Tottenham will travel to the South coast of England this Saturday to face Bournemouth in the 14th round of the 2022/23 Premier League season.
Venue: Vitality Stadium (Bournemouth)
Bournemouth have failed to score in their last two games.
They have also failed to score in four of their last five games at home.
The hosts have conceded the most goals in the league this season (25).
Tottenham have won just one of their last six away games in all competitions (D2, L3).
The visitors have kept one clean sheet in their last five games.
Only Manchester City (36) and Arsenal (25) have scored more goals than they have in the league (23).
Head to head
In ten Premier League meetings between both sides, Bournemouth have just one win while Tottenham have seven wins.
Latest performances in all competitions
The honeymoon period is well and truly over for Gary O’Neil at Bournemouth after back-to-back losses to West Ham and Southampton.
The Cherries began life under O’Neil, who replaced Scott Parker on an interim basis with six games unbeaten (W2, D4). But since recording a 2-2 draw with Fulham in mid-October, they have been beaten by both the Saints and the Hammers, both times without finding the back of the net. And so, they come into this tie, back in the relegation conversation despite being four points ahead of the dotted line.
They will return to Vitality Stadium hoping that the support of their fans will help them overcome a Spurs team that is struggling away from home. However, their home form is among the worst in the league, with just four goals scored in six games and eight points secured from the available 18.
Yet, they remain defensively better at home than away, with just five goals out of the 25 goals conceded in the league coming at home. And with one win and one draw in their last two meetings with Spurs at home, they will fancy their chances of getting a fair result here
Possible Bournemouth starting line-up
Neto; Ryan Fredericks, Chris Mepham, Marcos Senesi; Jefferson Lerma, Philip Billing, Lewis Cook; Marcus Tavernier, Ryan Christie, Dominic Solanke.
Injured: Lloyd Kelly, David Brooks
Tottenham will look to get back to winning ways when they travel to the South coast on Saturday.
The visitors’ miserable form continued into the Champions League as they were held to a 1-1 draw with Sporting Lisbon on Wednesday. In a dramatic game in London, Antonio Conte’s men saw a late goal from Harry Kane ruled out by VAR, putting their chances of qualifying from their UCL group in jeopardy.
Meanwhile, in the Premier League, their eleven-game-winning run at home was ended last time out as they were beaten 2-1 by high-flying Newcastle. The result followed a 2-0 away loss to Manchester United, meaning that the Lilly Whites come into this round of games on a two-game losing run in the league.
They currently sit third on the PL table with just two points ahead of Newcastle and Chelsea. And so, they could be thrown out of the top four if they fail to win this game and the other two teams have good results in their respective games.
The chances of that happening are high considering they have struggled away from home this season. Spurs have won just twice on their road trips this term while three clean sheets in eight away fixtures this term underscores where their struggles have come from.
Possible Tottenham starting line-up
Hugo Lloris; Cristian Romero, Eric Dier, Ben Davies; Emerson Royal, Rodrigo Bentancur, Yves Bissouma, Pierre Emile Hojbjerg, Ivan Perisic; Son Heung-min, Harry Kane.
Injured: Dejan Kulusevski, Richarlison
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Bournemouth 1-2 Tottenham