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Bournemouth meet visiting team Middlesbrough at Vitality Stadium in the Championship match on Friday.
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Bournemouth will be hoping to return to winning ways here after a 0-3 FA Cup defeat last time out to Southampton.
In that game, Bournemouth managed 44% possession and 7 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. For their opponents, Southampton got 16 shots at goal with 5 on target. Moussa Djénépo (37') and Nathan Redmond (45', 59') scored for Southampton.
Jonathan Woodgate's Bournemouth have found the net 9 times in their last half-dozen outings. The tally of goals that have been scored against them in those same fixtures is 8.
Ahead of this clash, Bournemouth haven't been beaten in the league by Middlesbrough in their last 2 games.
Following on from a losing effort in their last game against Millwall in Championship competition, Middlesbrough and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that game, Middlesbrough had 56% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 2 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Middlesbrough was Grant Hall (31' Own goal). Millwall got 9 shots on goal with 4 on target.
During their six previous matches, Neil Warnock's Middlesbrough have found the back of the net 9 times therefore earning them the goals per game average of 1.5.
Going into this one, Middlesbrough are without a win away from home in their last 2 league games.
Head to head
An examination of their prior head to head clashes dating back to 08/11/2014 tells us that Bournemouth have won 3 of these & Middlesbrough 1, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 2.
A total of 15 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 11 for The Cherries and 4 created by The Boro. That’s an average goals per game of 2.5.
The previous league meeting featuring these sides was Championship match day 2 on 19/09/2020 and the score finished Middlesbrough 1-1 Bournemouth.
On that day, Middlesbrough had 52% possession and 18 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target. The scorer was Marcus Browne (81').
On the other side, Bournemouth had 10 shots at goal with 5 on target. Dominic Solanke (38') scored.
The referee was Matt Donohue.
Team News: Bournemouth
Bournemouth manager Jonathan Woodgate has a full complement, with no fitness concerns at all coming into this clash with a completely healthy squad available to choose from.
Team News: Middlesbrough
Thanks to a fully healthy squad ready to go, Middlesbrough boss Neil Warnock has no fitness worries to report ahead of this game.
Middlesbrough will have a tough ask to see themselves scoring against this Bournemouth side who we think should manage to score & go ahead.
We’re therefore expecting a narrow 1-0 advantage for Bournemouth at the end of the 90 minutes.
It should be a good one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Vitality Stadium (11,364)
Captain: Steve Cook
Chairman: Jeff Mostyn
Manager: Jonathan Woodgate
Competitions: Championship position 7
🔑 Key Player: Dominic Solanke
Customarily taking to the field in the Striker position, Dominic Solanke was born in Basingstoke, England. After having made a senior debut playing for Vitesse in the 2015 - 2016 season, the goalscoring Forward has struck 11 league goals in this Championship 2020 - 2021 season so far in a total of 32 appearances.