Premier League Betting Markets Offer Value Pick for Bournemouth vs. Leicester City

Richard Prew

Friday, August 28, 2015 3:31 PM GMT

Friday, Aug. 28, 2015 3:31 PM GMT

Newly promoted Bournemouth faces Leicester in Wek 4 of the Premier League. We have scrutinized the soccer betting odds and have found a nice value pick on total goals scored prop.

Bournemouth
Promoted Bournemouth had an excellent win last weekend in a thrilling game at Upton Park, going 2-0 up and winning 4-3 with a hat-trick from Callum Wilson. Whilst the West Ham defending was certainly poor, Bournemouth’s performance showed more of the promise that the team appeared to have in their narrow defeat at Liverpool the week before. This is a side that certainly should have goals in it. Callum Wilson has been prolific in the lower leagues and he has service from both flanks. Matt Ritchie produced 17 assists last season and on the other wing Max Gradel, attracted back to English soccer from France, is a real bag of tricks.

Whilst of course the target for any promoted team is to survive and this was only one win, the manner of the victory bodes well

 

Leicester City
Leicester now have 7 points out of 9 after drawing at home to Tottenham this past weekend with once again Riyad Mahrez to the fore. He now has 4 goals in three league games. Leicester found it difficult to break down Tottenham, who defended on their own penalty box and made sure they weren’t going to be caught on the break.

Indeed that might be a feature for both of these teams this season. A willingness to attack, plenty of pace and dangerous on the counter they might be suited more to playing away than having to beat organised Premier League defences at home. For Leicester, who only had 35% possession at home against Tottenham, soaking up pressure and using their pace to break when they win the ball is absolutely crucial and they could well be a more threatening team away than at home

 

Betting Odds
Leicester now have 7 goals in 3 games this season, and Bournemouth have conceded five goals. Outright prices for this game are Bournemouth +120 with Ladbrokes, Leicester +240 and the draw +260 with BetVictor. At first glance that seems to under-estimate Leicester at a promoted side.

However the market I really like is for this to be a game with goals and over 2.5 goals at -110 is the same prices as under 2.5 goals. I would have over as a solid soccer pick here.

Soccer Pick: Over 2.5 -110

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