BOU vs BRE Dream11: Bournemouth will be playing hosts to Brentford at the Vitality Stadium for the first-leg of the English Championship semi-final. The Cherries were relegated from the top division last season, but will be aiming to get back to the Premier League. However, Bournemouth are on the back of three consecutive defeats and will have to turn a corner this time around. Jonathan Woodgate’s side finished at the 6th spot in the league with 77 points. As for Brentford, they find themselves at 3rd with 87 points, and have been in top form, with four wins on the bounce. They are unbeaten in their last 12 games in the Championship and will be confident heading in. With that being said, here is the BOU vs BRE Dream 11 Prediction for the semi final.
Date: May 17, Monday
Kick-Off: 10:30 PM (IST)
Venue: Vitality Stadium
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Head to Head
From the last six meetings between the two sides, it’s Brentford who have had the upper hand with three wins in contrast to Bournemouth’s two wins. One game has ended on level terms.
Injury Report and Unavailability: Lewis Cook misses out due to an ACL tear. Junior Stanislas recently sustained a hamstring injury and is in doubt to start.
Expected Changes and Strategy: Begovic should be starting in at goal, while, Kelly, Carrter Vickers, Cook and Stacey could line up as the back four in defence. Jefferson Lerma and Pearson should partner along in central midfield.
Bournemouth Starting XI (likely)
Injury Report and Unavailability: Shanon Baptiste, Rico Henry, Josh Dasilva and Henrik Dalsgaard are on the sidelines due to injury.
Expected Changes and Strategy: Martin should be starting in at goal, while, Jansson, Norg, Norgaard and Pinnock could be the back three in defence. Ramussen, Janelt, Jensen and Canos are expected to feature in midfield. Fosu Henry, Toney and Forss are in contention to lead the attack up top.
Brentford Starting XI (likely)
Fantasy Football Tips
Arnaut Danjuma Groen can play a pivotal role for Bournemouth. Groen has bagged 15 goals, seven assists and also has a pass accuracy of 77.6% from 33 appearances in the Championship this season.
Ivan Toney has been in sublime form for Brentford and should lead the attack here. The 25-year-old has registered 31 goals and 10 assists from 45 appearances this season. He should be included to the BOU vs BRE Dream 11 Fantasy Football side.
Dominic Solanke has been one of the standout figures for Bournemouth as well. Solanke has scored 15 goals, and also has eight assists from 40 appearances this season.
Sergi Canos has impressed from the midfield region for Brentford. Canos has secured nine goals and eight assists from 46 appearances this season. He can be added to the BOU vs BRE Dream11 Team.
Mathieus Jansen has two goals, seven assists and a pass accuracy of 78% from 45 appearances in the season for Brentford.
Goalkeeper- D Raya
Defenders- P Jansson, C Carter-Vickers, L Kelly, E Pinnock
Midfielders- P Billing, S Canos, E Marcondes
Forwards- D Solanke, I Toney, A Danjuma
Bournemouth’ three defeats on the trot will certainly not help them headin into this game, while, Brentford are in red hot form and are edging to have a go. That being sadi, the BOU vs BRE Today Match Prediction odds are in favor of Brentford to get the win here.