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Bournemouth to win
Under 2.5 goals
Result after 30 minutes - 0-0
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On Saturday the 12th of August, Bournemouth will take on West Ham in the Premier League in what will be Andoni Iraola’s first competitive game in charge of the Cherries. Iraola took over from Gary O’Neil in the summer and has enjoyed a productive transfer market as he looks to implement a new vibrant style of play at the Vitality Stadium. Ahead of their clash with West Ham, take a look at these free bets and predictions we’ve put together.
The best Bournemouth vs West Ham predictions and picks
- 1 The best Bournemouth vs West Ham predictions and picks
- 2 Bournemouth vs West Ham: An even contest at the Vitality Stadium
- 3 Bournemouth vs West Ham head-to-head record and form
- 4 Bournemouth vs West Ham FAQs
Bournemouth to win
Everyone in football has heard of the new manager bounce and that’s exactly what West Ham will have to contend with on Saturday. Iraola comes to England with a big reputation after the impressive job he did at Rayo Vallecano in La Liga and at 41 he is one of the best young coaches in the world. The Bournemouth players will be keen to impress their new manager on Saturday and the crowd at the Vitality Stadium should be in for a winning start.
Under 2.5 goals
Bournemouth’s opponents on Saturday, West Ham, enjoyed a sensational end to last season when they won the Europa Conference League. However, this summer hasn’t exactly gone to plan so far and they have lost their best player, Declan Rice, to Arsenal.
Although they are trying to get deals done for James Ward-Prowse and Harry Maguire, Lucas Paqueta is now unsettled after interest from Man City which means there is a bit of ill-feeling around the club going into this one. As a result, we don’t expect them to offer too much threat in this one while Bournemouth also don’t exactly have a prolific strike force.
Score after 30 minutes – 0-0
The first game of any season is always a tense affair and given how closely matched these two teams are in terms of quality, expect an edgy opening with both teams feeling each other out. Bournemouth are more likely to kick on and get the win but we expect that to come in the second half rather than in the opening half an hour.
Bournemouth vs West Ham: An even contest at the Vitality Stadium
Plenty of new faces are expected to make their competitive debuts this weekend for Bournemouth. The club have brought in the likes of Alex Scott and Justin Kluivert this summer and both men are expected to be in the starting lineup against West Ham.
After losing Declan Rice, the starting lineup for West Ham should make for interesting viewing, with Edson Alvarez expected to make his club debut after signing from Ajax. Moyes is fortunate in that he has a clean bill of health in his squad so his selections on Saturday could give us an insight into what he believes his best eleven is.
Bournemouth vs West Ham head-to-head record and form
Considering how long both teams have been around, it is surprising that they have only ever faced each other on 17 occasions throughout their respective histories. Out of those 17 matches, West Ham have won eight times, Bournemouth have won four times and there have been five draws.
Bournemouth’s form: WLLLL
West Ham’s form: LWWLW
Bournemouth vs West Ham FAQs
What time is kick-off? The game will kick off at 15:00 UK time.
Where will the match take place? The match is set to be played at the Vitality Stadium.
Who is the referee? Peter Banks will take charge of the match.
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