Bournemouth vs Liverpool prediction: How will Premier League clash play out today?

Bournemouth face Liverpool at the Vitality Stadium as two sides in contrasting form meet.

Eddie Howe’s side have lost each of their last four games in the Premier League, while Liverpool remain unbeaten and are eight points clear at the top.

Jurgen Klopp rotated in midweek against Everton and the German can again choose from a relatively fit and fully-stocked squad, though key midfielder Fabinho is likely to miss the entirety of the Christmas period.

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Harry Wilson is ineligible to play for the hosts, with the winger on loan at Bournemouth from Liverpool.

Here is everything you need to know about the Premier League clash.


Eleven games in 34 days: Liverpool’s festive fixture list revealed





1/12 Liverpool’s festive fixture list revealed

2/12 30 November – Brighton (Home), Premier League

3/12 4 December – Everton (H), Premier League

4/12 7 December – Bournemouth (Away), Premier League

5/12 10 December – Red Bull Salzburg (A), Champions League

6/12 14 December – Watford (H), Premier League

7/12 17 December – Aston Villa (A), Carabao Cup Quarter-final

8/12 18 December – Monterrey/Al-Sadd/Hienghene Sport, Club World Cup Semi-Final (Doha, Qatar)

9/12 21 December – Club World Cup Final (Doha, Qatar)

10/12 26 December – Leicester (A), Premier League

11/12 29 December – Wolves (H), Premier League

12/12 2 January 2020 – Sheffield United (H), Premier League

1/12 Liverpool’s festive fixture list revealed

2/12 30 November – Brighton (Home), Premier League

3/12 4 December – Everton (H), Premier League

4/12 7 December – Bournemouth (Away), Premier League

5/12 10 December – Red Bull Salzburg (A), Champions League

6/12 14 December – Watford (H), Premier League

7/12 17 December – Aston Villa (A), Carabao Cup Quarter-final

8/12 18 December – Monterrey/Al-Sadd/Hienghene Sport, Club World Cup Semi-Final (Doha, Qatar)

9/12 21 December – Club World Cup Final (Doha, Qatar)

10/12 26 December – Leicester (A), Premier League

11/12 29 December – Wolves (H), Premier League

12/12 2 January 2020 – Sheffield United (H), Premier League

Odds

Bournemouth win 6/1

Draw 4/1

Liverpool win 2/5 

Prediction

Bournemouth are without a number of key players, particularly in forward areas, and will struggle to keep Liverpool’s relatively rested frontline at bay.

Bournemouth 1-3 Liverpool is our prediction.

When is it?

Kick-off at the Vitality Stadium is at 3pm GMT.

How can I watch it?

The match will not be shown live on TV in the UK, but highlights can be seen on Match of the Day, which begins at 10.30 on BBC One.

The Independent will also have live coverage of the game via our live blog.

Team News

Harry Wilson is ineligible to play against his parent club, adding to a Bournemouth absentee list that also includes Charlie Daniels, Andrew Surman, David Brooks and Joshua King.

Fabinho is a long-term absentee for Liverpool, while Joel Matip is also out. They have no fresh injury concerns.

Predicted line-ups

Bournemouth XI: Ramsdale; Francis, Mepham, Ake, Rico; Cook, Lerma, Billing; Fraser, C Wilson, Solanke.

Liverpool XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Henderson, Wijnaldum; Mane, Firmino, Salah.

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