AFC Bournemouth predictions
- Number of Bets: 25
- Winning Bets: 13
- Average Odds: 2.18
- Overall Stake : 178
- Profit: 181.43
- Yield: 1.93 %
The Cherries do not exactly have a pronounced rival among any clubs in the top flight of English football. However, with only 30 miles separating Bournemouth and Southampton on the south coast, it is only natural to see these two geographically close clubs as main rivals.
The supporters are split, however. Some see it as a derby, while other people – and Eddie Howe is among them – believes that Cherries will need to further establish them as Premier League mainstay before earning the right to be considered Southampton’s rivals in a true sense of the word. The gap is closing, however, and it looks like it won’t be too long before matches between these two teams evolve in something much bigger than a regular football show.
The exact date of the club’s foundation remains a mystery. History books do mention, however, the Cherries first emerged around 1899 as an offspring of Boscombe St. John’s Institute F.C. In fact, the club was primarily known as Boscombe F.C. during its formative years and it wasn’t until 1923 that the first mention of the name of Bournemouth A.F.C. emerged.
Bournemouth have spent most of their history fighting their way through the lower echelons of the English football. The turbulent times, as mentioned before, nearly resulted in administration in the 2008/09. Having failed to follow the Football League insolvency rules, Bournemouth fought their way in the League Two with a 17-point penalty.
Having been introduced as the youngest manager in the Football League, then the 31-year-old Eddie Howe propelled the club forward, through proper renaissance which lasts to this date. Throughout their history, the Cherries won the total of three trophies – the Football League Trophy in 1922/23, the Football League One in 1986/87 and the Football League Championship during the 2014/15 campaign, when they joined the elite rank.
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