At the beginning of the season you’d have been forgiven for thinking both of these sides would be higher than they are.
Eddie Howe has proved his worth in the Premier League by keeping Bournemouth stable over five years in the top-flight, though they’ve got a real fight on their hands to make that six.
Spurs would have been looking to build upon 4th place and a Champions League final last season, though replacing Mauricio Pochettino with Jose Mourinho hasn’t reaped the rewards they would have hoped, and Europa League football is as far as they can allow themselves to dream for next season.
The Lilywhites recorded a victory over Everton to bounce back from their subdued defeat to Sheffield United, though both of their last two victories have come on home soil, while they remain a measly W3-D6-L7 on the road this season.
However, Bournemouth aren’t exactly showing the kind of form to suggest they can heap further woe on their visitors.
The Cherries have lost 11 of their last 14 matches and have picked up just the solitary point in eight, conceding at least twice in seven of those recent games.
Howe usually brings a purple patch of form at some point in the season, though time is now running out as they sit second from bottom in the table.
While the hosts’ form suggests this should be a routine victory for the North London club, the visitors’ record on the road has us really questioning that outcome as they’ve struggled to show any kind of consistency all season.
Over 2.5 Goals
Bournemouth have now conceded nine in two matches, and have the worst defensive record in the league when limiting results to just the last 12 matches, conceding 27 in that time.
With the likes of Harry Kane and Heung Min-Son never far away from the goals, we can see the visitors grabbing a couple here.
Because of this record, the Cherries have seen ‘Overs’ in eight of their most recent 10 matches, with the two exceptions coming against Wolves and Crystal Palace, both of whom sit in the bottom five of the table for goals per game this season.
Harry Kane To Score Anytime
Harry Kane has never gone more than two matches for club and country all season without registering on the scoresheet, and while he drew a blank against Everton, he’s nabbed seven in seven against Bournemouth.
With the south coast side’s current defensive predicament, we wouldn’t back against him scoring again here.