Seeking to secure three trotting wins and extend their lead at the top of the EFL Championship table, Bournemouth travel to bet365 Stadium to face Stoke City on Tuesday.
The hosts, meanwhile, are stepping into the game after a loss to Sheffield United and will look to get back on their way to victory quickly.
Stoke City were denied a second rebound victory last Saturday when they lost a one-goal lead before falling to a disappointing 2-1 loss at the hands of Sheffield United.
Before that, Michael O’Neill’s men extended their unbeaten streak to four in all competitions with a 1-0 win over West Bromwich Albion at home.
With 21 points in 12 outings, Stoke City are currently fifth in the EFL Championship standings, one point above Huddersfield Town in last place in the playoffs.
Meanwhile, Bournemouth continued their quest for the title last time around with a 2-0 victory at Bristol City.
Scott Parker’s men are now the only team to have been defeated in the division this quarter, taking eight wins and four draws in 12 games.
The Cherries, who are currently at the top of the roster, head into Tuesday’s game on a two-game winning streak and will look to keep up the pace.
Stoke City vs Bournemouth Head to Head
Stoke City have a higher record in the history of this game, scoring 14 wins in the last 30 meetings between the two teams. Bournemouth have won nine wins during this span, while seven games have ended in draws.
Stoke City Form Guide (all competitions): WWDWL
Bournemouth Form Guide (all competitions): WWDWW
Stoke City vs Bournemouth Team News
Town of Stoke
Tyrese Campbell, Abdallah Sima, Morgan Fox and Alfie Doughty are currently injured and will not play in Tuesday’s game.
Injured: Tyrese Campbell, Abdallah Sima, Morgan Fox, Alfie Doughty
The Cherries will be starved of Lewis Cook and Junior Stanilas, both of whom have been ruled out due to injuries. David Brooks will continue his spell on the sidelines after the Welsh midfielder was recently diagnosed with cancer.
Injured: Lewis Cook, Junior Stanilas
Unavailable: David Brooks
Stoke City vs Bournemouth Predicts XI
Stoke City Predicts XI (3-4-2-1): Adam Davies; James Chester, Harry Souttar, Ben Wilmot; Josh Tymon, Jordan Thompson, Joe Allen, Tom Smith; Mario Vrancic, Nick Powell; Jacob Brown
Bournemouth Predicts XI (4-4-2): Marc Travers; Jack Stacey, Chris Mepham, Lloyd Kelly, Leif Davis; Philip Billing, Jefferson Lerma, Ben Pearson; Ryan Christie, Dominic Solanke, Emiliano Marcondes
Prediction Stoke City vs Bournemouth
Stoke City have turned their home into a stronghold this season and have won all but one of their six games, with a 1-1 draw against Barnsley being the only exception.
The visitors are also undefeated away from home so far and we expect some exciting competition between the teams. We’re shifting some of the loot between the two equally strong camps.
Prediction: Stoke City 1-1 Bournemouth
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