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Bet of the day: Afobe 5/1 to score last as Cherries host Hammers

Holly Thackeray | January 11, 2016

Coral’s bet of the day

  • Benik Afobe is Bournemouth’s second big signing of the transfer window
  • Arsenal academy product Afobe struck 23 times in 48 games for former club Wolverhampton Wanderers
  • The striker has already hit 10 this term and also scored on his Wolves debut

Benik Afobe 5/1 to bag on Bournemouth bow

A fascinating weekend of FA Cup third round action has ended, so now Coral celebrate a return to the bread and butter of the Premier League with a terrific bet of the day for Tuesday’s tussle between Bournemouth and West Ham United.

The Cherries have caused a storm this winter window by signing Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Benik Afobe, with a loan for Roma playmaker Juan Iturbe also all but done bar international clearance, and the former looks set to make his debut against the Irons. With that in mind, there is an excellent offer of 5/1 for Afobe to bag on his potential Bournemouth bow…

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Leeds United - Sky Bet Championship - Molineux

Afobe an excitingly quick starter

An Arsenal academy graduate, adaptable Afobe should thrill Cherries fans from the off, having gotten off the mark menacingly at this stage last year after joining Championship club Wolves.

The England Under-21 attacker took to life in the Midlands with ease as he blasted past Blackpool on his debut and, you guessed it, grabbed the last goal of the game, before going on to notch five in his first seven league outings.

Soccer - Benik Afobe File Photo

This term, Afobe also began with a bang, and has been on target 10 times across all competitions, including an opening Championship day strike versus Blackburn Rovers.

Cherries attack ripening, Hammers unlikely to hold out

As far as history goes, Bournemouth have only failed to find a way past West Ham’s backline in one of their previous six meetings, with the last at Upton Park in August producing a superb seven strikes as both sides chipped in.

Eddie Howe File Photo

Eddie Howe’s Cherries have already shown scant regard for big name clubs this campaign, scoring past the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea already. While, Afobe may just get the nod at some point as the south coast club come into this clash fresh from an FA Cup victory against Birmingham City, but were forced to bring star men Matt Ritchie and Glenn Murray off the bench instead of resting the pair.

As for guests West Ham, Slaven Bilic’s boys have kept just five clean sheets in their past 15 Premier League games, meaning new striker signing Afobe should fancy his chances of a dangerous Dean Court debut.

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