Bournemouth v Liverpool – Match Preview and Betting Tips
Bournemouth v Liverpool – Sat 8th Dec, 12:30, Vitality Stadium
Bournemouth returned to winning ways in their last home victory against Huddersfield. Will the early kick-off produce another upset? I don’t see it happening, but I certainly won’t be betting on the game. The early kick-off curse is real folks.
Bournemouth held their 2-1 halftime lead but the Terriers dominated the second half of that match. Huddersfield finished the match with 67.2% possession while having 23 shots, but they failed to get an equaliser as the Cherries held out for all three points.
Despite losing four of their last five Premier League games, Bournemouth sits in seventh in the table above Man United on goal difference. United still have a negative one goal difference… sort it out, Jose!
The Cherries have seen both teams score in their last five matches in a row, while Liverpool have kept three clean sheets in their last four Premier League wins. Bournemouth have struggled against the top teams this season, losing 3-1 to Man City, 2-1 to Arsenal, 2-1 to United and 2-0 to Chelsea.
I see them once again struggling against this Liverpool team that rested key players for this clash after Klopp rotated his squad against Burnley. Liverpool conceded first in the match against Burnley but rallied to win 3-1 with goals from Milner, Firmino and Shaqiri.
The Reds won both of the fixtures last season while winning 3-0 at Anfield and 4-0 at the Vitality Stadium. But, I can see Bournemouth getting a goal this time as they have done in nine of their last ten Premier League matches.
Firstly, Bournemouth are 17/4 to win, the draw is 38/11 and a Liverpool win is 7/10.
I like the look of Liverpool at 7/10, but I think there is more value in the BTTS match result which is best priced at 21/10 with bet365.
On that note, I think there will be a fair few goals in this game, and I like the look of over 3.5 goals which is best priced at 8/5 with Unibet.
For a longshot bet, I like Mohamed Salah to score anytime, correct score 3-1 which is best priced at 39/1 with BetVictor.