Liverpool look to bounce back from a first Premier League defeat of the season when they welcome Bournemouth to Anfield. Saturday’s early kick-off sees Jurgen Klopp’s side have the chance to extend their lead to 25 points over Manchester City. They also slipped to a 2-0 loss against Chelsea in midweek. The visitors are in desperate need of a win themselves, having slipped into the relegation zone after Watford’s win over the Reds last weekend.
Our preview includes the latest team news, betting analysis and form guide. The best bet for this clash comes from the goals markets and is available at 19/10 (2.90) at the time of writing.
Liverpool vs Bournemouth – Premier League 2019/20
Where to Watch
Date: 7th March 2020
Kick Off Time: 12:30 GMT
Referee in Charge: Paul Tierney
TV Channel / Live Stream: This game will be live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate. It’s also available to BT Sport subscribers online or via their app.
Liverpool vs Bournemouth – The Form Guide
The home side suffered their first league defeat of the season against Watford but their record in this competition has been incredible. Klopp’s men have taken 79 of the available 84 points on offer. They still boast the best defence in the top-flight and have been flawless at home, winning all 14 games at Anfield. Their FA Cup defeat isn't ideal preparation, but shouldn't take away from an incredible league campaign so far.
Bournemouth took a point from their clash with Chelsea but they’re in a real relegation battle. The Cherries have only taken eight points from their last eight league games. This game has been a tough one for them too. Liverpool have won the previous five head-to-head meetings. These clashes have had an aggregate score of 17-0 in favour of the Reds.
What's The Team News?
Joe Gomez and James Milner were both involved in the defeat at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night. Jordan Henderson looks likely to miss out once again as do Nathaniel Clyne and Xherdan Shaqiri. Naby Keita is still doubtful but might recover in time for this game.
Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson has picked up a hip injury in training, ruling him out of action at the weekend. He is also expected to miss the second-leg Champions League tie against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday.
Bournemouth’s injury crisis has eased a little in recent weeks. Nathan Ake and Josh King have returned to action recently, amongst others. They will still be without Charlie Daniels, Chris Mepham, Lloyd Kelly and David Brooks though.
Liverpool Predicted Line-Up: Adrian; Robertson, Van Dijk, Gomez, Alexander-Arnold; Wijnaldum, Fabinho, Keita, Oxlade-Chamberlain; Mane, Firmino, Salah
Bournemouth Predicted Line-Up: Ramsdale; Smith, Ake, S. Cook, Stacey; L. Cook, Lerma, Gosling; King, Wilson, Fraser
Liverpool vs Bournemouth Latest Odds
Unsurprisingly, Liverpool are firm favourites to get back to winning ways in the league. 888Sport make them 2/9 (1.22) to claim all three points on home soil. The same firm go 12/1 (13.0) that Bournemouth leave Anfield with a much-needed victory. Howe’s side are 27/5 (6.40) to hold the Reds to a draw.
Liverpool vs Bournemouth Score Prediction
The visitors have had a full week to prepare for this match and that will give them some hope of following Watford's example. The recent meetings have been high-scoring victories in favour of Liverpool though and it’s tough to see that trend changing here. However, given the visitors have found their shooting boots of late, it could be worth opting for a correct score pick that involves them making their mark. As such, 3-1 Liverpool appeals at a top price of 11/1 (12.0) with bet365.
Liverpool vs Bournemouth Betting Tip
Bournemouth have lost their last five away Premier League games and eight of their previous 10 on the road in this competition. They may have enough to trouble Liverpool’s defence but they could be set for another tough trip to Merseyside. Backing the home win and both teams to score looks a solid pick at a best price of 19/10 (2.90) with 888Sport.
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Liverpool vs Bournemouth – Frequently Asked Questions
⚽ Q: What time is kick-off?
A. The game gets underway at 12:30 GMT on Saturday 7th March
⭐ Q: What was the result last time these teams played?
A. Liverpool won the reverse fixture 3-0 at the Vitality Stadium in December.
🥇 Q: Who is Liverpool's top scorer this season?
A. Mohamed Salah leads the scoring charts for the Reds this term. The Egypt international has scored 15 Premier League goals so far.