Saturday, 19 March 2016

Can AFCB do Leicester a favour by beating Spurs?

I hate to think of AFCB as spoilers, but there is a distinct possibility that they can go to White Hart Lane and cause an upset tomorrow which would suit Leicester City down to the ground. A win there would be as big in my book as the win against Chelsea earlier in the season as Tottenham are focussed on trying to win the league, and it will be a test like no other for the Cherries.
The Cherries will be fighting for some pride this time.
The away from of the Cherries is fairly strong at present. Wins against Newcastle and Crystal Palace on the road in 2016 have been added to by draws against Watford, Sunderland and Leicester and the Cherries are unbeaten away from home in 2016. Eddie Howe must transmit to the players that their draw up at Leicester was against a top four side and that if they can do it there, with 10 men for much of the game, they can cause Spurs problems as well.

Motivating the players for the away games has not been a problem this season. AFCB is a side that plays well on the break and this is one game where they will have a real job on their hands to keep possession for any length of time. As usual the early moments of the game will set the tempo and it will be in that early period when AFCB need to show that they have a goal threat if they are to slow the Spurs attack. Frustrating and blocking is not something that we are used to seeing though from the Cherries, and yet it will be important that they are not too open at the back against a team that will try and dominate the opening period.

If the Cherries can stay in the game early on they do have plenty of goalscorers themselves. The travelling support will be strong with some 2900 travelling fans, and if AFCB can get a goal all the pressure will be on Pochettino's side who dare not drop anymore points in their title race.

Score Predictions
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  1. C'mon Cheeries, do it for yourselves! Get a MASSIVE result at The Lane :)

  2. Bournemouth are a welcome edition to the premier league but I hope they decide not to put in a performance tomorrow