[/column] [column lg=”6″ md=”12″ sm=”12″ xs=”12″ ] Bournemouth vs Newcastle Highlights
Competition: English Premier League 2015/2016 Week 12 Away match
Date: November 7, 2015
Stadium: Fitness First Stadium
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Bournemouth pair Artur Boruc and Steve Cook are both fitness doubts, having missed the last two games with respective thigh and ankle injuries.
Junior Stanislas and Joshua King impressed as substitutes last weekend and are pushing for recalls.
Rob Elliot has overcome a thigh problem to spare Newcastle a goalkeeping crisis, with 18-year-old Freddie Woodman expected to be on the bench.
Full-backs Daryl Janmaat and Kevin Mbabu are also fit after injuries.
MOTD COMMENTATOR’S NOTES
Jonathan Pearce: “On the day of the only previous league meeting at Bournemouth, Ride on Time went to number one. I loathed it. ‘Gotta get up. Gotta get up!’ The repetition was draining.
“That’s the danger of Bournemouth’s corrosive run to their confidence. Now’s the time to dig deep.
“Yes, Artur Boruc had a howler on my last visit. But the whole side gave Spurs too much room. They need to get in Newcastle faces.
“The visitors likewise need to worry about points, not injuries. Just one away goal scored is the worst record in in the top 10 divisions.
“They should score, but I fancy Bournemouth’s Matt Ritchie to win it.”
WHAT THE MANAGERS SAY
Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe: “Confidence within the team is so important and in professional sport it is fragile. We need to make sure that we build it with training so that we know we are going to go out and perform.
“It’s a huge game and we’re desperate to make sure that we pick up points and get the confidence back that only a win will bring.
“Once you do that, the world seems a totally different place in terms of football.”
The Magpies cannot keep saying they deserve to do better, and they need to start winning games, but I think they might have to settle for another point on Saturday.
These sides have only met six times, with two wins apiece and two draws.
The Cherries won the only previous league encounter on home soil – a 2-1 victory in September 1989 in the old Division Two.
They last met in January 1992, Bournemouth winning an FA Cup third-round replay at Newcastle on penalties after a 2-2 draw.
Bournemouth are without a win in their last five matches (D1, L4). They have conceded 15 goals during that run.
Eddie Howe’s side had scored in eight consecutive matches prior to last weekend’s 2-0 defeat at Southampton.
They have only kept one clean sheet in their 11 Premier League fixtures.
Their tally of 24 goals conceded is the second worst defensive record in the division behind Sunderland (25).
Newcastle are without a win in their last 12 away league games (D2, L10), scoring just three goals in that run.
They have only won two of their last 22 league games home or away (D5, L15).
The Magpies have had 36 shots in their last two league games but have failed to score in either.
Steve McClaren’s side have failed to score in a league-high six games this season.
The clean sheet against Stoke last weekend was only their second in 11 league matches this season.