The next round of Premier League action comes thick and fast with just a couple of days rest for these two sides in action this evening. Tonight sees Bournemouth play host to Leicester at The Vitality Stadium with the respective teams having mixed fortunes at the weekend.
Bournemouth spurned an opportunity to go as high as 8th on Saturday after defeat in a 5 goal thriller against Burnley at Turf Moor. After such an impressive comeback against Liverpool the week before unfortunately for them lightning didn’t strike twice at the weekend.
Once again they gave their opposition a 2-0 head start and the fact they are leaving themselves with so much hard work to do must come as cause for concern for Eddie Howe. In each of their last four defeats they have shipped at least two goals and those defensive frailties will look to be exposed Tonight by Leicester.
And Leicester will be flying after a much welcomed win on Saturday evening. They looked back to their champions best of last season as they started quick out of the blocks against Manchester City as they raced into a 2-0 lead in just the first five minutes.
Not only that but Jamie Vardy ended his goal drought of 15 matches with a hat-trick reminiscent of the 24 Premier League goals he scored last season. Not only was it a much welcome win but it was also a much needed one as the majority of teams below them also picked up some form of positive result at the weekend.
Claudio Ranieri will now hope that his Leicester side have awoken from their early season slump and get on a run of form that can at least move them into the top half of the table and dampen any concerns that their defence of the Premier League title may end in a relegation dogfight.
With the way that Leicester once again brushed aside Manchester City they will certainly go into this game full of confidence and with Bournemouth’s penchant for conceding goals at present I think we could see more of the same this evening.
I think with Jamie Vardy back in the goals he will certainly want to continue his rich vein of goalscoring form and the Bournemouth defence will certainly offer him the chance to do so. For that reason above all else I’ll go with Leicester coming away from The Vitality Stadium with all three points.