English Premier League
Kick Off: Saturday, 31 August at 7.30 PM IST
Stadium: King Power Stadium
Free English Premier League Picks Leicester City vs. Bournemouth
Leicester look to maintain their perfect record over Bournemouth, winning all of their 6 home league games since December 1988 at Filbert Street. Rodgers men are undefeated after 3 games, their last week’s win over Sheffield United saw them climb to 4th in the league table. Bournemouth faced a daunting task in front of them last weekend when they faced City and Eddie Howe’s side didn’t manage to get the job done. A win against the foxes for the Cherries would be the perfect result for their supporters and Manager. However, it’s easier said than done - Leicester City have lost just one of their last seven Premier League games at the King Power Stadium (W4 D2 L1), keeping a clean sheet in four of their last five.
It’s an exciting time to be a foxes fan, Leicester have looked impressive since Rodgers arrived at the club and the club main objective would be to secure a Europa League spot. James Maddinson and Jamie Vardy have been brilliant under Rodgers - James Maddison has created more goal scoring chances than any other player in the Premier League (107); assisting nine goals in the process, four of which have resulted in Jamie Vardy strikes. Vardy, on the other hand has scored the most number of Premier League goals (10, level with Raheem Sterling). This fixture will surely test and if they manage to overcome Bournemouth, they’ll believe they can achieve something special this season. Ben Chilwell is in contention to start, having recovered from an injury. Harvey Barnes might get a chance of the bench after he scored against Sheffield United.
Bournemouth keep punching above their weight each and every season, Leicester are a dangerous side in the counter - they might not be at the caliber of City but they can beat any side on their given day. Ryan Fraser was involved in three of Bournemouth’s goals in their 4-2 home win against Leicester last season (2 goals, 1 assist), one of just two times he’s had a hand in three goals in a Premier League match (also v Brighton in April). Bournemouth’s Harry Wilson has scored more league goals from outside the box than other player in the top four tiers of English football since the start of last season (9). He’s looking to become the first ever Welsh player to score in his first three appearances in the Premier League.
Become a member and read full story
Join now to get exclusive nightly picks and access to all insider betting knowledge on every major game.