Expect a draw on the south coast and goals for City


Two Premier League games take place on Sunday, both of which promise excitement.

Although not traditional rivals, less than 40 miles separate Bournemouth and Southampton and there is likely to be some needle on show at the Vitality in the early match.

The 15th place Cherries are still to really find their rhythm this term and Eddie Howe is searching for answers to find some sort of consistency.

Southampton are just above in 11th and have shown signs of improvement in recent outings, embarrassing Everton 4-1 last Sunday and ran Manchester City close in a 2-1 defeat on Wednesday.

This could be a tight and testing affair with both likely to be confident of taking all three points from their Dorset Duel.

It seems the cowards’ way out but this could well result in a draw at 9/4, with 1-1 priced at a handy 23/4.

The later game could be horrendous if you are a West Ham fan, with them set to take on leaders Manchester City.

That win for the Citizens against the Saints was their 13th straight Premier League win and they will expect to extend that run and comfortably so.

Poor old David Moyes, he cannot catch a break. His side looked far better in drawing 1-1 last Friday against Leicester but were hopeless in Wednesday’s 4-0 defeat at Everton.

It is only going to get worse at the Etihad and the home win is so short that it is not even worth looking at.

Tellingly, even 3.5 goals is not that handy so more optimistic punters, or pessimistic depending on your loyalties, may go for over 4.5 at 7/5.