Bournemouth will be aiming to bounce back when they play host to Huddersfield Town at Vitality Stadium on Tuesday night.
Eddie Howe’s side had enjoyed their best-ever start to a Premier League season, but the Cherries have been beaten in each of their last four fixtures.
Huddersfield had picked up seven points from their previous three Premier League games before being beaten by Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday. As such, David Wagner’s men remain perilously close to the bottom three despite their recent upturn in fortunes.
The hosts are chalked up as 8/11 (1.73) favourites with William Hill to return to winning ways when they take on the Terriers.
Huddersfield won just three league matches on their travels last term. However, after taking all three points against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux in their most recent away match, Wagner’s men are targeting back-to-back away wins for the first time since returning to the top tier.
Such an outcome is chalked up as a 4/1 (5.0) chance with William Hill, while the draw is available at 27/10 (3.70) with the same firm.
Callum Wilson scored his seventh league goal of the season at the weekend and the England international will be keen to add to his tally against the Terriers.
Jefferson Lerma could return to bolster the Cherries’ midfield having served a one-match suspension against Manchester City.
Steve Mounie misses out for the visitors after being sent off in Saturday’s defeat against Brighton. Laurent Depoitre looks likely to replace the Beninese striker in the Terriers’ starting line-up on the south coast.
Huddersfield have scored fewer league goals than any other side in the top tier – just nine in 14 fixtures. Remarkably, none of Huddersfield’s league goals have come from a recognised striker.
With that in mind, the 5/4 (2.25) quote for the Terriers to draw a blank in Dorset could prove popular with punters, while the same firm go 17/20 (1.85) that there are fewer than three goals scored in this one.
Bournemouth have had no such problems in front of goal, for they have scored in nine of their last 10 matches, as well as in 15 of their previous 17 league matches at the Vitality Stadium.