Bournemouth welcome Brighton and Hove Albion to Dean Court on Friday evening with Eddie Howe's side still looking to get their first point of the 2017/18 Premier League season.
The Seagulls have unsurprisingly found life in the top-flight a lot tougher than their Championship campaign last season, but shrewd signings such as Pascal Groß and Davy Pröpper means that they certainly do not lack the quality to stay up.
This could be one of the first 'six pointers' of the season for both sides, and he
Pascal Groß enjoyed a fine pre-season and tops the goalscoring charts for the Seagulls so far, while striker Tomer Hemed has enjoyed somewhat of a resurgence after only being the third-choice striker last year.
The last time the two clubs met, Bournemouth
Wilson's strike - Bournemouth's 89th of 2014-15 - saw his side break their highest tally for goals scored in a league campaign which saw the Cherries win the Championship on the last day of the season.
Andrew Surman vs
Groß plays a key role as the trequartista of the Brighton side, providing the link between midfield and attack. Not only is his link up play with Tomer Hemed a major part of the Seagulls' Premier League dynamic, but the German often draws defenders forward from their back line and then can easily offload to Anthony Knockaert and Solly March on the wings.
Andrew Surman is normally the anchor man of the Bournemouth midfield and so the South African will need to ensure that
Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser limped off before half-time during their defeat to Arsenal and so is not expected to play any part on Friday, while long-term absentee and key player Callum Wilson is still out injured.
Eddie Howe may revert back to a four man defence after back-to-back losses and Simon Francis is likely to place Tyrone Mings at the back after the former Ipswich man was substituted early in their previous game.
Chris Hughton is unlikely to make many changes to his starting eleven after their morale-boosting 3-1 win at home to West Brom.
Liam Rosenior may replace injury-doubt Bruno at right-back, but midfielders Beram Kayal and Steve Sidwell, as well as striker Sam Baldock will definitely not feature through injury.
Potential Bournemouth Starting Lineup (4-3-3): Begović; Smith, Aké, Francis, Daniels; Gosling, Surman, Arter; King, Defoe, Ibe.
Potential Brighton Starting Lineup (4-4-1-1): Ryan; Rosenior, Dunk, Duffy, Suttner; March, Stephens,
A more attacking formation from Eddie Howe should shore up their goal-scoring problems, but a draw will be the most likely result.
Prediction: Bournemouth 1-1 Brighton