Bournemouth welcome West Ham to the Vitality Stadium on Saturday afternoon for a Premier League conflict that guarantees leisure.
The Cherries have each scored and conceded targets for enjoyable this season however after an encouraging begin to the marketing campaign Eddie Howe’s males have struggled in latest weeks, recording only one victory throughout their final 9 outings in all competitions, a run of outcomes that has seen them slip to 12th within the desk.
In distinction, the Hammers endured a sticky begin to the season dropping their opening 4 Premier League fixtures. Nonetheless, Manuel Pellegrini’s system is beginning to take form having mustered a formidable 1-Zero win over Arsenal final day trip, and his facet now sit only one level behind seventh positioned Watford heading into Saturday.
Take a look at 90min’s preview for the match under.
The place to Watch
|When is Kick-Off?||Saturday 19 January|
|What Time is Kick-Off?||15:00 (BST)|
|The place is it Performed?||Vitality Stadium|
|TV Channel/Reside Stream?||Gillette Soccer Saturday / BT Sport Rating|
Bournemouth are sweating over the health of star man Callum Wilson who’s rated 50/50 for Saturday as he continues his restoration from a hamstring drawback. If unavailable, Josh King is predicted to guide the road hoping so as to add to his tally of 5 Premier League targets this season.
Long run absentees for the Cherries are Lewis Cook dinner and Simon Francis with each anticipated to overlook the rest of the season with cruciate ligament accidents. Nonetheless, Liverpool right-back Nathaniel Clyne arrived on the Vitality Stadium this window as cowl for Francis. He’s anticipated to line-up in defence as soon as extra after making his debut within the 2-Zero defeat to Everton final day trip.
West Ham have been suffering from accidents all season and can be with out as many as eight first-team gamers. Notable absentees embody large cash summer season signing Andriy Yarmolenko, Jack Wilshere and Manuel Lanzini, who’re all out with severe accidents.
Talisman Marko Arnautovic has been on the centre of a lot switch speak over the previous week, as a possible £40m transfer to China continues to be touted. With no additional developments, the Austrian might effectively begin on Saturday though Andy Carroll can be poised to interchange him after his return to full health.
|Bournemouth||Begovic; Clyne, Cook dinner, Ake, Smith; Fraser, Lerma, Gosling, Stanislas; Brooks, Wilson.|
|West Ham||Fabianski; Zabaleta, Diop, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Noble, Rice; Anderson, Nasri, Antonio; Arnautovic.|
This fixture will mark simply the 13th time the pair have met in all competitions, with the Hammers simply shading the higher document. West Ham have claimed 5 victories, while dropping out 3 times to their south-coast counterparts.
Eddie Howe’s facet can take encouragement from newer clashes nevertheless, as they’re undefeated of their earlier 4 outings in opposition to the London facet, profitable twice and drawing two.
Bournemouth have been on a woeful run of late and have gained simply as soon as of their final 9 video games in all competitions. Their defensive frailties have been on the forefront of their poor kind, conceding an unbelievable 17 targets of their final 5 fixtures so will want a extra resilient efficiency on Saturday to maintain the free-scoring Hammers at bay.
Manuel Pellegrini can be delighted together with his facet’s latest kind, having gained six of their final 9 Premier League fixtures. Victory over the Gunners final weekend reiterated the enhancements which were made on the London Stadium because the Hammers ran out deserved 1-Zero winners.
The type of Felipe Anderson, Declan Rice and Arnautovic has been essential to their resurgence, though a lot of this weekend’s sport might depend upon the latter’s availability because it seems the Austrian needs away from the membership.
|Everton 2-0 Bournemouth (13/01)||West Ham 1-Zero Arsenal (12/01)|
|Bournemouth 1-Three Brighton (05/01)||West Ham 2-Zero Birmingham (05/12)|
|Bournemouth 3-Three Watford (02/01)||West Ham 2-2 Brighton (02/12)|
|Man Utd 4-1 Bournemouth (30/12)||Burnley 2-0 West Ham (30/12)|
|Tottenham 5-0 Bournemouth (26/12)||Southampton 1-2 West Ham (27/12)|
With Bournemouth being on the slide in latest weeks, West Ham might effectively edge the conflict as Manuel Pellegrini continues to mastermind the Irons’ surge up the Premier League desk. Targets can be anticipated as each side tend to throw males ahead and depart their defence uncovered, which ought to end in an entertaining affair.
The Hammers could have an excessive amount of firepower going ahead with Anderson in sparking kind in his debut season within the Premier League – the Brazilian has already bagged eight targets and two assists, and might add to his tally this weekend.
Prediction: Bournemouth 1-2 West Ham