Bournemouth vs Liverpool
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 7 December 2019
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Vitality Stadium (Bournemouth).
Liverpool seem determined to go through the whole season unbeaten. They have so far dropped a grand total of two points, and hold an eleven-point lead over current champions, Manchester City. Considering that the Reds are taking on a Bournemouth side, that have lost the last four league encounters on the trot, a win looks likely for Jurgen Klopp’s men.
Bournemouth Team News, Updates and Facts
Bournemouth Team News
Eddie Howe has had an injury list that has dwindled of late, helping him with team selection, but he’s still not getting much consistency out of his side. The likes of striker Joshua King, midfielders Junior Stanislas and David Brooks and left back Charlie Daniels remain out due to injury, however, while on-loan midfielder Harry Wilson is ineligible to face his parent club.
Bournemouth Key Man
Bournemouth have troubled Liverpool in the past, but that has been a long, long while. When they did do so, it Ryan Fraser was usually a big factor. The Scot has gone from shoe-in in the first XI to non-regular now, but he’s still vastly important and leads the team with three assists so far. In the back, Nathan Ake, a man that scored to defeat the Reds once upon a time, is another to watch. He can be a threat on set pieces, but it will be his defensive duties that take full interest here.
Bournemouth Team Form
Bournemouth have four losses and a win in their last five matches:
1-0 loss at Crystal Palace
3-2 loss at Tottenham
1-2 home loss vs Wolves
2-1 loss at Newcastle
1-0 home win vs Manchester United
Bournemouth Predicted Starting Line up
Expected Line up: 4-4-2
Bournemouth likely XI
- Defenders:Adam Smith, Mepham, Ake, Francis
- Midfielders:Groeneveld, Lerma, Lewis Cook, Fraser
- Forwards:Solanke, Callum Wilson
Liverpool Team News, Updates and Facts
Liverpool Team News
Jurgen Klopp rotated well in midweek, yet the juggernaut kept on rolling. Look for him to make some more changes here for this match without losing any quality, and possibly, gaining some. Midfielder Fabinho remains out injured along with defenders Nathaniel Clyne and Joel Matip. Goalkeeper Alisson is eligible to return having served a one-match ban.
Liverpool Key Man
Sadio Mane will be kicking himself that he didn’t do even more against Everton than he did on Wednesday. He had two quick assists and a goal, but he easily could have had a hat trick. He was simply sublime in the first half, and it’s going to be tough for the Cherries to hold him back. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will also be relishing this. If the likes of Lallana and Shaqiri keep playing well, he’ll be in for a fight to get minutes on the pitch, and of late he’s looked well up for the fight for sure.
Liverpool Team Form
Liverpool have four wins and a draw in their last five matches:
5-2 home win vs Everton
2-1 home win vs Brighton
1-1 home draw vs Napoli (UCL)
1-2 win at Crystal Palace
3-1 home win vs Manchester City
Liverpool Predicted Starting Line up
Expected Line up: 4-3-3
Liverpool likely XI
- Defenders:Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, van Dijk, Robertson
- Midfielders:Henderson, Wijnaldum, Oxlade-Chamberlain
- Forwards:Salah, Firmino, Mane
Bournemouth vs Liverpool Head-to-Head Stats
In 11 meetings, Bournemouth have one win and a draw against Liverpool so far.
Here’s a look at the last five results:
Feb 9, 2019: Liverpool 3-0 Bournemouth
Dec 8, 2018: Bournemouth 0-4 Liverpool
Apr 14, 2018: Liverpool 3-0 Bournemouth
Dec 17, 2017: Bournemouth 0-4 Liverpool
Apr 5, 2017: Liverpool 2-2 Bournemouth