Premier League, Bournemouth Vs. Leicester City: Preview, Prediction, Probable Lineups, And Betting Tips

Match Preview

Leicester City will travel to Bournemouth to play the 15th round of the Barclays Premier League games where the defending champions will look to improve on their inconsistent campaign.

The Foxes seemed to play like a champion when they thrashed Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City 4-2 at the King Power Stadium this Saturday. Claudio Ranieri’s men will now try to reprise that same dominating performance against Bournemouth on Tuesday.

With only four wins from 15 matches played so far, Leicester City are placed 14th position of the Premier League standings.

The newly promoted side, Bournemouth, has been better than their counterpart in terms of their performances this season. They are in the 11th spot of the Premier League standings with 18 points.

Jamie Vardy of Leicester City in action during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Manchester City.
Jamie Vardy of Leicester City in action during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Manchester City. [Image by Michael Regan/Getty Images]

The Foxes have won two out of their last four matches against the Cherries while remaining two matches between them have ended as a draw.

Team News: Bournemouth

Eddie Howe’s team has been partly troubled with injuries this season.

Lewis Cook won’t be available for this match as he is undergoing a treatment for his foot injury.

Junior Stanislas and Andrew Surman are also ruled out of the match due to their knee and hamstring injuries, respectively.

The likes of Callum Wilson and Benik Afobe will lead the attack for the Cherries.

Bournemouth: Predicted Line-up (4-4-2)

Boruc – Francis, Cook, Ake, Daniels – Gosling, Arter, Smith, Fraser – Wilson, Afobe

Team News: Leicester City

Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel hasn’t recovered from his broken hand and he is sure to miss Tuesday’s clash against Bournemouth.

Shinji Okazaki of Leicester City (R) attempts to take the ball past Bacary Sagna of Manchester City (L) during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Manchester City.
Shinji Okazaki of Leicester City (R) attempts to take the ball past Bacary Sagna of Manchester City (L) during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Manchester City. [Image by Michael Regan/Getty Images]

Daniel Drinkwater could return to the first-team action after serving a one-match suspension.

Jamie Vardy, who scored an amazing hat-trick against Manchester City last weekend, will be a key player for the Foxes. His return to form is a major boost for Ranieri’s side.

Leicester City: Predicted Line-up (4-4-2)

Zieler- Huth, Morgan, Fuchs, Simpson – King, Maharez, Albrighton, Amartey – Vardy, Slimani

Bournemouth vs. Leicester City: Head-to-Head

Total games: 11
Bournemouth wins: 2
Leicester wins: 6
Draws: 3

Bournemouth vs. Leicester: TV Schedule and Channel

In the U.S., the match will be live on NBC Sports Live and Premier League Extra Time. For other regions, the TV schedule can be found in the link here.

Bournemouth vs. Leicester: Prediction

The defending champions showed some glances of their previous season’s form when they battered Manchester City 4-2 at the King Power. With Jamie Vardy seemingly returning to his best, the Foxes will be full of confidence, and they will look to ensure their victory against the Cherries.

Bournemouth crumbled to a 3-2 loss at Burnley last Saturday. However, the positive news for the Cherries is that they won 4-3 in a thrilling contest against Liverpool in their last home match, and they will look to replicate that excellent performance when they welcome Leicester on Tuesday.

Final Predicted Score: Bournemouth 2-2 Leicester City

Bournemouth vs. Leicester: Betting Tips and Odds

  1. Bournemouth win: 11/8
  2. A draw:12/5
  3. Leicester City win: 19/10
  4. Under 2.5 goals: evens
  5. Over 2.5 goals: 8/11
  6. Both teams score: 4/7
  7. Both teams fail to score: 5/4

The odds were provided by Paddypower.

Key Stats to consider

  • Bournemouth has won only five out of their 15 Premier League matches so far.
  • Bournemouth hasn’t won their last four matches against Leicester.
  • Leicester City has won only four of their 15 Premier League matches so far.
  • Leicester has won two out of their last four matches against Bournemouth in all competitions.
  • Leicester has lost six of their seven away matches in Premier League this season.

The Bournemouth vs. Leicester City stats were provided by Whoscored.

Bournemouth vs. Leicester City: Live Stream

The match can be streamed live online by clicking on this link. The link will be updated just before kick-off.

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