Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Bitesize Prediction: Bournemouth vs Nottingham Forest – 03/05/22

Competition: Championship

Market: Over 1.5 goals

Odds: 4/11 @ 888sport

Looking to move one step closer to a Premier League return, Bournemouth will host a high-flying Nottingham Forest at the Vitality on Tuesday night.

Starting with the hosts, while Bournemouth might have endured a minor struggle over the past month, Scott Parker’s side certainly laid down a real marker a few days ago. Storming their way to a thumping 3-0 win away at Blackburn, the Cherries know that victory here would see them take a giant stride towards securing a Premier League return. Opening Tuesday’s showdown at the Vitality holding a three-point buffer in that lucrative second-place spot, the former Fulham boss has also seen his side enjoy a recent boost in the final third. Despite having to settle for an action-packed 3-3 draw against Swansea on April 26th, Parker’s men have bagged themselves a trio of strikes in three of their last four Championship outings. Likewise, it should also be noted, Bournemouth have seen seven of their previous eight home fixtures finish with over 1.5 goals.

As for the visitors, already securing a play-off spot with time to spare, there is no doubt that Nottingham Forest are in the midst of a stunning purple patch. Enjoying a remarkable rise under Steve Cooper, the mood around the City Ground appears to be at the highest it has been in recent memory. Last seen over the weekend putting in another stunning display as they breezed their way to a 5-1 romp against Swansea on home soil, the one-time European champions have their sights set on securing a Premier League return. Winning each of their last four Championship contests on the spin, including a 4-0 victory against West Brom on April 18th, Cooper’s men could be smelling the chance to lay down their own marker here. In a contest that could prove to be another lively affair, we’re backing over 1.5 goals on Tuesday night.

Bet: Over 1.5 goals at Bournemouth vs Nottingham Forest 4/11 for Tuesday’s Championship battle @ 888sport

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan

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