Bournemouth v Hull City Tips
It may only be October, but both Bournemouth and Hull City are already nervously looking over their shoulders towards the relegation zone, with Hull having failed to win in their past five Premier League matches and with Bournemouth fans hoping their team can increase the gap to the drop zone by building on their recent win over Everton and draw with Watford.
Bournemouth vs Hull Predictions: This match will produce over 2.5 total goals
While both these teams have had mixed fortunes so far this league season, one thing that has been consistent across their opening matches has been the rippling of the back of the net. Although Bournemouth and Hull may not always have been the teams doing the scoring, their matches have regularly produced plenty of goals, making a bet on there to be at least three goals in this Saturday’s match one to look into.
On average this season, there have been 2.43 total goals across Bournemouth’s seven league matches, while there have been 3.00 total goals across Hull’s opening Premier League games. Just last matchday Bournemouth took part in a four goal thriller when they drew 2-2 with Watford, while Hull’s defence was shown to be especially porous when they lost 5-1 against Liverpool last time they took to the road.
A bet on the 6/4 odds for there to be over 2.5 goals could, therefore, make a tidy profit this Saturday, especially given that anyone making that prediction in each of these teams’ previous matches would have won 43% of the time.
Bournemouth vs Hull Betting Tips: There will be more goals in the second half
Looking even closer at these two teams’ previous records, it would make a lot of sense to place a bet – at odds of 21/20 – on there to be more goals in the second half of this game than in the first half. That is because the goalmouth action tends to arrive after the interval wherever Bournemouth and Hull are concerned.
86% of Hull’s goals this season have come in the second 45 minutes, while 71% of the goals they have conceded have also been after the break. Remarkably, Hull haven’t even yet scored a goal in the first half away from home this Premier League season. For the Cherries, they’ve also kept the scoreboard busier in the second halves, having conceded 73% of their goals after the interval, while their goal scoring has been split equally between the halves.
At home, Bournemouth’s goals have been scored on average in the 57th minute, while their guests at the Vitality Stadium have scored on average in the 54th minute. For Hull, the average minute of their away goals is the 78th minute, while the average minute in which they concede away from home is the 46th minute.
All of the above backs up the prediction for there to be more second half goals than first half goals. Saturday could, therefore, be a very profitable day for anyone backing this tip.