Premier League – Bournemouth at home to Leicester City

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Saturday Premier League action from the Vitality Stadium, as Bournemouth take on Leicester.

Bournemouth, currently sitting thirteenth, host nineteenth placed Leicester on Saturday.

Bournemouth go into this meeting with nine points secured

Bournemouth will want to win this next game, if only to move on from their two previously disappointing results, a draw at Brentford and also against Newcastle United.

Also, Bournemouth seem unable to get over the line on a consistent basis, with two draws in two meetings. They currently stand thirteenth in the League, with nine points for a total of 2 wins, 3 losses and 3 draws having won two games, drawn three meetings, and lost three meetings.

When Bournemouth host Leicester, they will do so on the back of one victory, two draws, and one losses on their own ground.

Victory for Bournemouth would take their points tally to 12 so far this season.

Injury and illness have depleted Gary O’Neil’s Bournemouth and they will likely be missing six key personnel for Saturday’s match.

Brendan Rodgers’s Leicester, away to Bournemouth on Saturday, hoping to improve relegation prospects

Following two straight wins for Leicester in their most recent games, they will be keen to continue that form going into this fixture.

Also, With six defeats in the last seven games, Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester are justifiably in the bottom half of the table, very much looking at a relegation battle. Now they have 1 matches won, 6 games lost and 1 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in nineteenth place, with a total of four points having won one game, drawn one game, and lost six matches.

Leicester will travel to Bournemouth with a win record on the road that is quite unremarkable, with four defeats.

A win in this fixture, would take Leicester City’s points from 4 to 7, so far this season.

Good Attacking Performance

This has been a good season so far for Leicester, in terms of goals scored (14). This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – James Maddison (5), Harvey Barnes (2), and Patson Daka (2). Leicester’s defensive record in the Premier League has so far been very weak, with 22 goals conceded in their last matches. This is an issue that Brendan Rodgers urgently needs to address within the dressing room.

Leicester are no strangers this season to illness and injury and Brendan Rodgers is concerned that Saturday’s fixture could see him without four of his key players

Bournemouth v Leicester City – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels the two teams have previously faced each other 12 times with the result being four wins and five draws for Bournemouth. Also, the two sides have drawn in five of their last eight meetings encounters. The last time they played each other in this competition Bournemouth secured a 4-1 home win.

Other standout players for Bournemouth are Jefferson Lerma and Philip Billing with two goals each and for Leicester are Harvey Barnes and Patson Daka with two goals and two goals respectively.