Bournemouth vs West Ham preview: Eddie Howe's side in search of first goal in three

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

Amir Mir
Tuesday 12 January 2016 18:48 GMT
Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe
Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe (Getty Images)

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It’s a big game for…

Glenn Murray: The 32-year-old has scored three goals in the Premier League this season for Bournemouth. He will be looking to add to that tally against the Hammers, particularly with the Cherries completing their new £10m record signing Benik Afobe.

Weird/ best stat…

4- Midfielder Dan Gosling has run 4 out of the 5 furthest distances in a Premier League game this season.

Remember when…

Bournemouth earned their first ever top-flight win in a seven goal thriller at the Boleyn Ground?

Player to watch…

Michail Antonio: The pacey winger has scored in his last two league games for the Hammers and will be looking to cement his place in the side and add to his goal tally.

Past three-meetings…

West Ham 3 (Noble, Kouyate, Maiga) Bournemouth 4 (Wilson x 3, Pugh), Premier League, August, 2015

West Ham 2 (Keller, Lampard) Bournemouth 0, League Cup, October, 1999

West Ham 4 (Dicks, Allen, Bishop, OG) Bournemouth 1, Division 2, April, 1990

Form guide (all competitions)…

Bournemouth: WWDLDW

West Ham: DDDWWW

Vital Information:

KICK-OFF TIME: 7.45pm, Tuesday, 12th January

TV: Highlights on BBC ONE, Match of the Day, 10.45pm

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