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Prediction: Bournemouth vs Liverpool

Harry Kettle in Free Soccer Predictions 5 Dec 2019

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Prediction: Liverpool win

Best Odds: 4/9

Bookmaker: bet365

The midweek fixtures are almost said and done now, and in their place we’ve got a series of really intriguing weekend fixtures to sample. One such game is going to be taking place at the Vitality Stadium as Bournemouth go head to head with Liverpool who seem to be running away with the title race right now. The Cherries, on the other hand, will continue to try and establish themselves as Premier League regulars as opposed to potential relegation contenders.

Bournemouth

The future of Eddie Howe as Bournemouth manager may be the primary concern of many fans, but above all else, Bournemouth need to make a decision regarding what their aim and overall ambition for the season ahead of going to be. There are still many questions surrounding whether or not they will push for the top half, because if they’re going to do that, investment is needed in January. There are some quality players within their ranks but they just need to take that next step.

Team News

Cook isn’t likely to feature due to a broken wrist, Fraser could be recalled to the starting line-up, and a series of players are still out of action: Stanislas, Brooks, King and Daniels.

Liverpool

Liverpool just cannot stop winning in the Premier League. They are streaks ahead of their nearest competitors in the title race and while they do have other commitments that need to be given their full attention, there’s a real chance they could have the championship wrapped up sooner than most could’ve possibly anticipated. If they can stay focused on the task at hand, then the sky truly is the limit for what this side can accomplish.

Team News

Alisson should return to the team for this one following his suspension, Origi could feature again after his impressive display against Everton, and Clyne, Fabinho and Matip will all still be out injured as the Reds continue to experiment with their squad ahead of a busy month.

Factors to Consider

  • In their last meeting back in February, Liverpool beat Bournemouth 3-0.
  • Bournemouth have won one, drawn one and lost four of their last six games.
  • Liverpool have won five and drawn one of their last six games.
  • Bournemouth have scored five goals and conceded eight in their last six games.
  • Liverpool have scored 15 goals and conceded seven in their last six games.

Conclusion

Clean sheets don’t really appear to be on the agenda for Liverpool these days, and we can’t picture them getting one here against a Bournemouth side that always seem to pop up with a big performance every now and then. We still believe Liverpool will secure all three points and edge one small step closer towards their first ever Premier League title, but even with that being the case, some fans will continue to worry that this ‘living on the edge’ style of theirs is going to cost them sooner rather than later.

Prediction: Liverpool win

Best Odds: 4/9

Bookmaker: bet365

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Harry Kettle


Harry is a University of Worcester graduate who has been writing professionally for the last two years. He specialises in several sports such as MMA, pro wrestling and athletics, with football being his primary love. He continues to dream of a life in the Premier League as a Wolves fan.

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