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Preview – Bournemouth v Hull

Preview – Bournemouth v Hull

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Bournemouth will be hoping to continue their recent upturn against Hull when they meet on Saturday at the Vitality Stadium.

The Cherries have looked uncertain at times this season but four points from their two games before the international break saw them move up the standings, while three straight defeats suggest the fortnight off came at the perfect time for the Tigers.

Eddie Howe spent big in the summer and his plans appear to be coming together following their impressive debut campaign in the top flight last term. Home fixtures like this one against the other side’s likely to be in the bottom half will be the key to them improving on their 16th place finish and they are perhaps rightly the 5/6 favourites with ComeOn!.

Of all the signings, the quality brought by loanee Jack Wilshere could prove crucial and he will be looking to feed the dangerous Callum Wilson, who is 7/2 to score first.

After coming up through the Championship play-offs, Hull’s tumultuous summer, which included the departure of boss Steve Bruce, seems to be catching up with them.

It all looked to be going so well for boss Mike Phelan as they won their opening two fixtures but with his future now settled, they will hope that will now add stability and spark a return to form.

An away win is 15/4 and perhaps reflects that they have lost four of their last five, while the draw is 51/20.

The pair have not met for 11 years so Hull’s status of winning their last three meetings is unlikely to have a bearing. Their leaky defence may do though, but Bournemouth have only netted more than once in a game on one occasion in the Premier League so far this season.

Defensive woes mean both teams to score at 1/1 looks likely but it could be a tight one, although over 3.5 goals at 53/20 might tempt those eyeing the value.

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