Venue: Goldsands Stadium
Date and Time: Tuesday 16th September 2014 – 19:45
Competition: Sky Bet Championship
Referee: Andy D’Urso (Essex)
TEAM NEWS –
Bournemouth will check on striker Yann Kermorgant ahead of the visit of Leeds on Tuesday night.
The former Charlton man picked up a shoulder injury in Saturday’s draw with Rotherham, leaving his participation against Leeds in real doubt.
Brett Pitman was sent on in place of Kermorgant after his heavy fall and he could get the nod if the 32-year-old misses out as Tokelo Rantie continues to suffer with the injury he picked up while on international duty with South Africa.
Elliott Ward will miss out once more having undergone knee surgery.
Leeds’ new signing Adryan is expected to make his first appearance for the club.
The Brazilian midfielder, a season-long loan signing from Flamengo, was an unused substitute in the weekend draw at Birmingham and caretaker boss Neil Redfearn could be tempted to hand him his debut.
Striker Souleymane Doukara is pushing for his first start since recovering from an ankle injury and defender Sam Byram returns to contention after serving a three-game ban.
Leeds two other new signings, striker Brian Montenegro and defender Dario Del Fabro, are not expected to feature.
POSSIBLE LINE-UPS –
AFC Bournemouth: Camp, Francis, Elphick, Cook, Daniels, Ritchie, Arter, O’Kane, Pugh, Pitman, Wilson.
Leeds United: Silvestri, Byram, Pearce, Bellusci, Warnock; Cook, Mowatt, Adryan, Austin; Sharp, Doukara.
PREVIOUS MEETINGS –
Championship 2013/14 – Bournemouth 4-1 Leeds
Leeds 2-1 Bournemouth
League One 2007/08 – Leeds 2-0 Bournemouth
Bournemouth 1-3 Leeds
MY PREDICTION –
It will be a tough game for Neil Redfearn and Leeds United but i think if Redfearn plays Doukara & Austin from the beginning Leeds will do very well and take the three points and espically if Leeds play like they did in the second half v Birmingham on Saturday. Bournemouth 1-3 Leeds.