Our football match prediction:
After dropping two points in a 1-1 draw with Everton in the Merseyside derby, Liverpool failed to beat WBA in their last league fixture as well (0-0). The Reds failed to impress in the goalless draw with the Baggies and Jurgen Klopp’s rotation policy is not proving fruitful. Liverpool aim to regain their spot in top four and they are likely to go all guns blazing at Bournemouth when the two teams face each other at Vitality Stadium. In their last meeting in Bournemouth the Cherries recorded a thrilling 4-3 victory over the Reds and, no doubt, Jurgen Klopp’s charges are hungry for revenge. Eddie Howe’s men are on a five-game winless run in the national championship ahead of Sunday’s football match and that is yet another reason why we predict the Anfield outfit will return to winning ways on Matchday 18. A man to watch in the away side will be Mohamed Salah, who is enjoying a very successful season.
Highlighted Player (Benik Afobe):
Benik Afobe is a 183-cm-tall striker who plays for Bournemouth. Afobe is a product of Arsenal youth academy, but he did not make his first-team debut with the Gunners. After spending several seasons on loan at Huddersfield Town, Reading, Bolton, Millwall, Sheffield Wednesday and Milton Keynes Dons, Afobe signed a three-and-a-half-year contract with Wolverhampton on 14 January, 2015. The pacey attacker scored 22 goals in 46 appearances for Wolves and, as a result, Bournemouth chiefs decided to sign him on 10 January, 2016. Benik scored 4 goals in 12 appearances for the Cherries in the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign and, no doubt, he helped the team secure the top flight survival. It has to be noted that Afobe won the UEFA European Under-17 Championship with England back in 2010. The former Wolves attacker was born in Leyton, England on 12 February, 1993. Benik Afobe is capable of playing as a secondary striker as well.
Highlighted Team (Liverpool):
Founded back in 1892, Liverpool are one of England’s and world’s most famous clubs. The Reds hold a high-profile rivalry with Everton and there have always been fireworks when the two teams take on each other in the Merseyside derby. The Reds welcome their opponents at Anfield and it has to be noted that they have already won 18 first division trophies. Liverpool were on the verge of lifting the 2014/2015 Premier League trophy, but Steven Gerrard slipped in the decider against Chelsea and left the Reds without a title. Liverpool won their last Champions League trophy in 2005, with the team coming from three goals behind to beat Milan in a historic clash in Istanbul. The Reds have clinched five European Cups and it is no surprise they are regarded as one of the greatest European clubs. The likes of Steven Gerrard, Robbie Fowler, Paul Ince, Ian Rush, Graeme Souness, Sami Hyypia and Luis Suarez are some of the most notable footballers to have represented the club over the years. The club’s anthem is You’ll Never Walk Alone and their shirt colour is red.