eek 37 of the English League presents Bournemouth vs Tottenham Hotspur at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday (05/04/2019). In this fight, the visitors carry the mission to lock one ticket to the Champions League.
Until the 36th week, Mauricio Pochettino’s side were still comfortable in third place in the Premier League with 70 points. But if it fails to appear optimally, Spurs are still potentially evicted by Chelsea, who have 68 points and their eternal rivals, Arsenal, who earned 66 points.
Spurs themselves failed to perform optimally last week. Appearing at home, Christian Eriksen and his colleagues were beaten by West Ham with a score of 0-1. These results make the Lily Whites still potentially overtaken Chelsea and Arsenal.
Ahead of visiting Vitality, this Champions League semifinalist certainly must pocket three points if you want to secure a position. What’s more, Spurs armed with a slick record in the face of Bournemouth. Of the seven matches in the league, Spurs won six wins and one draw against Bournemouth.
Even in these seven matches, the Spurs scored a total of 22 goals against Bournemouth. If averaged, the London-based club scored 3.1 goals per game against The Cherries.
Nevertheless, Pochettino’s foster children were also haunted by two successive defeats ahead of this fight. After being defeated by West Ham, Son Heung-Min and his colleagues must acknowledge Ajax Amsterdam’s advantage in the Champions League semi-final first leg on Wednesday (1/5).
Ahead of visiting Bournemouth, Pochettino urged his squad to stay focused. The Argentine coach stated that his squad would try to lock in the top four in this match.
“We must be ready and try to finish in the top four at the end of the season. We must be strong and work together to achieve this. We must be in that condition, ready to compete in the best conditions since the beginning [of the match], “said Pochettino quoted by the official Spurs website.
In the stronghold of Bournemouth itself, Eddie Howe’s foster children had no targets in the Premier League this season. Until the 36th week, Callum Wilson and colleagues were ranked 14th with 42 points, well above the relegation zone.
Meanwhile, the visitors’ side is predicted to perform optimally to secure the top four. At the Vitality Stadium, Spurs are predicted to return to rely on Son Heung-Min as a bangle interpreter. Son himself has a good record against Bournemouth. Of the four recent matches against The Cherries, Son successfully scored five goals.
In addition to Son, the Bournemouth camp also should be wary of Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen. The former Ajax midfielder has scored three goals and four assists in seven games against Bournemouth.
Nevertheless, the visitors should be wary of the movement of the mainstay attackers of The Cherries, Callum Wilson. The England striker has scored six goals and four assists in the nine most recent matches in the league.