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The Match: Bournemouth (A)

13 March 2015

Preview Saturday's Game

AFC Bournemouth vs Blackpool
14 March 2015
Goldsands Stadium
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. 

Team News
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.

Previous Meetings
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

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