Date: 12th November 2015 at 7:33pm
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With seven Premier League games remaining until the turn of the year and the season’s halfway stage, we take a look at how we think Bournemouth will fare up until the start of 2016.

Vs Swansea City (A), Nov 21

After being dumped into the Premier League’s bottom three by fellow strugglers Newcastle United on Saturday, the Cherries will be desperate to climb above the dreaded dotted line next weekend in Wales. But despite the Swans’ poor run of form under Garry Monk, we are predicting a fifth straight defeat for Eddie Howe’s men.

Shoot Says: Lose

Vs Everton (H), Nov 28

Make that six! It doesn’t get much easier for the newly promoted side. Next up to visit the Goldsands Stadium is Roberto Martinez’s Everton, who currently sit comfortably in ninth place. Given the visitors’ attacking flair, Cherries fans will most likely be going home empty handed once more. Sorry guys.

Shoot Says: Lose

17th August 2015 - Barclays Premier League - Liverpool v Bournemouth - Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe applauds the support after the match - Photo: Simon Stacpoole / Offside.

Saturday’s 1-0 defeat against Newcastle United means Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth have now lost their last four Premier League games in a row.

Vs Chelsea (A), Dec 5

Some say playing Chelsea at the moment is the best time to play Jose Mourinho’s men given their catastrophic start to the season. Despite only being three points better off than Bournemouth in the current standings, a trip to Stamford Bridge to face the defending champions still would not have been high on Eddie Howe’s Christmas wishlist after a large winless streak.

Shoot Says: Lose

Vs Manchester United (H), Dec 12

From defending Premier League champions to 13-time Premier League winners. No rest for the wicked if you are a Cherries fan this Christmas. Manchester United should walk away from the south coast with a relatively comfortable three points against the English top-flight debutants, despite their lack of goalscoring threat recently.

Shoot Says: Lose

Vs West Brom (A), Dec 19

Surely a winnable game in some Cherries fans’ eyes, but we still fancy the home outfit to see out all three points. If our predictions are to go by; West Brom would inflict a ninth straight league defeat on Bournemouth, something that’ll certainly ruin the festive spirit down on the south coast.

Shoot Says: Lose

Vs Crystal Palace (H), Dec 26

Hurrah! Perhaps there is some festive cheer yet for Bournemouth fans on Boxing Day when the Cherries welcome Crystal Palace to the Goldsands Stadium. Despite Alan Pardew’s Eagles being tipped to fight for European football come the end of the season, we fancy Eddie Howe’s side to pick up their first point since October 3 with a nervy stalemate!

Shoot Says: Draw

Vs Arsenal (A), Dec 28

Ouch! So much for that boost in encouragement and optimism. Bournemouth see out 2015 with a unfavourable trip to the Emirates to face joint-leaders Arsenal in their prime. With the Gunners boasting five wins from their previous six league games, we believe Arsene Wenger’s side will still be competing in title contention form. A predicted tenth defeat in their last 11 matches would leave Bournemouth rock-bottom heading into 2016…

Shoot Says: Lose

Overall Points: 9

League position: 20th

 
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