Kick-off: 1500, 20/10/2018
Stadium: Vitality Stadium
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What Trueform says for Bournemouth vs Southampton
Bournemouth went into the international break in sixth place in the Premier League table following back-to-back wins and are hard to oppose when hosting Southampton.
Struggling Saints have lost their last three top-flight fixtures and are 11 points adrift of the Cherries in 16th spot.
All the form points to a home win here and 11/10 for that outcome looks a rock-solid Bournemouth vs Southampton prediction.
A Look At Bournemouth’s Betting Odds
Bournemouth have been a real success story this season and put in a performance full of confidence when romping to a 4-0 victory at Watford.
Promising young midfielder David Brooks broke the deadlock, Josh King hit a brace and then Callum Wilson completed the rout.
The Hornets were hampered by having Christian Kabasele sent off in the first half after conceding a penalty, which King converted, but it was still an impressive effort from the Cherries.
Eddie Howe said of his team’s early exploits: “It’s a great start. It is so early it is difficult to make predictions, but all we can do is work and try to achieve what our limit is.”
Bournemouth had previously beaten Crystal Palace 2-1 at this venue to make it five wins and a draw from six home games in all competitions.
Last Bournemouth line-up: Begovic, Francis, S Cook, Ake, Smith, Lerma, L Cook, Brooks, Fraser, Wilson, King.
Bournemouth have doubts over Ryan Fraser (hamstring) and King (ankle).
Left-back Charlie Daniels (knee) is closing in on a return, while midfielder Kyle Taylor (calf) also continues his rehabilitation.
A Look At Southampton’s Betting Odds
Southampton played better than the bare result suggests when going down 3-0 to Chelsea at St Mary’s Stadium, with several efforts on goal coming in the first period.
Manolo Gabbiadini twice tested Kepa Arrizabalaga from distance, while Danny Ings volleyed the best chance over from close range.
However, Mark Hughes admitted: “We never got any momentum. Sometimes you have to be brave and we weren’t able to do that.”
Saints do tend to come up short against the bigger clubs and were also beaten 3-0 by Liverpool last month, but they have scored in six of their last seven matches versus lesser opponents.
That makes 14/5 for a home win and both teams to hit the target worth adding to our Bournemouth vs Southampton betting tips.
Last Southampton line-up: McCarthy, Soares, Yoshida, Hoedt, Bertrand, Bednarek, Lemina, Redmond, Hojbjerg, Ings, Gabbiadini.
Goalkeeper Alex McCarthy is fit to feature for Southampton after recovering from a minor hamstring problem.
Watford 0-4 BOURNEMOUTH – David Brooks, Josh King (2), Callum Wilson
SOUTHAMPTON 0-3 Chelsea
Head-to-head: Southampton 2-1 Bournemouth, Bournemouth 1-1 Southampton, Southampton 0-0 Bournemouth, Bournemouth 1-3 Southampton
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