Following its draw in the Champions League, Tottenham Hotspur will face AFC Bournemouth in the Premier League at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday.
Date, Kick-Off Time, And Venue
The game will take place on October 22, 2016, at home in Bournemouth. The kick-off times for various time zones are provided below.
- U.K. time: 12:30 p.m
- U.S.A. time: 7:30 a.m.
- Pacific time: 4:30 a.m.
- Kenya time: 2:30 p.m.
- UAE time: 3:30 p.m.
- Indian time: 5:00 p.m.
- Malaysia time: 7:30 p.m.
Match Preview and Team News
Tottenham’s outing in the Champions League against Bayer Leverkusen could not produce a win as the Spurs could only salvage a draw following a fine performance from captain Hugo Lloris. The goalkeeper was praised highly after the match by manager Mauricio Pochettino, covered by Sky Sports.
“We were better in the first half, they were better in the second. Some brilliant saves from our keeper kept us in the game.
“I can only say good things about him, he’s a fantastic goalkeeper, one of the best in the world.
“He showed in every action that he’s one of the best, I think he’s having the best moments of his career.”
The Spurs boss also commented on the availability of his star duo, Toby Adlerweireld and Harry Kane. Pochettino doesn’t expect Adlerweireld to be ready against Bournemouth, although the Belgian may be available for Tottenham’s next league game against reigning champions Leicester City.
On Harry Kane, Pochettino said, “Harry has no chance for the weekend.He’s only just started running on grass, he’s not training with the team yet, so he’s not ready. There’s no chance for any involvement this weekend.
“Also on Toby Alderweireld, he had the scan yesterday.
“The scan was clear, no problems but we need to wait because it was a very heavy knock and we have to see. It will be difficult for the weekend.”
Meanwhile, Bournemouth midfielder Marc Pugh will be unavailable due to a hamstring injury. Other than that, manager Eddie Howe has no injury concerns.
Bournemouth Predicted Line-Up (4-2-3-1): Boruc; Francis, Daniels, Smith, Cook; Surman, Arter; Wilshere, Stanislas, Ibe; Wilson
Tottenham Predicted Line-Up (4-2-3-1): Lloris; Trippier, Vertonghen, Dier, Rose; Alli, Wanyama; Eriksen, Lamela, Son; Janssen
TV Schedule and Channel
In the U.S., the game will be live on SiriusXM FC, NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo, and NBC Sports Live. In the U.K., the match will be live on Sky Sports 1/HD UK, NOW TV UK, Sky Sports Mix, Sky Go UK, and SKY GO Extra.
Bournemouth vs. Tottenham: Head-to-Head (H2H)
Spurs and Bournemouth have met each other only two times in a competitive game, in which the Londoners have come out on top both times.
Last time, they met in a Premier League game in March, which ended with 3-0 Tottenham Victory. Harry Kane scored a brace and Spurs playmaker Cristian Eriksen also got his name on the score-sheet on that day.
Bournemouth vs. Tottenham: Prediction
Tottenham is expected to win this game. It has not lost any league game so far, so it remains to be seen if Eddie Howe men will be the first side to do so. Bournemouth impressive win last weekend will certainly pour confidence to the players, but they will have to work their socks off to take all three points against Mauricio Pochettino’s men.
Final Predicted Score: Bournemouth 1-2 Tottenham
Bournemouth vs. Tottenham: Betting Tips and Odds
- BOURNEMOUTH win: 14/5
- A draw: 13/5
- TOTTENHAM win: 10/11
- Under 2.5 goals: 5/6
- Over 2.5 goals: 5/6
- Both teams to score: 4/6
- Both teams fail to score: 11/10
Key Points to consider
- Tottenham has scored six goals in last five games across all competitions.
- Bournemouth has netted 11 goals in last five games across all competitions.
- Bournemouth has not lost any games in last three matches, winning two of them.
- Tottenham has not tasted defeat in Premier League so far.
(The odds were provided by Paddypower.)
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