Bournemouth vs Tottenham: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview

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Mauricio Pochettino's side can secure their place in next season's Champions League should they beat the Cherries away from home

With a tough task to topple Ajax and reach the Champions League final ahead of them, Tottenham will first have the chance to secure their place in Europe's top club competition for next season when they face Bournemouth on Saturday.

Mauricio Pochettino's side will secure at least fourth place by toppling the Cherries, with fifth-placed Arsenal being unable to catch their rivals in their final two games should Spurs gain all three points.

Heung-Min Son features in the starting XI, with Pochettino deciding to start the South Korean despite undoubtedly having one eye on the return leg of the Champions League semi-final on Wednesday.

Eddie Howe's side, meanwhile, have seen their season blighted by injury but are at the very least assured of safety and will be looking to send their fans into the off-season with a win from their last home game of the campaign.

Game Bournemouth vs Tottenham
Date Saturday, May 4
Time 12:30pm BST / 7:30am EST

TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch


In the United States (US), the game will be shown on NBC Sports Live and streamed on NBCSports.com.

US TV channel Online stream
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In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will be shown on Sky Sports Premier League and streamed on the Sky Go app.

UK TV channel Online stream
Sky Sports Premier League Sky Go

Squads & Team News


Position Bournemouth players
Goalkeepers Boruc, Begovic, Travers
Defenders Ake, Mings, Simpson, Clyne, Smith, Mepham, Steve Cook
Midfielders Pugh, Ibe, Ofoborh, Gosling, Lerma, Brooks, Hyndman
Forwards Mousset, King, Wilson

The big team news for Bournemouth is the inclusion of 19-year-old goalkeeper Mark Travers, who is the youngest debutant keeper in the Premier League since Joe Hart in 2006.

Elsewhere, Jordon Ibe is handed a rare start and there's also a place for the returning Adam Smith in defence.

Bournemouth starting XI: Travers; Clyne, Cook, Simpson, Smith; Ibe, Ake, Lerma, Fraser; King, Wilson.

Subs: Boruc, Mousset, Hyndman, Taylor, Mepham, Surridge, Ofoborh.

Position Tottenham squad
Goalkeepers Lloris, Vorm, Gazzaniga
Defenders Trippier, Rose, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Sanchez, Walker-Peters, Foyth, Davies
Midfielders Dier, Wanyama, Sissoko, Eriksen, Lucas, Marsh, Skipp, Lamela, Alli
Forwards Llorente, Son

Heung-Min Son starts for Tottenham having missed the 1-0 defeat to Ajax due to suspension, with Fernando Llorente dropping to the bench.

Jan Vertonghen also misses out after the head injury he picked up against the Dutch side, with Davinson Sanchez starting at centre-back alongside Toby Alderweireld.

England midfielder Eric Dier, meanwhile, is also handed a start.

Tottenham starting XI: Lloris; Trippier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Rose; Dier, Sissoko; Eriksen, Dele, Lucas; Son.

Subs: Gazzaniga, Davies, Foyth, Skipp, Wanyama, Janssen, Llorente.


Betting & Match Odds


Tottenham are odds-on favourites at 10/11 favourites to win with bet365 . Bournemouth are priced at 3/1, with a draw at the same price.

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Match Preview


Lucas Moura Tottenham 2018-19

Faced with a trip to the Netherlands knowing they have to overturn a 1-0 away-goal deficit  to reach the Champions League final, Tottenham must first turn their focus to domestic concerns as they look to seal a spot at the top table of European football for next season.

Spurs will be able to confirm a top-four spot in the Premier League if they can overcome Bournemouth, with all three points meaning fifth-placed Arsenal would then be unable to catch them in their final two matches.

Lucas Moura has  stated his belief that Spurs are still capable of booking their place in the Champions League final , urging them to match the spirit they showed to overcome Manchester City in the quarters.

"The spirit against City was amazing, unbelievable. We need to play like that in Amsterdam," the Brazilian said .

"We went to the Etihad and played a very good game against City. We were strong mentally. Now we need to do the same: run, fight. I believe in my team-mates. Let's rest well now, prepare for the next game and believe always.

"You know Mauricio. He loves to touch our minds and to motivate. We have a lot of character. I think it would be foolish to write us off. We have proven that a lot of times this season."

Spurs will no doubt be expecting a tough afternoon against an injury-blighted Bournemouth, with the likes of Ryan Fraser and Callum Wilson capable of causing the visitors problems.

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Eddie Howe's side will be determined to give a good account of themselves, particularly after they were routed 5-0 in the reverse fixture late last year .

Goals from Christian Erikisen, Lucas, Son and Harry Kane gave the hosts a big win at Wembley on Boxing Day but it is likely to be a much more even contest at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday.

 

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