Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Saturday’s football game at Vitality Stadium pits together Bournemouth and Tottenham, the two teams with entirely different ambitions in the remainder of the season. Bournemouth’s main goal is to secure the Premier League survival, while Spurs are eyeing a spot in the Champions League. The Cherries failed to impress in back-to-back defeats to Southampton (0-1) and West Ham United (0-2), and it is no wonder the bookies see them as underdogs in this clash.
Dominic Solanke, who limped off with injury in a 2-0 loss to West Ham, is a major doubt, while both David Brooks and Lloyd Kelly remain in the recovery room. Antonio Conte’s men aim to bounce back from a 2-1 loss to Newcastle, and they will not have a better chance than this to get back on course. In their last meeting at the venue the two sides played out a goalless draw, but given Bournemouth’s current form, away win should be considered this time out. Wing-back Ivan Perisic is widely expected to return to the starting XI, while Richarlison and Kulusevski remain on the sidelines with injuries.
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 (Tottenham):
Tottenham Hotspur are a professional football club based in North London. Spurs host their rivals at White Hart Lane and the capacity of the stadium is 36,284. Tottenham won the Premier League (First Division) trophy in 1950/1951 and 1960/1961 and despite producing terrific displays in the 2015/2016 campaign Mauro Pochettino’s team eventually finished the season in third place in the standings.
Tottenham’s bitter rivals are Arsenal, but Chelsea and West Ham United are regarded as the team’s fierce opponents as well. Spurs have won eight FA Cup trophies, with the team also lifting the 1962/1963 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup title.
Tottenham Hotspur hammered Atletico Madrid in the final of the competition back then (5-1). The likes of David Ginola, Sol Campbell, Teddy Sheringham, Jurgen Klinsmann, Gary Lineker, Luka Modric, Robbie Keane and Gareth Bale are star players that used to play for the White Hart Lane outfit in the past. The colour of Tottenham Hotspur’s home kit is white.