A battered Bournemouth limp into the midweek round of Premier League fixtures with a home game against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Wednesday.
The Cherries are on the hunt for a new manager after taking the controversial decision to part ways with Scott Parker, whose frustrations towards the club's limited reinforcements were out in full force following their 9-0 mauling at the hands of Liverpool last time out.
Allan Saint-Maximin's crisply-struck volley in the 90th minute denied Wolves all three points against Newcastle United, and Bruno Lage was left to rue more missed chances and refereeing decisions as the Portuguese coach - who began the season rowing with Leeds United's Jesse Marsch - continued his angry August.
Here's everything you need to know about the meeting between these two early-season strugglers.
Where are Bournemouth vs Wolves playing?
- Location: Bournemouth, England
- Stadium: Vitality Stadium
- Date: Wednesday 31 August
- Kick-off Time: 19:30 BST / 14:30 EST / 11:30 PST
- VAR: Graham Scott
- Referee: Anthony Taylor
How to watch Bournemouth vs Wolves in the UK?
Channel: BT Sport 5
Streaming Service: BT Sport
Broadcast Time: 19:00 (BST)
How to watch Bournemouth vs Wolves in The United States?
Streaming Service: Peacock Premium
Broadcast Time EST: 14:30
Broadcast Time PST: 11:30
How to watch Bournemouth vs Wolves in Canada?
Streaming Service: fuboTV
Broadcast Time (EST): 14:30
How to watch Bournemouth vs Wolves Highlights?
Channel: BBC Match of the Day
Stream: BT Sport Football YouTube channel
Bournemouth vs Wolves H2H Results (Last Five Games)
Bournemouth: 1 Win
Wolves: 3 Wins
Current Form (Last Five Games)
Bournemouth team news
Parker, who leaves behind him Gary O’Neil as interim manager, admitted that his backline missed their captain Lloyd Kelly 'dearly' in defeat to Liverpool. The 23-year-old is 'touch and go for Wednesday' according to his coach, but Ben Pearson is unlikely to feature after limping off at Anfield with an injury that Parker described as 'nasty'.
Joe Rothwell is yet to appear for the club since signing from Blackburn Rovers in the summer as he continues to nurse a thigh complaint. Junior Stanislas aggravated a problem in his groin during training which leaves his availability in doubt as well.
Bournemouth predicted lineup vs Wolves
Bournemouth Starting 11: Travers; Mepham, Senesi, Kelly; Smith, Cook, Lerma, Billing, Zemura; Solanke, Moore.
Bench: Neto, Christie, Tavernier, Anthony, Marcondes, Stacey, Hill, Bevan, Saydee.
Wolves team news
Willy Boly was named on the Wolves bench for Newcastle's visit but failed to arrive at Molineux with a move to Nottingham Forest rumoured. Whether Lage runs the gauntlet of calling upon the centre-back in midweek remains to be seen.
The young winger Chiquinho is thought to be Lage's only major absentee when Wolves travel south.
Wolves predicted lineup vs Bournemouth
Wolves Starting 11: Sa; Semedo, Collins, Kilman, Castro; Neves; Guedes, Nunes, Moutinho, Neto; Jimenez.
Bench: Sarkc, Ait Nouri, Podence, Hwang, Mosquera, Gomes, Dendoncker, Traore, Campbell.
Bournemouth vs Wolves score prediction
The Cherries have shipped 16 goals in four games this season but remain outside the early relegation spots. Wolves are one of those sides in the red zone as their struggles in front of goal persist.
Parker delivered a grim response to the question of whether last weekend's 9-0 would be the low point of the campaign: "At this moment in time, where we currently are, I can see some more, to be honest with you." If there are, he won't be there to see them in person.
Wolves have scored nine goals across their last 12 Premier League matches but may not need a rout to earn their first win of the season against this struggling Bournemouth side.
Prediction: Bournemouth 0-1 Wolves