Match Preview : Bournemouth vs Southampton

Bournemouth have only lost one of their last seven home matches, while Southampton have only won one away league matche in the Premier League all season.

Goals have proved a problem for Southampton this season – only Middlesbrough have scored fewer in the Premier League this season – and they are now without their main striker, Charlie Austin, for the next three months.

The Cherries beat Southampton 2-0 at home last season and they should be confident of consolidating their place in the top 10 before Christmas with another win here. Place your bet on

Team News

Bournemouth – Eddie Howe may see no reason to change the team after they secured a 1-0 win over Leicester on Tuesday, although the fitness of his players may change that. He is expected to be without Lewis Cook, Andrew Surman and Junior Stanislas here, however.

Callum Wilson was forced off in stoppage time in their win over the reigning Premier League champions after suffering a head injury but has been cleared of concussion since. He is available, although Benik Afobe may continue up front.

Marc Pugh scored the winner and finished as the WhoScored man of the match against Leicester, which may have earned him a second start in under a week here.

Ryan Fraser had a scan on an ankle injury and Bournemouth are waiting on the results.

Southampton – Charlie Austin is sidelined for the next three months, at the very least, due to a shoulder injury sustained in the Europa League last week.

Oriol Romeu is a suspended after picking up his fifth booking of the season, which leaves Southampton with a big hole to fill when they face Bournemouth this weekend.

Cedric Soares missed the 0-0 draw with Stoke through illness and may not recover in time to face the Cherries.

Match Facts

Bournemouth have seen under 2.5 goals in 5 of their last 6 matches against Southampton in all competitions.

Southampton have failed to win their last 5 away matches in Premier League.

NaijaBet Odds

As at this post Bournemouth has 2.90 odd to win the match on NaijaBet  while Southamptom has 2.64 odd to win the match also, while the odd to draw the match is 3.17.

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