This match should be an interesting encounter between two teams who are expected to be in the lower regions of the table come the end of the season. Bournemouth are yet to win so far, having lost two, 1-2 against Manchester United and 1-0 against West Ham and drawn the other match 1-1 away against Crystal Palace.
West Brom haven’t been incredible either, narrowly beating Crystal Palace 1-0 away on the opening day before losing 1-2 against Everton at home and drawing 0-0 at home to newcomers Middlesbrough. So there’s no doubt that this match will be a highly important one for both sides as they look to avoid relegation this season.
Bournemouth have no players suspended heading into the match and left back Tyrone Mings is the only injury concern for them, as he continues to recover from a torn ligament in his knee, which has kept him out of action for the club for over a year now.
Same goes for West Brom, they have no players suspended, and their only real injury concern is winger Chris Brunt who continues his rehabilitation from a knee injury suffered in February and stepped up his training at the start of September.
Both teams are expected to start with the same teams as they last walked out onto the pitch with, but with at least a few of their transfer deadline day signings included, including the high-profiled signing of Jack Wilshere.
Predicted score: Bournemouth 2-1 West Brom.
Bournemouth: Boruc, A. Smith, Francis, Cook, Daniels, Surman, Arter, Fraser, Ibe, C. Wilson, King.
SUBS: Federici, Ake, M. Wilson , Gosling, Wilshere, Gradel, Grabban.
West Brom: Foster, Nyom, McAuley, Evans, Galloway, Fletcher, Yacob, Phillips, Chadli, McClean, Rondon.
SUBS: Rose, Olsson, Gardner, Morrison, Berahino, Lambert, Robson-Kanu.
Last meeting: Bournemouth 1-1 West Brom (7th May, 2016).