Liverpool vs Bournemouth

Liverpool Odds Against Bournemouth

League leaders Liverpool play their first league game at home to Bournemouth since their loss to Watford last week that not only ended their 44-game unbeaten streak but their chances of an ‘Invincible’ season. A damaging and equally shocking 3-0 loss away to relegation candidates Watford spurred huge shock across the football world. 

A 12-minute span in the second half consisted of three Watford goals, two courtesy of Ismaila Sarr and one from the captain Troy Deeney.  

Liverpool’s loss means that Arsenal remains the only team in Premier League history to go a season undefeated and while it may have been an unspoken goal of Jurgen Klopp and his players, it shouldn’t take away from the fact that they are indeed the Premier League champions-elect. 

Liverpool played in midweek in their FA Cup fifth-round match-up against Chelsea, a game they lost 2-0 as they crashed out of the competition. 

It was a stronger line-up than previous rounds with the likes of Sadio Mane, Virgil Van Dijk, Andy Robertson, and Fabinho all starting, but it wasn’t enough to stop an impressive Chelsea side who won via goals from Willian and Ross Barkley. 

Liverpool Odds to Stop Their Surprising Slip in Form

Liverpool has now lost three games in a row in three different competitions in what is their longest losing streak in the last two seasons. They play Atletico Madrid in their second leg of the UEFA Champions League knockout stages where they go into the game 1-0 down on Wednesday. 

But before that, league duties return with Liverpool hosting a Bournemouth side who sit in 18th in the league table. 

Bournemouth was unlucky to not grab all three points against Chelsea in their last league game. Despite going 1-0 down in the first half, they hit back in the second half with goals from Jefferson Lerma and Josh King in three minutes. 

A late goal from Marcos Alonso, his second of the goal sealed the draw in a disappointing result for the Cherries. 

Bournemouth is now without a win in their last three games and is level on points with Watford and West Ham United, who sit 17th and 16th in the league, respectively. 

Despite Liverpool’s recent form, their history against Bournemouth doesn’t give the away side much of a chance. 

In nine Premier League fixtures between the two clubs, Bournemouth has just one win which came in 2016, compared to seven Liverpool wins including the last five. Bournemouth is scoreless in their last five games against Liverpool, in which Liverpool have won 17-0 on aggregate in those five games combined. 

Sportsbooks odds on Liverpool getting back to winning ways opens at -450, making them favorites. Odds on an away Bournemouth win opens at +1200, according to sportsbooks. Odds on a tie open at +550. 

Is a sole Premier League Trophy Enough for Liverpool this Season? 

Things were certainly looking prettier for Liverpool two weeks ago, who were in three competitions and were currently en-route to an invincible season. 

They now found themselves out of the FA Cup, ending any chance of a treble, are 1-0 down heading into their second leg of the Champions League tie against Atletico Madrid and no longer unbeaten in the Premier League. 

Questions started to arise whether the Premier League trophy would be enough for the club after such an incredible season. Virgil Van Dijk hit back and insisted that the club are satisfied. 

“We also won the Super Cup and the World Cup of [club] teams. In life, there are some people are not always satisfied. They are always looking for negative things in life.”