Spurs vs Bournemouth Betting Preview

By Ernie Bibby, Thursday, December 28, 2023 11:53 pm

Spurs will be looking to put their disappointing loss to Brighton firmly behind them as they host Bournemouth on Sunday afternoon. This game takes place in North London and gets underway at 2pm UK time. 



Spurs slumped to a disappointing 4-2 loss against Brighton on Thursday evening with Ange Postecoglu claiming his side ‘were tired’ and ‘lacked energy’. The North Londoners showed some signs of encouragement late on as they halved the four goal deficit, yet it was too little too late for the Lilywhites.

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With injuries hitting hard, this is an unwanted quick turnaround for the hosts, who will face arguably the PL’s in-form side in Bournemouth. Furthermore, the Cherries have had an extra 24 hours to recover from their exertions having eased to victory on Saturday afternoon.

Although Spurs remain in the top six, they have won just three of their last nine and have both West Ham and Manchester United breathing down their neck.

With nine players unavailable including the influential Sergio Romero, Postecoglu was down to the bare bones and was forced to name a number of teenagers on the bench. Although Oli Skipp is expected to return for this game, Dejan Kulesevski will be suspended after picking up his fifth yellow card of the campaign.

On a positive note, Alejo Veliz netted his first goal for the club and Ange Postecoglu will be hoping to see more from him going forward.



Bournemouth are the division’s in-form side and they’ve pulled themselves firmly clear of any lingering relegation concerns. Following a slow start to the campaign, the Dorset outfit have clicked through the gears and found their stride in recent weeks. They’ve won six of their last seven and each of their last four. They’re undefeated since November 4th when losing to Manchester City and have beaten both Manchester United and Newcastle.

They have been helped by the sensational form of Dominic Solanke, whose recent form has surely put in the conversation for a potential England call-up. He’s notched 13 times this season and has scored in five of this last seven appearances and will be aiming to find the net for a fourth consecutive match on Sunday afternoon.

The Cherries are scoring for fun and they’ve netted 3+ goals in four of their last six. Although they aren’t perfect defensively, they have kept three clean sheets in their last four and will take plenty of confidence into this fixture.

Iraola has urged his young squad to ‘keep their focus’ and with many of their newer recruits (Alex Scott, Dango Outtara and Milos Kerkez) aged 19-21, it’s important for them to keep their feet on the ground.

The visitors won’t be fazed by visiting the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium having won each of their last four away games and knowing that the hosts are struggling for form, are coming off the back of a quick turnaround and that they are lacking bodies.


Head to Head

Spurs have tended to dominate this match-up in recent seasons. They eased to a 2-0 victory back in late August with goals from James Maddison and Dejan Kulesevski helping them seal three points. Both players will miss this fixture.

Bournemouth’s only recent victory in this fixture came earlier this year. The Cherries were 3-2 winners at this venue back in April despite falling behind to an early goal from Son. Dominic Solanke and Dango Outtara helped turn the tie around.

Spurs have won six of the last nine meeting and there has been just a single draw between this pair since 2016.


Key Betting Stats

  • Bournemouth have scored 2+ goals in each of their last four away games
  • Eight of Bournemouth’s last nine away matches have featured three or more goals
  • 22% of the goals that Bournemouth have conceded have been in the final 10 minutes
  • Both of Marcus Tavernier’s goals have been scored away from the Vitality.
  • Spurs’ last six games have accumulated a total of 26 goals
  • Spurs are without a clean sheet at home since October 23rd.


Match Prediction

Bournemouth will fancy their chances of taking something from this game. They will see this as a good opportunity to capitalise on Spurs’ recent struggles and they could easily take at least a point back to the Vitality. There should also be plenty of goalmouth action at both ends.


Winning Combo

Bournemouth to Win or Draw and Over 2.5 Goals

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