AFC Bournemouth welcome Newcastle United to the Vitality Stadium on Saturday (Watch live, 7:45 a.m. ET on NBCSN and online via Live Extra) in a battle of the strugglers.
Eddie Howe‘s side sit one point and one place above the relegation zone, and Newcastle, as injuries have ravaged the Cherries and curtailed their solid start to life in the Premier League. As for Newcastle, Steve McClaren‘s team have looked better in recent weeks but have just one win to their name all season and haven’t won away from home in the PL in 10 months.
Expect this clash to be a tense battle in the pouring rain down on the South Coast, as both Bournemouth and Newcastle will be desperate to grab three points and drag themselves away from the bottom three.
In team news Junior Stanislas and Joshua King come in up front to replace Glenn Murray for Bournemouth, while Newcastle start with Ayoze Perez and Aleksandar Mitrovic in an attacking 4-2-3-1 formation.
Bournemouth: Federici, Smith, Francis, Distin, Daniels, Ritchie, Gosling, Surman, Arter, Stanislas, King. Subs: Boruc, Cook, Bennett, MacDonald, Tomlin, Kermorgant, Rantie
Newcastle United: Elliot, Janmaat, Coloccini, Mbemba, Dummett, Sissoko, Anita, Tiote, Wijnaldum, Perez, Mitrovic. Subs: Woodman, Lascelles, Mbabu, Gouffran, De Jong, Thauvin, Cisse