Vitality Stadium will host Sunday’s Premier League game between Bournemouth and Aston Villa, two teams with entirely different ambitions. Our sportsbook offers the best markets and live betting in the English top-flight league.
Bournemouth Punching Above Weight
The hosts now have three wins from their previous four EPL games. Andoni Iraola seeks to prolong the feel-good factor on the South Coast, but it has been over five years since Bournemouth enjoyed a three-match winning streak in the top flight.
Bournemouth can pack a punch on their day and have managed to turn a corner this season. We don’t necessarily expect them to win this clash, but they showed great potential in front of goals and are a good online bet to find the back of the net.
A host of long-term absentees will remain out of contention, as Tyler Adams, Max Aarons, Alex Scott, Ryan Fredericks, Emiliano Marcondes and Darren Randolph continue their recoveries.
Aston Villa Fighting for Top-Four Finish
Aston Villa is currently in fourth place and has been in excellent form so far this season. The away side stunned Tottenham Hotspur in a 2-1 victory last week and will look to achieve a similar result in this match.
They will put their Champions League credentials on the line when they travel to Vitality Stadium to take on an improving Bournemouth.
Aston Villa has taken massive strides under Unai Emery and will be intent on making the most of their purple patch. Ollie Watkins has stepped up to the plate in the final third this season and will look to add to his goal tally. He can be a good option for a soccer player prop bet on anytime goalscorer.
Emery decided against risking Watkins for the win over Legia Warsaw due to “small pain” the England striker experienced in training, but he is expected to make a full recovery in time to lead the line this weekend.
Boubacar Kamara was booked for the fifth time during the win over Tottenham and must serve a one-match ban. Bertrand Traore, Emiliano Buendia and Tyrone Mings are unavailable, too.
— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) December 1, 2023
Aston Villa Scoring Goals for Fun
Villa has the second-best attack in the Premier League after Manchester City, with 31 goals scored in 13 rounds. They are the only team yet to drop a single point in games where they score the first goal, winning all seven.
With his goal against Sheffield United last weekend, Bournemouth’s Justin Kluivert became the second player to score in each of Europe’s traditional top-five leagues in the 21st century.
The two sides shared the points last season, with both winning their home games. We’ve seen at least three goals in four of the last five encounters.
Bournemouth vs Aston Villa Match Information
- Match: Bournemouth (3-3-7) vs Aston Villa (9-1-3)
- Location: Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth, England
- Day/Time: Sunday, Dec. 3, 9 a.m. ET
- Bournemouth vs Aston Villa Live Stream: Fubo.tv
Bournemouth vs Aston Villa Betting Lines
Bournemouth vs Aston Villa Soccer Betting Picks for Dec. 3
The visitors enter this clash as favorites, priced at -110 on the three-way moneyline according to our latest soccer odds, while the goal line is set at three.
Marcus Tavernier is back on the goal trail and Dominic Solanke is more than capable of capitalizing on any opportunity that comes his way, so we expect them to find the back of the net.
Villa struggles to blow teams away on rival territory, but their attacking firepower is amazing. They should be able to return home with the three points, but it’s risky to back them here after their European midweek clash.
Premier League Pick: Over 2½ Goals & Both teams to score – Yes (-140)
Questions Of The Day
Which Aston Villa player is most likely to score the 1st goal?
Ollie Watkins is Villa’s most in-form player. He scored in each of his previous three appearances across all competitions.
Which Aston Villa players are most likely to pick up assists against Bournemouth?
Leon Bailey has three assists in his last five Premier League games and he loves playing next to Watkins, so we expect him to offer an assist for the English striker.