Bournemouth vs Sheff Utd: Match Odds, Betting Tips & Predictions

Martin Green

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 5:16 PM UTC

Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019 5:16 PM UTC

Goals should be on the menu in this game...
<div><h2>Bournemouth vs Sheff Utd</h2><p><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/football/eng/premier-league/sheffield-united-vs-afc-bournemouth-3840671/" target="_blank" title="Bournemouth vs Sheff Utd"><strong>Saturday, August 10, at Vitality Stadium</strong></a></p><p>Newly promoted Sheff Utd begin their campaign with a trip to the south coast to face Bournemouth on Saturday. The Blades finished second in the Championship last season and they have since spent £40 million to bolster their squad with Oliver McBurnie, Lys Mousset, Callum Robinson and Luke Freeman. It will be a massive occasion for Sheff Utd fans, but they face a tough challenge at the Vitality Stadium. Bournemouth are now mainstays of the Premier League and they have often dazzled with the quality of their attacking football under Eddie Howe, so they will fancy their chances of beating the Blades.</p><h2>Team News</h2><p>Bournemouth have done well to hold onto key players Callum Wilson, Nathan Aké and Ryan Fraser this summer. Howe will build his team around that trio this season, and he has pulled off a coup in signing Harry Wilson on loan from Liverpool. Bournemouth have bolstered their ranks with the signings of Arnaut Danjuma from Club Brugge, Philip Billing from Huddersfield, Lloyd Kelly from Bristol City and Jack Stacey from Luton, while they sold Mousset to Sheff Utd, Tyrone Mings to Aston Villa and Connor Mahoney to Millwall. Harry Arter has also moved on loan to Fulham.</p><p>Sheff Utd have shattered their transfer record several times this summer, but they have not signed many players that know the Premier League. One big move saw Phil Jagielka return to the club on a free transfer from Everton. He may have lost a yard of pace, but his experience and leadership in the dressing room will be crucial as the Blades bid to beat the drop in 2019/20.</p><h2>Betting Analysis</h2><p>Bournemouth have always played attractive, expansive football under Howe and they rarely sit back and soak up pressure. They scored 56 goals last season, with Wilson leading the charge, but they also conceded 70 and that left them 14<sup>th</sup> in the table. We should expect more of the same in 2019/20, as the Cherries will continue to commit men forward and leave gaps at the back. Sheff Utd were solid at the back last season, but the Premier League represents a massive step up in quality and they will be unlikely to contain a team like Bournemouth for 90 minutes. The impetus will be on McBurnie to thrive and Mousset to score against his former club. All of these players will be desperate to score Sheff Utd’s first goal back in the top flight and that should allow the Blades to contribute on the score sheet in this match.</p><p><strong>Top Tip: <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=8cb1fdf6-5659-4f16-a75b-679218b0115e&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="10Bet"><em>Both teams to score at 1.74 (14/19) with 10Bet</em></a></strong></p></div>
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