Preview | February 24

AFC Bournemouth-Manchester City

Man City visit Bournemouth.

Bournemouth | DLDDL | 13th | Top Scorer: D. Solanke (14)

Bournemouth, winless in all of their last 6 games, sit 13th in the table. A look at the statistics show their average of 44% possession in matches is the 14th best in the league. Bournemouth have taken 13.4 shots per match this season (4.6 of which have been on target). Ryan Christie has been in great form defensively. He's won 27 tackles this season which puts him 34th in the EPL.

Man City | WDWWW | 2nd | Top Scorer: E. Haaland (17)

Man City come into the match confident. They've emerged victorious in 4 of their last 5. Goal chances have been frequent, their last 5 matches average xG (expected goals) of 1.92 has been 4th highest in the league over that span. They'll look for another quality defensive performance from Rodri. He has been a key leader with 28 tackles won this season (29th in the EPL). Phil Foden will be leaned on for opportunity creation. He has been their top setup man this season with 7 assists (6th in the EPL).

Bournemouth-Man City Prediction: 0-4

If the stats are anything to go by, Bournemouth won't find any solace in this home fixture.

Did you know? A 6-1 hammering by Man City in 2023 is the biggest victory for either team in the Premier League history of this matchup.

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Report | February 17

Newcastle United

2 - 2

AFC Bournemouth

Anthony Gordon 58 [PK] Dominic Solanke 51
Matt Ritchie 90 Antoine Semenyo 69

17Total Shots12
5Shots on Target7

Matt Ritchie stuns Bournemouth with late equalizer.

Dominic Solanke got the opener for Bournemouth in the 51st minute. Anthony Gordon capitalised from the penalty spot to equalise in the 58th minute. With the match tied at 1-1, Bournemouth reclaimed the lead with an Antoine Semenyo goal, but Newcastle's men weren't finished. Matt Ritchie made it 2-2 in the 92nd minute, as the two teams split the points.

The Overview

  • It may have ended in a draw but the Magpies might consider themselves unlucky as they had 63% possession in the game.
  • The Cherries may count themselves fortunate to have shared the points after managing just 12 shots compared to the Magpies' 17.

The Details

Kieran Trippier had a field day, registering 10 crosses. For Bournemouth, Marcus Tavernier was relentless, getting 7 crosses into the opposition box. The Magpies came away with a draw but showed their superiority to the Cherries on the ball, completing 202 more passes than their opponents.

Newcastle's unpredictable form continues. Meanwhile, Bournemouth continue their string of mixed results.

Top Performers

Anthony GordonDominic Solanke
Scored 1 goalScored 1 goal
1 blocked shot (1st in the game)Assisted 1 goal

Both squads play next on Saturday, February 24th. Newcastle take on Arsenal at Emirates Stadium, while Bournemouth take on Man City at Vitality Stadium. Can the Magpies do better next time? Will the Cherries improve their form?

Report | February 10


3 - 1

AFC Bournemouth

Bobby Reid 5 Marcos Senesi 50
Rodrigo Muniz 36, 52

7Total Shots25
6Shots on Target4

Bobby Reid, Rodrigo Muniz guide in win over Bournemouth.

Bobby Reid scored the match's first goal for Fulham in the fifth minute. Rodrigo Muniz then doubled the lead with a goal in the 36th minute. Down 2-0, Bournemouth's Marcos Senesi narrowed the deficit with a strike in the 50th minute. However, the comeback attempt was futile as Rodrigo Muniz put the game out of reach with a 52nd minute goal to secure the win for Fulham.

The Overview

  • The Cottagers managed seven shots with their 50% possession.
  • The Cottagers' shooting precision paid off as they achieved an impressive 86% accuracy.

The Details

Antonee Robinson's excellent reading of the game was on show again, he intercepted the ball 5 times. Neither team showed a superior passing game. The Cottagers had 461 completed passes while the Cherries completed 445 passes.

Fulham win to end their drawing streak. Meanwhile, Bournemouth break their drawing streak, but not in the way they'd like.

Top Performers

Rodrigo MunizBobby Reid
Scored 2 goalsAssisted 1 goal
2 crosses (2nd on their team)3 crosses (1st on their team)

Both squads play next on Saturday, February 17th. Fulham meet Villa at Craven Cottage, while Bournemouth meet Newcastle at St James' Park. Can this be the start of a winning streak for the Cottagers? Will the Cherries put this disappointment behind them?

Report | February 4

AFC Bournemouth

1 - 1

Nottingham Forest

Justin Kluivert 5 Callum Hudson-Odoi 45

9Total Shots8
2Shots on Target6

Stalemate sees Bournemouth and Forest share the points.

Bournemouth flew out of the blocks in this one with a fifth minute Justin Kluivert goal following an assist by Luis Sinisterra. Callum Hudson-Odoi tied things up just before the break, and that's how it finished.

The Overview

  • The Cherries saw a bit less of the ball with 44% possession, but that didn't cost them.
  • The teams created a similar amount of chances, with the Cherries registering 9 to the Tricky Trees' 8.

The Details

Morgan Gibbs-White continually probed down the flank, getting 8 crosses into the box. For Bournemouth, Lewis Cook's excellent reading of the game was on show again, he intercepted the ball 3 times. Neither team showed a superior passing game. The Cherries had 335 completed passes while the Tricky Trees completed 427 passes.

Back-to-back draws for Bournemouth. Meanwhile, Forest end their streak of defeats.

Top Performers

Luis SinisterraCallum Hudson-Odoi
Assisted 1 goalScored 1 goal
2 blocked shots (1st in the game)Drew 3 fouls (2nd on their team)

Both squads play next on Saturday, February 10th. Bournemouth meet Fulham at Craven Cottage, while Forest meet Newcastle at The City Ground. Can the Cherries make it three consecutive draws? Will the Tricky Trees continue to make strides?

Report | February 1

West Ham United

1 - 1

AFC Bournemouth

James Ward-Prowse 61 [PK] Dominic Solanke 3

9Total Shots9
3Shots on Target4

Honors even at London Stadium.

Dominic Solanke opened the scoring early for Bournemouth in the third minute. James Ward-Prowse capitalised from the penalty spot to equalise in the 61st minute, and that's how it finished.

The Overview

  • In a tightly contested game, the teams had a fairly equal share of the ball with 52% possession for the Cherries and 48% for the Hammers.
  • There was nothing between the teams on the scoresheet, and nothing between them in terms of shots, with both registering 9 attempts.

The Details

Kudus Mohammed posed a threat out wide all game, registering 6 crosses. For Bournemouth, Alex Scott continually probed down the flank, getting 7 crosses into the box. Neither team showed a superior passing game. The Hammers had 451 completed passes while the Cherries completed 488 passes.

West Ham are becoming the league's draw specialists. Meanwhile, Bournemouth end their streak of defeats.

Top Performers

James Ward-ProwseDominic Solanke
Scored 1 goalScored 1 goal
5 crosses (2nd on their team)Drew 1 foul (4th on their team)

Both squads play next on Sunday, February 4th. West Ham take on Man United at Old Trafford, while Bournemouth meet Forest at Vitality Stadium. Can the Hammers pick up a long-awaited three points? Will the Cherries continue to make strides?

Report | January 21

AFC Bournemouth

0 - 4


Darwin Núñez 49, 90
Diogo Jota 70, 79

11Total Shots14
1Shots on Target7

Liverpool power past Bournemouth.

Following a scoreless first half, Darwin Núñez broke the deadlock for Liverpool in the 49th minute. Diogo Jota then doubled the lead with a goal in the 70th minute. Liverpool added to their tally with two more goals to ensure a comfortable win.

The Overview

  • The Reds won the possession battle with 61% and they had it in the right areas too, getting away 14 shots in total.
  • Despite the loss, the Cherries had plenty of chances of their own, getting away 11 shots in the match.
  • The Reds' accuracy paid off well, 50% of their shots were on target.

The Details

Harvey Elliott was relentless, getting 6 crosses into the opposition box. Curtis Jones kept the ball nicely with a pass completion rate of 94%. The Reds had the edge in the passing game, completing 528 passes compared to the Cherries' 330.

Liverpool extend their winning streak. Meanwhile, it's another game, another loss for Bournemouth.

Top Performers

Diogo JotaDarwin Núñez
Scored 2 goalsScored 2 goals
Assisted 1 goal2 tackles won

Next up, Bournemouth meet West Ham at London Stadium on Thursday, February 1st. While Liverpool meet Chelsea at Anfield on Wednesday, January 31st. Will the Cherries get out of this rough patch? Can the Reds keep their great form going?

Bournemouth – Season Preview

Nickname: The Cherries
Stadium: Vitality Stadium (Capacity 11,379)
Manager: Andoni Iraola (ESP)
Last Season: 15th

Bournemouth were the favorites to go down last season but a remarkable turnaround under Gary O’Neil transformed the Cherries’ fortunes and they confirmed their Premier League status with a couple of games to spare. Despite surpassing all expectations, O’Neil was surprisingly sacked at the start of summer and there are big question marks whether new boss Andoni Iraola can continue O’Neil’s good work.

Key Player: Philip Billing

Billing’s box-to-box presence played a big role in keeping the Cherries up last season. But the Dane is equally skilled in a deep lying playmaker role or as a second striker. His versatility at both ends of the pitch will be invaluable for Andoni Iraola as the new Manager attempts to implement a new, high-risk and high-reward style of play. 

Star Signing: Hamed Junior Traorè €22m

Following a successful loan spell at the Cherries, Bournemouth secured the services of the talented Ivory Coast international permanently in the summer. The 23-year-old has played more than 100 appearances in Serie A and his attacking prowess will be much-needed for a Bournemouth side who struggled to find the back of the net last season.

First Match: West Ham (H) August 12

Bournemouth were hammered in this fixture last season as David Moyes’ side ran out 4-0 winners at the Vitality. The Cherries conceded the most goals in the league last season, so they’ll be hoping to be defensively stronger in the season opener.

Predicted Finish: 19th

The summer sacking of Gary O’Neil sent shockwaves down the South Coast and if Andoni Iraola fails to get off to a good start, the pressure will heighten. The departure of talisman Jefferson Lerma will be a big loss and despite having the worst defensive record in the league, the Cherries have failed to strengthen at the back.

Will the appointment of Andoni Iraola prove a masterstroke, or will the Cherries regret parting company with Gary O’Neil?

Bournemouth - To be relegated: 3.40

(odds correct as of July 31, 2023, and subject to change)

Did you know? Bournemouth conceded 21 goals from set pieces last season (five more than second-worst Nottingham Forest).

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