FA Cup, 3rd round, Saturday, 07.01.2023

Some ascended in the summer, others ascended. Now the Cherries and the Clarets face each other in the FA Cup.

The current form speaks clearly for the guests, who have won three games in a row, while the hosts have lost four times in a row.

My Bournemouth Burnley tip is based on a close game in which we will hardly see the class difference.

The men of coach Gary O’Neil have now lost three games in a row. Since the resumption of play after the World Cup, they are now waiting for a sense of achievement.

Admittedly, the opponents were initially quite demanding with Newcastle United in the EFL Cup and Chelsea shortly after Christmas. Manchester United were also a decent opponent on Tuesday evening.

But the recent defeat in front of home crowd against Crystal Palace was a setback for both morale and the tabular situation.

They only managed two shots on goal in 90 minutes and never really radiated danger. Added to this was a sleepiness of standards that ultimately decided the game.

In any case, you can’t deny the guests from Lancashire a certain focus. In the current season, they have lost only two games in the Championship.

Of the last 15 competitive games in league and cup, they have won 12. Vincent Kompany has turned the team into a real promotion candidate.

Now it should also go far in the FA Cup. At least they do not want to cancel the sails as in the previous year already in the 3rd round.

Measured by the three-way betting odds for the Bournemouth Burnley tip, however, it can be a hanging game for the second division club.

Because even though the Clarets are currently in extremely good shape, the cup has its own laws. And one of them is that usually the second set plays.

This means that the actual core staff will probably get a break and the processes at both ends of the court could not be the best.

Especially the offensive has always been the showpiece for the guests. Rodriguez, Tella & Co. have scored 52 goals in 26 championship games so far. It is quite possible that we therefore see a not quite so powerful second division club.

The fact that, among other things, the bookmakers of Bet3000 in the Bournemouth Burnley tip with odds of 1.30 expect at least one hit of the Clarets is only logical due to their offensive quality.

On the other hand, the defense of the Cherries also plays in. This has not even been able to keep the zero since the restart.

In front of the home crowd, the O’Neil eleven managed this only once in the past six competitive games. For their part, they remained goalless only twice in this phase.

Therefore, it is worthwhile to take a look at the goal betting predictions of the various bookmakers in the Bournemouth Burnley tip.

After all, betting providers such as Bwin or Bet365 trust both teams to score at least one goal. Before kick-off, the rate for goals on both sides is around 1.70.

As far as the number of goals is concerned, however, there is still no clear trend on the part of the bookies.

It is too uncertain who will be on the field at the end. The game can theoretically go either way, even if no one wants to make the first mistake.

Conclusion: The momentum clearly speaks for the guests. Basically, there is no real class difference in a duel between a promoted and a relegated.

If the supposed favorite is still in a form low, the ground is already paved for a small cup sensation. However, the Cherries will not be defeated so easily.

So my Bournemouth Burnley tip is: Both teams score!