Bournemouth vs Leicester Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 27/02/2024

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Bournemouth vs Leicester prediction
Bournemouth need a win after a poor run of league form – Photo by Icon Sport

Bournemouth are set to play Leicester in the FA Cup fifth round on Tuesday night with cup action a welcome distraction for both teams. Check out our Bournemouth vs Leicester prediction below.

Bournemouth vs Leicester prediction: Which out-of-form side will reach the quarter-finals?

Bournemouth vs Leicester predictions
Our pick

🔥Match result prediction

Bournemouth to win

⚽ Correct score prediction

Bournemouth 2-1 Leicester

Total goals prediction

Over 2.5 goals

Both teams have experienced poor results in recent weeks which makes this a particularly difficult match to call. Leicester have lost their last two Championship matches which has cut their lead at the top of the division to jus six points. Meanwhile, Bournemouth haven't won a league match since Boxing Day.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Will the match be settled in 90 minutes?

  • HOME: 8/11 (1.73) – 57.9%
  • DRAW: 14/5 (3.80) – 26.3%
  • AWAY: 17/5 (4.40) – 22.7%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

The Bournemouth vs Leicester odds lean towards a home victory but the possibility of the match being a drawn after 90 minutes isn't out of the question. If that were to happen, then extra time and potentially penalties would decide the tie on the night with replays no longer part of the equation.

Bournemouth's status as favourites is likely down to two factors. Firstly, they are in the Premier League and Leicester are in the Championship. Secondly, Leicester are more likely to line up with a weakened 11 with promotion their absolute priority.

Last five H2Hs: Bournemouth are on a winning streak

England Premier League 08/04/23

Leicester

Leicester

0
Bournemouth

Bournemouth

1

England Premier League 08/10/22

Bournemouth

Bournemouth

2
Leicester

Leicester

1

England Premier League 12/07/20

Bournemouth

Bournemouth

4
Leicester

Leicester

1

England Premier League 31/08/19

Leicester

Leicester

3
Bournemouth

Bournemouth

1

England Premier League 30/03/19

Leicester

Leicester

2
Bournemouth

Bournemouth

0

Bournemouth have enjoyed three consecutive victories over Leicester with the Cherries completing an unexpected double over the Foxes the last time the two clubs were both in the Premier League. Will Leicester be out for revenge on Tuesday night?

Team news and form guide

Bournemouth: Rotation likely

Bournemouth boss, Andoni Iraola, will consider changes to his starting lineup for this one with the match sandwiched in between Premier League games. Adams, Hill, Fredericks and Aarons are still injured for the Cherries.

Predicted Lineup: Travers, Smith, Zabarnyi, Senesi, Kelly, Cook, Christie, Semenyo, Scott, Sinisterra & Solanke

England Premier League 19/05/24

L

Chelsea

Chelsea

2

Bournemouth

Bournemouth

1

England Premier League 11/05/24

L

Brentford

Brentford

2

Bournemouth

Bournemouth

1

England Premier League 04/05/24

L

Arsenal

Arsenal

3

Bournemouth

Bournemouth

0

England Premier League 28/04/24

W

Brighton

Brighton

0

Bournemouth

Bournemouth

3

England Premier League 24/04/24

W

Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton

0

Bournemouth

Bournemouth

1

Leicester: Rotation certain

A few weeks ago, Leicester were perhaps looking at the FA Cup as something they could go all out for. However, they are now just six points clear of third place in the Championship so need to put all their eggs in that basket. In terms of injuries, Ndidi is their only absentee.

Predicted Lineup: Stlolarczyk, Cover, Nelson, Coady, Doyle, Akgun, Winks, Praet, Albrighton, Fatawu, Vardy

England Championship 04/05/24

L

Blackburn

Blackburn

2

Leicester

Leicester

0

England Championship 29/04/24

W

Preston

Preston

0

Leicester

Leicester

3

England Championship 23/04/24

W

Southampton

Southampton

0

Leicester

Leicester

5

England Championship 20/04/24

W

West Brom

West Brom

1

Leicester

Leicester

2

England Championship 12/04/24

L

Plymouth

Plymouth

1

Leicester

Leicester

0

Our free expert picks: Bournemouth to win and over 2.5 goals

Our Bournemouth vs Leicester betting tips suggest that Bournemouth fans will be sent home on Tuesday night with an FA Cup quarter-final to look forward to. In terms of other free betting tips, consider Dominic Solanke to score anytime at 4/5 (1.80) or Bournemouth/Bournemouth at 17/10 (2.70).

Hot tip – Bournemouth to win

  • Bournemouth have won their last three matches against Leicester.
  • Leicester will field a much weaker team than Bournemouth.

Other tips

Over 2.5 goals

  • Nine goals have been scored in Bournemouth's last three fixtures.
  • Nine goals have been scored in Leicester's last three fixtures.

Bournemouth 2-1 Leicester

  • Both teams are averaging exactly three goals per game in their last three fixtures.
  • Bournemouth have defeated Championship opposition twice already in the FA Cup this season.

Player to watch: Jamie Vardy

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Jamie Vardy will be needed in the coming months – Photo by Icon sport

Jamie Vardy has had to accept a reduced role this season at Leicester City but at the age of 37, he has still proven he is capable of scoring goals at an impressive rate.

Vardy to earn a rare start

Since returning from injury last month, Vardy has only started two games for the Foxes and one of those was in the FA Cup. Despite that, he has still managed to score five goals in six appearances and he is Leicester's top scorer this season with 12 goals. He is also scoring at the highest rating, averaging close to one goal per 90 minutes. With the Foxes faltering in recent weeks, they could do do with his experience.


Andy is a freelance Sports Journalist with ten years of experience covering football in the United Kingdom and abroad for various publications including the Manchester Evening News, UtdReport and Football Whispers. Andy also has a keen interest in basketball, cricket, golf and tennis and has covered major sporting events such as the Masters in Augusta.