Saturday, 3 November 2018

If Bournemouth go fourth they have to be taken seriously

There would be few regular football fans expecting Bournemouth to get the better of Man Utd, even if Bournemouth are at home and United have had their problems. But with the early kick-off there is a real possibility that the Cherries could be in fourth place by the time the three O'Clock games kick off.
Eddie Howe is within touching distance of the top
four places - can AFCB make history today by getting there?
In such a scenario, AFCB would not just have had a good start to the season they would have to be considered more seriously as a team that may well have enough about them that they could keep on the heels of the title contenders. In all seriousness, I don't think even the most optimistic Bournemouth fan really expected the Cherries to be in a position to perhaps deliver a massive blow to Man Utd's top four ambitions, but expectations are rightly growing about what Eddie Howe's team can achieve.

While home record has looked like disappearing at times to Everton and more recently Norwich City, it is still intact. It is something that the players can really fight for on Saturday and may well give them the extra-incentive not to lie-down to Mourinho's men. Man Utd have shown an up turn in form which would make it all the more impressive if Bournemouth were to get the three points. I also expect Eddie Howe will have got into a few of the squad players after the midweek match against Norwich and he'll want to see far more quality from those he picks for this match.

Possible AFCB Line up
AFCB Subs: Boruc, Mings, Brooks, Gosling, Surman, Mousset, Defoe
The stage is set perfectly being the early kick-off. It is hard to imagine a week when the focus has been so much on Bournemouth since the Championship promotion run-in. But a win against United and I don't think we'll see Eddie Howe have much respite from the cameras next week.

AFCB TV Preview

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