Our prediction for this Championship match:
Saturday’s football match at Vitality Stadium pits together Bournemouth and Birmingham City, the two teams with entirely different ambitions in the second half of the season. Bournemouth are eyeing automatic promotion to the Premier League, but their current form is not giving fans a reason for optimism. The Cherries are on a four-game losing run in the Championship, but it seem as if they will not have a better chance than this to get back on course.
Interim manager John Woodgate should have a full squad to choose from against Birmingham City, which is yet another reason why home win should be considered. The Blues, on the other hand, sit in the danger zone, just two points clear of the relegation zone. Since all Boyd-Munce, Halilovic, Jeacock, McEachran, and Roberts are out of contention for the visitors, we are tempted to put our money on the promotion-chasing hosts.
Highlighted Player (Joshua King):
Joshua King is a Norway international who plays for Premier League side Bournemouth as a striker. King was born in Oslo on January 15, 1992 and he started his career at the youth team of Romsas. In 2006 the Norwegian footballer moved to Valerenga and two years later he joined Premier League giants Manchester United. Nonetheless, he did not see any game action at Old Trafford as he was immediately sent on loan to Preston.
Joshua King played for the likes of Borussia M’gladbach, Hull City and Blackburn Rovers on loan as well before signing a permanent deal with the Riversiders in January, 2013. The pacey attacker scored only three goals in 56 appearances in the league for Blackburn Rovers, but in 2015 Bournemouth chiefs decided to bring him to Vitality Stadium.
Joshua King impressed in the 2016/2017 Premier League campaign, with the Norwegian striker scoring 16 goals in 36 appearances for the Cherries. King provided two assists for his teammates in the process as well.