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Cherries to end dismal derby run

Cherries to end dismal derby run


The south coast derby between Southampton and Bournemouth on Saturday evening offers some good value in several markets.

The Cherries have failed to win any of their 12 matches in all competitions at Southampton but we can see that sequence coming to an end with Eddie Howe’s side available at 19/4 to make the short journey back to Bournemouth with all three points.

Josh King has scored eight goals in his last eight Premier League appearances for Bournemouth but remains very good value at 17/2 to score the first goal on Saturday while Saints’ Dusan Tadic can be backed at 21/4.

Bournemouth have conceded 21 goals in their last eight away matches and will need to improve that record at St Mary’s if they are to record a victory. Howe’s team are 9/2 to keep a clean sheet at Southampton.

Elsewhere, Tottenham will need to dig deep to put a dent in Burnley’s excellent home record and it is sure to be tight at Turf Moor with a 1-0 victory for Mauricio Pochettino’s team available at good odds of 25/4.

Hull City desperately need to beat inconsistent West Ham if they are to have any chance of avoiding the drop but we think Slaven Bilic’s side can return to the capital with a point – a 1-1 draw looks fine value at 27/4.

Leicester will be searching for their fourth Premier League victory in a row and should get it against mid-table Stoke City with odds of 12/5 on there being over 3.5 goals in the match appearing to be a good punt.

Manchester United may find it hard to break down a stubborn West Brom defence but are good enough to extend their unbeaten top-flight run to 19 matches by winning 2-0 at odds of 11/2.

Finally Sunderland look doomed and will need to win at Watford if they are to have any chance of avoiding the prospect of kicking off the 2017/18 campaign in the Championship.

The Hornets are one of the Premier League’s most difficult teams to evaluate but they can frustrate David Moyes’ bedraggled side with the draw at 13/5 too good to ignore.


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Mark Race Having worked in the media for nearly 30 years, Mark knows his sport inside out and at all levels. An avid football fan, Mark also has serious knowledge of the tennis world and is quick to point out value bets in a number of other sports.