Bournemouth, one of two remaining point-less sides thus far in 2017-18, welcome Premier League new boys Brighton & Hove Albion to the Vitality Stadium on Friday (3 p.m. ET, live on NBCSN and NBCSports.com).
It’s been a mightily rough start for Eddie Howe‘s side, which has scored just one goal in its first four games while conceding eight. Fortunately for the Cherries, Crystal Palace have failed to score even one and conceded seven, leaving them bottom of the table for the time being.
Brighton, meanwhile, have quite enjoyed their first season of top-flight action in 34 years — particularly of late — having taken four points from their last two games, a scoreless draw with Watford and a 3-1 victory over West Bromwich Albion.