Thursday, 13 December 2018

Are AFCB over their wobble?

In the last five games AFCB have won just one game and have lost four. I think we can call it a wobble in form or a period when the team has found it difficult to pick up points, but if this period was characterised by the best teams in the league, can we expect an improvement of results in the next few games?
AFCB have to start piking up points against mid-placed teams.
The fixtures against Wolves and Brighton might have been viewed as favourable matches to pick up points at the start of the season, but the form of both of these teams has picked up just as AFCB get ready to play them. You could call it bad luck, but AFCB have to start building their own luck, and if they need a target hitting 25-30 points before the end of the year would be a fabulous achievement.

Bournemouth have not drawn that many games this season but playing these teams that are of similar stature could start to increase the likelihood of a drawn game or two. But defeat to Wolves and Brighton would leave the Cherries facing another tough couple of games against Spurs and Man United, needing to get points just to get themselves back into the top 10 before the end of the calendar year.
So, I don't think we can underestimate the importance of the next two games for the Cherries. Bournemouth can either be fighting for a European place or be looking at holding on to mid-table positions come the start of next year. Traditionally, AFCB tend to pick their game up at this important stage of the season, and they will certainly need to improve on their current form, which is only better than Watford and Southampton.

Let's hope the wobble is soon a thing of the past. It would be a shame if Bournemouth struggle to build on their good start.

Express and Star - match preview for Wolves v AFCB

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