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Date: 25th January 2024
Kick-Off: 19:45 UK, 20:45 CET
Venue: Vitality Stadium
Bournemouth vs Swansea: Top free betting tips
Bournemouth and Swansea will kick off the FA Cup fourth round on Thursday 25 January when they go head-to-head at the Vitality Stadium. Can Swansea kickstart the weekend with a shock against Premier League opposition or will Bournemouth superiority see them over the line? Our Bournemouth vs Swansea prediction is for the Cherries to run out as comfortable winners with the home support helping them to the fifth round.
Match result prediction: Bournemouth to win
Bournemouth's 4-0 loss to Liverpool at the weekend came as a shock to most football fans as the Cherries came into the match in good form. The Cherries had won seven of their previous nine encounters so they will fancy their chances of bouncing back with a win on Thursday night. Their opponents, Swansea, have won just two of their last six matches so there isn't much to fear.
Total goals prediction: Over 2.5 goals
Bournemouth are a fun side to watch as they aren't shy about committing players forward when attacking. It caused them issues against a top-class Liverpool side on Sunday but Swansea don't possess the weapons that Liverpool do so it shouldn't have scarred them too much. Prior to the Liverpool game, Bournemouth had scored ten goals in four matches so they could cover this mark on their own.
Correct score prediction: Bournemouth 3-0 Swansea
We are predicting an easy night for Bournemouth under the assumption that Iraola will select his strongest eleven. Swansea have won just one of their last seven away fixtures which makes them the ideal opponents for the Cherries to play at the Vitality Stadium on the back of a bruising defeat at the weekend.
How far will Swansea fans travel to the Vitality Stadium?
Swansea fans have a long journey ahead of them when they face Bournemouth on Thursday which makes the decision to play the match on a Thursday night even more perplexing. In total, the distance between Swansea and Bournemouth is 150 miles and takes around three and a half hours via car or coach. To make the trip via public transport, the journey will take an hour longer as it involves swapping trains at Reading.
Bournemouth vs Swansea: Tickets
Bournemouth have announced that all standard tickets have been sold for the match against Swansea. There are some hospitality packages still available for the match and these can be purchased directly through the Bournemouth website. Swansea were given an allocation of 1,313 tickets for the match and all of the club are still selling the last remaining tickets on its website. In order to buy tickets you need to be an official Swansea member.
FAQs: Bournemouth vs Swansea
- Who is the referee? The referee for Bournemouth vs Swansea is Darren England.
- Will VAR be in operation? As the match is taking place at a Premier League stadium, VAR will be in operation throughout.
- Is Bournemouth vs Swansea on TV? Bournemouth vs Swansea is being shown live on S4C.
- Who are the favourites? Bournemouth are the heavy favourites at 2/7.
- Who is the Bournemouth manager? Andoni Iraola is the current Bournemouth manager.
- What was the score in the last Bournemouth vs Swansea match? Bournemouth beat Swansea 3-2 earlier this season in the Carabao Cup.