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Bournemouth vs Wolves preview, predictions & possible XIs

By Steve Jennings

Published: 15:26, 21 November 2019

There has been little to separate Bournemouth and Wolves in the Premier League so far this season.

Both sides have collected 16 points and sit in the top half of the table, giving their fans hope of pushing for European qualification by the end of the campaign.

But which Bournemouth side will we see this weekend? And can Wolves keep up their unbeaten run?

Read on for our preview, predictions, team news, possible XIs and more.

When is Bournemouth vs Wolves and where can I watch live?

Competition: Premier League

Venue: Vitality Stadium

Date: Saturday, 23 November 2019

Kick-off: 3:00 PM (UK time)

TV coverage (UK): N/A

Last five meetings: Bournemouth v Wolves

23 February 2019: Bournemouth 1-1 Wolves (Premier League)

15 December 2018: Wolves 2-0 Bournemouth (Premier League)

3 March 2015: Bournemouth 2-1 Wolves (Championship)

6 December 2014: Wolves 1-2 Bournemouth (Championship)

22 September 1998: Wolves 1-2 Bournemouth (League Cup)

Aggregate Score: Bournemouth (DLWWW) 7-6 Wolves (DWLLL)

Ones to watch

Bournemouth: Philip Billing

Billing was one of the most underappreciated players in the Premier League last season, mainly because of Huddersfield’s terrible form. But Eddie Howe saw enough to bring him in at Bournemouth and his performances in central midfield have been one of the key factors in Bournemouth’s good start. Billing will have to be at his best to thwart some talented midfielders in the Wolves side this weekend.

Key stat: Billing has made 28 tackles in the Premier League this season, at least 11 more than any other Bournemouth player.

Wolves: Joao Moutinho

This is a contest that could be won or lost in central midfield. With Billing marshalling in front of the Bournemouth defence, Joao Moutinho’s job will be to exploit any gaps the hosts leave. He certainly has the potential to do that, while he will also be tasked with breaking up Bournemouth’s attacking play, something he is capable of doing with his ability to tackle.

Key stat: Moutinho has created more chances (21) and made more tackles (43) than any other Wolves player in the Premier League this season.

Team news


Howe is still without David Brooks, Junior Stanislas, Charlie Daniels and Lloyd Kelly, all of whom are injured. Andrew Surman, Ryan Fraser and Josh King also face late checks.

Predicted XI: Ramsdale; Smith, S. Cook, Ake, Rico; H. Wilson, L. Cook, Billing, Fraser; Solanke, C. Wilson.

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Willy Boly remains sidelined through injury while Adama Traore is a doubt having pulled out of the Spain squad during the international break. Morgan Gibbs-White could also miss out.

Predicted XI: Patricio; Dendoncker, Coady, Saiss; Doherty, Joao Moutinho, Ruben Neves, Jonny; Pedro Neto, Diogo Jota; Jimenez.

Squawka prediction

Bournemouth have been struggling for goals, but that will only motivate them against a Wolves side who also have the potential to score multiple times, all of which could result in an open game and an entertaining draw.

Scoreline prediction: Bournemouth 2-2 Wolves

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