Bournemouth have been in fine form since Eddie Howe returned to manage the club, picking up four wins and a draw in five outings in all competitions and the Cherries can continue in that rich vein of form as they host stuttering Shrewsbury.
Betfred price Howe’s troops at 4/6 to rack up another victory at Dean Court and for punters seeking chunkier odds, bet365 quote the Cherries at 6/4 to prevail in a match that also produces three or more goals.
Indeed a glance at the statistics suggests it could be a high-scoring affair on the south coast. Bournemouth have averaged better than three goals per game in their last five while the Shrews are shipping plenty at present, including three against non-league Hereford in the FA Cup on Saturday.
Moreover, the Cherries have plenty of players that provide an attacking threat and they could make it a long night for the visiting defence. Coral’s 12/5 for the hosts to notch at least three times isn’t without appeal then but punters willing to take a chance can get 7/1 at bet365 for Bournemouth to fire in four goals or more.
Elsewhere, MK Dons look like a home banker at 1/2 with Ladbrokes to send struggling Leyton Orient home empty-handed, William Hill price Preston at 19/20 as they entertain Carlisle and a more solid-looking Coventry, at odds of 7/4 (Stan James) could upset Crawley.
Bournemouth to score more than 3.5 goals – 7/1 (bet365)