After a 10-year drought, Liverpool won the EFL Cup for the ninth time in 2022, making them the most successful team in the competition’s history. But, Manchester City defeated them in the fourth round of the previous season, ending their defense. Liverpool advanced to this point this season by defeating Leicester City, a Championship team, and received a bye to the third round because of their involvement in the Europa League.
For the second consecutive year, Bournemouth is in the EFL Cup’s fourth round; however, they haven’t advanced past this point since 2018–19, when they were able to make it to the quarterfinals. Thanks to a last-minute effort from Ryan Christie, Bournemouth defeated Swansea City in the second round of this year’s competition following their promotion.
The previous time around, though, things were easier to understand as Bournemouth defeated Stoke 2-0.
The numbers that support our forecasts for Bournemouth vs. Liverpool:
Both of Bournemouth’s recent home games have seen goals.
Liverpool has played six away games this season and has both scored and given up goals.
Three of Bournemouth’s last six home games have seen at least two goals surrendered.
In their last five away games, Liverpool has given up the first goal in every one of them.
Fans have found the away games for Liverpool this season to be highly entertaining. Following a 1-1 tie with Chelsea in the first game, at least three goals have been scored in each of the previous five away games. The final road game was a 2-2 tie with Brighton just before the international break.
Brighton versus Liverpool head-to-head statistics
Premier League: Liverpool 3-1 Bournemouth August 19, 2023
March 11, 2023: Bournemouth, 1 to 0. The Premier League’s Liverpool
July 27, 2022 – Liverpool 9 0 Premier League team Bournemouth
Premier League: Liverpool 2-1 Bournemouth, March 7, 2020
January 7, 2019 – Bournemouth 0–3. The Premier League’s Liverpool
In their previous nine encounters with Bournemouth, Liverpool has prevailed eight times. Actually, in their ten prior meetings with the Reds, the Cherries have only won once (eight loses and one draw).