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England Premier League Week 16 Bournemouth vs Liverpool Preview 8 December 2018

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Bournemouth vs Liverpool Preview:

Possible starting lineups:

Bournemouth:
Begovic, Daniels, Ake, Cook, Francis, Fraser, Lerma, Cook, Brooks, King, Wilson

Liverpool:
Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Moreno, Keita, Fabinho, Lallana, Salah, Firmino, Shaqiri

Bournemouth were in awful form during the previous month. They suffered four defeats in the last five rounds of the Premier League and manager Eddie Howe came under pressure, as well as the players. However, four-game losing streak came to an end in midweek, when they beat Huddersfield with 2:1. The Cherries won thanks to early goals from Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser. That was the fourth goal for Fraser this season. In addition, he has provided seven assists, more than any other player has provided for the Cherries in a single Premier League campaign. Wilson should also be mentioned, he has scored eight goals in 15 appearances for Bournemouth this season - as many as he has managed in 28 league matches last season. Wilson has both scored and assisted in three different Premier League games this season and no player has done this on more occasions this season. Bournemouth are now sharing the sixth place with two other teams - Everton and Manchester United. I believe the fans are satisfied, however there is no space for any relaxation. As I wrote previously, the overall form isn't good, they have suffered four defeats on the last five matches in the Premier League. For this match Howe has no new injury or suspension worries. Dan Gosling is rated as doubtful, while Adam Smith is a long-term absentee.

Liverpool won at Burnley on Wednesday and remained two points behind Manchester City. It was the first Premier League game since May 2017 that none of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino or Sadio Mane have been in Liverpool's starting eleven. After the goalless first half, the Clarets opened the result through Jack Cork. He gave the hosts a surprise lead, but Jurgen Klopp's side hit back with three goals. James Milner equalized with a superb low finish from the edge of the box, while Roberto Firmino and Xherdan Shaqiri scored the remaining two goals. Firmino, who netted with his first touch of the ball, two minutes and 55 seconds after coming on as a substitute, could be crucial player here. The Brazilian like to play against Bournemouth - he has been involved in five goals (scored three and assisted two) in his last five Premier League appearances against the Cherries. Liverpool defense should also be mentioned. Goalkeeper Alisson Becker has remained unbeaten in his opening 15 games in the Premier League as a Liverpool player. If he plays and doesn't lose this game, he'll improve the club record set by Javier Mascherano in November 2007. But Klopp has some injury worries ahead of this match. Joe Gomez suffered a serious ankle injury against Burnley and was carried off on a stretcher. Defender Andrew Robertson and striker Sadio Mane missed the midweek game due to injuries and remain doubts here. With their crucial final Champions League match against Napoli next week, Klopp will take no risks with them. Alex Oxlade Chamberlain is a long-term injury victim.

Bournemouth vs Liverpool Prediction
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Bournemouth ended the series of defeats and managed to beat Huddersfield on Tuesday. I believe the players confidence is now higher. The Reds are very good in the Premier League, but their minds are focused on the Champions League. Liverpool host Napoli in the decisive match for the first two places in the group. Considering these facts, I expect Bournemouth to cover the handicap, meaning they won't lose with more than one goal. In case Liverpool to win with exactly one goal, half of Your stake is winning, while the other stake is back.

Bournemouth vs Liverpool Pick: Bournemouth +1.25 Asian Handicap
 
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