Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Buoyed by back-to-back wins over Liverpool (3-0) and Southampton (2-1), Wolverhampton will look to escape the danger zone when they host Bournemouth to their Molineux Stadium on Matchday 24. The Wolves have been impressive in front of goal of late, and it is no wonder the odds for home win have been dropping. Mario Lemina is banned for the match, while all Traore, Kalajdzic, Chiquinho, and Hwang are sidelined with injuries.
The Cherries, on the other hand, sit in the relegation zone ahead of the trip to England. Since Bournemouth have been struggling on the travels this season, we believe that punters from all four corners of the world can find value in betting on the home side. The likes of Brooks, Kelly, Cook, and Zabarnyi should miss out with injuries, speaking of the visiting team. In their last meeting at the venue Wolverhampton defeated Bournemouth thanks to Raul Jimenez’s goal.
Highlighted Player (Raul Jimenez):
Argentine forward Raul Jimenez began his career within the youth ranks of Club America, a club he went on to play 102 matches in all competitions and score 39 goals for before his 2014 move to Atletico Madrid. Despite signing a six-year deal with La Liga outfit in a reported transfer fee worth €11 million, Raul Jimenez never really managed to get his foot on the ground with the Colchineros.
After only 21 games and one goal for Atletico Madrid, the Mexico international moved to Portugal after his collapsed loan move to West Ham. Raul Jimenez missed the flight to London after reportedly oversleeping, but various reports suggest that he was advised by his agent Jorge Mendes to choose Benfica instead.
Portuguese giants initially acquired 50% of the player’s economic rights, while the remaining share of Jimenez’s contract was purchased in the summer of 2016 for a fee believed to be around €12 million. During his maiden season with the Eagles Mexico international played 28 Primeira Liga games, contributing with five goals during the process.
Highlighted Team (Bournemouth):
Bournemouth are a professional football club that was formed back in 1890. The Cherries secured promotion to the Premier League in the 2015/2016 season, with the team making it to the English top flight for the first time ever.
Bournemouth play their home games at Dean Court and the capacity of the stadium is 11,469.
The Cherries enjoyed a very successful season on their Premier League debut, with the team beating the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United in the national championship. Glenn Murray scored the winner for Bournemouth in the 1-0 win over the capital club at Stamford Bridge and that is probably the greatest victory in the club’s history.
Bournemouth have been participating in the FA Cup since 1913, but they have yet to win the trophy in the prestigious competition. It has to be noted that the club’s original name Boscombe Athletic Football Club was changed to Bournemouth back in 1923 as the club owners wanted the Cherries to be more representative of the district.