AFC Bournemouth vs Tottenham Hotspur
BOU VS TOT MATCH PREVIEW:
AFC Bournemouth will be hosting Tottenham Hotspur at Vitality Stadium in the Premier League. With 33 points in 29 games, the hosts are 12th in the table, but only six points away from the safety. The gap could be trimmed down to 3 points if they lose against Spurs and Stoke City beat champions-elect and runaway leaders Manchester City which looks too big an odd.
Meanwhile, Tottenham will move to 3rd and above Liverpool in the table if they come away with three points from their visit to Dean Court.
Though the hosts are still far away from safety, the Cherries are playing good football in the past few weeks, and considering the performance of other teams around them, it looks like they may avoid the drop for yet another season.
It's only the last 10 games that Eddie Howe's team started to put decent run behind them. In their last 10 games, Bournemouth have picked up 17 points, and before that they picked up a meager 16 points from 19 matches- A relegation candidate for sure, but not now-
For Tottenham, FA Cup has become a big priority now after Juventus knocked them out from the Champions League. While a top-4 finish is still far from guaranteed as 5th placed Chelsea moved to within two points after winning 2-1 against Crystal Palace.
When: March 11th, 09:30 PM IST
Where: Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth
Recent wins (Last six matches)
AFC Bournemouth – D W W L D D
Tottenham Hotspur – D D W W W L
BOU vs TOT TEAM NEWS:
Eddie Howe may name the same starting XI that led 1-0 against Leicester City in their last match with Riyad Mahrez's individual brilliance denying the visitors all three points.
Jermain Defoe has been declared fit and could make to the starting XI. Marc Pugh, Ryan Fraser and Jordan Ibe are still major doubts due to their respective calf, back and hamstring problems ahead of this clash, whilst Tyrone Mings is sidelined again.
So choose your team wisely if you are including Bournemouth players in your team.
Begovic (GK); Francis, Cook, Ake, Smith, Cook, Gosling, Daniels, King, Wilson, Stanislas
Former PSG full-back Serge Aurier is available for selection after sitting out the defeat against Juventus in the Champions League due to suspension.
While Mauricio Pochettino is looking at a selection headache as Eric Dier will have a late fitness test after he hurt his elbow against the Old Lady in the Champions League.
Toby Alderweireld has returned to full training but the Belgian international will certainly not feature as this game has come too soon for him.
Mousa Dembele played through illness against Juventus and could be replaced by Victor Wanyama in the starting XI. Also, Dele Alli may be given a rest with Lucas Moura taking his place.
Lloris (GK); Rose, Vertonghen, Sanchez, Aurier, Wanyama, Dier, Son, Eriksen, Moura, Kane
AFC Bournemouth- No English Top Division Title
Tottenham Hotspur- 2 times English Champions
Head 2 Head- 6 meetings in official matches
AFC Bournemouth – 0 wins
Tottenham Hotspur- 5 wins
AFC Bournemouth – Matic, Sanchez, Lukaku
Tottenham Hotspur – Defoe, King, Wilson, Stanislas
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Tottenham are unbeaten in their last 11 Premier League matches and have kept clean sheets in the last three games. While Bournemouth are going through their own good run and may put on a show against the visitors. But Spurs have too much quality in their ranks and Harry Kane is a footballer who knows how to send the ball into the net.
A 1-2 scoreline in favor of visitors.
NOTE: THIS BOU VS TOT MATCH PREVIEW IS BASED ON OUR RESEARCH AND UNDERSTANDING FROM VARIOUS NEWS SOURCES. YOU CAN SELECT YOUR OWN PLAYING 11 ON THE BASIS OF TEAM NEWS.
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