Leicester City vs Bournemouth
English Premier League
Date: Sunday, 21st May 2017
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: King Power Stadium, Leicester.
The already former English champions have suffered a convincing defeat at King Power last Thursday as Tottenham Hotspur obliterated them 1-6. The guests are patiently waiting for the season’s end whilst proving their position in the upper part of the table is not a coincidence.
Leicester City FC
The ex-Premier League champions have suffered two consecutive defeats in the last two meetings by Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur, respectively. Leicester occupies the 11th position with 43 points and with a victory they could even surpass both Bournemouth and West Brom.
Their defense is struggling again and against attacking-minded Cherries they might run into the same problems they did against the Spurs. However, their home form was very impressive prior to the defeat by Guardiola’s side.
The guests are sitting in the 10th position, separated from Leicester only by two points. Contrary to the expectations, Bournemouth significantly boosted their form since securing the survival in top-flight. In the last four Premier League outings, Cherries have managed to win 10 points. They beat Middlesbrough, Sunderland and Burnley while drawing Stoke City.
Bournemouth have managed to remain unbeaten in 4 out of last 5 Premier League visits, so they might cause trouble for Leicester especially since they might be exhausted after Thursday’s clash.
Leicester City vs Bournemouth: Head-to-head
The teams have met 5 times so far. In the last 4 meetings, there were 2 or fewer goals scored. Leicester City have won two games, back in Championship season 2013/14, while Bournemouth registered their first victory in January.
Leicester City vs Bournemouth: Prediction
Both teams are attacking-minded so we might see an open ‘friendly’ match. Leicester defense was very firm until the last two meetings when it starter to show some serious cracks that will be happily exploited by Bournemouth.