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Prediction: Liverpool vs Bournemouth

Harry Kettle in Free Soccer Predictions 7 Feb 2019

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Prediction: Liverpool win

Best Odds: 1/5

Bookmaker: bet365

The Premier League returns once again this weekend, as we gear up for what many fans consider to be the business end of the season. There are just a few short months remaining until the campaign comes to an end, and there’s still a lot to figure out. One of the more intriguing encounters of the weekend is set to be Liverpool vs Bournemouth, which is a fixture that certainly favours the Merseyside faithful. They’ve won 10 games throughout history against the Cherries, drawing three and losing just once.

Liverpool

This game feels like it’s going to answer a lot of questions that fans have about Liverpool Football Club this season. They’ve had a phenomenal first half of the campaign but this is where thing start to get serious, which history suggests they don’t cope well with. Their destiny is still in their own hands, but that’s no guarantee of success in this division. If they can continue to implement their attacking prowess on teams from week to week, then they’ll be in with a chance of finally capturing the PL title.

Team News

Wijnadlum, Henderson and Alexander-Arnold are all on the verge of being fit for this one, with Gomez, Lovren and Oxlade-Chamberlain being ruled out.

Bournemouth

Inconsistency is the name of the game for Bournemouth, who just can’t seem to kick on in the Premier League. They’re capable of beating anyone on their day, but their ‘day’ just doesn’t come around often enough. They could use a few more world class stars in order to really start challenging for the European spots, but for now, just ensuring they don’t fall down the table is going to be key. Sure, they’re still 11 points above the drop zone, but momentum is a funny thing in this game.

Team News

Jefferson Lerma is expected to return to the starting line-up, whereas Nathaniel Clyne is ineligible to play. Solanke is also being tipped to start against his former side.

Factors to Consider

  • The game will be played at Liverpool’s Anfield Stadium.
  • Liverpool have won two, drawn two and lost two of their last six games.
  • Bournemouth have won two, drawn one and lost three of their last six games.
  • Liverpool have scored nine goals and conceded nine in their last six games.
  • Bournemouth have scored 10 goals and conceded 10 in their last six games.

Conclusion

The story goes that fans believe Liverpool are going to ‘bottle’ the Premier League title race, as they’ve done a few times in the past. Alas, while they may not end up winning the championship this season, we still believe they’re going to put up one hell of a fight. Bournemouth are going to come right at them from the word go, but the Reds have enough in their arsenal to soak up the pressure and hit them on the counter. We can see them winning by a few clear goals, which may come as a bit of a surprise.

Prediction: Liverpool win

Best Odds: 1/5

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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