Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Leicester City will look to make amends for back-to-back defeats to Crystal Palace and Aston Villa when they take on Bournemouth on Matchday 30. The Foxes failed to win the previous seven league fixtures, with interim manager Adam Sadler suffering the defeat on his debut. Even though Leicester footballers are low on confidence ahead of Saturday’s clash, home win should be considered as Adam Sadler’s men will not have a better chance than this to get back on course.
Patson Daka is pushing for a start as Jamie Vardy failed to impress in the midweek defeat, while midfielder Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall serves a one-game ban. All Ryan Bertrand, Youri Tielemans, and Sammy Braybrooke are out of contention with injuries. The Cherries, on the other hand, suffered a 2-0 loss to Brighton on Tuesday evening, with the team remaining in the relegation zone, and given their poor away record, we are tempted to put our money on the hosts. Both Ryan Fredericks and Junior Stanislas are sidelined with injuries for the away team.
Highlighted Player (Jamie Vardy):
Spending his early career playing no-league football, Jamie Vardy made the headlines when he joined Leicester City in a £1 million deal in 2012, but little did he know that he would go on to become a genuine Premier League star just three years later.
The experienced forward helped the Foxes gain promotion to the elite division and then score more than 20 goals as they mounted an unlikely title bid, earning worldwide acclaim as well as a place in the England squad. Vardy went on to score his first two goals for the Three Lions in March 2016 friendlies, with his back-heel goal against Germany in Berlin seeing him instantly become a fans’ favourite.
Over the years, Vardy has earned a reputation as a striker who never gives up and can be a real menace for opposition defenders, but his excellent goalscoring record and good link-up play are enough to suggest he can be described as a mix of old-style pacey forwards and modern strikers.
Highlighted Team (Bournemouth):
Bournemouth are a professional football club that was formed back in 1890. The Cherries secured promotion to the Premier League in the 2015/2016 season, with the team making it to the English top flight for the first time ever.
Bournemouth play their home games at Dean Court and the capacity of the stadium is 11,469.
The Cherries enjoyed a very successful season on their Premier League debut, with the team beating the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United in the national championship. Glenn Murray scored the winner for Bournemouth in the 1-0 win over the capital club at Stamford Bridge and that is probably the greatest victory in the club’s history.
Bournemouth have been participating in the FA Cup since 1913, but they have yet to win the trophy in the prestigious competition. It has to be noted that the club’s original name Boscombe Athletic Football Club was changed to Bournemouth back in 1923 as the club owners wanted the Cherries to be more representative of the district.