Two teams who collected draws on the opening weekend meet at Anfield on Saturday at 3pm, as Liverpool play host to Bournemouth.

 

Liverpool vs Bournemouth Tips

  • Liverpool to win and both teams to score @ 7/5
  • Luis Diaz to score first @ 11/2

This Premier League fixture ended in a 9-0 win for the hosts last season, a result which led to Scott Parker losing his job with the Cherries.

Bournemouth are a different team since that day and have had two different managers since that Anfield clash, with Andoni Iraola now at the helm.

Liverpool (2/9) started their season with a 1-1 draw at Chelsea last Sunday, a result that was better than the overall performance.

The Cherries also drew 1-1 after coming from behind against West Ham at the Vitality Stadium, thanks to a late equaliser from Dominic Solanke.

Bournemouth lost their last two away games of the 2022-23 season and are big underdogs (11/1) on their latest trip to Merseyside.

Team News

Jurgen Klopp could be tempted into making a couple of changes from the draw at Chelsea, with Curtis Jones and Darwin Nunez pushing for starts.

Thiago was not included in the opening squad of the season, but the Spaniard has been training this week and could come into contention.

Bournemouth could welcome back Lloyd Kelly to their squad, after he missed the West Ham game due to an injury suffered in pre-season.

Iraola says Marcos Senesi should be fit after suffering what turned out to be cramp last week, but Lewis Cook and Dango Ouattara are still sidelined.

Liverpool to win and both teams to score @ 7/5

You have to go back to October 29, 2022 against Leeds United for the last time Klopp’s men lost a Premier League home game – their only home league defeat of last season.

They did concede eight goals though in their last six competitive matches at Anfield and they are giving up plenty of chances.

With a lack of defensive midfield options, Liverpool’s backline is often left exposed and Bournemouth will look to take advantage on the break.

Chelsea had 65% possession against the Reds and had 10 shots across the 90 minutes, something which will buoy Iraola going into Saturday’s clash.

Leaking goals is also a problem though for the visitors, with Bournemouth keeping just one clean sheet in their last nine league games.

Luis Diaz to score first @ 11/2

It was often underestimated the impact a long-term injury absence for Luis Diaz had on the Liverpool squad last season.

The Colombian missed six months of the season and made just 11 starts, but looks back to full fitness and fresh for the new campaign.

Diaz certainly appeals in the goalscorer markets, especially when you consider he bagged the opener at Stamford Bridge last week.

The 26-year-old also scored the first and last goals of the 9-0 crushing of the Cherries last season and can be backed at 11/2 to score first on Saturday.

 

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