Bournemouth vs Thottenham Hotspur preview
Watch Bournemouth vs thottenham Hotspur preview, as Spurs welcomes Bournemouth in the premier league fixtures at Thottenham Hotspur stadium for today’s meetings.
The Lilywhites somehow scraped past Brighton & Hove Albion in a chaotic 2-1 win last weekend, while Gary O’Neil’s men came away from the King Power Stadium with a 1-0 triumph over Leicester City.
An early fracas between Cristian Stellini and Roberto De Zerbi – apparently for something that the former said during a press conference – set the tone for Spurs’ clash with fellow European hopefuls Brighton, and on-field tensions soon spilled over onto both benches during an all-out melee.
A few seconds after De Zerbi had been banished from the touchline, Stellini – who completely ignored the skirmishes going on around him – cut an aghast figure as he was also given a red card, with both teams seeing out the remainder of the match without their managers barking instructions from their technical areas.
Even the most ardent of Tottenham fans can acknowledge the good fortune their side were blessed with against Brighton, as Son Heung-min and Harry Kane’s strikes either side of a Lewis Dunk header propelled Spurs to a gritty win, but the Seagulls had two goals disallowed and have received an apology from the PGMOL after Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s stamp on Kaoru Mitoma inside the area went unpunished.
With just eight games left to go this season, though, an ugly win is far more preferable to a valiant defeat, and fifth-placed Spurs remain just three points worse off than Newcastle United and Manchester United, although their northerly counterparts still boast a game in hand.
Seeking to stretch their unbeaten run across all competitions to six matches, Spurs have also claimed five victories from their last five Premier League home contests – no side has earned more points on their own patch since the start of February – but recent defensive frailties are waiting to be exposed by an attack-minded Bournemouth.
Team News and Injury
It is as you were in the Tottenham treatment room right now, with Rodrigo Bentancur (knee), Emerson Royal (knee), Ryan Sessegnon (hamstring), Ben Davies (hamstring) and Yves Bissouma (ankle) all out of contention.
Lucas Moura must also serve the second of a three-game ban following his sending-off at Everton, but the Brazilian would have had little chance of forcing his way into the XI over Dejan Kulusevski or Son, who became the first Asian player to score 100 Premier League goals with his beauty against Brighton.
Tottenham have been charged by the FA over last weekend’s touchline melee, but Stellini will be on the touchline this weekend as he awaits to hear the outcome of the investigation.
Meanwhile, Bournemouth boss O’Neil is hopeful over the fitness of Marcos Senesi (thigh), but Hamed Traore (ankle), Ryan Fredericks (calf) and Junior Stanislas remain unavailable.
Dango Ouattara was taken off with just 38 minutes on the clock against Leicester, but the former Lorient man’s withdrawal was believed to have been a tactical switch due to his underwhelming display.
Ouattara could therefore be given the chance to redeem himself out wide here, but Marcus Tavernier is waiting in the wings as he endeavours to force his way back into the starting lineup, while exiled left-back Jordan Zemura will join Udinese on a free transfer this summer.
Bournemouth vs spurs Head-to-head stats
Bournemouth have lost all five of their Premier League away matches against Tottenham Hotspur. Bournemouth have managed to muster just five points in 11 Premier League meetings against Spurs.
Tottenham Hotspur have lost just one Premier League game against the Cherries. That loss (1-0) came in May 2019 at the Vitality Stadium. Spurs have won their last five Premier League games at home. They have more points at home in the Premier League than any other side (15) since the start of February.
Bournemouth have managed to win four of their last eight Premier League matches. That’s as many as they had won in the first 22 games of the ongoing campaign.
Bournemouth vs Thottenham Prediction
Tottenham Hotspur haven’t been all that convincing of late but they’ve been a formidable force at home. They will have their work cut out against the Cherries, who are navigating their best phase of the 2022-23 season.
We still expect Spurs to get an important win here and keep themselves in the hunt for a Champions League spot.