Stoke vs Bournemouth preview: What time does it start, what TV channel is it on and where can I watch it?

A look ahead to the Premier League fixture at the bet365 Stadium

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It’s a big game for…

Junior Stanislas: The 26-year-old winger has excelled for Bournemouth in recent matches and is the club’s joint-top scorer despite not being used as a striker. Three goals and two assists in the last four games is a record that Stanislas will look to improve on when the Cherries travel to Stoke on Saturday.

Best stat…

Eddie Howe’s side have won just two points away from home so far this season. Only Burnley and champions Leicester City are faring worse in this department, both sides having gained just one point on their travels.

Remember when…

Giannelli Imbula scored a fantastic opening goal as Stoke beat Bournemouth 3-1 in February this year. The ball popped up to the midfielder on the edge of the box and he rifled it left-footed into the bottom corner. Imbula has not started a match since September and has been left out of the matchday squad on numerous occasions since.

Player to watch…

Joe Allen: The Stoke City midfielder comes into the match in sparkling form after being reinvented by his fellow countryman Mark Hughes as a number ten. The Welshman has four goals and two assists in his last 6 games and will hope to extend his side’s unbeaten run to six in the league.

Past three meetings…

Bournemouth 1 (Ritchie) Stoke City 3 (Imbula, Afellay, Joselu), Premier League, 13 February 2016

Stoke City 2 (Walters, Diouf) Bournemouth 1 (Gosling), Premier League, 26 September 2015

Stoke City 3 (Iwelumo 2, Hoekstra) Bournemouth 0, FA Cup, 26 January 2003

Form guide…

STOKE CITY: DDWWWD

BOURNEMOUTH: WDWDLL

Vital information…

KICK-OFF TIME: 3:00pm, Saturday 19 November

TV: Highlights on BBC One at 10:30pm

Odds…

STOKE CITY TO WIN: 6/5

BOURNEMOUTH TO WIN: 9/4

DRAW: 23/10

(Odds provided by SkyBet)

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