Preview - Leicester City vs AFC Bournemouth 31 August 19

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Match Day 4
Leicester City vs. AFC Bournemouth
Saturday, August 31st 2019
23:00pm (GMT+8 Timing)
Stadium: King Power Stadium

Leicester City:
Last five matches form: L D D D W
Average goals per match (18/19): 1.34
Average goals against per match (18/19): 1.26
Top Scorer (18/19): Jamie Vardy (18)

AFC Bournemouth:
Last five matches form: W L D W L
Average goals per match (18/19): 1.47
Average goals against per match (18/19): 1.84
Top Scorer (18/19): Callum Wilson (14)

We should be in for an entertaining fixture at the King Power Stadium this weekend, as two sides who like to get the ball down and play do battle. Brendan Rodgers Leicester City will be favourites to come out on top, but won't have things all their own way against Eddie Howe and Bournemouth.

It was honours even between these sides last season. Bournemouth coming out on top in a 4-2 goal-fest at the Vitality and Leicester City winning this game 2-0.

Leicester City have impressed many with their start to the season. Their two best performances to date have come in their away fixtures, dominating Chelsea in the second half when drawing at Stamford Bridge and beating Sheffield United on Match Day 3. They will be looking to replicate that level now back in front of their own fans.

It's been a mixed bag from Bournemouth so far, with the pick of their results being an away win at Villa. The best performance though probably came last week at home against Manchester City. They may have lost 3-1 in the end, but they gave the defending champions plenty to think about and were only really let down by a lack of a cutting edge when they needed it.

Bournemouth can be a dangerous side, however, following a fast start at Villa, they were then outplayed for much of the game and are facing a significantly better side here.

Prediction: Leicester City 3 - 1 AFC Bournemouth


Half time: 2 - 1
Full time: 3 - 1
Shots:  13 - 8
Shots on target: 5 - 2
Corner Kicks: 4 - 5
Possession: 55% - 45%

Marc Albrighton was the only player booked for the home side, with Philip Billing, Jefferson Lerma and Callum Wilson of Bournemouth also having their names taken by referee Peter Bankes.

Leicester struck first in the twelfth minute through an extremely well executed goal. Ben Chilwell lofting the ball forward from deep on the left in his own half to pick out the run of Jamie Vardy. Superb lobbed volley of a finish from Vardy from around 25 yards out on the left and into the top right.

Nice goal, but the lead only lasted for three minutes. Ryan Fraser advancing down the left and playing a slide-rule pass into the path of Callum Chambers making his run from right to left in the area. Smart clipped finish into the bottom right from Chambers from just outside the left corner of the six-yard box.

Four minutes before the break the Foxes were back in front. Vardy getting a second bite of the cherry when attempting to play the ball in from the right, and using it to pick out Youri Tielenmans arriving in the six yard box. The Belgian getting enough on it to direct it into the bottom left corner. 2-1 at the break.

Leicester then made sure of the points in the 73rd minute. Play breaking down as the attacked in the right of the area, but the ball falling kindly to Tielemans on the edge of the area. First time ball from Tielemans to pick out Vardy around eight yards out in a central area, and Vardy sweeping the ball into the bottom left.

No way back for Bournemouth from there and a deserved three points for Leicester City.

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