Bournemouth host Tottenham on Thursday in a match where they desperately need to pick up three points.
Bournemouth have yet to pick up a single point since the restart to make it five consecutive defeats. The Cherries’ form is looking terminal, having picked up fewer points than any other side - even bottom-placed Norwich - in 2020. It’s 10 defeats from 13 league games since the turn of the year.
The hosts have looked particularly poor in their last two outings, conceding nine goals over the course of back-to-back defeats to Manchester United and Newcastle United, and after Watford got a vital win over Norwich on Tuesday this is a must-win game - they’re four points adrift and need to make up that gap.
Tottenham put in a professional if pedestrian performance to beat Everton 1-0 just three days ago, seeing their defence look much-improved from their previous outing, a 3-1 defeat to Sheffield United.
This is their third game in the space of a week so Jose Mourinho may make some rotations, but he’s used top scorer Harry Kane in every minute so far and appears reticent to rest him as he returns from injury - he’s score two in four since the restart and is 1/1 to score anytime here, and the favourite to open the scoring at 7/2.
We recommend backing the visitors to get a comfortable win here. They’ve not looked dazzling going forward of late, but in Harry Kane and Son Heung-min, they possess players proven to punish a defence that looks as porous as Bournemouth’s of late. A 3-0 away win is generously priced at 14/1.
*All prices correct at the time of writing and subject to change