Bournemouth welcome Studying to the Vitality Stadium in a high of Sky Wager Championship conflict.
Victory would see Bournemouth climb to the Championship summit earlier than Watford and Norwich play on Saturday afternoon, whereas Studying can finish a 3 match dropping run with a win to maintain themselves high for one more spherical.
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Lewis Cook dinner might characteristic for Bournemouth regardless of needing stitches to heal a shin damage suffered throughout their win at Birmingham simply earlier than the worldwide break.
Steve Cook dinner (suspension) and Joshua King (Coronavirus) are in the meantime each sidelined.
Studying might welcome Yakou Meite again from an unspecified damage which had sidelined the Ivory Coast worldwide for his or her final three matches, of which the Royals suffered defeat in every of these video games.
Liam Moore (foot) and Ovie Ejaria (muscle) might additionally return however Tom Holmes and John Swift aren’t anticipated to return from hamstring accidents till December.
Felipe Araruna stays sidelined till early 2021 with a knee damage suffered at Cardiff in September.
- Bournemouth are unbeaten of their final seven conferences in opposition to Studying (W5, D2), with 4 of these wins coming within the rebranded Championship tier.
- Studying have received simply certainly one of their final 5 journeys to Bournemouth (W1, L4).
- There have been no draw within the final eight conferences at this floor between Bournemouth and Studying since a 1-1 attract Autoglass Trophy in January 1993.
- Every of Bournemouth’s final two residence targets have each are available in 81st minute from Arnaut Danjuma and Rodrigo Riquelme respectively.
- Lucas Joao has scored in 4 of Studying’s 5 away league journeys this season, with simply certainly one of his 4 targets coming earlier than half-time.
Having beforehand used a again three for a lot of this season to this point earlier than changing to a four-man defence for his or her victory at Birmingham eventually day out, I’m excited to see how Bournemouth select to line up as a result of they’re a powerful unit with Premier League high quality inside their assault which must click on quickly in the event that they wish to significantly push for computerized promotion.
Studying however will probably be relieved to have Meite and Ejaria again by way of creativity and targets after utterly crashing by way of spark throughout their absence with three consecutive defeats wherein three targets had been conceded, so their precedence will probably be to shore up their defence in opposition to this Bournemouth crew while rediscovering their preliminary high quality from earlier this season.
Add in the truth that that is an early high of desk conflict forward of a chaotic run of 11 fixtures in six weeks then victory is totally essential and based mostly on present kind, I’m backing Bournemouth to edge it, even when they didn’t precisely return from October’s worldwide break with all cylinders ablaze.
Prediction: Bournemouth 2-1 Studying.