Liverpool vs Bournemouth
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 7 March 2020
Kick-off at 12:30 UK/ 13:30 CET
Venue: Anfield (Liverpool).
After a tough three weeks, where the Reds lost thrice in three different competitions, they are back at their favorite hunting ground, Anfield. Against the relegation-battling Cherries, Jurgen Klopp’s men will be expected to deliver a massive win.
Liverpool vs Bournemouth Match Preview
Klopp’s men lost 3-0 on the road the last match-day in the league, against Watford. It was their first defeat in the PL campaign, and put curtains on their dream of emulating Arsene Wenger’s Invincibles.
Ever since the CL title-holders lost against Diego Simeone’s Atleti, the aura of invincibility surrounding the Reds seems to have gone. After the defeat in the Champions League, they crashed out of the FA Cup against Chelsea, and bid goodbye to their treble hopes too.
Suffice it to say that LFC will have to get back to their winning track very soon. Their hopes of building a dynasty rests on it.
In the meantime, Eddie Howe’s men secured a 2-2 draw at home against Chelsea. While they did avoid a defeat, the team is still placed in the relegation zone. With just ten match-days remaining, the squad will have to perform at their very best to avoid getting a boot to the Championship.
Liverpool vs Bournemouth Head-to-head (h2h)
- The reigning European champions are on a five-game winning run.
- The combined scorecard for the past five fixtures is 17-0, in favor of the Reds.
- The Cherries have won just once in the prior decade.
- Disregarding a single draw in 2017, the hosts hold a 100% winning record at this stadium in the previous ten years.
Liverpool vs Bournemouth Prediction
Jurgen Klopp’s men are at Anfield, and they are frustrated beyond imagination. They desperately need a sense of calm now, and a huge win in front of the home crowd could provide that now.
They are the potential champions and hold a lead of 22 points at the top of the table over current title-holders Manchester City. On the other hand, the Cherries are placed in the relegation zone, and have been an average side on their best day this season.
Moreover, the Reds recorded a combined scoreline of 17-0 from the prior 5 h2h encounters, and would have held a 100% winning record this decade in face-to-face matches at this venue, if not for a single draw. In addition, note that the hosts have conceded in only a single meeting at this ground in the past decade, against this rival.
Finally, LFC are on an 11-fixture winning streak at this stadium this season, while their counterparts are on a losing run of five on the road, and had failed to score in five of their former seven away fixtures.
Taking these observations into account, along with the inability of Howe’s men to score at Anfield, it’s predicted that Liverpool will be back to their very best, and record a win to nil this weekend.
Liverpool vs Bournemouth Betting Tips
Liverpool to Win @ 1.83 (5/6)
To Win to Nil: Liverpool @ 2.00 (1/1).