The meeting between Leicester and AFC Bournemouth earlier in the season was the first meeting between the two clubs since the 1989/90 season. Leicester won both games winning 2-1 at home with John Williams getting the Cherries goal. The score at Dean Court was 2-3 with Gavin Peacock and Trevor Aylott getting the goals. Leicester finished 13th in the league while the Cherries were relegated back to Division 3
The 1988/89 season saw a reversal of fortunes with the Cherries winning both League fixtures. At home the Cherries won 2-1 with goals from the wing wizard Jason Brissett and an own goal from Newell (thank you very much). Away from home it was a 1-0 win with the goal coming from the scoring sensation Colin Clarke. Cherries finished 12th while Leicester finished 15th.
Bournemouth and Leicester have played each other 8 times in all competitions. In all those games they have never contested a draw. Its 5 wins for Leicester and 3 wins for Bournemouth. In the League its 4 wins for Leicester and 3 wins for Bournemouth.
LAST TIME OUT
After the 5-2 home thrashing of Milwall and a creditable draw at Notts Forest the Cherries couldn’t pull off a result at the King Power Stadium
NEW BOY – YANN KERMONGANT
The new Cherries striker played for Leicester from 2009-2011 scoring 1 goal in 20 games. Here he is scoring against Bournemouth back at the beginning of the season.
STATS AND FACTS
Will AFC Bournemouth win today? Here some stats and facts.
Bournemouth have won 50%, drawn 15% and lost 35% of their last 20 home games.
Bournemouth have kept a clean sheet in 20% of their last 20 home games.
Bournemouth have failed to score in 20% of their last 20 home games.
Leicester have won 50%, drawn 20% and lost 30% of their last 20 away games.
Leicester have kept a clean sheet in 20% of their last 20 away games.
Leicester have failed to score in 10% of their last 20 away games.
VIEW FROM THE SOUTH END
Its been a long time since we played Leicester, but there are two things I can remember about them, Emile Heskey played for them and Dennis Bergkamp scored one of the greatest goals ever against them. I also remember getting a lot of shit of them in a pub back in the late 80’s?. I don’t think I was old enough to drink (honest), but still got picked on by a bunch of old men with their rib-tickling sense of humour. Never realised Northeners were so funny, but then they thought Bernard Manning was funny. In memory of those cheery Northeners I will be using ‘What you looking at p**f’ to upset any opposition fans.
PREDICTION: Leicester are the in-form team and they are playing well and they are scoring goals away from home. Who cares? It means nothing when a team comes to Dean Court. Plus, it must be time for a slip-up, and this is the game to provide it. I reckon with a front three of Grabban, Rantie and Kermongant we could score a hatful of goals. Of course, we will let a few in, so the score is going to be 3-3. (Warning: remember our predictions are usually wrong).