Bournemouth vs Liverpool predicted score, key stats and suggested bets
Date, KO time and TV coverage
Premier League, Saturday, March 11, Kick-off 12.30pm, live on BT Sport
Bournemouth 1-3 Liverpool
Bournemouth vs Liverpool, BTTS Bournemouth vs Liverpool, over 2.5 away goals Cody Gakpo to score anytime
Bournemouth have seen over 2.5 goals in their last 10 matches against Liverpool in all competitions Liverpool have been winning at both half-time and full-time in their last seven matches against Bournemouth in all competitions Liverpool have won their last seven matches against Bournemouth in all competitions Bournemouth have won just three of their 12 home PL games Liverpool have won just three of 12 PL games away from home
PL: Liverpool 9-0 Bournemouth, August 2022 PL: Liverpool 2-1 Bournemouth, March 2020 PL: Bournemouth 0-3 Liverpool, December 2019 PL: Bournemouth 0-3 Liverpool, February 2019 PL: Bournemouth 0-4 Liverpool, December 2018
Jefferson Lerma and Hamed Traore both missed last weekend's loss to Arsenal, but could return. Marcus Tavernier, Lloyd Kelly and Illia Zabarnyi remain doubts for this game. Joe Rothwell is expected to keep his place. Thiago Alcantara, Luis Diaz, Calvin Ramsay and Arthur remain sidelined. Joe Gomez and Naby Keita are also doubts. Harvey Elliott is set to start in the midfield ahead of Stefan Bajcetic as Jurgen Klopp goes with an unchanged side.
Liverpool are on their longest unbeaten PL run of this season (5) Liverpool hammered Manchester United 7-0 last time out Bournemouth have lost to Arsenal and Man City in their last two games Bournemouth have won just once of their last 12 games in all competitions
What has been said?
Gary O'Neil speaking after last weekend's 3-2 defeat at Arsenal: "It's a tough one to take but Arsenal are the best team in the league. I don't think many people would have expected us to come here and trouble Arsenal but we did and we came up just short. "We performed well above what you might expect and deserved something from the game." Jurgen Klopp speaking after the win over Man Utd: "Freak result, top performance. A really top performance from the start, I thought the way we started the game was really special, the best for a long, long, long, long, long, long time. "We were there, we were aggressive but we played football. We were calm in the right moments, super-lively, super-active in other moments [and] after 25 minutes it opened up a bit."
Not many gave Bournemouth a chance of survival after they were smashed 9-0 at Liverpool earlier in August. That game spelled the end for the hapless Scott Parker, who has since been sacked again after a ill-fated 12-game spell in charge of Club Brugge. Of course Liverpool have gone on to hammer better teams than the Cherries, who will start against Liverpool bottom of the table. Bournemouth's showing at Arsenal last time out exceeded what Gary O'Neil expected, but they still left The Emirates with nothing and much will depend on their mindset against Klopp's men. Unfortunately the hosts will bump into a LIverpool side in their best form of the season. Klopp's charges have earned four straight clean sheets, including the 7-0 shellacking of Man Utd. But away from home the Reds have been poor. They have just three wins from 12, losing six times, but have back-to-back clean sheets against Newcastle and Crystal Palace. The Reds are 2/5 and that is well short enough when you look at their away record. But things look like they are starting to click again for Liverpool, with all the team getting on the scoresheet last time out! One player who did catch the eye was Cody Gakpo and it's often worth following strikers in form and full of confidence. Marcus Rashford is a prime example and Gakpo, who has netted in three of the last five games, is worth backing to net on the south coast. A glance at Bournemouth's last home game - a 4-1 defeat to Man City - could be a good indicator of how things might go. City overpowered the hosts, with a high press which forced Bournemouth, who had little possession, into mistakes. The game was pretty much done by half-time, although the hosts did get a late consolation and they have netted in seven of their last eight games in all competitions at home. Virgil van Dijk and Co. are in terrific form but if Liverpool get into a significant lead then they might leave the back door ajar, so both teams to score could be a play. Liverpool should win the game and getting with them to score over 2.5 goals looks a value punt.
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