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Bournemouth vs. Liverpool, Betting Tips and Previews
05 December 2019
Saturday 7 December
Bournemouth have lost four games in a row, and things are unlikely to improve for the Cherries as they host Liverpool on Saturday. The title favourites back themselves for every fixture.
The last two seasons have both seen Liverpool win by seven goals to nil on aggregate, a bad sign for Bournemouth fans.
Lewis Cook is expected to return to the Bournemouth starting XI in an attempt to shore up a leaky back-line. Josh King and David Brooks remain sidelined through injury however, in an ever-growling list of absences for Eddie Howe’s side.
Alisson continues to serve his red-card suspension, whilst Fabinho and Joel Matip are out injured. Jordan Henderson is expected to anchor the midfield, meaning a start for either Naby Keita or James Milner, and a potential rest for Mohamed Salah.
Bournemouth vs. Liverpool Predictions, Preview and Predictions
Liverpool travel to Bournemouth on Saturday, looking to extend their already comprehensive lead. With Manchester City now eleven points off, and Leicester looking far from the finished article, Jurgen Klopp will have ensure that his side avoids any complacency.
Against Bournemouth the league leaders should be in with an easy win, if past meetings and recent form are anything to go by. Indeed, they’re 1.48 for the three points, with Bournemouth out at 6.25 and the draw at 4.75. The Cherries may be looking secure mid-table, but in reality are just four points clear of the drop zone, and are enduring the worst spell of any team in the league. However, in Eddie Howe they have an experienced manager, and one who will have no difficulty firing his team up for Liverpool’s visit.
Bournemouth’s difficulties against Liverpool have often stemmed from their desire to play open, expansive football, and Howe may have to change tact if he is to come away with any points on Saturday. Despite their utter dominance in the league, the Reds have not been the free-scoring side they are known for, and have won eight of their Premier League games by just one goal this season.
If the Cherries are willing to sacrifice their ethos and defend deep, they have a number of hard working midfielders who could make the game difficult for the visitors. However, if they push forward, the hosts could well be in for yet another 4-0 defeat.
Over 2.5 goals scored at 1.54
There have been three goals or more in the last four games between the sides.
Liverpool to win to zero at 2.65
A secure defence has kept Liverpool on top of the table this season, and Bournemouth are far from prolific.