The Reds will hope to continue their good form in the league with a win on road.
A.F.C Bournemouth welcomes Liverpool FC in their next Premier League fixture on Saturday at the Vitality Stadium. The reverse fixture saw Jurgen Klopp’s men score nine goals past the Cherries at Anfield. To make matters worse for the bottom-dwelling hosts, the visitors enter the fixture after destroying Manchester United by a 7-0 scoreline in their previous fixture.
Having said that, Bournemouth came close to defeating Arsenal in their last outing but eventually lost by 3-2 thanks to a late goal by Reiss Nelson. Gary O’Neil’s team is playing an attractive brand of football which could take LFC by surprise in the upcoming contest. With relegation staring them in the face, Bournemouth could produce an upset.
Here is what to expect from the Premier League clash between Bournemouth and Liverpool on Saturday:
Saturday. 11-03-2023, 3:30 PM (GMT)
Saturday, 11-03-2023, 6:00 PM (IST)
Bournemouth form (in all competitions): L-D-W-L-L
Liverpool form (in all competitions): W-L-D-W-W
Players to Watch
Bournemouth: Philip Billing
There are not many high-profile figures in the Bournemouth squad. It works on the collective effort of the players and solid organisation. However, one should watch out for Phillip Billing, who scored in 11 seconds against Arsenal. The midfielder loves to enter the box in order to latch on to crosses and makes late runs that can lead to scoring opportunities for him and his teammates.
Liverpool: Mohamed Salah
Mohamed Salah obliterated Manchester United single-handedly in the previous league outing. He scored a brace and provided two assists during the game, proving to be a huge nuisance for the Red Devils. The winger has the tendency to carry his form for multiple matches and it would be a safe bet that he will aim to be on the scoresheet against the Cherries too.
- Liverpool has scored 21 goals in their last five meetings with Bournemouth.
- In contrast, Bournemouth has scored only one goal in five against LFC.
- Liverpool FC is on a four-match undefeated run in the Premier League
Injury & Team News
Bournemouth has several players out with injuries. Figures like Junior Stanislas, Matiav Vina, David Brooks, Lloyd Kelly, Marcus Tavernier and Ilya Zabarnyi are likely to miss out. As for the Reds, key players like Thiago, Luis Diaz, Joe Gomez, Naby Keita and Arthur will likely miss out on the trip to the Vitality Stadium.
Head to Head Stats
Matches – 16
Bournemouth – 1
Liverpool – 13
Draws – 2
Neto (GK), Smith, Mepham, Stephens, Senesi, Zemura, Billing, Rothwell, Ouattara, Christie, Solanke.
Alisson (GK), Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson, Bajcetic, Fabinho, Henderson, Salah, Gakpo, Nunez.
Liverpool has momentum on their side. The club is on a four-match winning run and they beat MUFC in a dominant fashion too. Bournemouth will be hoping to snatch a point from the game and limit the Reds from scoring a lot of goals. Having said that, the quality on paper suggests that Jurgen Klopp’s men have a huge advantage and could easily record another win to chase the top-four positions.
Prediction: Bournemouth 0 – 3 Liverpool
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