Bournemouth – Leicester SOCCER PICKS
AFC Bournemouth and Leicester City meet at Vitality Stadium, in a match for the 5th round of the Premier League. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations indicates a total equilibrium between these two teams, since there were 2 draws and 1 win for each team in the last 4 matches. In fact, the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium was on 09-30-2017, for the Premier League, which ended in a draw for (0-0). In this game the home factor may be decisive, since both teams present considerable differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
The home team is currently in the 6 th position of the league, with 7 points won, after 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. In the penultimate match, they tied in a home match against Everton, by (2-2). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Chelsea, by (2-0). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 5 draws and 6 losses in away matches, with 20 goals scored and 28 conceded; against 7 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses at their stadium, with 27 goals scored and 22 conceded. In the last 10 home matches AFC Bournemouth has won 5, tied 3 and lost 2. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 3 of the last 4 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 3 of the last 4 matches for this competition. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 4 home matches for all competitions: they have scored 3 of their 7 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘).
Bournemouth is a club that has never managed to conquer the Premier League. Its most important title is the Championship (second national division), which won in 2014/15, in addition to having been runner-up in the League 1 (third division) in 2012/13. In the last season, the team finished the national championship in the twelfth position, being far from the relegation zone, but also far from the first classified. In the last five games that Bournemouth played in their stadium, if we only count the matches for the national championship, they scored more than 1.5 goals in four of them. We believe that in this match the Bournemouth will play an intense game and will have their chances to score goals, but they can also suffer goals, which leads us to believe that this will be a game with some goals.
After 2 wins and 2 losses, the away team is currently in the 8 th position, with 6 points won. In the last match, they lost in a home match against Liverpool (1-2), after in the previous match they won in a match against Southampton, by (1-2). This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 2 draws and 7 losses in away matches, with 28 goals scored and 28 conceded; against 4 wins, 7 draws and 4 losses at their stadium, with 18 goals scored and 14 conceded. In the last 10 away matches Leicester City has won 5 and lost 5. Their defense has not been very strong, as they have conceded goals in 3 of the last 4 matches, but their offense has scored consistently, since he scored at least one goal in each of the last 4 matches for this competition.
The Leicester City is a club that was champion of the Barclays Premier League in 2015/16, in addition to this title, has seven titles of the Championship and other national titles. In the 2017/18 season in the Barclays Premier League, Leicester finished ninth. Now, in this new season of 2018/19 of the Premier League, Leicester City is in the eighth position, after two victories and two defeats. An important note is that all the matches he has played so far have had more than 1.5 goals. On this day the Leicester City visit Bournemouth, a team that always creates many difficulties at Leicester, however, we believe it will be a game with goals and that they will probably score more than 1.5 goals in this game.