Tip Liverpool - Bournemouth
The last four matches have carried the toughest times for Liverpool this season and as they head out to host AFC Bournemouth on Saturday they will be looking to return the stability. Liverpool head to this clash top of the Premier League standings with 79 points, while Bournemouth are 18th with 27 points. Liverpool have lost three of their last four matches, signaling a very shaky run after going through a blistering run in the season and with all the losses having come away from home, they will be keen to get back to winning ways. In their last league game, they suffered a shock 3-0 loss to Watford, and that was followed with elimination from the FA Cup courtesy of a 2-0 loss to Chelsea. They had earlier lost to Atletico Madrid and with their Champions League campaign hanging dangerously, they wouldn’t want to bottle their Premier League chances. They have conceded eight goals in the last four matches and failed to score in three. They however have a 20-game unbeaten run at home, with 10 straight wins therein. They have played 14 Premier League matches at home this season, and won all. Actually Liverpool are unbeaten at home in their last 54 Premier League games. They have beaten Bournemouth in each of the last five meetings, and conceded no goal in the process while scoring three or more. Liverpool head to this clash on six matches unbeaten against Bournemouth.
Bournemouth were just five minutes away from a win over Chelsea in their last match. They only conceded in the final five minutes to register a 2-2 draw and having had extended rest, they will hope to build on that when they travel to Anfield. It is however bound to be tough considering their form, with just four wins in the last 15 matches. They have one win and no clean sheet in the last five matches, and they have conceded at least two goals in four of the five matches though they have scored in four. Bournemouth have no win in their last five away matches and have only scored in one of these, while conceding two or more in four. Their form against Liverpool is not something they will be proud of, having managed just one win in 12 meetings, and conceded at least two goals in the last eight meetings. They have not scored against Liverpool in the last five matches and conceded a massive 17 goals.
Key points Liverpool - Bournemouth
Bournemouth have not scored a goal against Liverpool in their last five meetings.
Liverpool are unbeaten in 54 Premier League matches at home.
Liverpool have three losses in the last four matches.
Liverpool have 10 straight wins at home.
Bournemouth have no win in five away matches.
Conclusion Liverpool - Bournemouth
Liverpool may have had a rough patch in the recent matches but we don’t think they will have much trouble against Bournemouth. They have a great run at home and playing a struggling team, with a very poor away run should not pose a big worry for the Reds. Bournemouth played well against Chelsea and we don’t imagine they will make it any easier against Liverpool, especially with the threat of relegation looking real. With Liverpool struggling lately, Bournemouth will want to pile pressure on them and they may get a goal though we don’t think their defence will hold off Liverpool for 90 minutes. A 2-1 win for Liverpool could pass here.
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Liverpool Bournemouth Prediction published on March 4, 2020