Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool vs Bournemouth: Reds to recapture sparkle

Kick-off: 1230, 07/03/2020

Stadium: Anfield

TV: BT Sport

Liverpool have suffered a significant blip in the last couple of weeks but we’re tipping them to get back on track in style when hosting Bournemouth.

The Reds need to get ready for Wednesday’s Champions League second leg against Atletico Madrid, so Jurgen Klopp will want a clinical performance here.

Having won their last five head-to-head encounters with the Cherries by an aggregate score of 17-0, we like 19/20 for another clean-sheet victory for our first Liverpool vs Bournemouth prediction.

A Look At Liverpool’s Betting Odds

Tuesday’s 2-0 defeat at Chelsea in the FA Cup ended Liverpool’s hopes of matching Manchester United’s 1999 Treble and was a third loss in four outings.

The Reds went down 1-0 in Madrid in their first meeting with Atletico and were hammered 3-0 by Watford to scupper thoughts of an unbeaten campaign in the Premier League.

Even a 3-2 triumph over West Ham in between lacked focus, with Klopp’s previously all-conquering outfit trailing 2-1 after an hour.

Klopp declared: “The boys are strong, they have showed a wonderful reaction so many times and now we have to show that again.”

Alluding to getting back to basics, he added: “It went our way for so long because we defended so well. Teams usually don’t get a lot of chances against us.”

The omens are good for a big win here, though, as Liverpool’s seven top-flight home games against bottom-half clubs have produced a total of 30 goals.

Looking at the Liverpool vs Bournemouth odds, we’re taking 13/10 for a home win and over 3.5 goals, plus 10/1 for a 4-0 scoreline.

Last Liverpool EPL line-up: Alisson, Van Dijk, Lovren, Robertson, Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Firmino, Mane, Salah.

A Look At Bournemouth’s Betting Odds

Bournemouth are coming off a decent 2-2 draw with Chelsea at Vitality Stadium, with Jefferson Lerma and Josh King on target.

However, results elsewhere meant that the Cherries still slipped into the relegation zone following the latest round of fixtures.

“There’s no time for negativity, we’re trying to keep everything positive and we showed that,” Nathan Ake told the club website. “It’s just about trying to get us over the line.”

The worrying thing for Bournemouth here is their dismal away form since Christmas, having lost on five consecutive road trips, with only one goal scored in that sequence.

The Cherries will be especially wary of Mohamed Salah, who has scored in all five appearances against them in a Liverpool shirt, including a hat-trick last season.

Egypt winger Salah has also struck seven times in the Reds’ last six home matches in this competition, so we’re backing him to break the deadlock in a 4-0 home win at 20/1 in our Liverpool vs Bournemouth betting tips.

Last Bournemouth line-up: Ramsdale, Cook, Ake, Smith, Stacey, Lerma, Cook, Fraser, Billing, King, C Wilson.

Additional stats

Last result:

Chelsea 2-0 LIVERPOOL

BOURNEMOUTH 2-2 Chelsea – Jefferson Lerma, Josh King

Head-to-head: Bournemouth 0-3 Liverpool, Liverpool 3-0 Bournemouth, Bournemouth 0-4 Liverpool, Liverpool 3-0 Bournemouth, Bournemouth 0-4 Liverpool

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