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Bournemouth vs Liverpool: Predicted lineup, injury news, head-to-head, telecast

Published at :January 19, 2024 at 6:46 PM
Modified at :January 19, 2024 at 6:46 PM
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Dhruv Sharma


The Reds have the opportunity to increase their lead at the top of the Premier League

Bournemouth, under the management of Andoni Iraola, won’t be an easy adversary. They have shown improved form recently, suffering only one defeat in their last six games, indicating a level of resilience and competitiveness that Liverpool will need to navigate to secure a crucial victory.

Liverpool have the opportunity to increase their lead at the top of the Premier League. Securing three points in this match would extend Liverpool’s lead to five points over City, though it’s important to note they would have played one more game.

Kick-Off:

Sunday, 21 January 2024 at 04:30 PM GMT (10:00 PM IST)

Location: Vitality Stadium

Form

Bournemouth (all competitions): W-W-W-L-W

Liverpool (all competitions): D-W-W-W-W

Players to watch

Dominic Solanke (Bournemouth)

Solanke predominantly serves as a striker but is versatile, capable of playing as an attacking midfielder or winger. Solanke is known for his strong work ethic, excellent physique, and impressive ball control. Solanke’s speed and ability to navigate tight situations, retaining possession even when the outlook seems challenging is one of his biggest strengths. He has been exceptional for Bournemouth this season, he has scored 12 goals in the Premier League this season.

Diogo Jota (Liverpool)

Impressively, after Mohamed Salah, Jota boasts the second-highest number of goal contributions for Liverpool, showcasing his significant impact on the team’s offensive end. Jota is versatile in his attacking positions, often playing as a forward or winger. His ability to adapt to different roles provides flexibility for his team. His work ethic makes him valuable not only in scoring goals but also in team play, he has 5 goals to his name this season.

Match facts:

  • Bournemouth have lost eight of their last nine league meetings against Liverpool.
  • Liverpool have already won at the Vitality Stadium this season, beating Bournemouth 2-1 in the EFL Cup.
  • Bournemouth have won three of their last four Premier League home games.

Injury & Team News

Antoine Semenyo and Dango Ouattara are currently participating in the Africa Cup of Nations, and Marcos Senesi is serving a suspension. Although Milos Kerkez might make a return, it is doubtful whether Hamed Traore and Lloyd Kelly will be ready for the upcoming game.

On the Liverpool side, Mohamed Salah and Wataru Endo are absent due to the AFCON and Asian Cup, respectively, and Trent Alexander-Arnold will also be unavailable for the match.

Head to Head

Total Matches – 21

Bournemouth – 2

Liverpool – 16

Draws – 3

Predicted Lineup:

Bournemouth predicted lineup

Neto; Tavernier, Senesi, Mepham, Aarons; Cook, Scott; Sinisterra, Billing, Brooks; Solanke

Liverpool predicted lineup

Alisson; Bradley, Van Dijk, Konate, Gomez; Mac Allister, Gravenberch, Jones; Gakpo, Jota, Diaz

Match prediction for Bournemouth vs Liverpool

Despite facing the challenge of missing key players, the Reds’ overall team depth and resilience make it highly unexpected for them to fall short of securing three points in the upcoming match against The Cherries. The squad’s collective strength and tactical adaptability provide confidence that they can overcome the absence of key contributors and still perform at a high level.

Prediction: Bournemouth 1-2 Liverpool

Telecast

India – Star Sports, Disney+ Hotstar

UK – Sky Sports, TNT Sports, Amazon Prime Video

US –  NBC, USA Network, Peacock

Nigeria – DSTV, Gotv, Star Times, Kwese TV

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