Tottenham Hotspur Stadium will host Tottenham Hotspur taking on Bournemouth in Game-week 20 of the English Premier League. The Cherries are moving up the table in the premier league with six wins in the last seven while Spur’s good run was halted on boxing day. Sit back and relax as we and the AI predict the winner of this game at the end of 90 minutes. If you liked our content do subscribe to our daily newsletter for daily predictions.
Tottenham Hotspur vs Bournemouth
English Premier League
Game Week 20
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
31st December 2023
Tottenham Hotspur Recent form
Tottenham faced a tough challenge in their recent match against Brighton at Amex Stadium. They found themselves trailing by two goals within the first half hour, making a comeback seem unlikely. Despite their efforts, Tottenham failed to score in the first half, while Brighton scored two more goals. Pervis Estupinan scored from long range, and Joao Pedro scored from the penalty spot. In the final 10 minutes, Alejo Veliz and Ben Davies managed to score two goals for Tottenham, but they missed several opportunities for more goals. Ultimately, a comeback was not possible and Tottenham lost the match. This result places them just below Manchester City in the Premier League standings, with West Ham United closing in on them. Tottenham will now play their last game of the year at home on New Year’s Eve against Bournemouth. In previous meetings with Bournemouth, Tottenham has scored 32 goals in 13 matches, averaging 2.5 goals per game. However, this time Bournemouth will be a different team when they visit Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Bournemouth Recent form
Similar to their hosts, Bournemouth has struggled in end-of-year matches for quite some time, losing four out of their last five. However, recent results indicate that they have a good chance of improving that record when they travel to London. Last season, the South Coast side achieved a 3-2 victory against Tottenham, breaking a streak of losing their first five Premier League away games there. With their outstanding performance over the past two months, a win on Sunday would not be considered unexpected.
Since their first league win in late October, no other team has won more games (seven) or earned more points (22) than Andoni Iraola’s team. This remarkable turnaround has elevated them from the relegation zone to a mid-table position. Their recent victories over Crystal Palace, Manchester United, Nottingham Forest, and Fulham, where Justin Kluivert, Luis Sinisterra, and leading scorer Dominic Solanke all scored on Boxing Day, have instilled confidence in the team. In fact, they have won six out of their last seven Premier League matches, with the other match resulting in a draw against high-flying Aston Villa. They have also consistently scored at least two goals in each game. As a result, Iraola has the opportunity to set a new club record by securing five consecutive top-flight victories for the first time.
Tottenham Hotspur vs Bournemouth Key Stats
- Tottenham has been highly effective against Bournemouth, scoring an average of 2.5 goals per game, the highest against any opponent they’ve faced at least 10 times in the Premier League.
- Despite Bournemouth’s history, the Cherries managed one win in 13 Premier League encounters against Tottenham, which occurred in the last season’s fixture.
- Spurs, after an unbeaten run, have faced challenges lately, losing five of their last nine league games and conceding 68 goals in 2023, their highest in decades.
- Tottenham’s defensive concerns are evident, with high expected goals against since November, conceding 19 goals in that period.
- Despite this, Spurs have shown consistency in scoring, maintaining a streak of scoring in 19 consecutive league matches this season.
- Bournemouth, on the other hand, have drastically improved, aiming for their fifth straight top-flight win and showing a notable performance shift from their initial nine league games to their recent form, earning 22 points from the following nine fixtures.
AI Predicts Winner of Tottenham Hotspur vs Bournemouth
We gave the stats, recent head-to-head game facts, and current form of both the teams to Natural Language processing AIs (ChatGpt and Bard), and here are the results.
“Considering Tottenham’s historical goal-scoring record against Bournemouth and their consistent scoring streak this season, they might secure the win. However, Bournemouth’s recent form and marked improvement suggest they could challenge Spurs, possibly leading to a competitive outcome or even an upset.”
“Tottenham, despite their recent dip in form and defensive woes, should take the win against Bournemouth based on their historical dominance over the Cherries (highest goals-per-game against any opponent), Son Heung-min’s December prowess, and Tottenham’s record-breaking scoring streak. While Bournemouth’s current form is impressive, their struggles against Spurs and lack of experience at this level could hinder their upset bid.”
Our Experts Predict Winner of Tottenham Hotspur vs Bournemouth
Both teams have a preference for a progressive style of play, and Bournemouth’s recent performances show that they are not intimidated by their opponents’ stadiums, as they have successfully silenced Old Trafford and surprised Selhurst Park. This suggests that the upcoming match could be an evenly matched contest, with both teams actively seeking goals. It is worth noting that Tottenham Hotspur has scored in all of their last 18 home matches, indicating that we can anticipate several goals in this game.
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