Leicester vs Bournemouth
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 31 August 2019
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: King Power Stadium (Leicester).
Leicester have got off to a solid start in the new campaign and are so far unbeaten with two draws and a win. Their last clash on the road against the freshly promoted Sheffield United saw them pick up a 2-1 victory, while at home they shared the spoils with Wolves in their opener which finished in a stalemate.
The away side, on the other hand, were handed their first defeat last week when they squared up against the reigning champions at the Etihad. The squad managed not more than a consolation goal in that matchup as Pep Guardiola’s men slotted three goals past them to ensure that all three points went in their favor.
Bournemouth have not been a convincing bunch in their clashes so far, and with home advantage out of the equation on Saturday, a second consecutive defeat for them is definitely looming large.
Leicester vs Bournemouth Head to head (h2h)
- The teams have previously locked horns with each other ten times.
- Their last clash ended 2-0 to Leicester.
- Bournemouth have registered just win against this foe in their previous five meetings.
- Only one out of their last six clashes have seen both teams fail to find the back of the net.
Leicester vs Bournemouth Prediction
The Foxes may not be living up to the high standards, which they set back in the 2015/16 season, as of now, but that is no reason for them to be discouraged. They have already held Chelsea and Wolves to a draw, both of which were sides that finished inside the top ten last time out.
On the other hand, apart from the recent clash with Manchester City, Bournemouth have been squaring up against fairly tame sides that have been promoted from the second tier. Furthermore, the away side have never got the better of Leicester in their previous visits to this venue and have admitted defeat twice in their last five trips here.
Taking into account that the hosts have also lost just one out of their last seven Premier League games on home soil, the chances of a win for Bournemouth are looking bleak.
Nevertheless, do not count on Leicester to be in for an easy win. The away side have been successful in breaching their opponents so far, and have even thwarted City from walking away with a clean sheet intact. Considering that Leicester have also conceded in their last two games in a row, expect both the teams to get their names on the scoresheet without fail.
Leicester vs Bournemouth Betting tips
Full-time result: Leicester @ 1.66 (2/3)
Both teams to score @ 1.60 (3/5).