AFC Bournemouth vs Chelsea EPL Betting Prediction

EPL AFC Bournemouth vs Chelsea Prediction 5/19/2024

AFC Bournemouth (13-15-9) travel to face off against Chelsea (16-11-9) on Sunday, May 19th. This match will be played at Stamford Bridge in London. Chelsea is coming off a win in their previous match, while AFC Bournemouth will be looking to get back on track from a loss to the Chelsea. The match is scheduled for 11:00 AM ET.

AFC Bournemouth vs Chelsea

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AFC Bournemouth Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

AFC Bournemouth will be looking to bounce back from a tough 2-1 loss to Brentford FC, despite playing at home and being the favorite going into the match. The three combined goals fell just short of the over/under goal line of 3.5 goals.

On the offensive end, Dominic Solanke was the only player for Bournemouth to score, doing so on his only shot on goal and four total shot attempts. No other player for Bournemouth finished with more than one shot on goal.

As for the club’s defense, they allowed a total of five shots on goal to Brentford FC, with two of these shots finding the net. Mark Travers finished with two saves on the five total shots on goal he faced.

After a strong stretch in late April, AFC Bournemouth has dropped two straight matches, including a 2-1 loss to Brentford FC on May 11th. Overall, they are 13-15-9, putting them 11th in the EPL. Over their last six matches, they are just 2-3-1. On the road, Bournemouth is 6-9-3, while they are 7-6-6 at home. They are currently tied with Brighton & Hove Albion FC with 48 points, two points ahead of Wolverhampton Wanderers FC.

Chelsea Is Coming Off A Win

Chelsea will be looking to build off their narrow 3-2 win over Nottingham Forest. This match took place on the road, and they were going off at -125 on the money line. The five combined goals surpassed the over/under line of 2.5 goals.

Overall, the Chelsea attack took 12 shots, five of which were on target. They needed these three goals, as the club’s offensive unit was led by Nicolas Jackson, Mykhailo Mudryk, and Raheem Sterling, who each found the net one time.

On the defensive end, Chelsea allowed two goals on Nottingham Forest’s four total shots on target. Đorđe Petrović finished with two saves, and as a defensive unit, Chelsea intercepted nine passes and blocked three shots.

Chelsea is looking to continue their winning streak as they take on AFC Bournemouth at home. Over their last five matches, they have gone 3-1-1, with their only loss coming against Arsenal. On the season, they are 16-11-9, putting them in 7th place in the EPL. They are tied with Newcastle United, who is one spot ahead of them in the standings. After this match, they will head on the road to take on Brighton & Hove Albion FC.

AFC Bournemouth Offense Breakdown

Through 20 matches this season, AFC Bournemouth has been a middle-of-the-pack offensive club, ranking 10th in the EPL in goals scored and shots on goal. They have been particularly effective on corner kicks, ranking 4th in the league in that category. Dominic Solanke is the club’s top scorer, ranking 4th in the EPL with 19 goals. He also leads the club in shots on goal, ranking 11th in the league. Marcos Senesi is the club’s leader in assists, ranking 48th in the league in that category.

Chelsea Offense Breakdown


Chelsea’s offense has been one of the most potent in the EPL this season, as they are averaging 2.0 goals per match, which is fifth in the league. They have also been efficient with their passing, as their 85.9% completion rate is fifth in the league. Cole Palmer has been their top scorer this season, as his 21 goals are second in the EPL. He also leads the team in shots on goal, with 44, which is sixth in the league.

AFC Bournemouth Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against Chelsea, AFC Bournemouth’s defense is coming off a match where they gave up two goals to Brentford FC, who is 11th in the EPL in scoring. Over their last five matches, they have given up an average of 1.6 goals per match. On the season, they are 15th in the EPL in goals allowed at 1.8 per match. Neto is their top goalkeeper, and he is 7th in the EPL in clean sheets with seven. Overall, Bournemouth is 7th in blocked shots and 6th in interceptions.

Chelsea Defense Breakdown

Chelsea’s defense has been playing well as of late, as they have not allowed a goal in their last two matches. However, they will be tested by an AFC Bournemouth offense that is 10th in the EPL in goals scored. On the season, Chelsea is 13th in the league in goals allowed, giving up an average of 1.7 goals per match. Đorđe Petrović is 13th in the EPL with five clean sheets, and he is 15th in saves with 69.

AFC Bournemouth vs Chelsea Prediction

Even though Chelsea comes in as the better offensive team, our projections have this one ending in a 2-2 draw. This is a matchup between two clubs that are in the top 10 in both shots on goal and goals scored. Our projections are giving Raheem Sterling the best chance to score a goal for Chelsea, while Antoine Semenyo has the best chance to score for AFC Bournemouth. The odds for a draw are sitting at +425.

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