Bournemouth – Newcastle United LIVE In-Play – Bournemouth’s great run of form came to a sudden hault if they were thrashed 4-1 by Huddersfield in their final game 2 weeks ago. Eddie Howe could have used the rest to regroup and attempt to begin another fantastic run of form beginning this weekend. The Cherries are unbeaten in their last five at home, but have not kept a clean sheet at Dean Court since November.
The Magpies are two points clear of the bottom three and a win will pull them level on points with Bournemouth, who begin the weekend at 11th. Rafa Benitez’s side have lost one of the last four away league games. Bournemouth won the reverse fixture 1-0 straight back in November and will now try to set a double Benitez’s guys on Saturday. This is an equally poised game without a clear favorite. Expect both teams to get on the scoresheet.
Bournemouth LIVE In-Play
Jermain Defoe is back in practice but likely to be healthy to comprise this weekend, whereas Tyrone Mings remains outside for Bournemouth. Steve Cook is expected to line up despite his terror showing two weeks past. Adam Smith will make his first start at over four weeks, substituting Ryan Fraser at appropriate wing-back.
Newcastle LIVE In-Play
Martin Dubravka will kick his position in goal following an inspired debut against Manchester United last time outside. Islam Slimani has suffered a set back into his recovery from trauma and will not be fit enough to create his Newcastle debut for the following couple weeks. Jesus Gamez remains ruled out for the off side, but Ciaran Clark will form a portion of their travelling squad after beating injury.