Bournemouth v Liverpool Betting Preview, Odds & Tips | 08/12/18
Ben Swain (@Swaaainn) previews Bournemouth v Liverpool and provides us with his best bets for Saturday's early Premier League kick-off by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.
Bournemouth v Liverpool Betting Preview, Odds & Tips
- Date: 08/12/2018
- Time: 12:30
- Venue: Vitality Stadium
- Channel: Sky Sports
Opportunity knocks for both sides in the early kick off between Liverpool v Bournemouth on Saturday, with sights set on what’s ahead of them rather than behind.
Liverpool trail league leaders Manchester City by just 2 points while Bournemouth could move into the top six if they avoid defeat.
Liverpool continued their unbeaten start in the Premier League by coming from behind to win 3-1 against Burnley.
Bournemouth, seventh in the league, will consider that a strong start for themselves compared to previous season, but have drifted eight points off the top five after recent results.
Four defeats in their last five matches, including two against top five sides, has separated the Cherries from the European places. In fact, all of Bournemouth’s victories this season have been against teams currently in the bottom half.
Callum Wilson was on target again, however, in their last match. He helped his side to get back to winning ways, defeating Huddersfield 2-1, and also taking his tally to eight goals for the season.
Despite four defeats, that is Bournemouth’s six match in a row where they have got on the scoresheet.
Lewis Cook and Dan Gosling miss this match due to injury.
Defenders Joe Gomes, Dejan Lovren, and Nathaniel Clyne as well as forwards Sadio Mane and Dominic Solanke all miss out with injuries.
Potential Bournemouth Starting XI: Begovic, Francis, Cook, Ake, Daniels, Brooks, Surman, Lerma, Fraser, King, Wilson
Potential Liverpool Starting XI: Allison, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van-Dijk, Robertson, Wijnaldum, Keita, Milner, Shaqiri, Firmino, Salah,
Head To Head
- These two sides have met on nine occasions.
- Liverpool have won seven matches to Bournemouth’s sole victory.
Key Stats & Facts
- Bournemouth have lost all three matches against top five sides in the league this season.
- Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson is the fourth top scorer in the league with.
- Liverpool remain unbeaten so far this season.
- Liverpool have conceded just one goal in their last four league matches.
- Bournemouth 21/4
- Draw 7/2
- Liverpool 8/13
Liverpool have been plenty consistent this season which is why I am fancying the away side in this fixture. Bournemouth, despite a promising start, have capitalised on a reasonably favourable start and haven’t fared very well against the elite in this league so I fancy Liverpool to continue their unbeaten run.
The Cherries do, however, pose a threat in attack especially with Callum Wilson having scored eight goals already. They go against an inform Liverpool defence however, which makes it difficult to back either for or against Bournemouth’s performance.