Bournemouth will host Brighton in a mid of the table clash at the Dean Court Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Only two points separate both sides in the standings, with Saturday’s hosts able to climb up to sixth if victorious and the other results go their way. Contrary Brighton can overcome the Cherries in the table if they win.
Bournemouth vs Brighton Head to Head
Seventeen games have been played since 2000 across all competitions with the Cherries winning 6 of them, drawing 7 times and losing on 4 occasions. The visitors are without a win in the past nine meetings, losing four of them, but six of these games have seen both teams scoring. In the last five games played on Dean Court, Bournemouth have registered 4 wins and a draw.
Bournemouth vs Brighton Stats
The Cherries have been shy in front of goal lately, having drawn blanks in their last two outings, despite scoring in 6 games in a row before that dry spell. The defence has been particularly vulnerable lately and Bournemouth have not kept a clean sheet in the last 8 games. Their results are woeful and they managed to earn just three points in their last 5 Premier League games, prevailing over Huddersfield. In the last 5 home games Bournemouth have not recorded a draw, with the results being 2 wins and 3 losses. Callum Wilson is the team leading marksman with 8 goals in PL, while also adding 5 assists.
So far this season the Seagulls have recorded 2 straight losses on 3 occasions, but always manage to gain something from their next game, and if that is to repeat again it will mean one thing only – Brighton are not going to lose. A positive sign is also that they have managed to score in nine of the last ten games. In their five most recent visits the Seagulls recorded 2 wins, a draw and 2 losses. Glenn Murray is the team top performer, having scored 8 goals so far this season.
Bournemouth vs Brighton News
Eddy Howe will plan for the game knowing that Mings, Francis, Cook, Gosling and Smith will miss the game through injuries.
Chris Hughton is hoping that both Izquierdo and Jahanbakhsh will overcome their injuries and be will ready for Saturday.
Bournemouth vs Brighton Predictions
Both teams to score & Bournemouth to win
Callum Wilson or Glenn Murray to score