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AFC Bournemouth Free Bets 2019/20

AFC Bournemouth, nicknamed The Cherries, are a Premier League football club on the South Coast of England formed in 1899. They were originally called Boscombe FC, and have been playing their matches at Dean Court, now called the Vitality Stadium, for the entirety of their history.

Bournemouth’s story is one of the most remarkable of recent times, given they were struggling in the lower leagues when current boss Eddie Howe took over in 2008 and they only took to the name ‘AFC Bournemouth’ in 1972. Over two spells, the 40-year-old has guided them up the Football League ladder and, in 2015, they were promoted to the big league. Four years on, they are still going strong, now looking to push on for a top half finish or even a European place. Bournemouth have never won a major trophy, but did win the Championship title when they made it to the Premier League; their other two promotions, from League Two in 2010 and League One in 2013, came courtesy of finishing as runners up.

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Notable former players and managers include Harry Redknapp, who played for the club between 1972 and 1976, before returning to manage them in 1983 and remaining in charge until 1993. He would then go on to guide West Ham to a fifth placed Premier League finish, Portsmouth to the FA Cup and Tottenham Hotspur into the Champions League.

Dean Court holds fewer than 12,000 people, meaning it had to be redeveloped before they could take on Aston Villa in their first ever Premier League game. Bournemouth broke their transfer record last summer to bring in Jefferson Lerma in a £25million deal. Brett Pitman is their all time top goalscorer with 161 goals.

Bournemouth squad 2019/20

Goalkeepers: Asmir Begovic, Artur Boruc, Jordan Holmes

Defenders: Simon Francis, Steve Cook, Nathan Ake, Charlie Daniels, Brad Smith, Adam Smith, Jack Stacey, Diego Rico, Chris Mepham, Lloyd Kelly

Midfielders: Dan Gosling, Andrew Surman, Harry Arter, Lewis Cook, Junior Stanislas, Emerson Hyndman, David Brooks, Ryan Fraser, Kyle Taylor, Marc Pugh, Jordon Ibe, Philip Billing

Forwards: Callum Wilson, Joshua King, Dominic Solanke

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Bournemouth predictions season 2019/20

Like every summer since promotion to the Premier League, Bournemouth have gone about their business quietly and efficiently. Eddie Howe is fantastic and his work speaks for itself; he has improved the Cherries steadily every year, quietly developing then into a Premier League mainstay. Relegation never seems likely at the Vitality Stadium, and Howe’s progressive, possession-based style of play has kept fans entertained throughout. While many clubs outside the top six struggle to find an identity after a while, Bournemouth keep plugging away, improving themselves little by little. Adding the likes of Philip Billing, Jack Stacey and Lloyd Kelly has only pushed them on more this season, and having kept top scorer Callum Wilson amid interest from other clubs, as well as Josh King up front, they can afford to look up rather than down this season.

While the top half may just be out of reach for Bournemouth this year, we don’t see it being a boisterous season for them. Negativity and crisis are a rarity, and they’ll continue to grow.

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Bournemouth to get relegated @ 4/1 with Coral

Top ten finish @ 11/4

Top South Coast team @ 3/1

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