Premier League 2019-20 – Bournemouth vs Sheffield Utd Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Bournemouth vs Sheffield Utd kick off? Saturday 10th August, 15:00 (UK)

Where is Bournemouth vs Sheffield Utd being played? Vitality Stadium

What television channel is Bournemouth vs Sheffield Utd on in the UK? Bournemouth vs Sheffield Utd will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Bournemouth vs Sheffield Utd in the UK? N/A

Where can I get tickets for Bournemouth vs Sheffield Utd?

Bournemouth - https://tickets.afcb.co.uk/Online/default.asp?

Sheffield Utd - https://tickets.sufc.co.uk/en-GB/categories/away

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last six meetings: Sheffield Utd W6
All-time meetings: Bournemouth W1, Sheffield Utd W10, D4

THE TEAM NEWS

BOURNEMOUTH

Predicted line-up (4-4-1-1): Begovic; Smith, Mepham, Ake, Daniels; Fraser, Surman, Lerma, Ibe; King; Wilson

Unavailable: L. Cook (Injured), Francis (Injured), Gosling (Injured), Brooks (Injured), Kelly (Injured), Stanislas (Injured)

Doubtful:

  • Bournemouth will be hoping for a similarly good start to last season when they beat newly-promoted Cardiff 2-0 at home on the opening day.
  • It has been a relatively quiet summer for Eddie Howe's men but they are buoyed by the news that star striker Wilson has signed a new deal
  • Howe has a number of injury concerns ahead of this opening match but the signings of Billing, Stacey and Kelly will add depth to his squad.

SHEFFIELD UTD

Predicted line-up (3-4-2-1): Henderson; Basham, Egan, O'Connell; Baldock, Lundstram, Norwood, Stevens; Freeman, Robinson; McBurnie

Unavailable:

Doubtful:

  • Newly-promoted Sheff Utd make the long trip down to the South Coast on their return to the Premier League after a 12-year absence.
  • Highly-respected boss Chris Wilder signed a new contract in the summer and has made various acquisitions to bolster his squad.
  • Wilder will likely phase some of his new signings into the side but Robinson, Freeman and potentially Jagielka could all feature here.

THE PREDICTION

Bournemouth are the hosts as newcomers Sheff Utd return to the Premier League on the South Coast. Eddie Howe's men are one of the more unpredictable teams in the league but they beat newly-promoted Cardiff on the opening day last year, and can inflict an opening day defeat on the Blades here too.

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