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Preview: Bournemouth vs. Aston Villa - predictions, team news, line-ups

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Sports Mole previews Saturday’s Premier League match between Bournemouth and Aston Villa, including predictions, team news and expected line-ups.

Resuming life at the top for the first time in two years, promotion Bournemouth Welcome Aston Villa Head to Vitality Stadium for the Premier League opener on Saturday.

The Cherries finished second in the championship last season, but Villa had to settle for a mid-table finish after an inconsistent campaign to regain their place in England’s elite. I did.

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A baptism of fire awaits as Bournemouth return to the tenuous atmosphere of the Premier League. Given the formidable opponent lists for many of the games this month, the pressure is on to at least avoid a loss in the season opener.

Soon faced with trips to Manchester City and Liverpool, and visits from Arsenal, Scott ParkerThe team hopes to face Aston Villa, who also played in the club’s first Premier League match almost seven years ago.

But despite last season’s relative success, many Cherries fans are unnerved by the lack of signings this summer, with pundits blaming relegation before the ball is kicked in the 2022-23 season. Lined up for

With few new faces, Parker relies on established regulars like Jefferson Lerma, Lewis Cook, Philip Billing and captain Lloyd Kelly Excellence at a higher level, Dominic Solanke He is expected to contribute a goal in his top-flight comeback as a more experienced striker.

Last time, Solanke scored just three goals amid fanfare after joining from Liverpool, but the former England international has since scored 44 goals in two championship seasons.

Meanwhile, Bournemouth’s supporting cast will be making a comeback. David Brooks and Irish goalkeeper Mark Traversboth could play major roles in an attempt to keep the South Coast Club alive next May.

Philippe Coutinho in action at Aston Villa on 30 July 2022© Reuters

Contrary to the hosts, Aston Villa are looking to attack the top six of the Premier League this season, but need to make up a significant deficit in just a few months.

the ambition of Steven Gerrard It was largely filled by Villains ownership this summer. Diego Carlos When Boubacar Kamara The most eye-catching arrival, alongside a permanent signature Philippe Coutinho.

Many of their summer businesses were completed early, including the move of the Blackpool Boss Neil CritchleyJoined as Gerrard’s assistant Michael Bealedeparture.

After a successful pre-season with four wins and one draw, Villa also named a new captain to replace the previous incumbent. Tyrone Mingsmiddle dynamo John McGuinn I will wear the armband from this weekend onwards.

Last season’s 14th-place finish in the league was allied with an all-too-familiar early exit from the Cup, far exceeding expectations at Villa Park amidst talk of a European challenge earlier in the season. Fallen short – given the opportunity to mold this time, Gerrard’s first full campaign must deliver results.

With that in mind, Villa didn’t get off to a rocky start. After the trip to Bournemouth they will face Everton, Crystal his Palace and West Ham United.

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Bournemouth manager Scott Parker before the game on 9 April 2022© Reuters

As if Bournemouth’s drought in the transfer market wasn’t hostile enough to Scott Parker, summer signings Joe Rothwell When Ryan Fredericks – Both joined on free transfers – Injuries ruled out the first weekend of the Premier League.

Fredericks was acquired to provide competition Jack Stacy When Adam Smith However, the former West Ham player’s calf problem means the latter will start on Saturday.

midfielder Marcus Tavernier, who recently arrived from Middlesbrough should make an appearance at least at some stage. Dominic Solanke leads the front line. Junior Stanislas Following his strike in the final warm-up game against Real Sociedad, he was able to start to support the host’s frontman.

Villa, meanwhile, are expected to bring in new additions of their own, with Diego Carlos starting in central defense and Boubacar Camara playing the ‘number six’ role.But Kamala’s fellow midfielder Carney Chukwuemeka Transferred to Chelsea after refusing to sign a new contract.

Swedish signature Ludwig Augustinson When Robin Olsen Provides backup on the bench, but Philippe Coutinho needs to pip Emi Buendia To a place that supports the center striker.

Whether Steven Gerrard is 4-3-1-2 or 4-3-3, Leon Bailey Although it is scheduled to start following an impressive pre-season, Olly Watkins, Danny Ings When Cameron Archer You have to fight it out to work up front.

Possible starters for Bournemouth:
Traverse; Smith, Mepham, Kelly, and Zemla. Christie, Cook, Lerma, Anthony.Claim; Solanke

Candidates for Aston Villa’s starting XI:
Martinez; Cash, Carlos, Mings, Digne. Kamara, McGinn, J. Ramsey.Bailey, Watkins, Coutinho

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Bournemouth 1-2 Aston Villa

Bournemouth, who lost just three times in 23 home games last season, are at championship level but are not bullish at home, but there is a quality difference between the two sides.

Since returning to the top league three years ago, Villa have built a setup worthy of the top half and can use their superior firepower to give Birmingham three points back.

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