Sunday, 13 May 2018

To take a point of Dyche would be a big result for AFCB

Looking at the data for StrataBet, there is a strong indication that Bournemouth could well get a draw up at Turf Moor to complete their third season in the Premier League. Burnley are averaging 1.28 goals at home and Bournemouth are hitting 1.09 goals away from home. This might not be a goal thriller, but neither manager will like losing to the other in the battle of the two young British managers go head o head.
Eddie Howe has found it hard to get points against
his old team but today he can go all out to get a positive result.
While Sean Dyche has had the edge on Howe and many other managers this season, he hasn't seen his side blow many teams off the park in high scoring games. Bournemouth will have a game plan to try and hold Burnley early on and try and get their passing cutting through a defence that has only conceded 37 goals this season or one goal a game. It is a tremendous record and perhaps Eddie Howe should not be looking as far north as Scotland for more defenders, but should take a closer look at what a team in Lancashire is doing well.

The form of Tarkowski has taken him into the England World Cup squad along with Nick Pope and it's arguable that the midfield grit of Burnley's Berg Gundmundsson and Jack Cork is a duo that have given better teams than AFCB difficulty in breaking through.

Burnley may not have strikers that excite for 90 minutes, but they do come alive in and around the box and any chance that Chris Woods has he regularly buries, while Ashley Barnes and Sam Vokes are powerhouses that will hold the ball up well and being others into play. Burnley overpowered AFCB to some extent in the earlier fixture this season, so it will be intriguing to see if AFCB have found a way to combat Burnley's strength better in this away fixture.

Burnley Home Form

AFCB Away Form

Tyrone Mings Tweeted yesterday that himself and Emerson Hyndman are ready for today - is that a hint that both could start?

1 comment:

  1. Time to give mings a game and let one or two youngsters a few minutes game time