Bournemouth vs Tottenham Hotspur
English Premier League, England
Date: Saturday, 4th May 2019
Kick off at: 12.30 UK Time
Venue: Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth, England
Tottenham Hotspur are still looking to secure their top four seat in Premier League. Mauricio Pochettino’s men will try to target all three points as they face Bournemouth this Saturday at Vitality Stadium.
Bournemouth vs Tottenham Hotspur Possible Lineups
Here are the possible lineups for both teams as they gear up for this Europa League semi final first leg clash. Let’s take a look at the probable lineups and formation that they could be setting up to help them getting a precious win.
Expected Formation: 4-4-2
Probable Lineups: Boruc(g);Simpson, Cook, Mepham, Ake(def);Brooks, Lerma, Hyndman, Fraser(mid);King, Wilson(att).
Expected Formation: 4-2-3-1
Probable Lineups: Gazzaniga(g);Walker-Peters, Foyth, Sanchez, Davies(def);Wanyama, Dier(mid);Lucas, Sissoko, Son(att mid); Llorente(att).
Before going into this weekend Premier League clash, both teams have been involved in other games. Let’s check out the latest results that they have been getting to have a clear idea about their current form.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches): LLWLD
The Cherries still struggling to get positive results in this later stage of the season. Eddie Howe’s men only managed to get one win, three defeats and one draw during their last five matches.
Their latest league game was a thrilling 3-3 away draw against Southampton. Howe will be hoping that his team can take something positive from their latest result to improve themselves against Spurs.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches) : LLWLL
In terms of results, Spurs have also been disappointing recently winning one game and losing four of their last five fixtures. Pochettino’s side last match also resulted in defeat as they were beaten by Ajax 1-0.
Having to share focus with the midweek Champions League tie, Spurs remain keen on targeting a win on Saturday. A positive result could also help their confidence ahead of their second leg clash against Ajax.
Howe have many concerns with injury ahead of this weekend tie as there’s many unavailable players for his team. Cook, Francis, Surman, Daniels, Diego Rico, Smith are all out for Saturday.
However, Bournemouth will still be able to field King and Wilson up front to bolster their attack. The Cherries are hoping to get themselves back on winning ways by beating Spurs.
Pochettino also have some absentees for this weekend tie as several players haven’t recovered yet. Serge Aurier, Harry Kane, Harry Winks and Jan Vertonghen all won’t be available for selection.
Juggling between the league and Europe, Spurs will most likely rotate their squad. Son Heung-Min set to start after missing out on his team’s midweek clash because of suspension.
Head to Head Records:
The two teams last five meetings have been dominated by Spurs with four wins and one draw.
Their last match up was on December 26, 2018, in which Pochettino’s side won 5-0.
The home team are still hunting for victories as they’re keen on improving their current standings. Howe will try to take advantage of Spurs’ split focus in midweek Champions League date.
Knowing they’re not secure yet in the top four, Spurs must push for a win. This encounter could be an exciting one as both teams remain hungry for victory.
Final Score: 1-2