Premier League

By - Published at 2020-09-18

Bournemouth vs Tottenham: Match Preview and Prediction

Top four hopefuls Tottenham will face off against relegation candidates Bournemouth in a Premier League clash at the Vitality Stadium on Wednesday. Both sides will be looking for a victory in order to achieve their respective aims. Bournemouth is in desperate need of three points in order to try and move away from the relegation zone. Tottenham will be looking for three points in order to revive their fading hopes of finishing in the top four this season.

Bournemouth vs Tottenham- Team News

Bournemouth

The Cherries enter the contest in 19th place on the Premier League standings and four points adrift of safety. A win will bolster their confidence and could leave them on the verge of leaving the drop zone. Eddie Howe’s side can take heart from the fact that the current Tottenham side is inconsistent and recently fell to a 3-1 humiliation against Sheffield United.

Injuries: Charlie Daniels, Simon Francis and Jack Stacey have all been ruled out of the game which leaves Howe short of options at the back. Steve Cook is set to miss out due to a hamstring injury. Chris Mepham and Andrew Surman could be in contention to play whilst Philip Billing is expected to return to the Cherries lineup. Callum Wilson will be in contention to play after serving his suspension.

Bournemouth possible starting lineup:
Ramsdale; Smith, Ake, Mepham, Rico; Brooks, Billing, Lerma, Stanislas; C Wilson, King

Bournemouth Premier League form: DLLLLL

Tottenham

Eighth place Tottenham recovered from their 3-1 humiliation at the hands of Sheffield United with a 1-0 win against Everton on Monday. The win was not the most attractive but it was three points nonetheless. Jose Mourinho’s side is seven points adrift of fifth place Manchester United. They desperately need a strong run of performances now if they want to once again finish in the top four. A fifth place finish could be sufficient to take them to next season’s Champions League due to Manchester City’s two season ban from Europe’s Premier club competition.

Injuries: Hugo Lloris and Son Heung-Min who had a disagreement during the game against Everton are expected to start. Juan Foyth and Japhet Tanganga remain on the sidelines and will not feature.

Tottenham possible starting lineup:
Lloris; Aurier, Alderweireld, Dier, Davies; Sissoko, Winks, Lo Celso; Bergwijn, Kane, Son

Tottenham Premier League form: LDDWLW
Tottenham form (all competitions): DLDWLW

Prediction:

Bournemouth 0-2 Tottenham

Bournemouth more desperately need a win and will have to attack Spurs. The Lilywhites could take advantage of this and Kane in particular could punish the Cherries on the counter-attack.

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