Bournemouth Vs Brighton
Bournemouth are still looking for their first premier league points of the season as they host Brighton at the Vitality stadium. Both teams have not faced each other since the 2015 Championship and prepare to face each other twice in less than a week. Both teams therefore realize the significance of this fixture as it will boost the morale of the winning team ahead of the second fixture. Bournemouth have started the season badly and though they invested heavily in the summer, it seems their abilities have declined.
Bournemouth have only scored one goal and have conceded eight goals so far in the season.However,Bournemouth are unbeaten against Brighton in their previous six meetings and will capitalize on this to aim for the win. Brighton are making their Premier League debut and have not yet fully adjusted to the premier league. A win against West Brom last weekend suggests that they are slowly finding their feet. Bournemouth have managed just one goal in their four premier league matches so far and Brighton have failed to score in both of their away games this season.
Junior Stanislas will be unavailable as he is recovering from a groin injury and Callum Wilson has a knee injury for Bournemouth. Brighton will be without Beram Kayal, Steve Sidwell and Sam Balldock for the game due to injury.
Players to Watch
Ryan Fraser has become an important part of the Bournemouth team and the attack plans will rest on his shoulders. The Brighton team will value the significance of Marcus Suttner especially in organizing the defence.The Brighton team will rely heavily on his contributions to gameplay.
Brighton’s last win over Bournemouth was ten years ago, and this will be compounded by the fact that Bournemouth need a win at this point. However, five of six matches between these two sides has had less than three goals. Through Bournemouth are expected to win, a draw would be more realistic. The game could also be a low scoring affair with Under 2.5 goals.