Bournemouth v Liverpool
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For now safely ensconced in a mid-table position, Eddie Howe's Bournemouth are nonetheless in fairly poor form. They've won one of their last five and lost three of their last four - hardly the sort of preparation to be welcoming the league's most potent attack to your home ground.
But that said, the Cherries know Liverpool can be got at, and Howe is a shrewd manager with more than a trick or two up his sleeve. They need to avoid turning this into an end-to-end slugfest because if it descends into that type of game the home side are unlikely to come away with anything. If they can instead make the visitors work hard for everything they get, keep it disciplined and tight at the back, they could nick something.
Easier said than done, though.
Fans will be hopeful Artur Boruc and Charlie Daniels can shake off knocks, but Andrew Surman and Lewis Cook are both definitely out.
Liverpool are title contenders, no doubt about that. The sheer rate at which they're scoring goals, coupled with a lack of European distractions and a seriously talented manager, means they will be there or thereabouts in May. What's more, their reputation for being shaky at the back is a touch unfair - they've only conceded 15 in the league this season and their back-line is full of personnel who are likely to improve with time.
The Reds know they can outgun their hosts on Sunday, but they need to avoid the sort of situation they faced against Sunderland - banging on the door repeatedly for an hour without taking their chances. Of course, Jurgen Klopp's men emerged from that game as comfortable winners in the end, but Bournemouth are a better side than Sunderland (despite the recent result between the two) and are much more likely to be able to frustrate.
Philippe Coutinho is definitely out until January with an ankle injury, Daniel Sturridge has a calf strain and Roberto Firmino, Joel Matip and Adam Lallana are all doubtful.
Liverpool start as big favourites for this one, and are currently trading at 1.84/5 to take all three points home with them. Bournemouth are a lengthy 5.04/1, with the Draw at 4.03/1.
At first glance, I don't think this is the safest 1.84/5 shot you'll find across this weekend's football, and I quite like laying odds-on teams away from home in the Premier League - it's an unpredictable division at the best of times, and in this instance we've already seen Liverpool beaten away to an unfancied side this season in the shape of Burnley.
That said, Bournemouth have played Liverpool nine times in their 117-year history and never beaten them.
Over/Under 2.5 Goals
I'm almost certain that this game will have goals in it, and the market agrees with me. You'll get just 1.684/6 on Overs on the Exchange, and it's easy to see why - the Reds have netted 32 times in the league already this season and are the highest scorers in the Premier League so far. Klopp likes his teams to go out and and blow opponents away early, and if the Cherries can't survive the initial onslaught they could find themselves on the end of a shellacking.
Unders trades at 2.3811/8.
Over/Unders 3.5 Goals
I like goals in this game, and so quite fancy the look of backing an even bigger Over 3.5 Goals at 2.77/4 or better. Klopp's men just have so much firepower, even with Coutinho out. My feeling is that at least one of Lallana or Firmino will be available for the game, and with Sadio Mane, Jordan Henderson, Georginio Wijnaldum, James Milner and Divock Origi all capable of popping up, coupled with the style of football the Reds play, we should see some excitement.
Back Over 3.5 Goals at 2.77/4 or better