This season, Bournemouth have been playing really great in the Premier League and that’s why they’re currently at the 7th place, with the same number of points as Everton who are 6th. Unfortunately for Bournemouth, their next opponent is one of the most serious title contenders, Liverpool. Will the crowd at the Vitality Stadium help Bournemouth grab at least one point against the mighty Reds? Find it out in Bournemouth vs Liverpool prediction & betting tips!
This team started the season very well, but then in November they got themselves in a bad position, losing 4 games in a row. The good news for them is that they got themselves on the right track last Tuesday when they beat Huddersfield 2:1 at home. Unfortunately, their next opponent is much tougher than Huddersfield.
And it seems that Bournemouth aren’t too great when playing against teams from the top portion of the Premier League table. They lost already to Man City, Arsenal, Man United, and Chelsea. But, they did manage to score at least a goal in most of those matches.
Actually, their attack has been their main strength this season. And the man who gets the most applauds for that is Callum Wilson. The attacker has scored 8 goals in 15 matches and is one of the top scorers in the league. He did have troubles finding the net lately, but finally managed to do so on Tuesday. It’s needless to say that Bournemouth are putting their hopes in this guy.
With just 2 points less than Man City, Liverpool are currently on the second spot on the Premier League table. They’re in a very good run right now, so it wouldn’t be a big surprise if they managed to overtake the top spot by the New Year’s Eve.
To understand where their good run is coming from, you just need to take a look at their squad. This season, Liverpool seem strong in literally every part of the pitch. Last season, when they reached the Champions League final, the Reds had serious problems at the back.
This time, it’s much different. They have one of the best goalkeepers between the posts and right in front of him is a guy who’s considered to be the best central defender in the Premier League. Of course,I’m speaking about their goalie Alisson and their defender van Dijk.
Apart from being very strong at the back, the Reds are incredibly powerful in the attack as well. And that’s not a surprise,considering that they have Mohamed Salah in the team, as well as Sane and Firmino. And this season, they also have a very strong bench, with Shaqiri, Solanke, Sturrridge, and a few other forwards looking to get their chance to prove they’re worth a spot in the first team.
With such players in the team, Liverpool look capable of beating any opponent in the Premier League, including those much tougher than AFC Bournemouth.
AFC Bournemouth absentees:
- Adam Smith (injury)
- Dan Gosling (injury)
- Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (injury)
- Joe Gomez (injury)
- Sadio Mane (doubtful)
Begovic – Cook, Ake, Francis, Daniels – Cook, Lerma, Brooks, Fraser – King, Wilson
Alisson – van Dijk, Matip, Fabinho, Moreno – Henderson, Keita, Milner – Salah, Shaqiri, Firmino
Bournemouth vs Liverpool Prediction
Bournemouth are tough, but not as tough to avoid losing to Liverpool. The Reds are just too powerful for them and I think they’re gonna take all 3 points here. And I also expect to see many goals here, maybe even on both ends.
Bournemouth vs Liverpool Betting Tips
- Liverpool @1.57 (bet365)
- Over 2.5 @1.57 (bet365)
- BTS @ 1.67(William Hill)