​Bournemouth will be desperate to end their awful run of form when they host fellow Premier League strugglers Brighton at the Vitality Stadium on Tuesday night.


The Cherries have lost their last four and are in serious danger of going down, having failed to pick up points against relegation rivals Watford and Norwich in recent weeks.

Neal Maupay,Chris Mepham

They will need to up their game against Brighton, who also aren't in the greatest of form despite some decent performances under Graham Potter.


Here's everything you need to know ahead of Tuesday night's ​game...


Where to Watch

When Is Kick Off?Tuesday 21 January
What Time Is Kick Off?19:30 (GMT)
Where Is it Played?Vitality Stadium
TV Channel/Live Stream?BT Sport Score
Referee?Kevin Friend

Team News

Steve Cook

​Bournemouth will be without captain Steve Cook after his ridiculous red card for handball against ​NorwichThis means Simon Francis will probably return to partner ​Nathan Ake at the back, while long-term absentees Lloyd Kelly, David Brooks and Charlie Daniels will also be out.


​Brighton have some defensive injuries of their own, with Dan Burn expected to be out until March with a broken collar bone. Jose Izquierdo is also out with a long-term knee injury.


Glenn Murray could return to the starting lineup against his old club, while Martin Montoya might return at right back in place of Steven Alzate.


Predicted Lineups


BournemouthRamsdale; Smith, Francis, Ake, Rico; Fraser, L. Cook, Lerma, H. Wilson; C. Wilson, Solanke.
BrightonRyan; Montoya, Webster, Dunk, Bernardo; Mooy, Propper, Stephens, Trossard; Maupay, Murray.

Head to Head Record

Callum Wilson,Bernd Leno

Historically Bournemouth​ have just about edged it in this fixture, with 43 wins to Brighton's 39. There have been 29 draws. It shows how far both sides have come that this game was a League One fixture at the start of the last decade.


Bournemouth inflicted a 5-0 hammering on Brighton, that looked like it could send the Seagulls down last season. What they would give for another result like that on Tuesday night, eh?


Recent Form

Eddie Howe

For perhaps the first time in his career as Bournemouth manager, serious questions are being asked about Eddie Howe following his side's rapid drop in form.


The Cherries started promisingly enough but after a run of just one win in 12 with no goals in four Premier League matches, they look ​destined for the drop.


Graham Potter on the other hand has earned plenty of admirers for the way he has got his Brighton side playing. That being said, the Seagulls are only three points above the relegation zone and could really do with putting a few results together after just one win in nine.


Here's how the two have got on in their last five matches...


BournemouthBrighton
Norwich 1-0 Bournemouth (18/1)Brighton 1-1 Aston Villa (18/1)
Watford 3-0 Bournemouth (12/1)Everton 1-0 Brighton (11/1)
Bournemouth 4-0 Luton (4/1)Brighton 0-1 Sheffield Wednesday (4/1)
West Ham 4-0 Bournemouth (1/1)Brighton 1-1 Chelsea (1/1)
Brighton 2-0 Bournemouth (28/12)Brighton 2-0 Bournemouth (28/12)


Prediction

Leandro Trossard,Neal Maupay

Bournemouth really need a win here, but based on the way the two teams have been playing, you have to favour Brighton for this one.


The Cherries simply can't score goals and they're conceding a fair few as well, while Brighton look much better in the middle of the park. Expect the Seagulls to edge a tight contest.

Prediction: Bournemouth 0-1 Brighton