This Saturday’s early afternoon kick off will see champions-elect Liverpool host lowly Bournemouth who are desperate for points and in need of an uplift in form. Liverpool have finally experienced a blip, with 3 defeats in the last 4 in all competitions. One of those being their first loss of the season away to strugglers Watford. On the other hand, after a mini revival from Bournemouth, winning two on the bounce, this has been followed up by them only picking up the solitary point from the last three matches. With Liverpool all but crowned premier league champions and bournemouth inside the relegation zone on goal difference, this game will be seen more important to the visitors than to the home side.
What can we say about liverpool. Their shock loss to Watford was only the 2nd time they’ve dropped points all season from 28 games, the other being 18 games ago, which was a draw against Manchester United. 18 Successive wins have essentially guaranteed Liverpool their first premier league trophy. They will be looking to bounce back from their Monday Night FA Cup exit at the hands of Chelsea with a confident reassured victory against the cherries. With a season defining game in the return leg against Atletico Madrid firmly on their minds, it will be interesting to see what team Jurgen Klopp opts for.
Bournemouth’s brand of football has seen them earn the respect of many pundits and fans alike. Eddie Howe has done a remarkable job to bring Bournemouth up from the 4th tier of English football to the Premier League in such a short space of time. They will be fearly of this daunting trip to Anfield having always struggled there and failing to pick up a single point in any of their premier league visits to Liverpool. A draw last time out against Chelsea was a step in the right direction, but with the majority of the bottom sides winning last weekend, those single points picked up need to change to three if they are going to have a chance of beating the dreaded drop.
Liverpool ran out comfortable 3-0 winners during their first meeting of the season back in December, that result came in the middle of Liverpool’s 18 consecutive winning match run. Salah was amongst the scorers that day and always seems to find a goal against the cherries.
Since 2014, the teams have met 12 times, with Liverpool winning 10 of them and losing just 1. That came in 2016, with a shock 4-3 defeat down at the Vitality Stadium. Liverpool are currently on a 5 match winning run in this fixture, scoring 17 and conceding none.
Liverpool will be looking to let out all their frustration over losing the chance of matching Arsenal’s invincible season with their loss to Watford by going all guns out blazing and ripping Bournemouth to shreds. We expect Liverpool to go goal crazy, with the overs market coming in correctly in their last 8 fixtures. We feel the over 2.5 goals market offered at 1.53 on Bet365 is too good to turn down.
Liverpool will be looking to let out all their frustration over losing the chance of matching Arsenal’s invincible season with their loss to Watford by going all guns out blazing and ripping Bournemouth to shreds. We expect Liverpool to score early and then see out the game. With the Half Time/Full Time market of Liverpool to be leading at half time and them to win the game at a great value odds of 1.80 @ Bet365