Andoni Iraola, Bournemouth’s manager, faced potential dismissal after a series of winless games at the beginning. However, their victory against Following a break in their three-game winning streak, Tottenham Hotspur prepares to face an in-form Bournemouth on New Year’s Eve.
While Spurs suffered a significant defeat against Brighton recently, Bournemouth continued their impressive form with a sixth win in seven games during Boxing Day, solidifying their climb up the Premier League standings.
During their last match at Brighton’s stadium, Tottenham found themselves trailing by two goals within the first 30 minutes. Their inability to register a shot on target in the initial half set the stage for a challenging game, where Brighton added two more goals. Despite late efforts by Alejo Veliz and Ben Davies that narrowed the lead, Tottenham missed additional opportunities and couldn’t complete a comeback.
The defeat placed them just behind rivals Arsenal in the league standings, with West Ham United trailing closely by three points. Tottenham now heads home for their last game of the year, hosting their first New Year’s Eve match since 2011. Historically, they haven’t won their final league game in the past five years, but manager Ange Postecoglou aims to change that against Bournemouth.
In previous Premier League encounters, Tottenham has scored 32 goals in 13 meetings against Bournemouth, averaging 2.5 goals per game. However, the upcoming fixture sees a different Bournemouth side, presenting a new challenge at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Burnley marked a turning point. Since then, Bournemouth has excelled, leading the Premier League in wins (seven) and points (22), showing promise for their upcoming match at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on New Year’s Eve.
Their recent form includes a dominant win over Fulham, making it six victories in seven games with consistent scoring of at least two goals each match. This streak stands as their longest in the Premier League, and they have an opportunity to secure five consecutive top-flight wins for the first time.
Dominic Solanke, Justin Kluivert, and Luis Sinisterra contributed to the recent win, with Solanke reaching 12 Premier League goals this season. Solanke’s scoring spree has been impressive, with eight goals in seven league matches. He aims to emulate Callum Wilson’s record of scoring in four successive Premier League games.