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sexta-feira, 21 de outubro de 2016
Bournemouth vs Tottenham: Preview and Prediction
Bournemouth vs Tottenham Hotspur English Premier League. Date: Saturday, 22nd October, 2016, Kick-off at 12:30 UK Venue: Dean Court, Bournemouth.
Bournemouth cruised to a massive 6-1 win when they faced Hull City on the weekend showing signs of some brilliance this side is capable of. This side which suffered back-to-back defeats at the start of the season has now managed to stay unbeaten in 5 of the last 6 matches winning 3 and drawing 2 during the period. However the massive results have all come at the Dean Court in the form of 1-0 wins against a mighty Everton side and West Brom before the mauling of Hull City.
Tottenham Hotspur are the only unbeaten side in the Premier League after 8 matchdays. They managed 5 wins and 3 draws along the way but their goal scoring prowess is dealt with a major blow. This is mainly due to key players suffering short term injuries at times. At the moment, Harry Kane remains sidelined and he is joined by the influential defender Toby Alderweireld. The Spurs were held to a 1-1 draw at West Brom on the weekend and were on a 5 match winning streak prior to that.
Bournemouth vs Tottenham: Head-to-Head Stats
Tottenham earned two big victories when they met Bournemouth for Premier League fixtures last season. The first ever competitive meeting at Dean Court saw the Spurs winning by 5 goals to 1, which is against complemented by some attacking football that earned them a 3-0 win back home in the return leg. Harry Kane alone scored 5 of those 8 goals scored by Spurs in two fixtures.
The teams also met in two friendlies at Bournemouth on 2010 and 2009 and Spurs won both without conceding by 4-0 and 3-0 respectively.
Bournemouth vs Tottenham: Prediction
The form and momentum is by the side of Bournemouth. But their record this season against elite English clubs is a disappointing one. They lost three matches this season and 2 of them have come against Manchester Clubs by heavy margin. They did met a London based club in West Ham, a fixture they also lost.
Tottenham are in excellent for this season despite their occasional trouble in front of goal. This is well complimented by their disciplined defence who has conceded fewer goals (4) than any other team in the league so far. There is no doubt that the away side will clinch this fixture comfortably with goals coming from the talented midfield.