Bournemouth made it back to the Premier League at the second time of asking, securing promotion back to the top flight in 2021/22. They did so with a second-place finish behind Fulham, with Scott Parker keeping his side towards the top of the league through the entire campaign.

Dominic Solanke starred with 30 goals in all competitions, and the Cherries’ astute transfer business saw them hold off a late charge from Nottingham Forest to secure automatic promotion.

We’ve taken a look at all you need to know about Bournemouth – from their next league game, to the latest football betting odds.

When is the next Bournemouth Premier League fixture?

Bournemouth’s reward for promotion is a home game to start their season, when they host Aston Villa at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday. The game kicks off at 15:00 and Bournemouth have won their last three games against Villa, each time by a 2-1 scoreline.

Last time out against Villa the Cherries even held out with 10 men, thanks to first-half goals from Philip Billing and Nathan Ake. Billing is still a key part of the side that performed so strongly in the Championship last season.

The two managers, Scott Parker and Steven Gerrard, met 15 times as players in the Premier League. Parker was a winner only four times, but all four victories came at home.

What are the odds that Bournemouth win their next game?

Bournemouth are unbeaten in their last 10 home league games dating back to January, and are 11/4 to beat Aston Villa in their opening game. After winning their previous three meetings with Villa 2-1, a fourth-successive 2-1 to the Cherries is 12/1.

Dominic Solanke scored 29 league goals last season and is expected to lead the line against Villa – the former Liverpool man is 4/1 to open the scoring. Solanke was the highest-scoring English player in the top four tiers of English football last season and is 17/2 to score two or more against Villa.

Although Bournemouth have a good recent record against the Villans, they have also conceded in each of their last eight games against Villa in all competitions. Both teams to score is 4/5, and both teams to score in both halves is 10/1.

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What is the latest Bournemouth injury and transfer news?

Two of Bournemouth’s summer signings are unlikely to feature in their opening match: Joe Rothwell’s thigh injury is almost certain to keep him out, and Ryan Fredericks is also a doubt as he builds his fitness. David Brooks is being managed carefully following his long layoff and Bournemouth have not placed any timelime on his comeback.

Who are Bournemouth’s key players?

English striker Dominic Solanke was in devastating form in the Championship, hitting 29 goals in 46 games, and will hope to contribute plenty more goals to Bournemouth’s cause this season. Jaidon Anthony is a livewire wide forward, while Philip Billing is both a midfield destroyer and goal threat.

Bournemouth Premier League Fixtures

Bournemouth’s Premier League fixtures for the 2022/23 season in full are below:

 

DateTimeMatchResult
06/08/202215:00Bournemouth v Aston Villa2-0
13/08/202215:00Manchester City v Bournemouth
20/08/202215:00Bournemouth v Aston Villa
20/08/202217:30Bournemouth v Arsenal
27/08/202215:00Liverpool v Bournemouth
31/08/202215:00Bournemouth v Wolves
03/09/202215:00Nottingham Forest v Bournemouth
10/09/202215:00Bournemouth v Brighton
17/09/202215:00Newcastle United v Bournemouth
01/10/202215:00Bournemouth v Brentford
08/10/202215:00Bournemouth v Leicester City
14/10/202215:00Fulham v Bournemouth
18/10/202220:15Bournemouth v Southampton
24/10/202220:00West Ham United v Bournemouth
29/10/202215:00Bournemouth v Spurs
05/11/202215:00Leeds United v Bournemouth
12/11/202215:00Bournemouth v Everton
26/12/202215:00Chelsea v Bournemouth
31/12/202215:00Bournemouth v Crystal Palace
02/01/202315:00Manchester United v Bournemouth
14/01/202315:00Brentford v Bournemouth
21/01/202315:00Bournemouth v Nottingham Forest
04/02/202315:00Brighton v Bournemouth
11/02/202315:00Bournemouth v Newcastle United
18/02/202315:00Wolves v Bournemouth
25/02/202315:00Bournemouth v Manchester City
04/03/202315:00Arsenal v Bournemouth
11/03/202315:00Bournemouth v Liverpool
18/03/202315:00Aston Villa v Bournemouth
01/04/202315:00Bournemouth v Fulham
08/04/202315:00Leicester City v Bournemouth
15/04/202315:00Spurs v Bournemouth
22/04/202315:00Bournemouth v West Ham United
26/04/202315:00Southampton v Bournemouth
29/04/202315:00Bournemouth v Leeds United
06/05/202315:00Bournemouth v Chelsea
13/05/202315:00Crystal Palace v Bournemouth
20/05/202316:00Bournemouth v Manchester United

What are the Bournemouth odds to be relegated from the Premier League?

Bournemouth are odds-on to make an immediate return to the Championship, although theirs is a settled squad with plenty of Premier League experience and some improving young talent. Solanke’s goals will be key, and he is 66/1 to finish as the league’s top goalscorer.

Who is the manager of Bournemouth?

Scott Parker is the Bournemouth boss and guided the Cherries to promotion at the first attempt after taking over at the Vitality Stadium in 2021. It was Parker’s second promotion to the Premier League after he pulled off the feat with Fulham back in 2020. A fine player in his day, Parker is one of the youngest managers in the Premier League.

Where is Bournemouth’s stadium?

Bournemouth play at the Vitality Stadium close to the town centre, which was built in 1910 and has been gradually modernised in recent years. With a capacity of 11,307, it’s one of the smaller grounds in the Premier League but its tight design can make for a loud atmosphere – especially when the Cherries are on top.