The rise of Bournemouth from a fourth division club to an established Premier League outfit in recent years is quite incredible.
Bournemouth Look Set For Another Good Season In The Premier League
Under Eddie Howe, the squad has transformed on and off the field. And after surviving in the top flight in their first campaign last season, the Cherries are going from strength to strength and look on course for another record breaking year.
Bournemouth have already made a very solid start to their 2016/17 campaign where they are currently 10th in the table.
They sit just three points behind seventh place Watford. Their recent 6-1 victory over Hull shows how much attacking quality Eddie Howe’s side possess.
The work Howe has done at Bournemouth has meant the 38-year old has been linked with the England national team job.
He was one of the leading candidates according to the betting when Sam Allardyce was appointed as Roy Hodgson’s successor. Howe is also prominent for the vacant role this time around too.
Howe leaving Bournemouth would obviously be a big blow to the club, but it does look like the FA are going to wait their time with Howe and hand the job to Gareth Southgate on a permanent basis.
There is no doubt Howe is a future England manager. But by giving him the most scrutinised job in international football this soon, it could hamper his development.
With Howe set to remain with the Cherries, they look a great bet at 2/1 to finish in the top 10 this season in the latest Premier League betting at the time of writing. If you open an account with bet365, they will match your opening deposit up to £200 therefore you can place your bet on Bournemouth and have another bet in a different market.
Champions League distraction won’t help Leicester
One way to spend you free bet bonus with Bet365 can be to back reigning Premier League champions Leicester finishing in the bottom half of the table this season. Claudio Ranieri’s side have been unable to repeat their heroics of the 2015/16 campaign so far and look like they are going to struggle to even qualify for Europe this time around.
The loss of N’Golo Kante to Chelsea has clearly had a big impact on the Foxes, who don’t quite look as strong at the back this season.
The form of Jamie Vardy will also be a big concern for Ranieri. The Englishman scored 24 goals last season but has only been able to find the back of the net of the net twice so far this campaign.
Leicester are competing in the Champions League this season where they are faring pretty well. The Foxes are unbeaten in the competition so far with three wins and one draw from their four games in Group G. Ranieri’s side look on course to qualify for the last 16 of the tournament which will mean their participation will continue into 2017.
With a dip in form and the Champions League as a distraction, the 6/4 on offer on Leicester to finish in the bottom half of the table with bet365 looks to be one of the best bets available at the moment.