Premier League – Bournemouth to face Southampton on Match-day 12
The Vitality Stadium sees Wednesday action as Bournemouth take on Soton – 7:30pm GMT.
It’s a trip to the Vitality Stadium for tenth placed Bournemouth on Wednesday, as they take on eighteenth placed Soton.
It’s 13 points so far for Bournemouth this season, going into this game
With the memory of their last match, doubtless on their minds, a (2-2) draw against Fulham, Bournemouth will be keen to improve on that result in this game.
Also, Bournemouth are quickly becoming the Premier League’s draw specialists, having recorded four in their last six fixtures. With 13 points, they currently sit tenth in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 3 wins, 3 losses and 4 draws having won three meetings, drawn four fixtures, and lost three games.
Bournemouth have won two games, drawn two fixtures, and lost one game of their five League matches at home this season.
Bournemouth will have secured 16 points so far this season, should they secure a win.
Bournemouth are no strangers this season to illness and injury and Gary O’Neil is concerned that Wednesday’s fixture could see him without three of his key players.
Struggling Southampton go to the Vitality Stadium on Wednesday and hope for a positive result
Soton will be hoping for a win, following a disappointing 1-1 home draw against West Ham United in their last game.
Also, With four defeats in the last five fixtures, Ralph Hasenhuttl’s Soton are justifiably in the bottom half of the table, very much looking at a relegation battle. With eight points (2W, 6L and 2D), they are established in eighteenth position in the League having won two matches, drawn two fixtures, and lost six meetings.
Soton have won one game and lost four matches of their five League matches away from home this season.
Victory for Southampton would take their points tally to 11 so far this season.
Soton’s squad will likely be depleted of five of their key players when they start on Wednesday, due to injury or illness.
Bournemouth v Southampton – Head-to-Head.
Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Soton with a greater number of wins. In the last 15 meetings, they have enjoyed nine wins, to Bournemouth’s two victories. Further, on the road, Soton are unbeaten against Bournemouth in five matches. March 2021 was the most recent time these two clashed in this competition and The Saints took all three points winning 0-3 away.
Players to watch
For Bournemouth, Jefferson Lerma is a top performing player who has scoredthree goals in 10 League games this Premier League Season, while Joe Aribo is one of the top performing players after having scoredtwo goals in 10 League fixtures this campaign for Soton.
Other players of note for Bournemouth are Philip Billing and Dominic Solanke with three goals and two goals respectively and for Soton are Joe Aribo and Che Adams with two goals each.