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Liverpool vs Bournemouth betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions, team news and odds

Liverpool vs Bournemouth odds and betting statistics



Liverpool vs Bournemouth match preview

When these two teams met at Anfield 353 days ago, Liverpool recorded the joint-biggest victory in Premier League history, running out 9-0 winners, with Scott Parker sacked soon after.

Remarkably, and this is why we love football, it was Bournemouth who prevailed 1-0 in the reverse fixture back in March, so can the Cherries now win at Anfield for the very first time, with this their tenth visit?

A week ago, in Andoni Iraola’s first game in charge, Bournemouth began the new season with a credible 1-1 draw against West Ham, courtesy of Dominic Solanke’s late equaliser at Dean Court.

The Cherries were very impressive last season under Gary O’Neil, ultimately finishing 15th, so it’s a tough act for Iraola to follow, as he seek to implement a stylistic revolution in Dorset.

Liverpool meanwhile were also involved in a 1-1 draw on opening weekend, playing out a very entertaining stalemate with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

Luis Díaz broke the deadlock, poking home Mohamed Salah’s exquisite through-ball, and, when Salah thought he’d made it 2-0, the Reds looked set to run riot in West London, only for it to be disallowed for offside.

Following last season’s fifth place finish, and a summer of discontent in the transfer market, Liverpool are desperate to get back into the Champions League.

Given that the Reds travel to Newcastle next Sunday, they really need to pick up three points here to build confidence, with a home win on Merseyside seeming very likely.

Liverpool team news

Jürgen Klopp didn’t have a defensive midfielder at his disposal last Sunday so simply didn’t play one, with new signings Dominik Szoboszlai and Alexis Mac Allister alongside Cody Gapko.

Wataru Endō is set to join from Stuttgart, but won’t be available here, so a similarly swashbuckling midfield trio is likely to be on show.

Spanish duo Thiago and Stefan Bajčetić, who could play at the base of midfield, are both out injured.

In attack, Luis Díaz and Diogo Jota are set to keep their places alongside Mohammed Salah, with Darwin Núñez once again left on the bench.

Predicted XI (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, van Dijk, Konaté, Robertson; Mac Allister, Szoboszlai, Gakpo; Salah, Jota, Núñez.

Bournemouth team news

Dominic Solanke netted just one goal in 27 appearances for Liverpool so, having scored the late equaliser last weekend, can he haunt his former employees here, yet to score against the Reds in five attempts?

Full-backs Max Aarons and Milos Kerkez made their debuts for the club against West Ham, while Justin Kluivert came off the bench for his first appearance in black and red stripes.

Marcos Senesi is a doubt, having gone off injured a week ago, so Chris Mepham could deputise at the back.

Predicted XI (4-3-3): Neto; Fredricks, Zabarnyi, Mepham, Kerkez; Rothwell, Billing, Christie; Brooks, Anthony, Solanke.

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Ben Gray

Arsenal fan – follow them over land and sea (and Leicester); sofa Celtic supporter; a bit of a football '"encyclopedia".

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