Bournemouth 1-1 Newcastle United – Betting Review
Looking at the 1×2 market first. Newcastle travelled desperate to turn draws into wins, but settled for another match that ended all square in the end. The draw was a big @ 4.05 price too.
Moving onto the Asian handicap betting for this contest. I didn’t like Newcastle -1 as Bournemouth arguably needed the points much more and the visitor struggle to turn draws into wins. Bournemouth +1 @ 1.89 was an ugly preference but a winning win in the end, and deserved too.
Looking at The Under/Over goal line last of all which was set at 2.5. There was good chances and Over probably would have been as fair as the Under, which won @ 1.85.
Bournemouth had a tremendous first half showing but didn’t do enough to put the high-flying visitor away when playing their best. The relegation strugglers began surprisingly well and an almost complacent Newcastle fell behind in a slow start.
Gradually the Magpies woke up and hit back before the break. The away team threw all they could as the host who continued to look dangerous despite little possession. It ended 1-1 which slightly frustrated both clubs for different reasons, but to Bournemouth’s real credit considering the level of the opponent, it was the least they merited for a very encouraging showing.
It was a bright start from the host. In search of their first win since the return of from the world cup. The Cherries provided the greater threat early on, with Dominic Solanke forcing Nick Pope to a good save from his header.
Their positive start quickly paid off, too, with Senesi sliding home at the back post in the 30th minute. Ironically, It was Newcastle’s first opener conceded since September’s reverse clash.
Newcastle didn’t react well , but just before the half time whistle, much to the frustration of the home side, Almirón had the simple tap in from a rebounded shot
Newcastle’s equaliser didn’t deter Bournemouth as the host came out on the front foot in the second period. Gary O’Neil’s team once again looked the stronger team and shocked the Newcastle faithful.
In fairness to the visitor, they stood firm without the ball and protected Pope from any tough saves. Instead, it was Newcastle who went close against the run of play, when Neto’s mistake almost led to a winner. But not for a crucial block to deny substitute Anthony Gordon, Newcastle could have stolen a winner.
At the other end Trippier’s clearance off the line denied Solanke as Bournemouth desperately sought all three points. In the end it finished 1-1, a positive performance for the struggling host and although doesn’t do them much good, it should breed confidence going forward.