Bournemouth welcome south coast rivals Brighton to the Vitality Stadium in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

Under the interim stewardship of Gary O’Neil, the Cherries have recovered from a trio of defeats to take four points from their last two matches, overturning a 2-0 half-time deficit against Nottingham Forest last weekend.

Brighton bounce into the weekend sitting in the lofty slot of fourth spot, claiming four victories from their opening six matches, replicating their club-record start to a top-flight season which they recorded just last term.

Here’s everything you need to know about the meeting between these clubs.

Channel: BT Sport Score (Studio Updates Only)
Channel: BBC Final Score (Studio Updates Only)
Broadcast Time: 15:00 (BST)

Streaming Service: Peacock Premium
Broadcast Time EST: 10:00
Broadcast Time PST: 07:00

Streaming Service: fuboTV
Broadcast Time (EST): 10:00

Where can you watch Bournemouth vs Brighton Highlights?

Channel: Sky Football
Channel: BBC Match of the Day
Stream: Sky Sports Football YouTube channel

Bournemouth vs Brighton H2H Results (Last Five Games)

Bournemouth: 3 Wins
Brighton: 2 Wins
Draws: 0

Current Form (Last Five Games)

Bournemouth: LWLDW
Brighton: WWWLW

Bournemouth team news

Summer arrival Joe Rothwell has gotten back out on the grass but is still building his fitness after a thigh injury hampered his assimilation to life in Dorset. Junior Stanislas has been at Bournemouth for eight years but is also a doubt with a groin problem.

While David Brooks continues his recovery from a long-term layoff after undergoing cancer treatment, Ben Pearson is likely to be sidelined with a knee injury, though no timescale has been provided yet.

Bournemouth Starting 11: Neto; Mepham, Senesi, Kelly; Fredericks, Cook, Lerma, Tavernier; Christie, Billing; Solanke.
Bench: Travers, Smith, Stephens, Marcondes, Stacey, Dembele, Moore, Anthony, Zemura.

Brighton team news

Jeremy Sarmiento is nearing the conclusion of his recovery from a knee injury but Jakub Moder isn’t expected to fully recuperate from his far more severe problem in the same area until February.

Adam Lallana “is progressing well” according to Potter but won’t be back until after September’s international break.

Brighton Starting 11: Sanchez; Veltman, Dunk, Webster; March, Gross, Mac Allister, Caicedo, Trossard; Mwepu; Welbeck.
Bench: Steele, Lamptey, Colwill, Alzate, Undav, Mitoma, Gilmour, Van Hecke, Estupinan.

In recent seasons, Brighton have often struggled to convert the chances they create. However, the Seagulls rattled in five goals against Leicester City last weekend, the most they have ever scored in a top-flight match across their 121-year history.

If Potter’s team can combine a clinical edge with their consistently high calibre of performance, a Bournemouth side experiencing a new manager bounce may not be the only opponent Brighton get the better of this term.

Prediction: Bournemouth 0-2 Brighton


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