Bournemouth v Liverpool Premier League betting preview and tips
Bournemouth endured something of a slump in November, with the Cherries losing matches against Manchester United, Arsenal and Manchester City although there was no disgrace against any of those opponents.
They now entertain a Liverpool side still in the Premier League title hunt and Eddie Howe will be hoping his plucky team can challenge a side who have had a hectic fixture schedule including a crunch Champions League clash against Napoli the following week.
Therefore, Jurgen Klopp looks likely to give some of his leading lights a rest and we might see Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane wrapped up in cotton wool for this match at the Vitality Stadium, although there is strength in depth.
Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi offer competition for places in attack, while Liverpool have a strong defence which sees Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez running a tight ship in front of Alisson, while full-backs Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson do love to bomb forward.
It should be an intriguing encounter and we think that Liverpool are possibly a touch on the short side to win this match due to the timing of the fixture, although you can get an attractive price about the Reds winning this encounter by a single goal.
Klopp’s side know how to grind out wins this season and they have triumphed by a small margin on several occasions, including matches away to Leicester, Spurs and Huddersfield.
While Liverpool can run riot in some matches, their goal difference is a good deal more modest than Manchester City’s and there has certainly been some pragmatism added into the mix this term, with the midfield department more tough-tackling than creative.
Bournemouth are often good for a goal and they managed to find the net against United, City and Arsenal, so they’ll be on the front foot in search of goals against their high-flying opponents here, even if they end up being outscored.
Liverpool win by one goal @ 3.75 with bet365
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