Southampton make the short trip down to Bournemouth in a Premier League clash on the south coast on Wednesday night.
Bournemouth are sitting pretty in eighth in the table heading into this one, having extended their unbeaten run a game further at the expense of Fulham over the weekend.
The Saints, meanwhile, are struggling and find themselves stuck in the relegation zone ahead of Wednesday, but did hold West Ham to a draw on Saturday to inspire some much-needed confidence among the squad.
Here's everything you need to know.
Where are Bournemouth vs Southampton playing?
- Location: Bournemouth, England
- Stadium: Vitality Stadium
- Date: Wednesday 19 October
- Kick-off time: 19:30 BST / 14:30 EST / 11:30 PST
- VAR: Stuart Burt
- Referee: John Brooks
Where can you watch Bournemouth vs Southampton on TV in UK, US, Canada?
- UK: Amazon Prime Video
- USA: Peacock
- Canada: fuboTV Canada
Where can you watch Bournemouth vs Southampton highlights in UK, US, Canada?
- UK: Prime Video Sport YouTube channel
- USA: nbcsports.com
- Canada: fuboTV Canada
Bournemouth vs Southampton H2H results (Last Five Games)
- Bournemouth: 1 win
- Southampton: 2 wins
- Draws: 2
Current Form (Last Five Games)
- Bournemouth: WDDWD
- Southampton: LLLLD
Bournemouth team news
The Cherries will be without defender Jack Stephens who is ineligible against his parent club, while there is little change in regards to who is expected to return from injury.
David Brooks and Lloyd Kelly will miss out with thigh and ankle problems respectively, but Ben Pearson could return following a knee issue.
Bournemouth predicted lineup vs Southampton
Bournemouth starting XI (4-4-2): Neto; Fredericks, Mepham, Senesi, Smith; Christie, Cook, Lerma, Tavernier; Billing, Solanke
Bench: Travers, Rothwell, Stacey, Stanislas, Pearson, Dembele, Moore, Anthony, Zemura
Southampton team news
Ralph Hasenhuttl will have to do without summer signing Armel Bella-Kotchap, who suffered a disloacted shoulder in the draw with West Ham and faces a period on the sidelines.
Tino Livramento continues to work towards a comeback from a long-term knee injury, while Romeo Lavia (thigh) is also expected to miss out once again.
Southampton predicted lineup vs Bournemouth
Starting XI (4-2-2-2): Bazunu; Walker-Peters, Caleta-Car, Salisu, Perraud; Ward-Prowse, Elyounoussi; Aribo, S. Armstrong; Adams, A. Armstrong
Bench: McCarthy, Lyanco, Maitland-Niles, Mara, Djenepo, Edozie, Diallo, Larios, Walcott
Bournemouth vs Southampton score prediction
On paper, this is a fixture that should favour Southampton, even with injuries affecting a number of key players.
The gulf in quality between the two squads is evident, but the reality is that Gary O'Neill is getting much more out of his group of players than Hasenhuttl is with his. The Saints are struggling for any kind of coherency or momentum, and face a trip to a side who embody that right now, after a difficult start.
Southampton really need a win here, but they could struggle.
Prediction: Bournemouth 1-0 Southampton