Preview Saturday's Game
AFC Bournemouth vs Blackpool
14 March 2015
Blackpool will look to upset the apple cart on Saturday when The Championship's top and bottom clubs clash at the Goldsands Stadium.
17 points adrift of safety, The Seasiders are targeting any remaining positives available from the rest of the season, and picking up something on Saturday would certainly be one.
Lee Clark's men are without a win in their last eight fixtures, and they'll look to avoid similar disappointment to when Bournemouth visited Bloomfield Road in December.
The Cherries sit top by virtue of their superior goal difference, but are locked on 66 points with three other promotion rivals.
Nobody in the division has scored more times than Eddie Howe's men, and the charge is now on for the Premier League.
Clark welcomes back Charles Dunne and Gary Madine, while he'll hope Jamie O'Hara is fit enough to travel. Andrea Orlandi and Tony McMahon will be given as late as possible to prove their fitness. Niall Maher will definitely miss out with a groin injury, but Wolves loanee Michael Jacobs could be set for a debut.
Harry Arter is the only absentee for Bournemouth, after he was handed a one match ban on Thursday. Dan Gosling and Eunan O'Kane returned to training this week, linking up with a full strength squad.
The The Build-Up
Blackpool were beaten 1-0 by Sheffield Wednesday last weekend, while their last away outing resulted in a narrow defeat at Birmingham City.
The Cherries mauled Fulham 5-1 last weekend, and their last home game also brought three points, as Wolves were beaten 2-0.
Howe's men ran out comfortable winners at Bloomfield Road earlier in the season, cementing their place in the promotion race. However at the Goldsands Stadium last season it was a different story, as The Seasiders scored a header in each half to secure a 2-1 victory.
Around The Championship
Wigan Athletic travel to Rotherham on Saturday, while Millwall face Bolton.
At the top Middlesbrough and Ipswich do battle, and Norwich host Derby at Carrow Road.
Middlesbrough v Ipswich (12:15)
Birmingham v Huddersfield
Bolton v Millwall
Bournemouth v Blackpool
Brentford v Cardiff
Brighton v Wolves
Charlton v Blackburn
Leeds v Nottm Forest
Norwich v Derby
Rotherham v Wigan
Sheff Wed v Fulham
Watford v Reading