“It was a big mistake for Klopp to let go of Clyne,” Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher recently complained on English TV, triggering a discussion that is gathering momentum ahead of the upcoming weekend. We are talking about Nathaniel Clyne, who was sold from Klopp to Bournemouth during the winter break and returns to his old workplace on Saturday. The defensive man is currently missing out on all corners, which is due to the great injury-misery of the Reds. This requires a negative run of only two wins from six games in the calendar year 2019, through which, almost certainly believed, the first championship title at Anfield Road for 29 years, gets bogged down again. What’s more, for the first time in months, Liverpool City had to let the table pass, even though the Reds still have a catch-up game in the back of their hand. In any case, the trend speaks against Klopp and his team, which is why after two draws in the Premier League in series on Saturday a victory against home Bournemouth is absolute duty.
Premier League Prediction Liverpool vs Bournemouth
The many changes that were needed last time against West Ham will be partially corrected again. James Milner, lacking at the head office, will probably return there and depending on which players will be fit in time, the host’s starting lineup will be completely retreaded. Not to be forgotten is the opponent, who also has some staff worries. Therefore, between Liverpool and Bournemouth a prediction or even a tip is very dependent on the two grid positions, which can only be estimated at this time. Normally, the hosts are playfully so superior that they have to keep the three points at Anfield. But what is already normal in football? As you know, the truth is in the field and it gets down to business on Saturday afternoon at 4:00 pm when referee Anthony Taylor blows his whistle for the first time.
Liverpool – Statistics & Current Form
Liverpool FC is currently conducting cause research. Why is it that the team has won only two of the six competitive games in 2019 and the performance of the team are not as convincing as in the old year. The problems are not unknown at the Reds, but new this season. Problems against weak opponents, lack of concentration in standard situations and, in addition, the great hurt of injury, which really sparked the issue of the departure of Nathaniel Clyne. In particular, on the many personal crocheting pushed Klopp the rude appearance at West Ham United. Truly, the German coach is not wrong. An Adam Lallana had for the first time since October back on, even the criticized Naby Keita got another chance of probation. These funds were needed because Wijnaldum, Henderson and Lovren were three short-term players.
With Trent Alexander Arnold and Joe Gomez a failure was already fixed, so Klopp had to make big changes to his team. At the center of the criticism – the decision to put James Milner from the midfield on the right defense, which was due to lack of alternatives but almost inevitable. The stabilizer in the midfield is missing in every nook and cranny and the best defense of the league on the island allowed unusually many goal-scoring scenes of the Hammers. In the end, the Reds’ point of view was even a bit happy due to an offside goal. Everybody at Anfield will be happy about the nine-day break before the Champions League crash against FC Bayern München. Previously, however, it is still to survive the league match against AFC Bournemouth unscathed. Home Liverpool is a power and has won ten of the twelve home games. The conditions are still very good despite the problems.
Expected formation of Liverpool:
Alison – Milner, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson – Lallana, Fabinho, Keita – Salah, Mane, Firmino
Last matches from Liverpool:
- 04.02.2019 – West Ham Vs. Liverpool 1: 1 (Premier League)
- 30.01.2019 – Liverpool Vs. Leicester City 1: 1 (Premier League)
- 19.01.2019 – Liverpool Vs. Crystal Palace 4: 3 (Premier League)
- 12.01.2019 – Brighton & Hove Albion Vs. Liverpool 0: 1 (Premier League)
- 07.01.2019 – Wolverhampton Vs. Liverpool 2: 1 (FA Cup)
Bournemouth – Statistics & Current Form
In the duel Liverpool vs Bournemouth of course, Bournemouth’s prediction will be influenced by the Reds staffing issues. The injury problems with the guests are also not to be underestimated. With David Brooks missing the youngster in midfield, who recently scored in the sensational 4-0 against Chelsea. In addition, Callum Wilson injured, who was able to register in his two past appearances in each of the scorers list. It simply does not make it for the “Cherries” to break the black away series. As good as the performances of Bournemouth at home, which were crowned by the 4: 0 against the blues, are also, so bad presents the team of coach Eddie Howe in the foreign. Eight defeats in a row are recorded with only three goals scored. Most recently, the club conceded even at Welsh promoted Cardiff City a 0-2 defeat, which was not even undeserved.
This bankruptcy followed directly on the runaway victory against Chelsea, which is why then again asked the question of where the big discrepancy in performance comes from abroad and at home. At any rate, this is not really to explain. For two players at the guests is on Saturday on a special game. The loaned and mentioned Nathaniel Clyne also returns to Liverpool, as striker Dominic Solanke, who was firmly committed in the winter of Bournemouth. Both players do not want to bring gifts for their former club and instead take their team back with something countable on the trip home. The tension and uncertainty between home side Liverpool and Bournemouth is the reason why the ratings on the part of the guests have dropped a little. In any case, one’s own achievements abroad do not give much hope.
Expected formation of Bournemouth:
Boruc – Clyne, Cook, Ake, Amith – Stanislas, Gosling, Sirman, Fraser – King, Solanke
Last matches from Bournemouth:
- 02.02.2019 – Cardiff City Vs. Bournemouth 2: 0 (Premier League)
- 30.01.2019 – Bournemouth Vs. Chelsea 4: 0 (Premier League)
- 19.01.2019 – Bournemouth Vs. West Ham 2: 0 (Premier League)
- 13.01.2019 – Everton Vs. Bournemouth 2: 0 (Premier League)
- 05.01.2019 – Bournemouth Vs. Brighton & Hove Albion 1: 3 (FA Cup)
Liverpool Vs. Bournemouth Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
Ten duels have already taken place between Liverpool and Bournemouth and it is not really difficult to predict which club will lead the head-to-head record. The Reds are ahead with 8: 1 victories, once the clubs parted with a draw. Especially in the recent past, Liverpool did not bother Bournemouth at all, further underlining a hint towards the home side. After two clear successes in the preseason (3: 0, 4: 0) ended the first leg of the current season with 4: 0. Mo Salah was in the duel in early December with a three-pack the man of the match. In addition, Steve Cook underwent an own goal on the part of the hosts. A similar result as in recent games is to be expected, although Liverpool is no longer in the pre-Christmas, strong form.
Liverpool vs. Bournemouth Betting Tips and Predictions Explained
If Liverpool did not return to winning ways against Bournemouth and betting on a home win at admittedly low odds would fail, the championship would be in dire straits. The conditions for the Reds could not be much better. The last results against the opponents were a 4: 0, 3: 0 and 4: 0. In addition, not only the hosts, but also the guests of injury worries are plagued. Even so, Bournemouth has enough to contend with enough to finish the rowdy series of eight defeats in a row. The 2-0 draw at Cardiff last weekend as a comparison, however, there is little hope that the away-so-harmless troupe of coach Eddie Howe just created the turnaround in the best defensive of the Premier League.
Key Facts – Liverpool Vs. Bournemouth tips
- Liverpool are unbeaten at home while Bournemouth have lost away their last eight games away
- In the last three direct duels the Reds had hit the handicap -2 each
- Not only Jürgen Klopp, but also his counterpart Eddie Howe are plaguing big staff worries
Instead of a surprise, it is much more likely that the home side will return to success with a clear victory. Because the “Reds” have been playing twice lately, before the game against Liverpool Bournemouth odds have increased for a tip on the handicap of the Klopp Elf something. Five units seem to be a plausible mission. The handicap -2 means that in a victory with two goals advantage of the Reds the stake will be refunded. At least two goals ahead are to be expected when looking at the last results of the two teams at home or away in any case. Even a higher victory of the Reds seems possible. At least temporarily, this would mean that the first place in the City table would be recaptured.
Betting Prediction: Victory Liverpool (-2)