Bournemouth vs Chelsea: in what form are the teams?
Last season, Bournemouth failed to return to the Premier League. The Cherries finished only sixth in the Championship, with 22 victories and 11 draws in 46 rounds. These results allowed them to play in the Championship playoffs semifinals. But in the game against Brentford, the Cherries lost their chance to get promoted. They were defeated with a score of 2:3. By the way, former Brentford's attacking midfielder Emiliano Marcondes joined Bournemouth this season as a free agent.
The six-time champion of England finished only fourth last season. In 38 rounds, the Blues won 19 games and drew 10 times, which brought them 67 points, the whole 19 points less than the champion. In the last round of the Premier League, the club from London lost to Aston Villa (1: 2). The main success of the Blues though was the victory in the Champions League. Chelsea beat Manchester City in the final of the main club competition of Europe (1: 0).
No new players yet, but there are a couple of losses: Olivier Giroud went to AC Milan, and Victor Moses finished his transit to Spartak Moscow. The defender Fikayo Tomori was sold to the same AC Milan for 29.2 million.
Bournemouth won 2 of their last 3 games.
The teams have scored in both halves in 2 of their last 4 head-to-head games.
This bet has played in 2 of Chelsea's last 3 away games.
The teams play in different leagues, but the friendly status of the game evens out the chances of the opponents. Moreover, it is very prestigious for the Cherries to once again defeat not just anyone, but the winner of the Champions League. We assume it will be a close game but still will play the victory of the team from the Premier League.
Our prediction - Chelsea to win.
It is doubtful that this game will have many scored goals, probably 1 or 2 goals will be scored.
Second bet - total under 3 goals.