1.These two teams have met only six times in the past. A big majority of those were in the Championship in the last decade.
2.AFC Bournemouth have the 3-2 lead in terms of victories. The most recent one happened in 2018 in the League Cup when Cherries won at home 3-2 FT. Game-winning goal was scored by Callum Wilson in the stoppage time.
3.It is also worth adding those H2H encounters always ended with high number of goals – 21 in their six games, which averages 3.50 per duel.
==>>Relegation surely had big consequences for AFC Bournemouth in terms of their roster. Team’s best players have decided to accept offers from EPL teams and made a move.
==>>Ake was signed by Manchester City, Aaron Ramsdale left for Sheffield United, while Callum Wilson made a move to Newcastle United. These three deals netted around 88 million EUR to the Cherries.
==>>The team performed really well in the pre-season matches, beating West Ham United 5-3 FT and losing to Benfica 1-2 FT. It’s been a while since this team had a clean sheet (only one in the last 19 games across competitions).
==>>Even though bookies favour the home team (4th favourite to win the league), we don’t think Blackburn should be taken lightly. They scored 11 goals in pre-season matches.
Some of the most notable results are 1-1 draw against Leicester City and 4-1 win against Fleetwood. We fancy their chances to stay undefeated at Vitality.
Draw or away win double chance @ 1.72
Both teams to score @ 1.83.