Liverpool vs Bournemouth
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 9 February 2019
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Anfield (Liverpool).
Liverpool’s advantage at the top of the Premier League ladder was reduced down to three points after a shocking pair of 1-1 draws against Leicester City and West Ham United.
Did the Reds lose the ammunition as they clearly struggled to create in the final third against mid-table rivals? They simply have to bounce back on Saturday afternoon against AFC Bournemouth in order to stay at the top of the standings.
Jurgen Klopp’s men failed to win in two consecutive matches which saw them bag an early goal, both times through Sadio Mane. Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah are obviously in huge crisis.
Can the weekend’s tie against the Cherries mark a turning point for them? Table-toppers will still enter the game as massive favourites thanks to a phenomenal home record of 10 wins and 2 draws in 12 league matches at Anfield.
Liverpool vs Bournemouth: Head-to-head
Bournemouth have never been a tricky opposition for the Reds.
Liverpool won eight, drew one and lost one of ten H2H meetings with the Cherries.
Liverpool won each of last three encounters with Bournemouth with an impressive 11-0 goal difference along the way.
Liverpool vs Bournemouth: Prediction
Eddie Howe’s men had a roller-coaster campaign so far in the season. Their journey in this term of the Premier League can best be described by last two league affairs. The Cherries demolished Chelsea 4-0 at their Vitality Stadium last Wednesday, but went on to lose 2-0 away at relegation strugglers Cardiff City just three days later.
Bournemouth generally play much better in front of their fans as they lost as many as 9 of 12 away games in the league so far in the season. They will likely be without theirs tar man Callum Wilson who skipped last weekend’s trip to Wales through injury. It would be a huge handicap as team’s attacking options are significantly limited without their top scorer in the starting line-up.
Liverpool conceded only seven goals in twelve home matches in this term of the Premier League. They can rely on the rock-solid defense here knowing the Cherries failed to find the back of the net in five of last six away matches in all competitions.
Liverpool vs Bournemouth: Bet Tips
Liverpool to keep a clean sheet @ 1.83 (5/6)
HT/FT Liverpool/Liverpool @ 1.66 (4/6).