15/1 Bournemouth vs Chelsea Bet Builder Tip – Cards, Shots on Target & Tackles Betting Tips

Bournemouth betting tips

Two sides who open this weekend’s Premier League fixtures with just their goal difference separating them in the table, Bournemouth will welcome a struggling Chelsea to the Vitality on Saturday afternoon.

Breezing their way to a 4-1 romp at home against Leeds last weekend and appearing to cruise their way to Premier League safety, the Cherries will be smelling the chance to make another statement here.

Watching Chelsea slump to a deserved 3-1 loss away at Arsenal earlier in the week, Frank Lampard’s side have now lost each of their last six straight appearances across all competitions.

In what could be an enjoyable affair from the Vitality on Saturday afternoon, we have created your ultimate Bournemouth vs Chelsea bet builder.



Yet another Kovacic booking

Eventually blown away at the Emirates in midweek and now losing each of their last six straight appearances across all competitions, it is no secret that Chelsea are in the midst of a Premier League nightmare.

While Mateo Kovacic might be one of just a few Chelsea players who can end the 2022/23 campaign with their head held high, the Croatian international has continued to show some recent disciplinary issues.

Once again shown another yellow card during the Blues’ 3-1 loss in north London a few days ago, the one-time Real Madrid star has received eight Premier League bookings this season and sits joint-10th in the overall top-flight charts.

Likewise, recording 17 fouls this season – the third most by any Chelsea midfielder – Kovacic has already received five bookings since returning from March’s international break.

With one of those coming in Chelsea’s 2-0 Champions League defeat away at Real Madrid on April 12th, the 28-year-old has also been shown a yellow card in each of his last three appearances away from Stamford Bridge.

Bet Builder Tip: Mateo Kovacic to be shown a card @ 4/1 with BetUK’s £30 free bet.


Lerma to continue on his attacking flurry

Although Dominic Solanke might have done a stellar job of leading Bournemouth’s charge since returning from March’s fortnight interval, Jefferson Lerma is enjoying what has been his most successful spell in the final third.

Bagging a brace as the Cherries stormed their way to a 4-1 romp at home against Leeds last weekend, the 28-year-old has already set a personal best return of five Premier League strikes this season.

Recording 33 Premier League shots this year – the fourth most of any Bournemouth player – Lerma certainly appears to be enjoying his time working closer to Solanke.

Eventually recording three shots on target in last weekend’s season-defining victory against Leeds, the Colombian international has also mustered at least a single shot on target in three of his last four top-flight appearances.

Looking to extend on his final third flurry when a leaky Chelsea defence visits the south coast on Saturday afternoon, it’s also worth highlighting that Lerma has recorded a shot on target in each of his last three consecutive appearances at the Vitality.

Bet Builder Tip: Jefferson Lerma to have 1+ shot on target @ 2/1 with William Hill’s £30 welcome offer.


Billing to boss the midfield battle

While Lerma might have continued to shine in his more advanced role over the past few weeks, it is Philip Billing who has been one of Bournemouth’s standout performers this season.

Starting in all but two of the Cherries’ Premier League appearances this year, the Danish international has gained plenty of plaudits for his ability to break up the play in front of Gary O’Neil’s defence.

Already making 59 tackles this season – 13 more than any other Bournemouth player – the former Huddersfield midfielder is also averaging 1.8 completed tackles per Premier League appearance.

Likewise, continuing on his rugged run of form since returning from March’s international break, Billing has completed at least one tackle in 12 of his previous 13 top-flight battles.

Really becoming the lynchpin of Bournemouth’s midfield success, the 26-year-old has also completed the fourth most passes of any player at the Vitality this season with a tally of 908.

Bet Builder Tip: Phillip Billing to make 2+ tackles @ 4/7 with Coral’s £20 sign-up offer


Bournemouth vs Chelsea Bet Builder Tip

  • Mateo Kovacic to be shown a card @ 19/5
  • Jefferson Lerma to have 1+ shot on target @ 2/1
  • Phillip Billing to make 2+ tackles @ 1/2


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