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Bournemouth vs Liverpool Prediction & Betting Tips

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Bournemouth vs Liverpool: Betting Tips, Prediction & Match Preview

Table toppers Liverpool travel down to the south coast to take on a Bournemouth side looking to provide an upset. The Reds lead Manchester City by two points and will be hoping to extend their lead to five.

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  • Date: 21/01/24
  • Kick-off time: 4:30
  • Location: Vitality Stadium

Liverpool will be hoping to cement their spot at the top of the table in their bid to win a second Premier League title. Bournemouth look to continue their very good campaign and close the gap to the top half.

Jurgen Klopp’s side are once again in a title race. After a difficult season last year, they are back at the top, a position they hope to remain until season’s end. Bournemouth, on the other hand, sit 12th, climbing the table after a tough start to the season. A win would see them go level on points with Wolves, who are a place above them. The Cherries would still have a game in hand. They would also be one point shy of Newcastle, who round out the top half, with 28.

Victory for Liverpool would put them five clear of second Man City, albeit having played a game more, and five ahead of Aston Villa in third.

Only City have scored more goals than Liverpool in the league this season, whilst no one has conceded less than the Reds’ total of 18. However, fourteen of their 43 goals have been scored by Mo Salah, who will be missing as he is away at the Africa Cup of Nations. They will have to look elsewhere in the lineup to carry the goalscoring load, with the likes of Darwin Nunez, Diogo Jota and Cody Gakpo under the spotlight. Nunez and Jota have scored five league goals apiece but will have to take on even more responsibility in the Egyptian’s absence.

Bournemouth have been leaning on the excellent play of striker Dominic Solanke, who will be hoping to make it a miserable weekend for his former employers. The Englishman won the Premier League Player of the Month for December, having scored six goals.

The two sides have met a total of 21 times, Liverpool largely dominating the fixture with 16 wins. The reverse fixture at Anfield saw the Reds win 3-1, despite the visitors taking a third-minute lead through Antoine Semenyo. Goals from Luis Diaz, Mo Salah and Diogo Jota completed the comeback.

They also went head-to-head in the fourth round of this season’s Carabao Cup, with Klopp’s men coming out on top once again. This time it was a closer affair at the Vitality, with Darwin Nunez scoring a 74th-minute winner after Justin Kluivert cancelled out Cody Gakpo’s opener.

Bournemouth’s last win in this fixture came in March of last year, as Philip Billing scored the winner. They also famously secured a stunning 4-3 comeback in December 2023. They will, however, want to forget the 9-0 thrashing they were on the end of in August 2022.

Bournemouth vs Liverpool Team News

Liverpool Team News

Star player Mo Salah will be missing as he is away with Egypt competing at the Africa Cup of Nations. Midfielder Wataru Endo is also away at the Asia Cup. Trent Alexander-Arnold sustained a knee injury last week and will miss the next few games.

Liverpool have recently recalled Calvin Ramsay from Preston North End, while Rhys Williams has departed Anfield to join League One side Port Vale on loan for the rest of the season - the 22-year-old has not played a single game for Klopp's side since the Reds defensive injury crisis in the 2020/21 season.

Bournemouth Team News

Dango Ouattara and Antoine Semenyo are both away at the Africa Cup of Nations. Marcos Senesi picked up a fifth yellow card against Tottenham on New Year’s Day, meaning he will miss this one through suspension. Dominic Solanke missed the FA Cup victory against QPR with a knock, but he should not miss any more games.

Form Guide

Bournemouth

In their last five games, Bournemouth have won four and lost once. The Cherries have enjoyed an impressive run of form under manager Andoni Iraola, which stretches back further to six wins in eight. Their most recent outing saw them take care of Championship side QPR in the third round of the FA Cup. It was not easy, however, as they came back from 2-0 down at half-time to win 3-2.

Their last fixture in the league was a 3-1 defeat at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, and whilst their goal was a late consolation, they did give it a good go, taking 24 shots in comparison to Spurs’ 12.

Three victories preceded the loss, which helped them climb the table. Wins against Fulham, Nottingham Forest and Manchester United saw them score nine and concede two. Their most impressive of the three and the whole season was the 3-0 win at Old Trafford. Goals from Solanke, Philip Billing and Marcos Senesi capped off an incredible afternoon for the travelling fans.

Liverpool

In their last five games, Liverpool have won four and drawn once. The Reds have been victorious in four straight, in three different competitions. Their last outing saw them put one foot in the Carabao Cup final after beating Fulham 2-1 at Anfield in the first leg of the semi-final. On the weekend prior, they beat Arsenal 2-0 at the Emirates by virtue of a Jakub Kiwior own goal and a Diogo Jota strike to advance into the fourth round of the FA Cup.

Jurgen Klopp and his side sit atop of the Premier League, thanks to picking up seven points from a possible nine in their last three league games. A 4-2 victory over Newcastle saw them amass an xG of 7.53, the highest ever recorded in a Premier League game. They also picked up three points at Turf Moor after drawing at home to Arsenal just before Christmas.

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Last updated 18/06/2024

Where to watch Bournemouth vs Liverpool

Bournemouth vs Liverpool will be available to watch on Sky Sports Main Event.

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