Bournemouth v Stoke Preview
Both sides suffered defeats last week against Arsenal and Everton respectively however the way Stoke’s season has nose-dived since they were knocked out of both domestic cups is very alarming and it would be no surprise if they suffered another defeat tomorrow given their woefully low confidence right now!
None of the last 12 meetings between Stoke and Bournemouth in all competitions has ended as an away win (10 home wins, two draws).
Stoke earned their first Premier League win of the season in the reverse fixture in September, beating Eddie Howe’s men 2-1 at the Britannia Stadium.
Bournemouth have won just three of their 12 Premier League Games at home this season (D4 L5) – they have won more often away from home in 2015-16 (4).
The Potters are without a goal in their last four successive Premier League Games and haven’t scored in the competition for six hours and 12 minutes now.
The last time that Stoke failed to score in five successive top-flight league games was March 1985 (eight games).
Jack Butland has been forced into making a league-high 88 saves in the Premier League this season.
Callum Wilson is still Bournemouth’s top scorer in the Premier League this season (5), yet hasn’t played since the end of September.
Eddie Howe’s side have scored a league-high tally (8) and proportion (28%) of their goals in the opening 15 minutes of games this season.
The Cherries’ Dan Gosling has averaged a league-high 13.0kms per 90 minutes in the Premier League this season
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