Date:Thursday August 23 2012
25th August 2012
AFC Bournemouth will be aiming to make it five points from their opening three League One games after starting the new campaign with two 1-1 draws against Portsmouth and MK Dons.
Preston are still searching for their first goal of the new season after drawing 0-0 with Colchester and losing 1-0 to Shrewsbury.
Preston manager Graham Westley told pnefc.net...
"They are spending astronomical amounts of money. Lee Barnard was a player that attracted me, but we couldn`t get anywhere near the deal that was done for him. It is frightening the extent to which they are competing in this league. They`ve got the pick of the players, investing really heavily and having a real crack at it and you can`t underestimate aside that is doing that. It is not going to be an easy trip.'
AFC Bournemouth striker Josh McQuoid has begun jogging following a scan on his ankle earlier this week but isn't expected to be involved.
Donal McDermott missed the game against MK Dons with the mumps, while midfielder Richard Hughes, utility man Stephen Purches and strikers Frank Demouge and Charlie Sheringham remain unavailable.
Lewis Grabban joined the Cherries from League Two side Rotherham United over the summer.
The pacey forward had also been a target for Preston North End and will be looking to add to his goalscoring tally after netting his first goal for the club on Tuesday.
Preston captain John Mousinho and midfielder Joel Byrom are both doubtful ahead of the game, whilst Lee Trundle will definitely miss out.
Spent the last four years with south coast neighbours Southampton before joining Preston on a free transfer in the summer.
Made his Preston league debut against Shrewsbury during Tuesday's 1-0 defeat.
Head To Head
Bournemouth wins - 13
Preston - 8
Draws - 4
Last time out
Last season was the first time in over a decade that the two sides had met in the League.
The Cherries won both fixtures, taking six points as Preston adapted to life back in League One.
Jem Racing Match Odds Bournemouth 23-20 Draw 23-10 Preston 9-4 First player to score Lee Barnard 5-1 Matt Tubbs 6-1 Wes Thomas 6-1 Lewis Grabban 13-2 Steve Fletcher 7-1 Chris Beardsley 7-1 Graham Cummins 8-1 Marc Pugh 9-1 Eunan O'Kane 12-1 Harry Arter 14-1 Shaun MacDonald 14-1 Donal McDermott 16-1 Joe Partington 18-1 Charlie Daniels 25-1 Richard Hughes 25-1 Miles Addison 28-1 Steve Cook 33-1 Johnathan Meades 33-1 Simon Francis 40-1 Stephane Zubar 40-1 Tommy Elphick 40-1 No goalscorer 10-1 To score at any time Lee Barnard 6-4 Matt Tubbs 6-4 Wes THomas 15-8 Marc Pugh 3-1 These prices are available in our lounges in Ashley Road Parkstone, Wimbourne Rd Kinson and Ringwood Rd Oakdale. You must be 18 or over to enter a betting shop or place a bet.
1st September 2012 - Sheff Utd v Bournemouth, 15:00
Date:Thursday August 23 2012
Footballers found not guilty (Friday May 24 2013)
10 years ago today (Friday May 24 2013)
Flahavan: I am staying to fight for the shirt (Friday May 24 2013)
Cherries linked with Brentford striker (Thursday May 23 2013)
Win a kit for a local youth football team (Thursday May 23 2013)
Introducing the 'All Departments' podcast (Thursday May 23 2013)
Mitchell: It is paramount we keep Howe (Thursday May 23 2013)
Three more games added to pre-season schedule (Thursday May 23 2013)
Pitman: No-one expected us to go up that day (Wednesday May 22 2013)
Mitchell: Season ticket sales are fantastic (Wednesday May 22 2013)
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|7. Leyton Orient||46||21||8||17||+7||71|
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