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Bournemouth vs Brighton: TV channel, stream, kick-off time, odds & match preview

16:18 GMT+3 15/09/2017
Jermain Defoe Bournemouth
The pressure is mounting on Eddie Howe to put some points on the board but his team face a tricky task in the form of the Seagulls

Bournemouth will look to record their first win of the 2017-18 Premier League season when they welcome Brighton to the Vitality Stadium on Friday evening.

The Cherries have endured a difficult start to the new campaign and find themselves second from bottom in the table after four losses in their opening four games.

Newly promoted Brighton, on the other hand, got their first win under their belts last week when they defeated West Brom and they will be eager to build on that.

Game Bournemouth vs Brighton
Date Friday, September 15
Time 20:00 BST / 15:00 ET


In the UK, the match will be available to watch live on television on Sky Sports Premier League as well as being available to stream online via the Sky Go app.

UK TV channel Online stream
Sky Sports Premier League Sky Go

In the US, viewers can watch live on television on NBCSN, or else they can stream the game live online through the NBC Sports app.

US TV channel Online stream
NBCSN NBC Sports app


Position Bournemouth players
Goalkeepers Boruc, Ramsdale, Begovic, Federici
Defenders Francis, S. Cook, Ake, B. Smith, A. Smith, Mings, Wiggins, Daniels
Midfielders Gosling, Surman, Pugh, Arter, L. Cook, Stanislas, Hyndman, Mahoney, Fraser, Ibe
Forwards Afobe, Wilson, King, Defoe, Mousset

Callum Wilson will definitely miss out as he continues to recover from a serious knee injury, while the game comes too early for Junior Stanislas, who has, nevertheless, returned to training.

Ryan Fraser was taken off with a knock in last week's defeat to Arsenal and the midfielder may sit out this game as a precaution.

Potential starting XI: Begovic; Mings, Ake, S. Cook; Daniels, A. Smith, Ibe, Arter, Gosling; Defoe, King.

Position Brighton players
Goalkeepers Ryan, Maenpaa, Krul
Defenders Bruno, Bong, Hunemeier, Dunk, Goldson, Duffy, Rosenior, Suttner, Mateju, Schelotto 
Midfielders Stephens, Kayal, Skalak, Knockaert, Gross, Sidwell, Murphy, Izquierdo, March, Propper
Forwards Baldock, Hemed, Murray, Brown, Ahannach

A number of players are fitness concerns for Brighton with Steve Sidwell, Gaetan Bong and Sam Baldock all injured. Beram Kayal and Chelsea loanee Izzy Brown are also recovering from injuries.

Potential starting XI: Ryan; Bruno, Duffy, Dunk, Suttner; Stephens, Gross, Propper, March, Knockaert; Hemed.


Bournemouth are favourites to win according to dabblebet, with odds of 23/20 attached to the Cherries. Brighton are 5/2 to record an away victory, with a draw priced at 12/5.

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Eddie Howe steered Bournemouth to their highest ever finish last season, but the Cherries boss has been unable to inspire his troops this term.

Having finished ninth last season, ahead of the likes of West Ham and Leicester City, the expectation was that Howe would continue to guide the club on an upward trajectory.

Four games into the new campaign, however, and things are looking precarious; his team have only scored one goal - against Manchester City - and the dismissal of Frank de Boer from fellow strugglers Crystal Palace earlier this week brings the clash against Brighton into keener focus for the 39-year-old.

Brighton, in contrast, look to be settling into the division after two losses in their opening games and Chris Hughton's men come into the fixture on a three-match unbeaten streak in all competitions.

With new signings such as Pascal Gross, Davy Propper and Matt Ryan gelling with the new team-mates, and the likes of Anthony Knockaert returning to full fitness, the Seagulls will be no easy task for Howe's side.