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Bournemouth v Sheffield United: Tips, Predictions and Odds

Bournemouth host Sheffield United in the Premier League on Saturday and the Cherries will be confident of chalking up another big win against the division's basement boys.

A 6-0 battering by Arsenal on Monday night left United rooted to the foot of the Premier League table, 11 points adrift of safety, and the Blades are surely preparing for life in the Championship.

It would take a miracle for Chris Wilder's men to get out of the danger zone and things will not get any easier when they visit Bournemouth.

The Cherries have blown hot and cold this season but it has generally been a positive campaign under Andoni Iraola, who has got them 11 points ahead of 18th-place Luton Town.

Bournemouth v Sheffield United

Bournemouth v Sheffield United betting tips and predictions

Bournemouth -2 goals on handicap - 21/10

Unfortunately for Blades fans, their 6-0 dismantling by Arsenal on Monday was all too familiar.

It was the fourth time this year that they have conceded at least five goals, having lost 5-2 to Brighton in the FA Cup in January, while both the Seagulls and Aston Villa battered the Blades 5-0 in the league last month.

They have conceded an eye-watering 72 goals in 27 Premier League matches this season - an average of 2.6 goals per game - and they have won only three fixtures in the top flight.

They have been out of their depth from the start and things have not really improved since Wilder rejoined the club.

It is really about playing for pride in the remaining run-in but it would be no surprise if they are again embarrassed away to Bournemouth on Saturday.

The Cherries are by no means the most free-scoring club in the Premier League but they have dangerous players in Dominic Solanke and Justin Kluivert, while they are fresh from a 2-0 win away to struggling Burnley.

Bournemouth were 5-0 winners against Championship outfit Swansea in the FA Cup fourth round in January, so they know how to turn on the style and they can win this match by three goals or more.

Over 3.5 goals - 13/10

Those expecting a routine win for the Cherries may also be tempted to back over 3.5 goals at 13/10.

Thanks largely to their leaky defence, that bet has clicked in eight of Sheffield United's last nine matches in all competitions.

And, although they have drawn blanks in their last three games, they scored at least two goals in five of their opening six games of 2024 and they could play their part in a high-scoring fixture. 

Goals have been in short supply for Bournemouth recently but Iraola likes his side to play on the front foot and there should be no shortage of opportunities in front of goal against United.

Dominic Solanke to score at anytime - 10/11

Bournemouth marksman Dominic Solanke is among the leading scorers in the Premier League this season and he can get on the scoresheet against the Blades.

Solanke has struck 14 goals in 26 league appearances, averaging a goal every 166 minutes in the top flight.

And although he did not score in the reverse fixture with Sheffield United earlier this season, he was a nuisance for the Blades, managing four shots in that match.

Solanke was on target in matches with West Ham and Newcastle in February and with goals expected to rain down in this game at the Vitality Stadium, he could be one of the greatest beneficiaries.

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Bournemouth v Sheffield United odds

Bournemouth - 1/3
Draw -
4/1
Sheffield United -
7/1

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This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

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