Cardiff City are back home this weekend, with Bournemouth the visitors to the Welsh capital.
Here’s everything you need to know about the clash at the Cardiff City Stadium.
What time is Cardiff City v Bournemouth kick-off?
The game kicks off on Saturday, August 21 at 3pm BST.
Is Cardiff City v Bournemouth on TV?
No. The game will not be shown on live TV.
What about live streaming?
The fixture will be screened live on Cardiff City TV, but only in dark market areas.
You can find more information here.
You can also follow live updates from Cardiff City Stadium via our match blog which will be available on our Cardiff City page.
What’s the latest team news?
Cardiff City are still without Joe Ralls and Ryan Giles due to injury and illness respectively, but Mick McCarthy has welcomed Leandro Bacuna and Isaac Vassell back to training.
Lee Tomlin has undergone another operation to help solve a groin issue, and is once again set to miss out.
Meanwhile, the Cherries could welcome back Leif Davis after missing out on the last two matches with a hamstring injury.
What have the managers said?
Cardiff City manager Mick McCarthy: “They’re going to play like Fulham did. They’ve still got players form when they were in the PL. They’ve got some good players and a good manager.
“You’ve got to respect their level of quality. It’s been a tough week for the lads. We didn’t get in until 2am the other day, so it’s about recovery. But we’ll be alright.”
Bournemouth manager Scott Parker: “They are a very, very big side and play to that, use that as a massive factor in terms of what they try and do.
“As always we’ll come up with the best way to deal with that and how we deal with that in terms of set plays, lines, whatever that may be.
What are the latest betting odds?
(Odds courtesy of Grosvenor and correct at time of publishing)
- Cardiff are looking to record consecutive league wins over Bournemouth for the first time since winning against them in February 1939 and September 1946.
- Bournemouth have only won two of their 18 away league games against Cardiff City (D7 L9), winning in October 1985 and March 2000, both times in the third tier of English football.
- Cardiff haven’t kept a clean sheet in any of their last seven home league games, with the Bluebirds last conceding in more consecutively between April and November 2016 (11 games).
- Bournemouth are one of two sides without defeat in the Championship this season (along with West Brom), with the Cherries scoring at least twice in six of their seven games so far.
- Bournemouth’s Dominic Solanke has been involved in six goals in his last six league games, scoring five and assisting one.