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Liverpool vs. Bournemouth Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
06 March 2020
Saturday 7 March
Anfield - Premier League
Jurgen Klopp is looking for a positive reaction from his Liverpool players after the Reds lost their first Premier League game of the season last weekend. Hopes of a historic unbeaten campaign for the champions-elect went with it, but Liverpool must bounce back against Bournemouth in Saturday’s early kick-off.
Liverpool have won each of their last five games against Bournemouth, scoring 17 goals and conceding none. There was a 2-2 draw and a thrilling 4-3 victory for the Cherries in the two games before that run, although it was preceded by another five straight wins for the Reds.
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson continues his spell on the sidelines due to a hamstring injury, while fellow midfielder Naby Keita is a doubt for this game. Xherdan Shaqiri is definitely out, but Klopp has no new injury issues to contend with apart from that.
The away team are set to be without five players due to injury, including David Brooks, Charlie Daniels and Chris Mepham. Arnaut Groeneveld is still struggling, while Harry Wilson is unable to face his parent club in this fixture.
Liverpool vs. Bournemouth Preview and Predictions
A mere blip in a season filled with glory or a chink in the armour which breaks the air of invincibility? Liverpool seemed to have a forcefield around them before losing 3-0 to Watford last weekend, and it remains to be seen how they react.
Whether this is a good time to play the Reds or not, Bournemouth could’ve done without a trip to Anfield right now. The Cherries have just slipped into the Premier League’s bottom three, and Eddie Howe’s side are up against it in the relegation dogfight.
There was a little positivity at the weekend in Bournemouth’s performance against fourth-placed Chelsea, even if a 2-2 draw was somewhat disappointing considering the Cherries were leading with just five minutes to go.
Liverpool meanwhile were second best all game against Watford, as the champions-elect slipped to their first Premier League defeat in 14 months. The Reds had won 18 in a row before Saturday, and they still hold a massive 22-point lead over second-placed Manchester City.
The home team have largely obliterated the competition this season, and they’re fully expected to get back to winning ways here. Liverpool are 1.24 for the win in this Saturday lunchtime kick-off, while Bournemouth are out at 12.25. If you think the Reds’ stutter will continue with a draw, that’s available at 6.20.
Liverpool to win to nil at 2.00
The Reds have beaten Bournemouth five times in a row without conceding a single goal, and Klopp will demand a performance from his players at both ends this weekend.
Liverpool to win 3-0 at 8.75
Three of those five wins have ended 3-0 to the Reds, and the same result could be on the cards again here. The other two were both 4-0 wins for Liverpool, and that scoreline’s priced at 13.00.