Bournemouth hosts Norwich City at the Vitality Stadium on October 19, 2019 as the 2019 English Premier League season continues.

“Soccer" Bournemouth

AFC Bournemouth fell to Arsenal 0-1 on Sunday. The Gunners took the early 1-0 lead on a goal by David Luiz at the 9 minute mark and then held on to beat a scrappy Bournemouth squad who almost pulled off a win at the Emirates. Dominic Solanke nearly made it 1-1 but never got into the game beyond that.

Callum Wilson had Bournemouth firing after the break as he turned Luiz and then rounded Arsenal goalie Bernd Leno but his cross was cleared by Calum Chambers. Bournemouth only controlled 48% of the possession time against Arsenal. Both teams had two shots on goals although Arsenal had two more shots at 12-10.

Bournemouth ranks 7th in the EPL with a +1 Goal Difference. The club has scored a total of 13 goals this season which puts them in a tie them for 6th overall. The Cherries have conceded 12 total goals, tied for 13th overall, in seven games played. Bournemouth also ranks 7th in the EPL with eight assists to boast.

Callum Wilson leads Bournemouth with five goals scored on the season. Midfielder Harry Wilson has also scored three goals for Bournemouth while forward Joshua King has two goals plus two assists this year. Diego Rico also has two assists while Ryan Fraser has one assist for Bournemouth. Meanwhile, goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale has allowed twelve goals in seven appearances.

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Norwich City


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“Soccer" Norwich City

Norwich City looked like a shadow of the club that defeated Manchester City in their previous home match. In their last match, they were routed 1-5 by Aston Villa, in the latter’s biggest Premier League win in 11 years. Norwich City fell behind 0-5 before a consolation goal by Josip Drmic put the final score at 1-5.

Manager Daniel Farke’s team played without 10 players. And then there were many players who played with painkillers or who weren’t able to train because they were dealing with injuries. With the loss, the injury-hit Norwich City fell to 19th with just six points earned after eight games played.

Norwich City ranks 19th in the EPL with a Goal Difference of -11 goals. The Canaries have scored a league ten goals this season which is 11th best in the EPL this year and they have conceded a total of 21 goals which puts them at 20th in the overall rankings. Norwich City is also tied for 7th in assists with a total of 8 for the season.

Last season’s top goal scorer Teemu Pukki is off to a hot start with six goals scored already in their first eight matches. Midfielder Tom Cantwell has two goals and two assists this season while Kenny McLean also has one goal for the Canaries. Emiliano Buendia leads Norwich City with four assists while goalkeeper Tim Krul has conceded 14 goals with 27 saves in six appearances. Michael McGovern has conceded six goals and has seven saves on the season.

“Soccer" Who Wins?

Bournemouth is 3-2-3 SU this season and is ranked 10th in the current EPL standings. They are winless in their last three matches across all competition with a record of 0-1-2 SU during that period while scoring just two goals in those games. In their most recent outing, Bournemouth lost 0-1 to Arsenal. Bournemouth is the soccer betting favorite in this match.

Norwich City is ranked 16th in the EPL table with a record of 2-6 SU on the season. They have lost four out of their last five games, including the last three while going scoreless in three of those matches. In their last assignment, Norwich City dropped a 1-5 contest to Aston Villa.

Bournemouth is 1-2-1 SU at home this season while Norwich City is winless in four away games so far at 0-0-4 SU. Head to head, these teams have played just twice, with each team having one win each. Bournemouth won the last meeting between these clubs, 3-0 but it was way back in 2016.

Norwich City has struggled this season and they have struggled all the more away from home. Bournemouth has not won in their last three outings but should have an easier time this time against an injury-struck Norwich City. I’m picking the home team to grind out a win here. Prediction: Bournemouth

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