Bournemouth vs Liverpool
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 8 December 2018
Kick-Off at 12:30 UK / 13:30 CET
Venue: Vitality Stadium (Bournemouth).
Liverpool travel to Dorset for the first game of the 16th Premier League round on Saturday afternoon. They are set to take on the struggling Bournemouth side aiming to maintain their unbeaten record in the competition. The Reds are actually enjoying their best ever start in the elite class as they won 12 and drew 3 of opening 15 matches.
The mid-week victory at Turf Moor will count for double as Jurgen Klopp got to give rest to his main stars. The German manager was without the likes of Sadio Mane and Andy Robertson which is why it was a rather brave move to leave the likes of Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino on the bench.
The Reds conceded the first goal of the game as Jack Cork pushed Clarets in front nine minutes after the break. James Milner brought Liv’pool on terms eight minutes later and three minutes before Klopp introduced the cavalry into match as Salah and Firmino came on from the bench. This duo created an immediate impact as the Egyptian delivered a pass for Bobby’s goal three minutes after. Xerdan Shaqiri only set the final score 1-3 in the stoppage-time.
Bournemouth vs Liverpool: Head-to-head
The head to head stats completely favour Liverpool who won seven, drew one and lost one of nine meetings with the Cherries.
The Reds were brutal netting seven goals without conceding a single in two H2H games with Bournemouth in the previous term of the Premier League.
All of last five head to head games saw three or more goals scored.
Bournemouth vs Liverpool: Prediction
Eddie Howe’s men did end their four-loss thread on Tuesday when they saw off Huddersfield Town 2-1 at Vitality, but it was by no means an encouraging display from them. They were completely outplayed by the Terriers who had 66% possession and 23 attempts on the evening.
Knowing the Cherries were previously on a thread of four subsequent defeats, it’s really hard to see them pulling off a result against the in-form title chasers. Liverpool are massive favourites and we’ll back them to snatch the spoils at the 1.66 odds as a banker bet here.
Bournemouth vs Liverpool: Bet Tips
Liverpool to win @ 1.66 (4/6)
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.61 (8/13).