Picking up Merseyside bragging rights on Wednesday night and once again maintaining their buffer at the top of the Premier League standings, Liverpool will look to extend on their unbeaten run when they travel to the Vitality on Saturday afternoon.
Eventually putting five past bitter rivals Everton in midweek, the reigning European champions have won each of their last six domestic matchups on the bounce and will head into the weekend’s fixtures with a very commanding eight-point buffer over closest contenders Leicester.
On the flip side, while Jurgen Klopp’s men might be enjoying what has been an extended purple patch, Bournemouth have continued to endure what has been a very worrying run of form entering December.
Suffering a 1-0 loss away at a 10-man Crystal Palace earlier in the week, the Cherries find themselves in the midst of a four-match losing run in England’s top-tier and they also hold some rather stinging memories about Liverpool’s previous trips to the South Coast.
You might be interested to know that Saturday’s guests have landed back-to-back 4-0 victories at the Vitality and an identical scoreline can be found at 20/1 with Paddy Power for this weekend.
Howe demanding a response
Despite playing almost the entire match at Selhurst Park against a 10-man Crystal Palace side, it was yet another night on the road to forget for Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe.
Recording just four victories on the road throughout 2019, fans around the South Coast find their side in the midst of a four-match losing run and many are growing concerned that their side are quickly being dragged into a relegation scrap.
Without a victory since the 2nd of November, the Cherries have quickly begun freefalling away from the European positions and they can now be found priced at 4/1 with William Hill to lose their Premier League status come next year.
With the pressure on Howe the highest it has been in since starting his Bournemouth tenure back in 2012, a huge part of their recent issues have come down to some rather glaring struggles at the back.
Shipping eight goals on their losing run, including a 2-1 defeat against Wolves in their last appearance at the Vitality, you might be interested to know that Saturday’s hosts can be found priced at 1/2 with Bet365 to once again ship over 1.5 goals this weekend.
Who can stop Liverpool?
Putting five past Everton in the Red half of Merseyside on Wednesday night, it is no surprise that Liverpool are almost universally tipped to lift their first Premier League title come May.
With no side across England’s footballing tiers boasting a better record than Jurgen Klopp’s side, Saturday’s guests are already pencilled in at 4/9 with Paddy Power to come out on top next year.
One man who really caught the eye in midweek and has continued to spearhead Liverpool’s title charge this season is the red-hot Sadio Mane.
Already bagging 13 goals across all formats since opening the 2019/2020 campaign, the Senegal ace has also now found the net in three of his last four Premier League appearances.
Also now finding the net in back-to-back matches away from Anfield, you might be interested to know that Mane can be found at 1/1 with 888sport to extend on his recent purple patch this weekend.
Elsewhere, after being rested in midweek, both Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah are set to retain their spot in Klopp’s starting XI.