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The Championship fixture at Vitality Stadium on Saturday will see home team Bournemouth doing battle with Stoke City.
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Bournemouth will be hoping for a better result following a 1-0 Championship loss in their previous game against Wycombe Wanderers.
In that match, Bournemouth had 65% possession and 11 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. Wycombe Wanderers got 12 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Uche Ikpeazu (4') scored for Wycombe Wanderers.
It has been all too rare in recent times that Bournemouth have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The reality is that The Cherries have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, letting in 6 goals on the way.
Coming into this clash, Bournemouth have not lost a league tie with Stoke City in their last 5 matches.
Since a loss in their previous game against Queens Park Rangers in Championship competition, Stoke City and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that game, Stoke City had 51% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 1 on target. At the other end, Queens Park Rangers got 6 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Charlie Austin (17') and Osman Kakay (70') scored for Queens Park Rangers.
The numbers tell their own story, and Stoke City have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, conceding 10 goals in all. In defence, The Potters could really do with shoring things up. We will just have to find out whether or not that trend can be continued on in this game.
Leading up to this clash, Stoke City:
- haven't beaten Bournemouth in away games against them for the last 2 matches in the league.
- are without a win away from home in their last 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking over their prior head to head meetings dating back to 13/02/2016 tells us that Bournemouth have won 4 of these games & Stoke City 1, with the number of drawn matches standing at 1.
A combined sum of 16 goals were produced between them in these games, with 9 of them for The Cherries and 7 for The Potters. The average goals per game has been 2.67.
The last league meeting between the two was Championship match day 23 on 02/01/2021 when it ended Stoke City 0-1 Bournemouth.
On that occasion, Stoke City managed 52% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 3 on target.
Bournemouth had 10 shots at goal with 2 on target. Junior Stanislas (79') scored.
The referee was John Brooks.
Team News: Bournemouth
Bournemouth boss Jonathan Woodgate does not have any fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this game owing to a fully healthy group available to choose from.
Team News: Stoke City
Stoke boss Michael O'Neill has not got a full squad to pick from. Joe Allen (Hamstring Injury) and Tyrese Campbell (Knee Injury) are not able to play.
We’re thinking that Bournemouth will most probably get a couple of goals in this one against Stoke City, who might well find it difficult scoring a goal of their own.
Accordingly, we see a comfortable 2-0 win for Bournemouth at the end of the match.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Vitality Stadium (11,364)
Captain: Steve Cook
Chairman: Jeff Mostyn
Manager: Jonathan Woodgate
Competitions: Championship position 5
⭐ Key Man: Arnaut Danjuma
Typically taking to the field in the Left Attacking Midfielder position, Arnaut Danjuma was born in Lagos, Nigeria. After having made a senior debut playing for Jong PSV in the 2015 - 2016 season, the dangerous Midfielder has got 15 league goals in the Championship 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in a total of 32 appearances.