Bournemouth vs Chelsea Prediction (English Premier League) – February 29, 2020, 23:00 (GMT +8)
Chelsea travel to Vitality Stadium to square off with AFC Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday. The Blues’ top agenda is to get all three points to stay within the top four and move close to third-placers Leicester City. Read on for Bournemouth vs Chelsea Prediction and betting tips.
Bournemouth vs Chelsea Match Previews
The Blues are coming in after downing Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 at home in their latest league match. The win snapped a four-match winless run in their last five league games. Prior to that, Chelsea had two draws, one of them away, and two defeats, also one away.
However, before meeting Bournemouth, Frank Lampard’s men were routed mercilessly 3-0 by Bayern Munich at Stamford Bridge in the first leg of their Champions League round-of-16, putting them on the brink of getting booted out whilst the Germans inched closer to a quarterfinals berth.
Chelsea are fourth in the standings with 44 points after 27 matches. The Blues are six points off third-running Leicester City and seven points behind second-placers Manchester City, whilst thy are ahead by three over Manchester United, who are fifth.
Bournemouth are saddled with two back-to-back losses prior to hosting Chelsea. The Cherries lost 3-0 at Burnley the last time out. Before that, they also lost 2-1 at Sheffield United as they failed to sustain earlier two successive wins at home at the expense of Brighton & Hove Albion 3-1 and Aston Villa 2-1. Their other defeat in their last five outings was 1-0 at Norwich City.
Eddie Howe’s side are at 16th place in the table with 26 points as they are pressed to avoid dropping to the relegation zone. They badly need a positive result against Chelsea whose latest away win was last December when they subdued Arsenal 2-1 at Emirates Stadium.
Bournemouth will be inspired though by their two successive wins over Chelsea in their last two league meetings. First, they beat the Blues 4-0 at home last January 30, 2019, and then won again 1-0 away last Dec. 14, 2019.
|1.19||Avg Goals Scored Per Match||1.93|
|1.51||Avg Goals Conceded Per Match||1.39|
Head to Head (last 11 matches)
|Previous Meetings (Last 11)|
|Chelsea (0-1) Bournemouth|
|Bournemouth (4-0) Chelsea|
|20.12.18||Chelsea (1-0) Bournemouth|
|Chelsea (2-0) Bournemouth|
|Chelsea (0-3) Bournemouth|
|21.12.17||Chelsea (2-1) Bournemouth|
|Bournemouth (0-1) Chelsea|
|Bournemouth (1-3) Chelsea|
|Chelsea (3-0) Bournemouth|
|Bournemouth (1-4) Chelsea|
|Chelsea (0-1) Bournemouth|
Bournemouth vs Chelsea Prediction
• 4th placer Chelsea will visit Dean Court, home of Bournemouth who are currently at 16th place. Chelsea is coming off a loss against Bayern in the Champions League, while Bournemouth suffered a 3-nil defeat against Burnley last week.
• Bournemouth have a record of W3 L7 in their last 10 matches while Chelsea has W4 L3 D3 in their last 10 in the Premier League.
• Chelsea improved their chances of finishing in the top four as they are three points clear of the 5th place. As Bournemouth suffered a disappointing season so far Chelsea will have better chances in winning this match.
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