Bournemouth vs Southampton 03/12/2017
Bournemouth will be granted a second chance to give manager Eddie Howe the perfect 40th birthday – victory in this south coast derby that is!
In midweek, they lost 2-1 at home to Burnley to stay dangerously outside the relegation zone.
Southampton, meanwhile, nearly came away with what would be a miraculous point at Man City. They were denied in the sixth minute of injury time by a Raheem Sterling strike, which sealed a 2-1 win for the runaway leaders.
Bournemouth have lost four of their seven home league games this season, and will be confident of improving that record as the influential Junior Stanislas is back and available for selection.
The midfielder has been out with a groin problem for the last four matches.
Southampton have a clean bill of health.