Liverpool vs Bournemouth: Predictions, Betting Tips & Odds
The title race continues as rampant Liverpool host an unpredictable Bournemouth side looking to take another high-profile scalp.
Two of the Premier League’s best footballing sides collide at Anfield with the pressure firmly on hosts Liverpool.
Currently embroiled in a title race with Manchester City, any slip up could prove very costly while Bournemouth have been coasting comfortably in mid-table.
However, that does not mean Eddie Howe’s Cherries are a bunch of pushovers, as Chelsea found out when on the end of a 4-0 hammering.
Few of the popular betting sites had that down as a likely outcome, but it is exactly what happened.
That said, Liverpool have plenty of reason to be confident as they welcome their southern opponents to an atmospheric Anfield. Only once have Bournemouth ever recorded a win over the Reds, although it did come in the Premier League as recently as December 2016.
Times have changed somewhat since then and Liverpool remain the only side still unbeaten at home in the league all season. There is little to suggest that will change as despite the odd impressive result, Bournemouth have still lost 12 of their last 17 games in all competitions.
The Reds boast the tightest defence at home in the league all season, conceding just seven times, so expect another defensive masterclass from Jurgen Klopp’s men as they inflict back-to-back 2-0 defeats on the Cherries.
- Liverpool to win the second half 2-0
The last time Liverpool played Bournemouth at Anfield they won the second half 2-0 in the and have netted exactly two goals in the second half in two of their last five home games making a great bet with top bookmakers for value.
- Liverpool to keep a clean sheet
Bournemouth have failed to score in their last two away league outings and the Reds have only conceded seven times at home in the Premier League all season.
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Head to Head
Remarkably, the pair have only met a total of 14 times and during those encounters the Cherries have managed to record just the one win.
That did come in the Premier League in 2016 when Bournemouth claimed a thoroughly entertaining 4-3 win at the Vitality Stadium.
However, Liverpool have since taken revenge and then some and recorded a stunning 4-0 victory at Bournemouth in the first fixture between the two this season in December.
Overall, Liverpool have claimed 10 wins over the Cherries, with Bournemouth winning just one, and a total of three draws between them.
- Bournemouth have not won an away Premier League fixture since October.
- Liverpool remain the only side in the Premier League this season yet to lose a home game.
- Only Fulham have conceded more goals on the road this season than Bournemouth’s 27.
- The first ever meeting between the two came during a 1927 FA Cup tie with the match ending 1-1 (Liverpool won the replay 4-1).
- Liverpool have received the fewest yellow cards this season with just 21.