Bournemouth v Leicester City tips: Stalemate at Dean Court on Tuesday evening
The Foxes enjoyed a fine win at the weekend, however can they follow it up with victory at Dean Court?
December 12th, 2016
Let’s face it, even the most optimistic Leicester City supporters weren’t expecting their side to be once again challenging for top honours following the title-winning exploits of 2015/16. Nevertheless, they will have been similarly surprised at the failure of their side to even make a half-hearted effort to replicate some of their form of last season. Indeed the Foxes moved dangerously close to the bottom three prior to the weekend clash with Manchester City and hopes weren’t too high heading into Saturday evening’s match.
Jamie Vardy was hitting the headlines last season as he topped the Premier League goalscoring charts, however this season he has been pretty quiet. At least that was the case prior to the weekend when Vardy enjoyed an unexpected hat-trick to send his side into a shock 4-0 lead over title-chasing Manchester City. The Citizens regrouped to pull back a couple of goals in the closing ten minutes but it was all too late and the Foxes sealed the three points with relative ease. Not something which we anticipated.
Excellent though this win may have been, it will count for nothing should Ranieri’s men fail to build upon it and they have their chance to do just that on the south coast on Tuesday evening when they face Bournemouth at Dean Court. To be honest we’re not too optimistic about Leicester’s chances given their poor away record which contains just a single point from seven outings. The Cherries have suffered just two defeats at Dean Court this season and whilst the Foxes showed true determination and no shortage of attacking flair at the weekend, we believe that a share of the spoils will be the order of the day in this midweek clash.
That’s not to say that there won’t be a few goals along the way and with Leicester struggling for clean sheets, Both Teams to Score looks the value at 8/13 with Winner – not a great price perhaps but one which should at least provide a winning return. Jamie Vardy provides us with much better value at 2/1 on the Anytime Goalscorer market given that his excellent hat-trick against Manchester City could be an indication of a return to form for a player who managed 24 goals in Leicester City’s title-winning 2015/16 season.