Bournemouth vs Leicester: How to watch on TV live stream, team news, lineups & prediction

A Bournemouth side on the rise host a Leicester City team threatening to steer out of a dip themselves in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

Since taking over from Scott Parker on an interim basis, Gary O’Neil is unbeaten in four matches with Bournemouth – the club’s longest run in the top flight since October 2018.

Rumours of a managerial change for Leicester were rife – with Brendan Rodgers even admitting the uncertainty of his position – before the Foxes cantered to their maiden victory of the season, thrashing local rivals Nottingham Forest 4-0 on Monday night.

Here’s everything you need to know about the meeting between another newly promoted side and Leicester.

Where can you watch Bournemouth vs Leicester Highlights?

Bournemouth vs Leicester H2H Results (Last Five Games)

Bournemouth: 2 Wins
Leicester: 2 Wins
Draws: 1

Current Form (Last Five Games)

Bournemouth: LDWDD
Leicester: LLLLW

Bournemouth team news

O’Neil may be able to welcome all three of Ryan Fredericks, Joe Rothwell and Ben Pearson back into the fold this weekend after delivering positive updates on the trio’s recovery.

David Brooks may not be available as soon as Saturday after suffering a hamstring injury just as his return seemed imminent. Captain Lloyd Kelly is also a doubt, as O’Neil admitted the timescale of his recovery ‘isn’t completely clear yet’.

Bournemouth Starting 11 (4-4-2): Neto; Smith, Mepham, Senesi, Zemura; Tavernier, Cook, Lerma, Billing; Moore, Solanke.
Bench: Travers, Stephens, Christie, Marcondes, Stacey, Pearson, Fredericks, Anthony, Rothwell.

Leicester team news

Wilfred Ndidi was a surprise starter for the Foxes against Forest on Monday night. However, the Nigeria international had to be withdrawn during the interval after flagging a hamstring issue he had aggravated while playing with his country in September.

Rodgers was optimistic about Ndidi’s swift recovery but the injured fullback pairing of Ricardo Pereira and Ryan Bertrand aren’t in the manager’s short-term plans.

Leicester Starting 11 (4-1-4-1): Ward; Castagne, Evans, Faes, Justin; Ndidi; Maddison, Tielemans, Dewsbury-Hall, Barnes; Vardy.
Bench: Iversen, Albrighton, Iheanacho, Perez, Amartey, Daka, Praet, Thomas, Soumare.

The Cherries may have avoided defeat since the 9-0 shellacking Liverpool dolled out in August but the steady concession of chances conceded during this run belies their supposedly improved defensive resolve.

One victory at home to a struggling side doesn’t instantly solve the numerous issues littered throughout this Leicester team. However, with James Maddison hitting top form in a final push for a World Cup spot, the Foxes could be on course for consecutive victories for the first time since May.

Prediction: Bournemouth 1-2 Leicester

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