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01 Feb 2018 by TSZ

Premier League In Focus – Bournemouth vs Stoke Preview

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When? Saturday 3rd February, 15:00 (UK)

Where? Vitality Stadium

What channel is it on? Bournemouth vs Stoke will not be televised live in the UK

Are tickets still available? SOLD OUT

Where can I stream the match? N/A

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last five meetings: Bournemouth W2, Stoke W2, D1
Premier League meetings: Bournemouth W2, Stoke W2, D1
All-time meetings: Bournemouth W7, Stoke W13, D7

BOURNEMOUTH

Predicted line-up: Begovic; S. Cook, Francis, Ake; Fraser, L. Cook, Gosling, Daniels; Ibe, Wilson, Stanislas

Unavailable: Mings (Injured), Defoe (Injured)

Doubtful: A. Smith (Injured)

STOKE

Predicted line-up: Butland; Bauer, Zouma, Shawcross, Pieters; Adam, Fletcher; Shaqiri, Allen, Choupo-Moting; Diouf

Unavailable: Johnson (Injured)

Doubtful: Jese (Personal reasons)

PREDICTION
Bournemouth now find themselves in the top half of the Premier League table after their stunning 3-0 win over Chelsea in midweek. However, Eddie Howe’s men do not have time to stop and admire their work has they prepare to face a Stoke side who are unbeaten since Paul Lambert took charge. The Potters are now out of the bottom three and will look to put further distance between themselves and the drop zone, but with Bournemouth now unbeaten in six league matches it looks like they could return to the Bet365 Stadium empty handed.

MEMORABLE MEETING
Stoke’s only win against Bournemouth in the Premier League at the Vitality Stadium came back in February 2016 as Mark Hughes' men ran out 3-1 winners. It was a comfortable win for the away side that afternoon while it was also the first time that Stoke had scored three goals in a game at Bournemouth in 11 visits.


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