Bournemouth – Liverpool SOCCER PICKS
AFC Bournemouth and Liverpool face each other at Vitality Stadium, in a match for the 16th round of the Premier League. The record of direct confrontations in this stadium is favorable to the visiting team, which in the last 5 matches won 4 and lost 1. Indeed, the last time these two teams met in this stadium was on 17-12-2017, in a match for the Premier League that ended with the victory of Liverpool by (0-4). Philippe Coutinho (20 ‘), D. Lovren (26’), Mohamed Salah (44 ‘) and Roberto Firmino (66’) scored the goals for Liverpool. Attention to the home factor, since the AFC Bournemouth usually conquer different results at home and abroad.
After 7 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses, the home team is currently in the 7 th position, with 23 points won. In the last match, they have won in an away match against Huddersfield Town by (2-1), after in the previous match they have lost (3-1) an away match against Manchester City. 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 5 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses in away matches; against 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses at their stadium. In the last 8 home league matches AFC Bournemouth has a record of 4 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses, so they have won 14 points out of 24 possible. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches for this competition there is a tendency for goals, since 6 of the last 8 matches have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 15 matches in the competition, they suffered the first goal 7 times and only managed 1 comeback. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 12 home matches for all competitions: they have suffered 5 of their 13 goals between minutes (61′-75 ‘).
The Bournemouth finished a series of 4 consecutive defeats with a good triumph in the last day and now it goes in search of other three points to try to approach of the zone of classification for the European competitions of the next season. The team has a good quality attack, which scored 25 goals and is the fifth best in the Premier League, while the defense, on the other hand, suffered 22 goals and is the eighth worst, so much that their last 5 games for the championship national team had goals from both teams. At home, as in this Saturday’s game, Bournemouth usually plays very open games, since it risks a lot in search of 3 points, but ends up exhibiting defensively, being that 6 of the last 7 home games had goals from both teams . For the game against Liverpool, coach Eddie Howe has no problems in the starting lineup and goes to the field with what he has of better.
The away team is currently in the 2 nd position, with 39 points won, after 12 wins and 3 draws. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against Everton, by (1-0). In the last match, they won in an away match against Burnley, by (1-3). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses in away matches, with 24 goals scored and 12 conceded; against 11 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses at their stadium, with 36 goals scored and 9 conceded.
For this competition, they have not lost any of the last 8 away matches. In their away league matches there are a few frequent results at half-time: 0-0 (3 out of 8 matches) and 0-1 (3 out of 8 matches). Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. This is a team that usually scores many times first: opened the scoring in 12 of its last 15 matches for the Premier League, of these 12 came to the break in advantage in 9 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 11 .
Liverpool is doing an excellent campaign in the Premier League, is one of the 2 teams that remain unbeaten after 15 days and goes in search of another 3 points to try to steal the leadership to Manchester City. The team is characterized by an optimal balance between the offensive and defensive sectors, has the fourth best attack of the competition, with 30 goals scored and the weakest defense, with only 6 goals suffered, being a team that presses a lot, creates several opportunities of goal, but it is not neglected defensively, since it recovers quickly and leaves few spaces in its defense. At home, as in this Saturday’s game, Liverpool have performed very well, coming from 3 wins in the last 4 matches and it should be noted that they have the third best attack and the second best defense in visitor status, since maintains the defensive organization when playing as a visitor. For the game against Bournemouth, coach Jurgen Klopp has in doubt the forward Sadio Mané, who is recovering from injury and will be better evaluated moments before the game.