It's never going to be an easy ride for a team playing in their first ever Premier League season.
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But when new boys Bournemouth host Aston Villa tomorrow, there is a good chance they'll get off to a flyer.
In midfielder Fabian Delph, defender Ron Vlaar and striker Christian Benteke, Villa have said goodbye to arguably their three best players.
On the other hand, the Cherries have kept hold of their stars – such as Matt Richie, Harry Arter and fox-in-the-box Callum Wilson – while Lee Tomlin and Max Gradel are exciting signings.
Bournemouth’s outstanding young manager Eddie Howe has also loaned in speedy winger Christian Atsu from champions Chelsea and secured the safe hands of Artur Boruc to go between the sticks.
Tim Sherwood’s side looks depleted and, having lost both of their last two away games in the 2014/15 season, could be destined to fall short on the road again.
I fancy Howe’s men to continue on their steep upward curve against a Villa side that appears to be in decline.
My money is going on Bournemouth at evens with Betway and I’ll also be buying the home side’s supremacy at 0.55 with Sporting Index.