Saturday Premier League | 22nd October 2016
Bournemouth v Tottenham (Saturday 12:30)
The opening live match on Saturday sees unbeaten Tottenham hit the South Coast to face Bournemouth and this is another stern test for Mauricio Pochettino’s young side.
The Cherries come into this match in ripe form. Fresh from a 6-1 thrashing of Hull Eddie Howe’s side will fancy their chances of getting something from this game.
You can sense real progression with Bournemouth this season and their current three match unbeaten run not only includes the Hull win but also a fine draw at Watford and a brilliant victory over Everton. Arguably their stock has never been higher.
Tottenham smashed eight goals past Bournemouth last season but the North London club will be expecting a more conservative tally this time round against Howe’s side.
Spurs remain unbeaten and 188BET make them 1.94 to take another three points here. That is very much a possibility when you factor in their win over Man City and other impressive performances this season but this should be close.
The Cherries should be full of confidence on Saturday while Spurs were in Germany on Tuesday in the Champions League so the 1.98 on Bournemouth (+0.5) avoiding defeat looks the call.
Liverpool v West Brom (Saturday 17:30)
Saturday’s live match brings together fourth place Liverpool and 12th position West Brom.
For all the Midlands club’s perceived averageness they’ve only lost two matches in the league this season – the same number as Manchester United and Chelsea.
Tony Pulis has built a sturdy side and they’ve often frustrated Liverpool. Indeed, if you track results between the sides in the last five years it’s pretty even with four wins for Liverpool, four for the Baggies and the same number for the draw.
Despite the sturdiness of the side there’s nothing special about this West Brom outfit and Liverpool look on another plane.
Jurgen Klopp’s men haven’t lost for two months and will be disappointing to have only accrued one point from their match against Manchester United on Monday.
This is certainly reflected in the odds with Liverpool just 1.28 to win in the 188BET book. Despite being a much better side it may pay to side with a close match.
West Brom drew with Liverpool last season when they were on a great run of form and are no strangers to knocking big sides off their perch (Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United spring to mind).
Bank on Brom keeping it tight and back Liverpool to win by exactly one goal at decent odds of 3.80.
Chris Graham’s Best Bets
Bournemouth +0.5 (1.98)
Liverpool to win by exactly one goal (3.80)