Foxes To Feast On Cherries As Relegation Looms

As the season nears crunch-time, relegation-threatened Bournemouth host Champions League contenders Leicester City at the Vitality Stadium.

Bournemouth find themselves 18th with 28 points but are now three points off safety.

On the back of their first point since the restart at home to Tottenham and a first clean sheet in 17 games against them also a spirited performance away to Man United despite their defeat manager Eddie Howe will feel a win is long overdue.

Leicester, on the other hand, are the epitomy of inconsistency; 3 draws, 2 defeats and one win although they were unlucky not to pinch all three points against 10 man Arsenal this week.

Leicester cannot afford to drop points within form United breathing down their necks for a top 4 place, Jamie Vardy may consider himself lucky not to see red against the Gunners but he has scored in 13 of Leicester's 17 wins this season which is the highest rate in the league at 76.5%.

Eddie Howe will be without Adam Smith after he was forced off against spurs with a head injury. Steve Cook may have to settle for a place on the bench again but David Brooks is expected to be fit again.

Brenden Rodgers is awaiting news on Ben Chilwell and James Maddison so Pereira remains the only long term injury.

Score prediction

Leicester looked like they had shaken off the restart wobbles in their performance against Arsenal so I can see the Foxes feasting on the Cherries and coming away with a 1-3 win

Match Preview written by Graham Ives.