Bournemouth will lock horns against Tottenham Hotspur who are yet to taste a defeat since the start of the 2023/2024 Premier League campaign.
Andoni Iraola’s men are in a mission to get their first Premier League victory against the unbeaten Ange Postecoglou side on Saturday, 26th of August, in a battle of two teams getting at their feet under new head coaches.
Tottenham will be hoping to make it two wins in a row in their new season campaign when they face Bournemouth during the weekend.
The North London outfit started their new season with a 2-2 draw against Brentford before they successfully defeated Manchester United 2-0 in their last outing.
Tottenham are not in any European competition this season following their eighth-placed finish in the 2022/23 English Premier League campaign, which will enable new manager Ange Postecoglou to concentrate on only the domestic leagues.
A journey down the south coast is arguably an even greater match this weekend (lunchtime) because it’s definitely the sort of game Spurs would struggle for within the new seasons.
However, Bournemouth started their new decent season with a draw against West Ham United before they suffered a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Liverpool after surprisingly taking an early lead at Anfield last weekend.
Andoni Iraola’s men are another Premier League outfit that made a few changes in the dressing room to improve their club, the fact that they haven’t won any of their games this season, looks encouraging under the leadership of Andoni Iraola.
Bournemouth vs Tottenham team news
Antoine Semenyo is set to preserve his starting position for the Cherries following his goal at Anfield last week, while Tyler Adams might make his debut.
Justin Kluivert is boosting for a first Bournemouth start, probably at the outlay of Jaidon Anthony, while Hamed Traore will strive for more playing minutes off the bench.
Given that Lloyd Kelly came off the bench to join Illia Zbarniyi in central defense during the second half against Liverpool, Marcos Senesi might be given another chance in that position.
Iraola is likely to go with the same lineup he used in his first two matches since Dango Ouattara, Alex Scott, Lewis Cook, Marcus Tavernier, and Ryan Fredericks are all injured.
Spurs, on the other hand, James Maddison is a concern after departing the triumph over Man United on crutches, while Rodrigo Bentancur, Ryan Sessegnon, and Bryan Gil are also unavailable.
Tottenham Hotspur manager may consider Emerson Royal and Ivan Perisic if he wants to change up the lineup.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Andoni Iraola’s men against Ange Postecoglou’s men will kick off at 12:30 pm BST on Saturday, 26th of August, 2023, at the Vitality Stadium in Bournemouth.
Bournemouth’s probable starting XI:
Neto; Max Aarons, Marcos Senesi, Illya Zabarnyi, Milos Kerkez; Philip Billing, Joe Rothwell; Antonie Semenyo, Dango Ouattara, Jaidon Anthony; Dominic Solanke.
Tottenham Hotspur probable starting XI:
Guglielmo Vicario; Destiny Udogie, Micky van de Ven, Christian Romero, Emerson Royal, Yves Bissouma, Oliver Skipp, Heung-min Son, James Maddison, Dejan Kulusevski, Richarlison.
Bournemouth vs Tottenham Head-to-Head
In the last 13 previous games between the two teams, Bournemouth only managed to win 3 matches while Tottenham secured 8 wins and 2 of the outings resulted in draws.
Due to Tottenham’s promising start to the season which they have recorded a win and a draw, we predict that the North Londoners will secure another victory against the Cherries in a 2-1 scoreline.