Liverpool vs Bournemouth betting tips, preview and predictions.
English Premier League
Liverpool vs Bournemouth
Betting Preview by Oluwaseyi Alexhander
Saturday, 9 February 2019 – Kick Off: 4: 00pm
Liverpool host Bournemouth at Anfield on Saturday at 4pm, where a win will return them to the Summit of the English Premier League.
There’s some pressure on the Merseyside club to return to winning ways after back to back draws against Leicester City and West Ham. An early goal by the Title contenders would do well to settle the nerves of an ever anxious Anfield crowd. The League’s best defence could also do with a clean sheet after a Hat-trick of PL games without one.
Bournemouth Can feel satisfied with their season so far with 10th position being modest enough for Eddie Howe’s side.
Inconsistency have been their major problem this season with them thumping Chelsea 4 nil and then going on to lose 2-0 at Cardiff last time out.
Alex Oxlade – Chamberlain has made a quicker than expected recovery from a serious knee injury but isn’t expected to return to the side yet. Joe Gomez also remains sidelined after suffering a setback in his recovery from a broken foot picked up in December. Captain Jordan Henderson and fellow Midfielder Wijnaldum are both doubtful for the hosts after missing the West Ham game through muscular and knee injuries respectively, while center back Dejan Lovren’s fitness remains an area of concern with a troublesome Hamstring. There’s better news though with right back Trent Alexander Arnold expected to return to the squad, following a spell out with a knee injury. Midfielders, Naby Keita and Adam Lallana will both be hoping to keep their places in the starting 11-with TAA returning, Jurgen Kloop might move Milner back into midfield with one of Keita or Lallana dropping out and Swiss attacking midfielder Xherdan Shakiri might return to the starting 11. The front three should keep their places.
Young David Brooks will be sidelined for the trip to Anfield has he has yet to recover from the ankle injury he suffered in the win against Chelsea, while England striker Callum Wilson will miss out as well due to a knee injury. Defenders Simon Francis and Midfielder Lewis Cook remain long term absentees. Nathaniel Clyne cannot face his parent club due to terms of his loan. New boy Dominic returns to Anfield.
Liverpool will feel they have enough to see off Bournemouth at Anfield, having won 5 and drawn once in their last 6 home games against the Cherries.
Eddie Howe’s side have been terrible away from home recently, losing seven successive away league matches, and that struggle is expected to continue at Anfield.
Liverpool should get back on track with a clear win.
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