Report | September 30

AFC Bournemouth

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Bukayo Saka 17
Martin Ødegaard 44 [PK]
Kai Havertz 53 [PK]
Ben White 90

8Total Shots15
1Shots on Target8

Arsenal power past Bournemouth.

Bukayo Saka scored the match's first goal for Arsenal in the 17th minute. Martin Ødegaard then doubled the lead with a goal in the 44th minute. Arsenal added to their tally with two more goals to ensure a comfortable win.

The Overview

  • The Gunners cut through the opposition defence with relative ease and registered 15 shots.
  • The Cherries didn't generate enough chances, only mustering eight shots throughout the contest.
  • The Gunners' accuracy paid off well, 53% of their shots were on target.

The Details

Declan Rice put on a passing masterclass, completing 57 of his 62 attempted passes. Bournemouth's Justin Kluivert needed more support from his teammates in a game to forget, he only touched the ball 13 times. The Gunners' passing prowess was on show as they completed 541 passes over the course of the game compared to the Cherries' 385.

Arsenal get back to winning ways. Meanwhile, Bournemouth will hope this isn't the start of a losing streak.

Top Performers

Martin ØdegaardBen White
1 penalty wonEarned a clean sheet
Assisted 1 goal4 tackles won

Next up, Bournemouth meet Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday, October 7th. While Arsenal take on Man City at Emirates Stadium on Sunday, October 8th. Will the Cherries get out of this rough patch? Can the Gunners win again?

Preview | September 30

AFC Bournemouth-Arsenal

Bournemouth hope home advantage will guide them to victory.

Bournemouth | LDDLL | 17th | Top Scorer: D. Solanke (3)

After a recent run of uninspiring performances and poor results, Bournemouth need points quickly if they're to move up the table. Bournemouth have struggled to stamp their authority on matches in recent weeks. They've averaged fewer shots and less possession than their opponents over the last 5 matches. Following recent struggles, Bournemouth will rely on Max Aarons' creativity for success in this match. With 9 passes into the box, he ranks 29th in the EPL.

Arsenal | DWWDW | 5th | Top Scorer: B. Saka (3)

Arsenal look to keep momentum here, as they are unbeaten in their last 6 games. Goal chances have been frequent, their last 5 matches average xG (expected goals) of 1.79 has been 6th highest in the league over that span. Bukayo Saka will be looking to keep up his fantastic distribution numbers after recording 21 passes into the box in his last 5.

Bournemouth-Arsenal Prediction: 1-4

All things considered, it looks possible that Arsenal could turn up and run riot here unless Bournemouth can come out the gates fast.

Did you know? Arsenal travelled to the Vitality Stadium to play Bournemouth in 2022 and won 3-0. That remains the most goals the Cherries have conceded to the Gunners at home in the Premier League.

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Report | September 24

Brighton & Hove Albion

3 - 1

AFC Bournemouth

Milos Kerkez 45 [OG] Dominic Solanke 25
Kaoru Mitoma 46, 77

13Total Shots12
4Shots on Target4

Milos Kerkez, Kaoru Mitoma guide Brighton to victory.

Dominic Solanke began the scoring for Bournemouth in the 25th minute after a set up by Ryan Christie. Milos Kerkez then netted an own goal in the 45th minute. With the game tied, Brighton continued their scoring with goals in the 46th and 77th that proved to be the difference, as Brighton came back from their initial deficit to defeat Bournemouth.

The Overview

  • The Seagulls won the possession battle with 62% and they had it in the right areas too, getting away 13 shots in total.
  • Despite the loss, the Cherries had plenty of chances of their own, getting away 12 shots in the match.
  • Although they got the win, the Seagulls were wasteful in front of goal, only getting 31% of their total shots on target.
  • The referee issued numerous cards in what was a bad-tempered affair, with Brighton receiving 3 bookings and Bournemouth 3.

The Details

Billy Gilmour posed a threat out wide all game, registering 6 crosses. The Seagulls moved the ball about nicely to take the win, completing 200 more passes than their opponents.

Brighton's fine form continues. Meanwhile, Bournemouth's quest for three points continues.

Top Performers

Kaoru MitomaJoël Veltman
Scored 2 goals5 tackles won
1 corner wonDrew 4 fouls (8th in the Premier League)

Both squads play next on Saturday, September 30th. Brighton meet Villa at Villa Park, while Bournemouth take on Arsenal at Vitality Stadium. Can the Seagulls keep their great form going? Will the Cherries put this disappointment behind them?

Report | September 2


2 - 2

AFC Bournemouth

Mathias Jensen 7 Dominic Solanke 30
Bryan Mbeumo 90 David Brooks 77

21Total Shots12
7Shots on Target5

Bournemouth denied by late Bryan Mbeumo equalizer.

Mathias Jensen scored the match's first goal for Brentford in the seventh minute. Bournemouth's Dominic Solanke responded with a tying goal in the 30th minute. With the match tied at 1-1, Bournemouth's David Brooks broke the tie with a 77th minute strike. However, they weren't able to hold on as Brentford's Bryan Mbeumo netted a leveller in the 90th to secure each team one point.

The Overview

  • It may have ended in a draw but the Bees might consider themselves unlucky as they had 61% possession in the game.
  • They may have shared the points, but the Bees will rue missed opportunities having had 21 shots compared to the Cherries' 12.

The Details

Bryan Mbeumo posed a threat out wide all game, registering 10 crosses. For Bournemouth, Milos Kerkez posed a threat out wide, recording 3 crosses. The Bees' passing game will give them reason to be confident in their next game, clocking up 484 completed passes. The Cherries only managed 312.

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

Top Performers

Bryan MbeumoDominic Solanke
Scored 1 goalScored 1 goal
10 crosses (8th in the Premier League)1 cross (4th on their team)

Both squads play next on Sunday, September 17th. Brentford take on Newcastle at St James' Park, while Bournemouth take on Chelsea at Vitality Stadium. Can the Bees make it three consecutive draws? Will the Cherries continue to make strides?

Report | August 26

AFC Bournemouth

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Tottenham Hotspur

James Maddison 17
Dejan Kulusevski 63

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3Shots on Target6

Tottenham win comfortably against Bournemouth.

James Maddison got the opener for Tottenham in the 17th minute after being found by Pape Matar Sarr. Tottenham's Dejan Kulusevski added another in the 63rd minute, and there was nothing between the teams for the remainder, resulting in a 2-0 win.

The Overview

  • Spurs cut through the opposition defence with relative ease and registered 17 shots.
  • Despite the loss, the Cherries had plenty of chances of their own, getting away 11 shots in the match.
  • The scoreline could have been more impressive if Spurs had their shooting boots on, with their shot accuracy down at 35%.

The Details

James Maddison was relentless, getting 5 crosses into the opposition box. For Bournemouth, Milos Kerkez was a frequent offender, committing 5 fouls. Spurs won the midfield battle, completing 540 passes compared to the Cherries' 389.

Tottenham take six points from their last possible six. Meanwhile, Bournemouth have now taken 0 points from a possible 6.

Top Performers

James MaddisonGuglielmo Vicario
Drew 5 fouls (2nd in the Premier League)Earned a clean sheet
Scored 1 goalSaved 3 shots

Both squads play next on Saturday, September 2nd. Bournemouth meet Brentford at Brentford Community Stadium, while Tottenham meet Burnley at Turf Moor. Will the Cherries get out of this rough patch? Can Spurs make it three wins in a row?

Report | August 19


3 - 1

AFC Bournemouth

Luis Díaz 27 Antoine Semenyo 3
Mohamed Salah 36
Diogo Jota 62

Liverpool claim win over Bournemouth.

Antoine Semenyo opened the scoring early for Bournemouth in the third minute after being assisted by Dominic Solanke. After going down 1-0, Luis Díaz retaliated in the 27th minute. Mohamed Salah then completed the comeback from the early deficit with a tiebreaking score in the 36th minute. Diogo Jota netted one more for Liverpool in the 62nd which cemented their victory.

The Overview

  • The Reds converted their dominance of the ball (64%) possession into lots of chances, clocking up 26 shots.
  • Despite the loss, the Cherries had plenty of chances of their own, getting away 13 shots in the match.
  • The scoreline could have been more impressive if the Reds had their shooting boots on, with their shot accuracy down at 38%.

The Details

Trent Alexander-Arnold posed a threat out wide all game, registering 8 crosses. The Reds passed the ball about with ease, completing 262 more passes than the Cherries and taking all three points home.

Liverpool take the three points. Meanwhile, Bournemouth's mixed form continues.

Top Performers

Diogo JotaMohamed Salah
Scored 1 goalScored 1 goal

Next up, Liverpool have a crucial game against Newcastle on Sunday, August 27th. While Bournemouth take on Tottenham at Vitality Stadium on Saturday, August 26th. Can the Reds win again? Will the Cherries improve their form?

Report | August 12

AFC Bournemouth

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West Ham United

Dominic Solanke 82 Jarrod Bowen 51

Bournemouth and West Ham play out a draw.

After a scoreless first 45 minutes, Jarrod Bowen scored for West Ham in the 51st minute. Bournemouth's Dominic Solanke responded with an equalizer in the 82nd minute, and nobody could find a late winner.

The Overview

  • It may have ended in a draw but the Cherries might consider themselves unlucky as they had 63% possession in the game.
  • The teams created a similar amount of chances, with the Hammers registering 16 shots to the Cherries' 14.

The Details

The threat came from out wide, with Joe Rothwell and David Brooks registering 7 crosses. For West Ham, Vladimir Coufal racked up 3 interceptions throughout the game, constantly frustrating the Cherries. Spoils were shared at 90 minutes, but the Cherries showed their superiority on the ball by completing 216 more passes than the Hammers.

Bournemouth start off with a draw. Meanwhile, West Ham earn their first point.

Top Performers

Dominic SolankeJarrod Bowen
Scored 1 goalScored 1 goal
2 corners won (1st in the game)3 blocked shots (1st in the game)

Next up, Bournemouth face the challenge of a table-topping Liverpool on Saturday, August 19th. While West Ham take on Chelsea at London Stadium on Sunday, August 20th. Can the Cherries improve their form? Will the Hammers earn a victory?

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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