Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Vitality Stadium will host Wednesday’s Premier League game between Bournemouth and Southampton, the two teams who shared the spoils with Fulham and West Ham respectively at the weekend. The Cherries are undefeated in the previous six league fixtures, and they are surely capable of matching the Saints on home soil. A man to watch in the home team will be Dominic Solanke, who scored the opener, while providing an assist for Jefferson Lerma at the weekend.
Both Lloyd Kelly and David Brooks are sidelined with injuries, speaking of the home side. The visitors, on the other hand, head into the match following a 1-1 draw with West Ham United. Southampton, though, collected only one point in total from the previous five league fixtures, which is probably the main reason why home win should be considered. Defender Armel Bella-Kotchap should be fit for the match despite limping off with injury in the draw with David Moyes’ troops.
Highlighted Player (Ben Pearson):
Ben Pearson is a product of Manchester United football academy who plays for Preston North End as a midfielder. The 174-cm-tall footballer did not enjoy first-team football with Man Utd and, as a result, he signed a loan deal with Barnsley in the winter of 2015.
Ben Pearson made his professional debut on January 10, 2015 in a 2-0 win over Yeovil Town. Speaking of his first senior goal, Pearson found the net against Port Vale on January 31, 2015. The talented midfielder, who was born in Oldham, England on January 4, 1995, currently plays for Preston North End in the Championship.
His main position is central midfield, but he is capable of playing as a defensive midfielder as well. It has to be noted that Ben Pearson represented England U16, U17, U18, U19 and U20 teams in international matches. His preferred foot is right.
Highlighted Team (Southampton):
Southampton are an English football club that have been playing their home games at St Mary's Stadium since 2001. The Saints were based at The Dell in the past and the capacity of Southampton’s new stadium is 32,505. Southampton wear red and white striped shirts and the colour of the team’s away kit is navy and green.
The Saints have yet to win the Premier League trophy, but they did well to clinch the FA Cup title back in 1976, while participating in the final of the prestigious competition in 1900, 1902 and 2003. Southampton outplayed Manchester United in the 1976 FA Cup final and that is probably the club’s greatest victory ever.
The club are well known for their football academy and Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale is one of the players who began their football carrier at the St. Mary’s Stadium outfit. Southampton’s fiercest rivals are Portsmouth and the two teams square off against each other in the South Coast Derby.