Bournemouth v Liverpool 8 December: the predictions
By Tony Attwood
Bournemouth’s Home Form
Bournemouth have a home form that they should be very proud of – and it is possibly helped by the smallness and tightness of the ground.
As a result they are high up in the home league table, and have scored 14 goals – that is almost two a game, with just over one conceded a game, giving us a 2-1 prediction. But they have already lost twice at home.
Liverpool’s away form
But Bournemouth are playing Liverpool who are second in the league overall. Here is there away record where they are also second.
Liverpool are unbeaten away and are scoring 2 goals a game against zero or one goal conceded.
The goals compared
Each side has drawn two matches in the respective venues and that is relevant here.
If we turn to the goals we will see that Liverpool’s goals away from home are 15 scored and 5 against, while Bournemouth’s are 14 for and ten against at home. These figures against eight games played in each case are
Liverpool’s last five away games are
|03 Nov||Arsenal v Liverpool||D||1-1||Premier League|
|06 Nov||Crvena Zvezda v Liverpool||L||2-0||Champions League|
|24 Nov||Watford v Liverpool||W||0-3||Premier League|
|28 Nov||Paris St Germain v Liverpool||L||2-1||Champions League|
|05 Dec||Burnley v Liverpool||W||1-3||Premier League|
Bournemouth’s last five home games…
|20 Oct||Bournemouth v Southampton||D||0-0||Premier League|
|30 Oct||Bournemouth v Norwich City||W||2-1||League Cup|
|03 Nov||Bournemouth v Manchester Utd||L||1-2||Premier League|
|25 Nov||Bournemouth v Arsenal||L||1-2||Premier League|
|04 Dec||Bournemouth v Huddersfield T||W||2-1||Premier League|
So although Liverpool have a solid away record they have had some slips in the Champions League. Bournemouth however have lost against two of the clubs that ended up in the top six last season.
Overall we see that
The record of recent results favours Liverpool but they can slip up on occasion.
- Bournemouth have recently lost against two superior clubs in the league.
- Bournemouth’s home record predicts a 2-1 win against all comers, while Liverpool’s away record predicts a 0-2 win against all comers.
Add it all together and I suspect we shall see a 1-2 win for Liverpool.