Bournemouth v Hull City tips: Cherries to extend unbeaten run
Bournemouth went into the international break having avoided defeat in their previous two matches and they can go one better on Saturday by sealing the three points
October 14th, 2016
Everyone seems to want a piece of Eddie Howe at the moment, the Cherries boss being linked with both the England and Arsenal jobs over recent weeks. It isn’t hard to see why this is the case with Howe not only lifting the Cherries into the top-flight for the first time in their history but more importantly keeping them there for more than a single season.
The bottom half of this season’s Premier League has been hugely competitive so far, however Bournemouth appear to be coping with this and remain above the immediate danger zone after the opening seven matches.
We believe that this will also be the case towards the business end of the campaign and with Howe bringing in some inspired summer signings the signs are there that the Cherries could consolidate their position in the Premier League for at least another season.
There isn’t much to dislike about the new arrivals at Dean Court and one would imagine that as they become more familiar with each other the results will continue to improve. That has already proven to be the case this season with a couple of defeats replaced by a creditable two draws and two wins in the last five games, a sign if ever there was one that things are settling down on the south coast.
They face on Saturday a Hull City outfit which appear to be going very much in the opposite direction and manager Mike Phelan will be a worried man following four defeats and a draw in the last five Premier League games. To be fair he is working in pretty tough conditions and there would appear to be few options available for him to stop this slump.
Indeed yet another defeat for the Tigers looks to be on the cards and it might well prove that their current lowly position might be the best they will achieve this season.