High flying Liverpool travel to Bournemouth in search of three points to maintain their Europa League qualification hopes for next season.
The hosts Bournemouth are in some good form, but they have flopped when coming against high quality teams. Edie Howe’s side are 11th in the league table and will be more than satisfied after avoiding relegation in their debut season in English Premier League.
Liverpool after their excellent come-back win against Dortmund will be high on confidence and will be hoping to replicate their second half performance in Saturday’s encounter. Currently they are 8th in the league table on 48 points after 31 matches and are well poised to attain a respectable finishing position to retain their Europa League spot for next season.
Bournemouth: Form Guide
The Cherries have won 4 of their last 6 matches, with 2 heavy defeats in between against Man City and Tottenham. Their last five matches have seen 2.5 goals.
Bournemouth’s form in the last six home matches reads 3 wins and 3 defeats, with 4 of those seeing over 2.5 goals.
Liverpool: Form Guide
The Reds have won 4 of their last 6 matches, with draw and a defeat during the period. Five of their last six matches have seen over 2.5 goals.
Away from home. Liverpool have won in 3 and lost 2 of their last five. They have failed to score only once in their last 5 trips and scored 2 or more goals in four matches.
Bournemouth: Team News
Tyrone Mings, Benik Afobe and Harry Arter are sidelined through injury for Bournemouth.
Junior Stanislas is fully fit and is expected to play some part in the game, while Callum Wilson makes his return from long term injury.
Bournemouth: Predicted Line-up (4-4-2)
Francis, Elphick, Cook, Daniels
Gradel, Surman, Arter, Ritchie
Liverpool: Team News
Christian Benteke, Jordan Henderson, Joseph Gomez and Danny Ings are injured for Liverpool, while Emre Can is serving a ban.
Jurgen Klopp is expected to make changes after the high intensity match against Dortmund in midweek.
Liverpool: Predicted Line-up (4-2-3-1)
Moreno, Lovren, Sakho, Clyne
Coutinho, Lallana, Ojo
Bournemouth vs Liverpool: Head-to-Head Stats
- Liverpool have a 100% win record against Bournemouth in four meetings between the sides so far.
- All the matches were since January 2014, with two of those clashes were in Capital One cup and one in FA Cup.
- Liverpool have conceded just one goal in the last 4 meetings with Bournemouth.
Bournemouth vs Liverpool: Prediction
Liverpool have played some excellent football in their past few games and are expected to continues to their good form and finish their campaign strongly. Bournemouth are also in good form, but I believe the Reds will be too strong for them on Sunday.
Liverpool to win is my pick for this match and I expect to see over 2.5 goals. I precisely back Liverpool to score 2 or more goals in Sunday.