2022-23 Premier League: Week 11 – Bournemouth vs Southampton

Bournemouth welcome Southampton to the Vitality Stadium in a South Coast derby.

Victory could see Bournemouth climb as high as sixth depending upon results elsewhere, whereas Southampton can climb out of the relegation zone with a win.


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Ben Pearson is a doubt for Bournemouth as he nears a return from a knee injury.

Lloyd Kelly (ankle) and David Brooks (fitness) remain absent.

Southampton could be without Armel Bella-Kotchap after he suffered a shoulder injury during Sunday’s draw against West Ham.

Valentino Livramento (knee) and Romeo Lavia (muscle) remain ruled out.


Stat Attack

  • Bournemouth have won one of their last five Premier League meetings against Southampton (W1, D2, L2).
  • Southampton have lost just one of their last five league visits to Bournemouth (W2, D2, L1).
  • Bournemouth have failed to score in their last three home games against Southampton in all competitions (D1, L2), during which they conceded five goals without reply.
  • Gary O’Neil’s Cherries are yet to keep a disciplinary clean sheet at home this season.
  • Southampton are yet to score a headed goal in Premier League this season.



Having showed fantastic attacking intensity in their passes and runs with excellent finishing, Bournemouth certainly will be eager to produce a reaction after some dodgy defending allowed Fulham to fight back twice to snatch a 2-2 draw.

Southampton meanwhile were lucky to get their goal against West Ham amidst a mix-up involving the referee, which ultimately proved enough for a draw with solid defending because they just seem to lack finishing quality on attack which is a worry.

Now if Bournemouth turn up and play like they did on Saturday but with better defending and Southampton don’t improve, I can just see one result but the Saints seem to relish this fixture although a win here does look unlikely based on current form so a draw might be possible.

Prediction: Bournemouth 1-1 Southampton

Result: Bournemouth 0-1 Southampton

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