It is time to bring the bucket and spade, as we take a trip to the Vitality Stadium.
Beside The Sea
Tottenham made quite the statement last weekend, as they beat Manchester United at home. Now, Spurs will look to earn their first away win of the season.
The Statement Victory
No Harry Kane, no problem. That has largely been the case for Tottenham, as they look to fill the void that the England captain has left after his departure to Bayern Munich. This Spurs crop may not be perfect, but it is certainly pleasing on the eye.
A style that has been cultivated by new boss Ange Postecoglou and with the former Celtic manager having quickly imposed his ideas on his newly inherited charges, the North London outfit have picked up four points from the first six on offer.
Three of those were earned last Saturday, as they eventually made light work of Manchester United in N17. Again, the performance was not perfect, but at times it was certainly easy on the eye.
Something that Tottenham supporters will be more than happy with after the first two weeks of this season and perhaps more importantly, when this brand of ‘Angeball’ is compared to the offerings from its predecessors.
Because even after just 180 minutes of Premier League action, you get the feeling that there has been more offered creatively from Tottenham than in the past two or three campaigns previously and this only further highlights the positive effect that Ange Postecoglou is having on the club.
However, a main source of that creativity looks set to be absent for Saturday’s trip to Bournemouth. James Maddison was seen wearing a protective boot after the Manchester United win. A precaution perhaps, but one that will likely see him lose the weekend race for fitness.
News that will definitely be celebrated within the Bournemouth camp and although they did manage to give Liverpool a fright last weekend, a mixture of Anfield quality and questionable refereeing decisions would prove to be their undoing.
The Cherries have been far from sour under their new manager Andoni Iraola and have perhaps deserved more than the single point that is currently in their Premier League account – then again, we all know that this league rarely gives out what you deserve.
Bournemouth are looking for their first win of the season, Tottenham will want to build on their first that was secured last time out. They do say never back the lunchtime kickoff, but I think I have the perfect reason in which to do so.
With that in mind, our latest bet builder is now up for grabs, and it looks like this:
- Tottenham to win
- Cristian Romero to be booked
- Both teams to score - No
For my latest bet builder offering, I am focusing my attention on Cristian Romero. Not because I think the Argentinian defender is going to score an unlikely goal, more that the World Cup winner will earn a likely booking.
A caution that does little to derail Tottenham’s unbeaten start to the season, as I am also backing Ange Postecoglou’s men to win on Saturday and they will do so by keeping a clean sheet. These three picks on the bet builder slip come in at 10/1.