd spot but also to boost their morale after losing to Juventus mid-week. They definitely have what it takes to grab all three points on Sunday, probably with a lot of goals in the opponent’s net.
AFC Bournemouth vs. Tottenham Betting Tips
Tottenham @1.55 (bet365)
Tottenham Asian Handicap -1.5 @2.38 (Unibet)